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Birka Viking Town Day Trip by Boat

by Strömma Sweden
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Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Well-preserved former Viking trade centre on a scenic island

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 8th century

  • Old fort, harbour & ancient cemetery with 3,000 graves

  • Nature trails & lovely shores along the calm Lake Mälaren

  • Engaging narrative from a friendly & knowledgeable guide

Highlights

  • Well-preserved former Viking trade centre on a scenic island

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 8th century

  • Old fort, harbour & ancient cemetery with 3,000 graves

  • Nature trails & lovely shores along the calm Lake Mälaren

  • Engaging narrative from a friendly & knowledgeable guide

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Birka Viking Town Day Trip by Boat

Activity Location

Birka Vikingastaden

Björkö 178 92

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Stockholm Sightseeing Ticket Office & Pier

    Stadshusbron Klara Mälarstrand 2

    Stockholm 112 21


Description

Visit a fascinating former Viking settlement as you escape to the scenic island of Björkö on the tranquil waters of Lake Mälaren. Join a knowledgeable guide as you stroll the lush landscape of this verdant paradise and explore the 8th-century settlement of Birka.

Leave Stockholm on board a comfortable boat, cruising across Lake Mälarenas to arrive on the serene shores of Björkö. Once you arrive, begin a guided walking tour of the island as you make your way to Birka, considered one of the earliest urban settlements in Scandinavia.

The village site is surrounded by a large Viking-age cemetery with almost 3,000 graves for you to explore. Check out a museum that holds magnificent artefacts that reveal details about the daily lives of the Vikings who once lived here, and then circle around the old, excavated fort and harbour.

Follow your guide to a hill east of the village, where you can find a stone cross dedicated to Saint Ansgar, a 9th-century bishop who became known as the Apostle of the North. Once you've fully wandered around the island, feel free to relax at a local restaurant, wander the nature trails, or take a refreshing swim in Lake Mälaren's crystal-clear waters before you return to Stockholm.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Björkö Island and Birka settlement

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from central Stockholm via boat

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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