Djurgården
VASAMUSÉET, AQUARIA, GRÖNA LUND, MÄLAREN, SKEPPSHOLMEN

This island is situated between Södermalm and Östermalm. It contains most of Stockholm´s many museums, beautiful nature and Stockholm´s largest amusement park, Gröna Lund(Green Grove) and the largest zoo, the famous Skansen. In 2003 I visited 2 of the museums: Wasa and Aquaria. On Djurgården, there is almost no traffic and it is trafficated by some of Stockholm´s few trams.

In 2010 I didn't visit Djurgåden, but took some photos from afar:

Small ferry from Slussen to Djurgården. In the background is the cliffs of Northeast Södermalm.

An even smaller ferry from Slussen to Djurgården. In the background is the cliffs of Northeast Södermalm.

 

Kaknästornet and Djurgården with Gröna Lund seen from Slussen.

Gröna Lund, Stockholm's most famous amusement park is situated on Djurgården. It is not very large though.

The bridge to Djurgården from Östermalm.

One of the old time trams to Djurgården has a mobile café!


Part of Djurgården and Södermalm.

Photos from 2003 with a low resolution digicam (sorry about the quality), but with better weather:


Nordiska Muséet (Nordic Museum), a beautiful castle seen from Strandvägen at Östermalm.


The Vasa museum as seen from the ferry going to Skeppsholmen from Djurgården. I visited this museum
and watched Gustav Vasa´s legendaric ship that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was saved in the
20th century!


Aquaria museum, the tropical aquarium we visited, featuring strange fishes, sharks and an artificial rain forest.
The aquarium is unfortunately very small compared to others in the world.

 

 

Skeppsholmen

af Chapman is a famous ship, just next to Skeppsholmen, that has been converted into a hostel. A former church, Skeppsholmskyrkan and Moderna Muséet can be seen in the background.

Skeppsholmen island with the af Chapman ship that was converted into a hostel, Moderna Muséet and a former church.