Welcome to a whole evening of Viking-inspired Christmas dinner and entertainment at Birka. Viking Christmas at Birka is suitable for couples, friends, and colleagues who want to enjoy a different Christmas buffet in a fascinating environment. The evening begins with a cruise through Lake Mälaren to the island of Björkö and the Viking City Birka. Once there, a guided torch walk and fire show await – a magical experience in the otherwise naturally dark surroundings! You can easily book a place at Viking Christmas at Birka further down the page.
TIP - Are you a group or company of 40-70 people? Contact us for suggestions on dates and arrangements for Viking Christmas at Birka! Read more further down the page.
Christmas Buffet on Lake Mälaren & at Birka
The Christmas buffet itself is served in batches - the first part of the Christmas buffet is served on the boat and consists of, among other things, four types of herring, mead-buried salmon, Christmas ham, various kinds of sausages and homemade sourdough bread. The hot Christmas buffet and dessert buffet are served and enjoyed later in the evening at Restaurant Särimner at Birka. Enjoy, among other things, red wine-cooked ox cheek, moose mince steaks, roasted root vegetables, cream-cooked kale, and honey-sooted beets. The dessert buffet includes sweets such as vegan cake with dates and nuts, Crème brûlée, burnt almonds, and various kinds of Christmas sweets. A Viking-inspired and rustic Christmas buffet.
Guided Torchlight Walk, Fire Show & Jesters
During the evening, you will learn more about Vikings and how they celebrated their feasts during the guided torch walk through the ancient monument area, in the reconstructed Viking quarters, and at Birka's museum. There is also a fire show (outdoors) and at restaurant Särimner, jesters entertain during dinner.
Bar and Dance on the Return Trip
On board the boat during the return journey, the ship's bar is open, and the party continues. Perhaps some spontaneous dancing occurs if the mood is right!
Program for the Evening
Viking Christmas at Birka offers a whole evening experience with many elements. Here you can see the full program for the evening:
Boarding on M/S Mälarvictoria at Klara Mälarstrand. Christmas buffet with herring, salmon and cold cuts is served.
A guided torchlight walk through Birka's ancient monument area, the reconstructed Viking quarters, and the Birka Museum. Make sure to have warm and untidy clothes and shoes!
Fire show and serving of hot apple mead.
Christmas buffet at Restaurant Särimner. It serves dishes from the "warm" Christmas table as well as Christmas desserts.
Boarding on M/S Mälarvictoria for the return journey. The ship's bar is open.
M/S Mälarvictoria docks at Klara Mälarstrand.
Good to think about before Viking Christmas at Birka
For your experience to be as good as possible, we have listed some things that are good to think about before your visit to Birka.
- Pre-report Any Allergies and Cost Deviations
- Warm clothes and untidy shoes are recommended as the guided torch walk and fire show take place outdoors in natural surroundings. Especially important to keep in mind during rain/snow and cold!
Please note - in case of ice on Lake Mälaren, we cannot get to Birka. Instead, there will be an alternative route with a Christmas table and entertainment on board the boat and fire show at the pier.
Stromma Sweden's Sustainability Work
At all Stromma Sweden's restaurants, we conduct purposeful sustainability work. We only use environmentally friendly cleaning agents and work actively to reduce the use of single-use plastic items. We only serve organic and ethically labeled coffee/tea and never fish that has a red light in WWF's fish guide. Our goal is for the purchase share of sustainable food to gradually increase. Read more about our work in the field of sustainability here.