At Skäftekärr you willl find an Iron Age village, where you can see the excavated foundations of twenty two houses. There is a full-scale reconstruction of an Iron Age House, where visitors can get a real sense of how people lived about fifteen hundred years ago. There are signposted walks and trails in the area. You’ll also find a beautiful landscaped park with an arboretum containing 140 types of tree. There is a children’s playground, a cafe and restaurant here.


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4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Henrik Zackariasson (9 months ago)
A bit expensive for what you "got". Not much to see for families with children. A little more of a hobby.
Andreea Galetschi (2 years ago)
A live lesson of how it was for real in the old times. People had hard lives.
Alexander Popp (2 years ago)
A plat you should have seen. You can have a picnic in it and feel like you are in the Iron Age. (200 - 800 AD)
Catarina (3 years ago)
Would have loved to have seen ... but closed. Sad but there was certainly a good one reason.
FrankenJolanda Timmermans (3 years ago)
Unfortunately, on Aug 18, 2021, the Iron Age hut and grounds were closed while the archaeological museum and hotel/restaurant were open as usual. Surprising choice that we do not understand, would have at least opened the garden around the hut and left the hut itself closed. Now we could only admire the hut from a distance from the fence, while we would have liked to have walked around there. Sweden with their "Stångt för Säsong" remains a strange tradition. Update after response from Skäftekärr : changed to 3 stars because of the clear explanation which makes us understand it better now. Now we understand much better the closed for season principle.
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