Celebrate Midsummer at Birka

Traditional Midsummer Celebration – Dance, Food, & Games

Welcome to celebrate traditional Swedish midsummer at Björkö – Birka the Viking City. In the middle of the scenic Lake Mälaren lies the island of Björkö – a perfect place for midsummer celebrations. Here you can read about opening hours, activities, and menus for the entire midsummer weekend.

Restaurant Särimner – Opening Hours Midsummer Weekend

Welcome to eat and drink well at the Viking restaurant Särimner, which is open throughout the midsummer weekend.

Midsummer Eve at Birka – Dance & Games

We decorate the Midsummer pole with greenery and summer flowers. At 2:30 p.m., it will be ready for the traditional dance around the Midsummer pole.

The day is filled with fun activities for both adults and children – do them on your own or together with us.

  • Fishing pond for all children
  • Lottery with prizes
  • Quiz for the whole family
  • Kubb game – available for borrowing

Book a Table at Restaurant Särimner

If you want to ensure a seat, we recommend that you make a table reservation at the restaurant. You can make a reservation via SMS or by calling us at least 24 hours in advance.

Jens Nykvist: +46 702-26 65 34
Jennifer Lööf: +46 704-17 44 94

This is How You Get to Birka at Midsummer

During the midsummer weekend, you can go to Birka either with your own boat and dock in the guest harbor, or you can go with Särimner Taxi. The boat trip with the Särimner taxi takes only a few minutes from the neighboring island of Adelsö (which is connected to the mainland). You get on the taxi boat at Hovgården’s pier. To book your trip, call or text. See the contact information below.

Jens Nykvist: +46 702-26 65 34

Are you traveling in your own boat? Here you can read more about Birka’s guest harbor.

We warmly welcome you to celebrate Midsummer with us!


Midsummer Eve – lunch menu

On Midsummer Eve, we have composed a lunch menu with flavors suitable for the whole family. For the big Viking, there is, of course, beer, snaps, and mead.

You can find the regular menu served on other days at Särimner here.

For the Small Viking