Getting here

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

Boat tours to birka are operated by:

Travel here with your own boat:

You can travel to Birka with a private boat and moor in the guest harbor at Birka.

Travel with Strömma:

When you are travelling with Strömma 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.

  • Stadshusbron, Stockholm: Take the boat from central Stockholm. The boat stops at the piers by Stadshusbron, Nya Kungshatt, Vårby brygga, Jungfrusund and Rastaholm.
  • Härjarö: Travel to Birka with boat from the island Härjarö, North West of Stockholm. The boat trip is about one hour (each way).
  • Hovgården: Hovgården pier is situated at the neighbouring island Adelsö. Travel time 15 minutes (each way).
  • Mariefred: The boat trip to Birka from Mariefred is about one hour (each way).
  • Södertälje: Departs from Mälarehamnen in Södertälje. The trip takes one hour and fifteen minutes each way.

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