I am in love with Nordic history and culture and Birka has that to spare!
The cruise to the island is around an hour and 45 minutes, but it passes some amazing views of the islands, and in a good sunny day (like we had) you can have a lot of beautiful pictures and just a really nice and calm start for the day.
The guided tour was very informative and interesting and took us through some very beautiful scenic landscapes on the island and very nice photo places!
The restored town was very beautiful and authentic and you really feel like you are placed in a different epic era in time!
The museum was rather small but had amazingly detailed models of the village and life in that time and place.
The souvenir shop was the best souvenir shop I've seen. It had a collection of cool and beautiful yet not tacky items that really gives you a memento of that adventure while keeping it authentic and unique!
And finally, the guides are super nice! I've contacted one of them prior to the visit to get more information about the trip and he was super nice and answered all my questions and when we arrived there and met him, he even had a surprise for me and gave me a few minutes to wear the actual clothes, shield, spear and helmet of real vikings so I could take some pictures with them...And that was a dream come true! (which you can see on my FB profile pictures lol).
So in conclusion, this was an epic adventure and I really recommend it to anyone who loves the Nordic culture and loves to feel inside an epic era!:)
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