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Birka: Viking City – Boat Trip from Stockholm City Hall

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Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Birka, departing by boat from Stockholm. Dating back to the 8th century, Birka was perhaps Sweden's earliest city, and this excursion will reveal the settlement's historical Viking treasures.


  • Discover one of Scandinavia’s oldest settlements
  • See the archaeological complex at Birka
  • Learn about Viking life and culture
  • Relish the natural beauty and rich history of Björkö


Depart by boat from Stockholm to the ancient Viking island of Björkö, upon which you'll discover one of Scandinavia's earliest urban settlements; Birka. Today Birka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting a Viking museum, graves, and reconstructed Viking living quarters. Often considered to be Sweden's first city, to this day there are visible traces of the people who spent their lives here, with archaeological excavations dating back to the late 19th-century. Learn about the development of Viking culture, from the archaic to the medieval, by which time Birka was a hub of Christian missionary activities, before its eventual collapse and decay in 11th century. Unearth traces of a time long gone and experience a fascinating immersion in Nordic history.


Boat transportation to Birka Admission to the museum Guided tour of the ancient field
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  • The tour length varies between 6 and 7.5-hours depending on the season

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