Free boat trip to Birka with the Stockholm Pass

Birka - The Viking City

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  • Daytrip to Birka by Boat Stockholm

Stockholm Pass Benefits:

Free boat trip to Birka with the Stockholm Pass
Normal Price: Adult: SEK 425; Child (6-15): SEK 213

Take a boat to Birka and enjoy a whole day’s outing to discover the exciting and unique Viking City. Birka was built in the 700s at Björkö, and is Sweden’s first Viking City. Today the archaeological area of Birka is part of UNESCO’s world heritage list. Learn about the huge excavations and research that’s taken place at Björkö to piece together this historic Viking City.

For more information about Birka click here.

Departures: Stockholm, Klara Mälarstrand berth
Duration: This is a full day excursion incl. the boat trip 2 h/way


May 9 - Jun 14: Sat-Sun 10:00.
May 14 - Jun 12: Thu-Fri 09:30.
Jun 15 - Jun 18: Mon-Thu 09:30.
Jun 22 - Aug 30: Daily 10:00.
Sep 3 - Sep 27: Thu-Fri 09:30, Sat-Sun: 10:00.

Note: No tours Jun 19-21. 
This is a full-day excursion


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sweden’s first Viking City
  • Do not miss the guided tours! There are daily guided tours where guides introducing you to the Viking era.
  • Historic excavations and discoveries into Viking life

Did you know:

- The town of Birka was established in the middle of the 8th century and is considered one of the earliest urban settlements in Scandinavia

- Approximately 700 people lived at Birka when it was at its largest population

- There are about 17 acres of archaeological remains in the north part of Björkö 

Things to see:


At the museum at Birka you can learn more about the exciting history of Vikings through the fascinating exhibitions which depict what day to day life in Birka would have been like during Viking Age. Discover the archaeological findings from the excavations and join a guided tour to really understand this important part of Stockholm’s and Birka’s history.

Viking Houses

The Viking Houses at Birka are perhaps the most popular attraction. Admire the reconstructed houses built with the same techniques as the Vikings to really bring to life the true atmosphere of life in the Viking Age. Walk through the reconstructed Viking village and you’ll be transported back in time to the 700s.

Note: Tour run by Strömma Kanalbolaget. To go on this tour you are not able to pick up your free ticket in advance. You will need to queue at the dock where the tour departs from. Subject to availability.
You are not able to pre-book tours with the Stockholm Pass.

How to get there:

    Boat: Stadshusbron

see the: full list of attractions included

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Stadshusbron, Stockholm


+46 8 12 00 40 00

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