- Vital introduction to Sweden’s oldest city
- Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit an archaeological treasure trove, and catch glimpses of the ancient past, with this enthralling Stockholm gift experience that gives you a fascinating guided tour of the Viking-age settlements of Hovgården and Birka. You’ll take a scenic boat journey from Stockholm to the island of Björkö, led by an experienced guide who will illuminate the stories of this long-abandoned settlement that has now become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such is its importance to Sweden’s cultural history.
Learn about how Viking culture developed, as you visit the on-site museum to see a treasure trove of artefacts unearthed by archaeological digs since the 19th century. See reenactments of Viking living quarters, and roam the ancient field, where grave sites were discovered, and the legendary runestone. If you have an interest in Vikings, or want to witness some of the oldest traces of Norse settlement, then this is the experience for you!