Storholmen Viking Village
Storholmen Viking Village
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An archeological open air museum in Roslagen Experience the Viking age with all your senses! Visit us with the family during the summer, join us in a travel through time! You can also book an unusual feast. The Viking village of Storholmen is for everyone!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Abundance_of_miles
Stockholm, Sweden300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
If you happen to travel through Norrtälje in the month of July and have the slightest interest in the Vikings and their time period, paying a visit to Storholmen is well worth both the entrance fee and the time. Especially if you have kids in the age of say 4 to 10. Having passed by Norrtälje during more than 15 years during the summer, the family finally decided, to stop here for a couple of hours. The hours turned into the full day, given that there were so many activities: plays, stories from ancient Viking tales, writing with the old Viking alphabet, baking, making of glass pearls, music, etc, etc.
Storholmen is not run by the community or a museum, but from idealists who enjoy part of their vacation living and eating as Vikings during the summer. Essentially it is a large summer camp, allowing visitors for 6 hours a day.
Entrance fee may seem steep, but for sure worth it and for a good cause.
Written October 17, 2012
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QuimPerejoan
Argentona, Catalonia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Storholmrn is the perfect place to deep in the history of a viking village. You can play funny games, watch ancient workshops or make bread as they used to as well as do a boar rowing trip around the lake. It's really worth it!
Written August 30, 2017
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Nat T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Beautiful scenery, gracious hosts, and delicious food.
The Vikings told sagas, showed us games, they had Iron Age historic stations like bead making and iron smithing, all while throwing in really fun little history lessons. If you're interested in history its a wonderful place to go.
With a group of 10, most of us our first time in Sweden, this was the best place to visit on our trip.
Written July 9, 2017
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KTLund
Lund, Sweden575 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I took the bus out to Svanberga on the recommendation of the tourist office in Norrtälje. They said that the village was always open. So, I took the bus out and walked along a busy road that had not shoulders or way to walk off the road which was very scary. I later learned that one should walk down toward the swimming area and there is a path to the Viking village. . . . but it was not signposted.
I walked in and there was nothing going on which was not a surprise during the Corona pandemic. There were a few people around. On my way out, I met one of the founders and she showed me the big hall and told me about the Viking gravesite nearby. It turns out that they had actually closed the week before but no one seemed to have this information. . . . including on their own website. I would like to see it really in action.
Written August 18, 2020
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Joe A
Los Angeles, CA66 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
I was really expecting this Viking living museum on Birka island to be really something special. But unfortunately, when I was there, there weren't any scheduled events going on. There are docents giving walking tours only in Swedish. Who talked about the daily life back in the day etc. And a small on site museum of Viking life was interesting. The Big negative for this place is, when there are no special events for the tourist who arrived by boat. You are stranded on the island for next 5-7 hours waiting for the return boat back to Stockholm. This could be miserable wait if the weather is cold and windy. Since the only warm shelter there is a small cafe by the pier which has limited indoor seating.

Also, for the tourist, be fore warned, Birka is very popular with the locals as a place to bring their dogs to poop. When I was there, there was canine & goat fecal droppings every where in fields & foot paths where the walking tours going through. The dog droppings being the most plentiful. The quantity is so great under foot, you can literally step and slip on it where ever you walk. I really hope the stuff is cleaned up when the outdoor museum has public events there. I really wonder why no one has complained about this before.
Written December 22, 2016
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Hello! I think you have reviewed the wrong Viking Village. Are you sure you were not at Birka and Hovgarden where you take a ferry from Stockholm to get there? We are located one hour north of Stockholm and you can get to us by car. You are welcome to come when we are open in the summer! With kind regards Jacob
Written December 24, 2016
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Snezhanna
Sweden61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We really enjoyed this place. Trying special Viking activities during the day like Viking age games, baking Viking bread, learned how make beautiful glass beads.
Written July 28, 2016
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Isabelle S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
I am a french journalist writing about vikings and travelling. I came during summer 2013. I was an expat in Stockholm at that time and I spent a year travelling through Sweden/Danemark/Norway to visit all the vikings sites with my kids.
I absolutly adored Storholmen. At the time my kids were really fed up with all the viking villages, museums, activities they already visited but they spent the best day ever in this place.
First it is a really beautiful place with enough wildness to feel ancient past (not like other viking villages). There is a real dedicated team who put a lot of efforts into animation and making visitors participating into events (not like the hudge viking games were you only watch and your kids get bored quickly) and we got to see things we never saw before anywhere : wool and glass work.
I couldn't get them out at the end of the day ! Don't hesitate, it is worth the drive from Stockholm !
Written February 20, 2016
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vibekekoehler
Bergen, Norway12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
In this little viking village, you feel like you have travelled back in time. All staff is dressed in period costume and you get to try out activities like wool felting, bow and arrow shooting and baking, while hearing the loveliest educational information about all of it. Viking kids are running around, playing and participating in everything.There are also friendly goats and curious chicken walking about freely. The kids just love it! We also adored the storytelling and musical performances.The staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming - and fun!
Written August 2, 2015
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Kaari
Albany, NY26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
We had a ball listening to the Viking stories and music. We traveled with a 10 and 13 year old whole had a blast watching old Viking games and learning about Viking traditions. Even in the rain it was worth the hours drive from Stockholm!
Written August 2, 2015
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perhaggdahl
Stockholm, Sweden36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
This place was a big surprise. Some 10 odd traditional buildings in a small viling village. The staff were all dressed up performinh their chores explaining what they were doing.
Written July 25, 2020
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