Here at Björkö, in the middle of Lake Mälaren in Stockholm, Birka town was based during the 750's and is today known as Sweden's first city. To this day there are visible traces of the people who were born and who lived and died here. Today Birka is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, going here is almost like travelling back in time.
Guided tours, museum and restaurant
There are daily guided tours where our guides introduce you to the Viking era. These tours are included in your ticket. But Birka is also a beautiful island with a historical landscape, perfect for a stroll or a refreshing swim. There are always somthing going on at Birka, so read more about the current program on Birkas website.
How to get to Birka – The Viking City
Boats depart from Stockholm (Klara Mälarstrand), Hovgården, Härjarö and Mariefred and the boat trip is between 15 min to 2 hours. The boat from Stockholm also stops at some piers along the route.
Food onboard the boat and at Birka
Onboard the boat from Stockholm there are a café where you can buy cold and warm drinks, snacks and "fika".
At Birka you can visit Restaurant Särimner which offers meals and drinks.