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Birka and Hovgarden

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Gunilla K wrote a review Jul 2020
Stockholm, Sweden210 contributions43 helpful votes
Its nearly a fullday tour if you go here. Boats departing from Stockholm give you nice views of the city from the lakeside. Remember Birka is an outdoor museum so choose a sunny day. Several reconstructions of the Vikingatown and a small museum.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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liza p wrote a review Aug 2019
Kyperounta, Cyprus13 contributions2 helpful votes
Seeing pictures before visiting, one might think that worths the time and money. We expected a kids-friendly, fascinating experience. Reality check: the tour is all about graves and customs of treating the dead (interesting narration) BUT almost nothing about Vikings and nothing of interest for a family trip. The museum has some interesting maquettes of villages and life of Vikings. What is really a big disappointment is the restaurant: mini portions of food, limited selection of plates and poor taste and quality. Overall, a beautiful scenery in regards of natural beauty but an experience not worth the money.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Strommagroup, Customer relations at Birka and Hovgarden
Responded Oct 8, 2019
Dear 78lizap, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we'll keep it in mind as we're planning for the coming season. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the museum. Kind regards, Beatrice
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Greg wrote a review Aug 2019
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My friends and I went to birka this July and we couldn’t be more pleased! The guided tour was amazing and the guide was extraordinarily good, he knew how to do his job! But The thing that stood out to me the most was a very friendly waitress at the restaurant, the food was delicious by the way, she had a smile on her face the entire time I saw her working! Playing with the children and joking with the adults. I can’t remember her name correctly but her hair was curly and fiercely red! We loved her, she had great knowledge of the island and answered all of our questions. My wife said she looked like a real Viking princess and I couldn’t agree more! Of course was her fellow workers amazing, a big man wearing a helmet went around and made every child scream in excitement when he came to their table. It’s so amazing to see the staff so involved with the guests! A big thanks to you! So if you want to visit an island with beautiful landscapes, history and amazing staff Birka is the place! // Greg with friends
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Strommagroup, Kundansvarig at Birka and Hovgarden
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Hi, thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour to Birka and to hear about your experience. Hope you had a nice visit in Stockholm and welcome back! Kind regards, Erika
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Alan C wrote a review Aug 2019
34 contributions9 helpful votes
Thought there was more there than there was. Perhaps expecting more actual history to see and possibly excavation sites but not worth the time. Capped off by a man burying bits of pots in sand for the children to ‘excavate ‘ then rebutted. Better things to do in Stockholm!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Strommagroup, Kundansvarig at Birka and Hovgarden
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Hi, and thank you for your review. Sorry that the tour to Birka hasn’t meet up your expectations. We are continuously trying to get better and your opinions are important in this work. Welcome back! Best Regards Erika
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Emma S wrote a review Aug 2019
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We visited here expecting a bit more - to see reactments, Viking village life, areas where to dig etc but we were left disappointed. The guided tour is very interesting but you are shown where things used to be so basically a lot of fields and mounds of earth. We had kids with us who quickly got bored. It’s very expensive for what you get
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Strommagroup, Kundansvarig at Birka and Hovgarden
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Hi, and thank you for your review. Sorry that the tour to Birka hasn’t meet up your expectations. We are continuously trying to get better and your opinions are important in this work. Hope you had a nice visit in Stockholm! Best Regards Erika
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