You can travel to Birka from several places along Lake Mälaren. The following shipping companies have tours to Birka; Strömma Kanalbolaget, Rederi Mälarstaden or Museiföreningen Ångfartyget Ejdern. Please read more at the shipping companies’ websites
Do you want to book a taxiboat to Birka? Särimner båttaxi offers boattrips from Adelsö, Sandviken, Södertälje and Rastaholm.
From Adelsö 1-7 persons: SEK 140/person *
Från Adelsö 8-12 persons: SEK 1000/group
Other jetties: SEK 160/sea distance
Children under 10 years for free.
* Valid for a minimum of 4 paying persons.
Booking or more information contact Jens at +46702-26 65 34
Tips for traveling from Vårby jetty, Jungfrusund and Rastaholm – here you will find the departure points.
We recommend you who travel from Vårby jetty to be out in good time to find your way down to the jetty.
The pier is located by the cultivation plots and the Viking playground, just a few minutes walk from the bus stop or about 10 minutes walk from the metro station Vårby gård.
Jungfrusund’s jetty can be found at Jungfrusund’s Marina. Behind the Restaurant Jungfrusund’s mini golf you can find the jetty at the end – it’s connected to the sam jetty that the mini golf couse is at.
Hovgården jetty is in the end of a country road, closed for traffic, which stretches along Adelsö Church area towards the water.
TIP! During the high summer, Birka is a popular destination, to guarantee your place on board the boat, we recommend that you pre-book your ticket.
When you are travelling with Stromma the ticket includes a round trip to Birka, access to the museum and a guided tour of the ancient fields. The boat trip is between 15 min to 2 hours depending on departure pier. The boat from Stockholm also stops at some piers along the route.
During the low season November to April the Museu mand the Restaurant are closed and there are boat traffic to the island. You can explore the island on your own if you have a private boat. You can moor in the guest harbor.
Birka is an island with about 10 inhabitants. Most of the areas on island are a cultural reserve and world heritage. This means that you for the most time can go wherever you want on the island, as long as you: