Guided tours at Birka

Information, where to meet and startime

The best way to bring the Viking age to life is to join a guided tour around the island.

Live guided tours at Birka

Our knowledgeable guides will show you around the archaeological area and give you a clear picture of the place where the city of Birka once stood. The guided tour is included if you come with one of Strömmas boats.

During the season we offer several guided tours at Birka. There are of course tours in Swedish, but also one that is tailored to our foreign visitors. The tour is about an hour long and involves a walk of about 1.5 km in varied terrain.

During our theme weeks, we have in-depth archaeology tours that tend to be incredibly appreciated! Current theme tours can be found under Events at Birka.

Birka tour in English

For foreign guests we have a guided tour of the archaeological area in English. The English tour includes some more basic information than for the Swedish-speaking guests.

All the guided tours starts at the museum.

Startimes for guided tours at Birka 2021

May 8-16
Friday–Sunday & holidays
12.30 English
13.45 Swedish

May 17 – June 13
Thursday-Friday
11.30 English
12.45 Swedish

Saturday-Sunday
12.30 English
13.45 Swedish

June 14-24
Daily
12.30 English
13.45 Swedish

June 25-27
Closed

June 28 –  August 15
Daily
12.15, 13.15, 14.15 English
12.15, 13.15, 14.15 Swedish

August 16-29
Daily
12.30 English
13.45 Swedish

August 30 – September 26 
Thursday–Friday
11.30 English
12.45 Swedish

Saturday-Sunday
12.30 English
13.45 Swedish

Book a private guide

If you come as a group to Birka, or if you have special wishes, interests or needs, you can hire your very own guide. The guidance takes about one hour. We usually recommend larger parties and groups to hire a private guide. With your own guide you can plan your day at Björkö just as you want! Another advantage with a private guide is that you keep the group together and have a greater chance to ask questions and have a dialogue with the guide.

Price for private guide 2021:
2975 SEK exclusive VAT

Contact us to book a private guide: +468-1200 40 00