The Runestone park has a voluntary entrance.
You only pay if you want to. Suggested admission is SEK 50.


Book a tour of the Runestone Park

When you have booked me as a guide, I will show and tell you about the runestones based on me as a rune carver. It will be a different journey where beautiful details and sometimes mistakes make you experience runestones in a completely new way.

In conclusion, we also visit my runestone workshop where I show my tools and how they are used. A guided tour takes about 1 hour. 

1-10 people SEK 1,200

11-20 people SEK 2,000

20-30 people SEK 3,000.

- New entrances also welcome buses.

- Pre-booked group can order lunch and coffee.

- The park also has a quiz walk and a flea market,

Booking and contact >
 

Visit the Runestone park without a guide

You can visit the park when it suits you without booking. You can walk in the park, study the old runestones, go for a quiz walk and see my runestone workshop ... but do not let your children play in my work shop, it is dangerous.

If the kiosk is open, you can buy coffee and snacks, where you can also buy my guide folder and read about the World Heritage Birka and Hovgården.

If the flea market is open, maybe you can make a discovery in there?


Voluntary admission

The Runestone park has a voluntary entrance, you only pay if you want to. A sign with information is at the exit. Proposed voluntary admission is SEK 30.

The Runestone park has costs.
More runestones will be documented and recreated, old ones will be maintained and the area will be taken care of. Your voluntary entrance fee and donation makes it possible!

If you like what you see and want to see more but a little faster, you are welcome to make a donation. A donation goes directly to more runestones and maintenance.

SWISH: 070-776 48 22

PayPal: kalle@runristare.se

 

NOTE!
The park is an exciting but dangerous!
You must take responsibility for your children!

My runestone workshop!
Children may only stay there in the company of parents.
 


Do you want to do something more?

After 20 years as a guide at Birka and Hovgården and 30 years as a runestone carver and with an active archaeological interest, I can offer this:
Boat to Birka

Boat to Birka

Book a crossing and visit Birka on your own.
I pick up at Lindby brygga (Lindby jetty) on southern Adelsö with an open boat for 6 passengers. At the crossing, you will receive overall guidance and personal tips on request.

My guide folder is included in the price, one per group.
The guide folder is detailed with a map and pictures that take you to Birka's unexplored places and unsolved riddles. The guide folder makes you a guide.

Explore Birka without time limit.

Birka's history is both exciting and amazing but there is more ... Birka is also a beautiful rural idyll and has a wild and untouched nature with rich flora and fauna.
Bring the herb book, the bird book, binoculars and a magnifying glass. The well-stocked picnic basket with extra water is a must!

At Birka you have no time limit, you stay there as long as you wish in peace. When you want to return, you contact me about 30 min. in advance and you will be picked up.

Start fee SEK 300 + SEK 100 per person, round trip.
If you are more than 6 people, I turn around. Guide folder included, one per group. Life jackets are available to borrow.

Example
2 people SEK 500 (300 + 200)
5 people SEK 800 (300 + 500)

Booking and contact >

Birka-guide

Birka with personal guide

Booking me as a guide at Birka costs SEK 1,000 per hour. A guided tour can take between 1-3 hours, you decide the time. Cost for crossing by boat is not included.

If you have your own car you park it at the Runestone Park. Walking distance to Lindby jetty is 900 meters.

Booking and contact >

Hovgården Guide

Hovgården with personal guide

For more than 600 years, Hovgården was an active royal estate, throughout the Viking Age and into the Middle Ages. Attractions include large burial mounds, royal runestone and ruins of the castle Alsnöhus and more.

A guided tour through the Viking-era Hovgården takes just over an hour.

Price: SEK 1,500. 10 people included.
Extra people: SEK 100. per person (in addition to the 10 included).
Bus group: SEK 3,500. (max 50 participants).

Booking and contact >

Guidefolder

Guide folder

My guide folder makes yourself a guide.
Experience the World Heritage Site at your own pace and for as long as you wish.

Visitors to the Birka and Hovgården World Heritage Sites need to be well-read or have a knowledgeable guide to understand the history of the places and interpret the remains correctly.

A good alternative are my guide folders, one for Birka and one for Hovgården.
Everything I know, heard and seen is there subject to space, user-friendly presented with text, map and pictures.

A tip is that you order your guide folder in advance. Birka in particular is so large and extensive that you have to prioritize even if you stay there all day.

Guide folder for Birka SEK 50.

Guide folder for Hovgården SEK 50.


Booking, order and contact

e-mail: kalle@runristare.se

Phone: +46 70-776 48 22


Payment

- Cash

- Swish: 070-776 48 22

- PayPal: kalle@runristare.se

 

External links

Kalle Runristare >
Me and my craft as a runestone carver.

Facebook >
My Facebook page

Birka and Hovgården >
Information about the World Heritage and how to get there.

UNESCO - Birka and Hovgården >
World Heritage Convention

Birka the viking city >
Information om restaurang, museum och evenemang på Birka.