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  • Inland delights... Yes, basically our favourite places in general are the harsh and unprotected skerries in the outer archipelago. BUT, there is a lot to see in the inland too!

    Lake Mälaren is Sweden's third largest lake and as a matter of fact it isn't only one of the biggest lakes in Europe (by surface area), it is also one that consists of thousands of islands and fjords. Furthermore it is the birthplace of our Swedish nation and the place that already the Vikings started their extensive voyages from.

    The island of Björkö actually is the location for the old Viking capital city of Birka. This is the very Place were the history of Sweden begins. Here the first kings resided, here the german monk Ansgar christianized the pagan Vikings and here the ancestors to us Swedes built a prosperous and rich city that was unrivaled in the North at that time.

    Today it is well worth a visit. Both the Viking museum, the archeological excavations and the picturesque views of the landscape all make up for a memorable visit. Also the Viking style restaurant with typical dishes, drinks and music is really enjoyable. Perhaps the best, though, is to enjoy a sunset with a stunning view from the hill next to S:t Ansgar's cross, just like we did with this group of Austrian guests last summer!

    So, who said sailing must be enjoyed on the high seas? Welcome to explore the Swedish inland and all it's history and culture with us! Birka is part of our "Historical Culture inland tour", but make sure to ask us for a wide number of more interesting destinations in lake Mälaren Before booking!

    #villaseidenglanz #viribusunitis #sailing #boating #yachting #chartertour #yachtcharter #guests #enjoy #sunset #sunsetporn #panorama #clouds #lake #vikingtown #birka #björkö #mälaren #inlandwaterway #inland #cruising #history #viking #vikings #hilltop #relax #enjoy #peace #pictureoftheday #photooftheday
  • Inland delights... Yes, basically our favourite places in general are the harsh and unprotected skerries in the outer archipelago. BUT, there is a lot to see in the inland too!

Lake Mälaren is Sweden's third largest lake and as a matter of fact it isn't only one of the biggest lakes in Europe (by surface area), it is also one that consists of thousands of islands and fjords. Furthermore it is the birthplace of our Swedish nation and the place that already the Vikings started their extensive voyages from.

The island of Björkö actually is the location for the old Viking capital city of Birka. This is the very Place were the history of Sweden begins. Here the first kings resided, here the german monk Ansgar christianized the pagan Vikings and here the ancestors to us Swedes built a prosperous and rich city that was unrivaled in the North at that time.

Today it is well worth a visit. Both the Viking museum, the archeological excavations and the picturesque views of the landscape all make up for a memorable visit. Also the Viking style restaurant with typical dishes, drinks and music is really enjoyable. Perhaps the best, though, is to enjoy a sunset with a stunning view from the hill next to S:t Ansgar's cross, just like we did with this group of Austrian guests last summer!

So, who said sailing must be enjoyed on the high seas? Welcome to explore the Swedish inland and all it's history and culture with us! Birka is part of our "Historical Culture inland tour", but make sure to ask us for a wide number of more interesting destinations in lake Mälaren Before booking!

#villaseidenglanz #viribusunitis #sailing #boating #yachting #chartertour #yachtcharter #guests #enjoy #sunset #sunsetporn #panorama #clouds #lake #vikingtown #birka #björkö #mälaren #inlandwaterway #inland #cruising #history #viking #vikings #hilltop #relax #enjoy #peace #pictureoftheday #photooftheday
  •  30  0 11 December, 2018

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  • My #vikingoutfit reconstructed on finds from #birka #grave #bj965 ❤️ Only thing missing is some tabletwoven stripes on the #apron ... still waiting for them since may 😕
  • My #vikingoutfit reconstructed on finds from #birka #grave #bj965 ❤️ Only thing missing is some tabletwoven stripes on the #apron ... still waiting for them since may 😕
  •  91  0 9 December, 2018