The best way to bring the Viking age to life is to join a guided tour around the island. 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 Upcoming Events.
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 guided tours starts at the museum.
Guided tours 2019
16 May – 8 June Thu- Fri
4 May– 6 June + 31 May Sat-Sun
13: 45 Swedish
8 June – 29 July
30 June-11 August
12 Aug – 31 aug Mon-Fri
17 aug – 22 sep Lör – sön
5 sep – 20 sep, Thur-Fri