Stockholm, Sweden - The Viking City of Birka

Places You'll Discover

Your journey

Catch the boat from Stockholm, then take a wonderful 2 hour cruise to the Island of Björkö, in the middle of lake Mälaren and visit the old Viking Town of Birka. With your guide tour the ancient fields, visit the Birka Museum and the Viking Village. Afterwards you can have lunch either at the restaurant or the cafe. Then reboard your boat for your return trip to Stockholm. Take a step back in time, to a forgotten age.
Type of Tour: Private Tour
Departs: Port, Hotel
Return: Port, Hotel
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour Inclusions:
  • Local Licensed Guide
  • Boat trip from Stockholm – Birka round trip
  • Guided tour at the ancient fields with private guide
  • Visit the Birka Museum and the Viking Village

Languages available: English, French, Italian, Dutch, German & Spanish. Other languages available on request.
Tour Exclusions: Lunch
Optional Add-Ons:
  • Lunch
  • Port Transfers

The day starts with a wonderful 2 hour boat cruise through the archipelagos of Stockholm arriving at the island of Björkö, in the middle of lake Mälaren and the Viking town of Birka, a UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

Birka town dates back to the year 750 when it became a Viking settlement and is today widely regarded as one of Sweden's first cities, there are plenty of visible traces of the people who were born, lived and died here and with your guide you can explore the Viking Village, take a tour of the ancient archaeological fields and visit the museum that contains artefacts from archaeological finds, ancient wooden objects and gives an insight to the people who lived here.

Afterwards you can have some lunch, either at the restaurant or if you prefer a snack at the cafe. Then reboard your boat for your 2 hour return cruise back to Stockholm.

Our tours are ideal for cruise passengers who want to visit the Viking Village of Birka during their stop over or before embarking on a cruise and are seeking a more personalised experience:

Our Cruise Shore Excursions includes:

  • Pre Cruise Tours
  • Panoramic Coach Tours
  • Post Cruise Tours
  • Cruise Tour Club
We take care to ensure that your time is well spent and our licensed guides will accompany you throughout the whole tour. There are stops at some of the monuments you visit for a closer look and taking photographs. Pre and post cruise tours include hotel or airport pick ups and transfers to and from hotels, port and airports. A complete travel service for cruise passengers coming to Stockholm.

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