• Guided tours

Guided tours

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...

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
11:30 English
12:45 Swedish

4 May– 6 June + 31 May Sat-Sun
12:30 English
13: 45 Swedish

8 June – 29 July
12:30 English
13:45 Swedish

30 June-11 August
12:15 Swedish
12:15 English
13:15 English
13:15 Swedish
14:15 Swedish
14:15 English

12 Aug – 31 aug Mon-Fri
11:30 Engelska
12:45 Svenska

17 aug – 22 sep Lör – sön
12:30 English
13:45 Swedish

5 sep – 20 sep, Thur-Fri
11:30 English
12:45 Swedish

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 2019:
2975 SEK excl. VAT
To book your private guide, please contact us at: +46 (0)8-1200 40 00