The Halloween of the Vikings

Themed weekend – celebrate álvablót at birka

Celebrate the Viking version of Halloween at Birka 28th and 29th October. This weekend is about facing the gods and mythological creatures, and watch a ritual, based on historical records. By the reconstructed houses you can try out family activities connected to a magical theme.

Álvablòt – schedule of the day

10 AM – M/S Mälar Viktoria departs from Klara Mälarstrand in central Stockholm, passes Jungfrusund, Rastaholm at Ekerö and Vårby brygga. There is a cafeteria on board and during the boat trip you can enjoy a guided tour about Old Norse magic and legends.

12 AM – A völva, a staff bearer, meet the guests by the museum and guide them around at the grave field of the Vikings while mythological creatures and gods joins the tour.

14 PM – A historical inspired ritual takes place by the wooden statues. We think of our loved ones and wish them well and thank the spirits and gods for a good year. Based on written sources.

15.30 PM – M/S Mälar Victoria departure for Stockholm

The Halloween of the vikings – things to do

  • See mythological creatures and gods in a authentic Viking landscape
  • Enjoy the rual viking meny at Restaurant Särimner
  • Discover a reconstructed Village with family activities
  • Shop souvenirs and replicas in the museum shop

Welcome to the Old Norse Halloween and watch how it was celebrated in Scandinavia a thousand years ago!

Take the boat to The viking city birka

Enjoy a fantastic bout tour to Birka – pre-book your boat ticket.