May 3, 2011
The Amusement Park: Gröna Lund
Gröna Lund opens for the summer this Saturday, May 7th! The amusement park has been around since the 1880's and is Sweden's oldest amusement park. Here you will find rides and attractions for children of all ages.... haunted house, ferris wheel, tea cups as well as a free fall and several roller coasters. They even have cafés, restaurants, carnival games and a boardwalk. It is also a popular outdoor concert venue and there will be concerts and shows all through the summer. This tivoli has a real old-time carnival atmosphere and is definitely worth a visit! It is located on the southern waterfront of the island of Djurgården and very easy to get to from the Rival Hotel by taking the Djurgård ferry from Slussen. Gröna Lund is located close to other major attractions such as the Vasa Museum, Skansen and Junibacken.
Entrance costs 90 SEK and 180 SEK on evenings when they have concerts. Free for children under 7 and adults over 64 as well as holders of the Stockholm Card. The opening hours vary by the day and through the summer. The best thing to do is check their calendar for the opening hours and concert schedule.