Our friends from England left today, and we have been busy the last few days doing some trips. Yesterday was a particularly good one, and one which we had never before done with the kids – Birka, the viking village.
One of our friends from England is currently being home educated, and is doing a project on the vikings, so it seemed like a fantastic chance for him – and all the kids had a great time.
Getting the boat from Stockholm took almost 2 hours, upon which was an English (and Swedish) narrator, who told us about the history of ‘Birka’, and about some of the historical events which happened on the surrounding sea and it’s islands. The island itself housed a fantastic museum, life-sized reconstructions of viking buildings and viking boats, and in the summer months it also has viking crafts and guided tours available (some especially for children).
A wonderful place to visit on a warm summers’ day !