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Tickets for Birka - The Viking City

Visit this island and get your Viking on in Sweden's first city

Birka - The Viking City
 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Starting time: 09:30 / 10:00
Duration: 7 hours
Live guide: English, Swedish
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Board a boat from Stockholm and visit Birka, in the middle of Lake Mälaren, known as Sweden's very first city
  • Learn what life was like for Viking traders as you tour the archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage Site with a guide
  • Get free entrance to the museum and visit the Viking Village, or take a horse-driven wagon around the area for an extra charge!

Description

Game of Thrones, eat your heart out. If you want to know what life was really like for tough helmet-wearing warriors and traders, join your guide and learn the history of Birka - Sweden's very first city. Tour the archaeological fields, visit the Birka Museum and Viking Village and explore this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Board your comfy boat from Stadhusbron in Stockholm and get ready for some Viking history!

Björkö is an island in the middle of Lake Mälaren, 30km west of Stockholm. This is home to Birka town, known as Sweden's very first city. It was one of the most important trading centers for Vikings and with your guide you'll tour the archaeological sites.

Here, they found Arabic silver, Eastern European beads, ceramics, gorgeous fabrics and more, all evidence of Viking-Age trading networks and the goods they swapped for iron, skins, horns and fur.

This beautiful island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn of the history of Birka, tour the archaeological fields, and visit the Birka Museum. Want to know what life was really like in those horny helmets? Take a look around the reconstructed Viking village and let your imagination run wild!

Ticket

What's included

Boat tour from Stockholm
Free entrance to the museum
Guided tour of the ancient fields

What's not included

Food and drinks (sold on board)
Additional info

Getting to the Departure Point

  • Bus: Lines 3 or 50 to Stadshuset (City Hall)
  • A 5-minute walk from Stockholm Central Station

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

Please go to the departure point at Klara Mälarstrand (crossing Stadshusbron) and show your smartphone ticket before boarding.

Venue

Opening hours

Birka - The Viking City
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30

How to get there

Klara Mälarstrand
Klara Mälarstrand, 111 52, Stockholm
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Ratings & reviews

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L
Aug 29, 2018
Excellent
A great day exploring the past with our personal time machine.
D
Jun 9, 2018
Good
An interesting experience
R
Aug 16, 2017
Excellent
Beast and great results

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