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Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour

Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour

star-3.531 Reviews
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Stockholms län, Sweden
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Unearth the Viking past with a visit to Birka, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Journey by boat from Stockholm, learning about your destination as you travel. Once there, embark on a guided tour, then visit the Viking Museum and enjoy free time to explore on your own. 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
  • Entry to the Viking Museum
  • Free time to explore at your own pace
  • On-site restaurant for lunch (own expense)
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Klara Mälarstrand , Klara Mälarstrand, Stockholm, Sweden

Klara Mälastrand berth. 3. Next to the City hall.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The boat and the main parts of the island are wheelchair accessible, however the guided walk is not.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Strömma Turism & Sjöfart AB
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Birka the Viking City - Boat and Walking Tour.

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  • "There is not that much to do on the island itself so prep yourself for a chill day enjoying nature and history." See review

Reviews

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star-4
Nice, but long day.
Caroline_S
, Jul 2021
It was an insanely hot day, we would have enjoyed Birka way more on a cooler day. Our guide on the island was amazing. There is not that much to do on the island itself so prep yourself for a chill day enjoying nature and history. The boat tour is long though, but we were entertained by our guide much of the way there :)
star-1
Very long boat trip...
plannergrrrl
, Aug 2019
The boat trip is 2 hours each way, that 4 hours of your day. Incw u arrive at the island, there is a very small museum with few artifacts. The replica buildings are "ok" but not worth the time it takes to get there. It goes without saying that there are nonorigjnal ruins to view. Please note: parents travelling with small children. This boat ride is long and tedious. There were many families there with children under 4. Broadly speaking, the children did not cope well. There is nowhere to move about for them. Please take heed!!!
star-5
Very entertaining & informative day at Birka.
AirinO4
, Jul 2019
Very entertaining & informative day at Birka. Our guide (Elm) was hillarious & honest. A bit disappointed to know that Bjorn Ironside was not burried here but learned so much more about the viking lives & Birka's true facts !!!
star-4
GETTING SOME INSIGHT INTO THE VIKING CULTURE
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.
star-5
Best value trip we found, great...
Kealan M
, Dec 2017
Best value trip we found, great scenery, interesting guides and the food was tasty!
star-3
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.
star-2
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.
star-5
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.

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