Birka - The Viking City

Visit the Viking City of Birka

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Here at Björkö, in the middle of lake Mälaren, Birka town was based during the 750's and is today known as Sweden's first city. To this day there are visible traces of the people who were born and who lived and died here. Today Birka is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, going here is almost like travelling back in time.

There are daily guided tours where our guides introduce you to the Viking era. These tours are included in your ticket. But Birka is also a beautiful island with a historical landscape, perfect for a stroll or a refreshing swim. Restaurant Särimner offers meals and drinks.

How to get there
Boats depart from Stockholm(Stadshusbron), Hovgården, Härjarö and Mariefred and the boat trip is between 15 min to 2 hours. The boat from Stockholm also stops at some piers along the route.

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To Birka from the City Hall

Take a boat tour to Birka, the first city of Sweden and find yourself travelling back in time to the age of the Vikings. Your ticket includes a round trip to Birka, access to the museum and a guided tour of the ancient fields. The boat stops at the piers City Hall, Nya Kungshatt, Vårby brygga, Jungfrusund and Rastaholm. Notice! The restaurant onboard opens at 13.15.

SEK 395 6h 45min
Tour facts

Season: 29 April 2017 - 24 September 2017

Departs from: Stadshusbron


Prices SEK 320-390 depending on departure pier.
Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
Children 0-5 yrs: Free of charge
Includes:
- Round trip
- Guide on board and on the island
- Entrance to the museum

Please note: The boat takes 2 hours one way from Stockholm. Pre-booked lunch on board is served after arrival to Birka, from 13:15, or on the return trip at 15.30.

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To Birka from Hovgården

Take a boat tour to Birka, the first city of Sweden and find yourself travelling back in time to the age of the Vikings. The ticket includes a round trip to Birka from Hovgården, access to the museum and a guided tour of the ancient fields.

SEK 280 3h 30min
Tour facts

Season: 01 July 2017 - 13 August 2017

Departs from: Hovgården

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
Children 0-5 yrs: Free of charge

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To Birka from Mariefred

Take a boat tour to Birka, the first city of Sweden and find yourself travelling back in time to the age of the Vikings. The ticket includes a round trip to Birka from Mariefred, access to the museum and a guided tour of the ancient fields.

SEK 395 5h 30min
Tour facts

Season: 01 July 2017 - 13 August 2017

Departs from: Mariefred

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
Children 0-5 yrs: Free of charge

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To Birka from Härjarö

Take a boat tour to Birka, the first city of Sweden and find yourself travelling back in time to the age of the Vikings. The ticket includes a round trip to Birka from Härjarö Island, access to the museum and a guided tour of the ancient fields.

SEK 395 5h 30min
Tour facts

Season: 06 July 2017 - 13 August 2017

Departs from: Härjarö

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price


0-5 yrs: Free of charge

Includes: Round trip - Guide on board and on the island - Entrance to the museum

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