Gröna Lund is an old amusement park: it was originally founded in 1883, and features attractions and rides ranging from an old-school carousel and bumper cars, to the crazy-looking rollercoaster "Insane" and the 80 meter tall "Fritt Fall" (Giant Drop).
The rides and attractions for smaller children are all found in a separate section of the park, making it easy for families to find their way around. In this section, my kids thoroughly enjoyed rides like the carousel, the Tea Cups, "Lyktan" (Family Free Fall Tower), the Flying Elephants, and the kiddie rollercoaster "Nyckelpigan" (The Ladybug).
|The kids going all the way up "Lyktan".|
|Riding the Tea Cups!|
The children also enjoyed the clown's performing in the open areas of the amusement park: juggling and riding unicycles. They had some tasty-sticky cotton candy, as well as waffles from one of the local restaurants.
Since it was such a hot day, spending time in lineups was a bit of a chore, but we managed it. We didn't try any of the games, but my niece managed to win a giant (and I mean giant) box of chocolates. They were a little worse for wear by the time we headed home because of the heat!
All in all, we had a terrific time at Gröna Lund, and I suspect the kids will want to go back next time we visit Stockholm!
- Check out Gröna Lund's website for more information.
- Gröna Lund is located in the Djurgården-area of Stockholm. It's easy to get to, and on this visit we got there using the "Hop On, Hop Off" boat, which meant we also got a great view of downtown Stockholm. Check out the details for the "Hop On, Hop Off" boats and buses here.