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One of Sweden’s first real towns. During Viking times, Birka on the island of Björkö in Lake Mälaren, was the central hub and the most important marketplace in the entire Mälar Valley. It was established in the eighth century, attracting travelers from near and afar. Birka of today has a wealth of ancient remains that have been excavated and studied since the 19th century. Birka is ideal for a daytrip. During summer, boat tours with Strömma Kanalbolaget depart from the dock at City hall.

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Emilia Stockholm 8/22/2013 11:00 AM
Reply: Michael

Dear Michael,

Thank you for letting us know that there was a lack of info on this site. Birka hasn't got an official site so instead I've now added a link to the boat tour that you can take to get to the island. I hope that this will be useful.

I'm sorry to hear that you are annoyed by the Stockholm Card info. Since more than 80 museums and attractions are included in the card, the blue Stockholm Card button is published in a lot of places. It is important for us and the attractions that this information is available so I hope that you can overlook the buttons while browsing the site.

Best regards
Editor, visitstockholm.com

Michael Sacramento CA 8/20/2013 4:44 PM
How do we get there?!

There's a lot of information missing here, on every single attraction subpage for that matter, such as official website, opening hours, and on this case, how do I get there?! there's literally no useful information! Also I understand you sell the Stockholm Card and want me to buy it, but a reminder about it every other line is redundant and incredibly annoying.

Björkö Ekerö Sweden

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