After more than 20 years of work with ancient Nordic crafts
and guided tours in the World Heritage Birka and Hovgården,
I can offer this:

Guide Birka, Hovgarden's trading venue
Alt. 1
Book me as your guide at Birka
Booking me as a guide at Birka costs SEK 1,500 per hour.
A tour can take between 1-3 hours depending on interest, time and weather.

Alt. 2
Book a crossing and visit Birka on your own
I pick you up at Lindby jetty (Lindby brygga) on southern Adelsö with an open boat for 4 passengers. From Lindby jetty to the Black Earth at Birka it is only 600 meters.

At Birka you discover the World Heritage in the time that suits you. When you feel ready to go back, you contact me about 30 minutes in advance and I'll pick you up.

Price 400 SEK. one way (4 people included).
If you are more than four people, I'll turn around and you only pay SEK 100 per person.
Return trip: Same price again.

Phone: +46 70 776 48 22

- Cash
- Swish: 070-776 48 22
- Paypal:

If you have your own car, do not park at Lindby jetty (Lindby brygga), park in Runstensparken. Walking distance 900 m to Lindby jetty.

Guide Hovgården, Birka's royal estate

A royal place for more than 600 years, throughout the Viking Age and into the Middle Ages.
Sights: The great burial mounds of kings, the King's runestone, medieval castle ruins and a church from the 1100's.

A guided tour through Hovgården takes just over an hour.

Price 1 500 SEK, 10 people included.
Extra persons (in addition to the 10 included) pay 100 SEK per person).

Bus group: 3 500 SEK (max. 50 people)

Phone: +46 70 776 48 22

- Cash
- Swish: 070-776 48 22
- Paypal:

Guide folder

Now you can guide yourself with the help of my guide booklet!
As visitors to the World Heritage Birka and Hovgården, you must be knowledgeable or have an experienced guide to find all the historical sites and understand them correctly.

A good alternative is my guide folder!
One for Birka and one for Hovgården.
Everything I know, have heard and seen is there to the extent of space!

- Birka 60 SKR.

- Hovgården 50 SKR.

Order by email:

Cash / Swish 070-776 48 22 / Paypal

More info can be found at:

My Runestone park
See old rune stones as new.

Open between May 1st to last September.
It is free to visit my Runestone park on your own.

The park is exciting but dangerous for children!
You have to take responsibility for your children!

The rune stones are reconstructed photographs in natural size.
They look so natural that you have to feel them to be convinced that they are not real rune stones.

When the rune stones are painted in the original way, both runes and the artwork appear, even the work of the craftsman can be revealed. This part of the rune stones has been inaccessible for too long.

My runestone workshop

When you book me as your guide in Runestone park we also visit my runstone workshop. There I tell about the craft and show how I cut runestones with sledgehammer and chisel.

Runestone park is located in Lindby 2,5 km south of Hovgården.
Address: Lindbyvägen 62

- The new entrance now welcomes large buses.
- Pre-booked groups can order lunch and coffee.
- The park also has a quiz, a shop and a flea market.

Price 1 000 SEK per hour. (usually one hour is enough).
Book by e-mail: or phone: +46 70 776 48 22

It is free to visit my Runestone park on your own.

If you like what you see and if you want to see more in the future you can donate.
Would you like to help me maintain and build the park?
Make a donation to my Runestone park.

- Paypal:
- SWISH: 070-776 48 22

Runestone park website: >

Useful Links
SL upplysning (SL information)
Bus 312 from Brommaplan
The bus goes both to Hovgården (bus stop. Adelsö kyrka) and to my Runestone park (bus stop. Lindby brygga vägskäl).

Adelsö ferry 
Free car ferry. Departs at least 2 times per hour. Crossing 5 minutes.

Slagsta ferry
Payment ferry between Slagsta and Jungfrusund. Departs every 15 minutes. Crossing 13 minutes.

UNESCO World Heritage
Birka and Hovgården

UNESCO text copied:
"The Birka archaeological site is located on Björkö Island in Lake Mälar and was occupied in the 9th and 10th centuries.
Hovgården is situated on the neighbouring island of Adelsö.
Together, they make up an archaeological complex which illustrates the elaborate trading networks of Viking-Age Europe and their influence on the subsequent history of Scandinavia.
Birka was also important as the site of the first Christian congregation in Sweden, founded in 831 by St Ansgar".

Phone: +46 70-776 48 22 
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