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Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour

Stockholms län, Sweden
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7 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Unearth the Viking past with a 7-hour visit to Birka, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from Stockholm. Journey 2 hours by boat from Stockholm, learning about your destination as you travel. Once there, embark on a 45-minute guided tour, then visit the Viking Museum and explore at your own pace during 2 hours of free time. Walk through the recreation of the Viking village, painstakingly rebuilt to give an accurate picture of how the Vikings conducted their daily lives. Entrance fees and round-trip ferry ticket are included.
  • Visit Birka, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Travel by ferry to the ancient Viking settlement
  • 45-minute tour with a local guide
  • Entry to the Viking Museum
  • Free time to explore at your own pace
  • On-site restaurant for lunch (own expense)


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Terry M
, Jul 2019
The boat trip is 2H each way. A total of 3.5H was spent at Birka. Same could probably be dropped to no more than 3H. The museum is excellent for some insight into what the settlement possibly looked like. There is a small Viking village, using old techniques to build the building and depicting different roofing materials [like grass and hay; there was animal skins too]. Tours are conducted in Swedish and English, lasting some 45M, the talk about Birka as a trading settlement, its later fortifications and the attempt by Ansgar to bring Christianity to the Vikings. There was some commentary about various islands and geographic formations heading up. The boat was clean with ample seating against the cold winds. Viking warriors did not have horns in their helmets. What they did do is trade wide and far, a seafaring people who were far from the more barbaric image fostered over the centuries.
Best value trip we found, great...
Kealan M
, Dec 2017
Best value trip we found, great scenery, interesting guides and the food was tasty!
Amazing history in this place, the...
Michael S
, Nov 2017
Amazing history in this place, the guide was really entertaining and even dressed like a Viking.
Not the best tour. The boat ride is...
Adrienne K
, Aug 2016
Not the best tour. The boat ride is longer than the tour and there is not much to see when you get there. Also only one option for food and there was only one hot dish left at 12.30 on a cold day. Both tour guides were great but the journey is too long.
Easy to get to. Clear instructions...
Judith S
, Aug 2016
Easy to get to. Clear instructions. Great trip on boat. Very interesting day. Excellent tour guide.

Product code: 3904P22

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