Birka – The Viking City

Visit the Viking City of Birka

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from SEK 290

Here at Björkö, in the middle of lake Mälaren in Stockholm, 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.

Guided tours, museum and restaurant
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 to Birka – The Viking City
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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Pick your tour:

To Birka from the City Hall

7h 30min

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. Please note! The restaurant on board opens about 30 minutes after arrival to Birka.

To Birka from the City Hall

Tour facts

Season:

28 April 2018 - 23 September 2018

Departs from:

Klara Mälarstrand

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
Children 0-5 yrs: Free of charge
Includes:
- Round trip
- Guided tour of the ancient fields
- Entrance to the museum

Guided in:

To Birka from the City Hall – lunch onboard included

7h 30min

Take a boat tour to Birka – The Viking City. 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. This ticket includes lunch on board. You order your lunch on the way out to Birka (meat/fish/vegetarian). The restaurant opens about 30 minutes after arrival to Birka and close upon arrival in Stockholm.

To Birka from the City Hall – lunch onboard included

Tour facts

Season:

28 April 2018 - 23 September 2018

Departs from:

Klara Mälarstrand

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
Children 0-5 yrs: Free of charge (lunch is not included)
Includes:
- Round trip
- Guided tour of the ancient fields
- Entrance to the museum
- Lunch onboard

Guided in:

To Birka from Hovgården

3h 30min

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.

To Birka from Hovgården

Tour facts

Season:

30 June 2018 - 12 August 2018

Departs from:

Hovgården

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

Guided in:

To Birka from Mariefred

5h 45min

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.

To Birka from Mariefred

Tour facts

Season:

30 June 2018 - 12 August 2018

Departs from:

Mariefred

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
Children 0-5 yrs: Free of charge
Includes:
- Round trip
- Guided tour of the ancient fields
- Entrance to the museum

Guided in:

To Birka from Härjarö

5h 30min

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.

To Birka from Härjarö

Tour facts

Season:

30 June 2018 - 12 August 2018

Departs from:

Härjarö

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
0-5 yrs: Free of charge
Includes:
- Round trip
- Guided tour of the ancient fields
- Entrance to the museum

Guided in:

To Birka from Södertälje

5h 45min

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 Södertälje, access to the museum and a guided tour of the ancient fields.

To Birka from Södertälje

Tour facts

Season:

01 July 2018 - 12 August 2018

Children 6-15 yrs: Half price
Children 0-5 yrs: Free of charge
Includes:
- Round trip
- Guided tour of the ancient fields
- Entrance to the museum

Guided in:

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