This place should be visited for all Viking lovers as the guides truly gives you an insight in how it was to live as a Viking, what that meant to the families of the Viking and all facts surrounding this exciting time in history. The guides are archeologists with the Viking time as speciality and their true and genuine interest in giving you the what we can determine, is the true story is remarcable. A few tips and advices for you though before going:
1. Guiding is only done in Swedish and English and it is more than recommendable to visit this island with a guide. (Unless you have a brilliant imagination!) The Viking time happened before medieval times so hence, there are no ruins of old houses and such, however the island have some 3000 graves from that time. And how they were buried...I suggest you take the tour to find out more!
2. Bring your own food. Food on the boat is expensive.
3. Take the time to check out the museum, it's cute and a huge effort has been put in to make it as detailed as possible. Don't expect any old findings to be on display, they are all at Nordiska Museumet in Stockholm.
Enjoy! It's a very nice day-trip! Kudos to the guides, they truly are great!