Free boat trip to Birka with the Stockholm Pass

Daytrip to Birka by Boat

  • Daytrip to Birka by Boat Stockholm
  • Daytrip to Birka by Boat Stockholm
  • Daytrip to Birka by Boat Stockholm

Stockholm Pass Benefits:

Free boat trip to Birka with the Stockholm Pass
Normal Price: Adult: SEK 395; Child (6-15): SEK 197.50

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.

Departures: Stockholm, Hovgården

Trip Duration: between 15 min to 2 hours (depending on departure point)


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  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sweden’s first Viking City
  • 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 a sightseeing tour by boat you will need to pick up your free ticket at the Strömma ticket booth at the porch where the tour departures from. You are not able to pre-book tours with the Stockholm Pass.

During the summer it is a good idea to visit the ticket booth early the same day to collect your sightseeing tour ticket. Sometimes there are a lot of visitors and some tours may be full during the high season.
If you do not get a ticket to one of the tours you hade planned you can ask for tickets to the next tour the same day.

How to get there:

    Boat: Stadshusbron

see the: full list of attractions included

29 April - 24 September Season - See Overview for timetable

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Stadshusbron, Stockholm


+46 8 12 00 40 00

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