The Viking Museum

Museum in Djurgården


Djurgårdsstrand 15, Djurgården • view map


Viking museum

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The Viking museum – experience the exciting Viking era in the middle of Djurgården in Stockholm.

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The Viking era is one of the most mythical epochs in Nordic history. At The Viking museum, one can through films, sounds, fragrances, and fictional characters be both fascinated and astounded by the true lives of the Vikings.

Stockholm’s Viking museum, The Viking museum, opened its gates in 2017 in an old ship hall on Djurgården, between the Vasa Museum and Gröna Lund amusement park. The museum originated as a private initiative to spread knowledge about the Vikings and to bust some of the long-lived bust myths about them. The aim was to change out-of-date ideas about Vikings and to offer an exciting experience for both adults and children – to both educate and entertain, in other words.

Many people believe that plundering and war were everyday life for the Vikings but they were also farmers, explorers, and tradesmen. They had for example a rich cultural exchange with the countries in the Middle East. As proof of this, more coins per square meter have been found in Gotland than in Arab countries.

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In the museum’s permanent exhibition, several objects are exhibited, and together with audio, films, and scents, visitors can enjoy the cruelty of the Viking Age and the hard life at sea as well as the everyday work on the land. Visitors get to meet Leifur and Estrid, two re-created characters from the Viking Age, who tell exciting stories. Leifur is “a real Viking”. He is reconstructed using DNA from bone remnants found in Sigtuna outside of Stockholm. An interesting detail about Leifur is that he was a vegetarian.

The museum’s most popular attraction is Ragnfrid’s saga, where you sit in a carriage and begin a dramatic journey of 11 minutes into the Viking Age. The tour starts at the home of Ragnfrid and her husband Harald on a farm in Frösala and then continues with, among other things, plundering in the west and slave trading in the east. This exciting adventure is offered in Swedish, English, Russian, Finnish, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, and German. The Viking Museum offers guided tours in English or Swedish by the museum’s trained guides. The guided tours are one of the museum’s strengths. The guides are trained in various fields of archeology, are very committed, and have a personal approach.

The Viking museum has many international visitors. Some have gained their interest in Vikings through popular culture, not least as a result of the TV series Vikings on HBO. Many Americans, and others, have become interested in Vikings because they have Scandinavian descendants.

After finishing the museum tour, you can have lunch at the restaurant Glöd in the same building. Here you can enjoy the nice view of Skeppsholmen while you taste the Wild Viking Stew or enjoy a cup of coffee. Next to the restaurant is a museum shop where you can buy self-designed souvenirs as well as unique items, all inspired by the Viking era. The most popular product is a necklace with moose teeth!

Welcome to The Viking museum!

Top 3 reasons to visit

Vibrant exhibitions give you the opportunity to experience the Viking Age

Knowledgeable and truly dedicated guides

Restaurant Glöd with fantastic food and a spectacular view of the water towards Skeppsholmen



+46 (0)8 400 229 90

Opening Hours

Monday 11 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday 11 am – 5 pm
Friday 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am -5 pm

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