The Runestone park has a voluntary entrance.

Suggested admission is SEK 50.

You only pay if you want to.

Book a guided tour in the Runestone park

When you book me as a guide in the park, I show and tell you about the rune stones from my perspective as a modern rune carver.

The park's depicted runestones have colors as they had 1000 years ago, then it will be easier to see the images and artwork on each runestone.
Experience rune stones as in Viking times!

Finally, we visit my Runesten workshop.
I show my tools and how they are used.

A guided tour takes about 1 hour.

Price SEK 1500. 10 participants included.
Extra participants + SEK 100. per person).

Bus group: SEK 3,000 (max. 50 participants). 


- 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, you can also buy my guide booklet and read all about the World Heritage Birka and Hovgården.

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

Larger groups must book their visit in advance.

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 50.

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.




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 150 per person, round trip.
Example: 2 people SEK 600 (300 + 150 + 150)

Guide folder included, one per group.
Life jackets are available to borrow.


Booking and contact >


Birka with personal guide

Booking me as a guide at Birka costs SEK 1,500 per hour. A guided tour can take between 1-2 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 3,000. (max 50 participants).

Booking and contact >


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.

A guide booklet costs SEK 50.

There is one for Birka and one for Hovgården

Booking, order and contact


Phone: +46 70-776 48 22


- Cash

- Swish: 0707764822

- PayPal:


External links

Birka and Hovgården >
Information and tips for visitors to the World Heritage Site

Runestones >
Guide to all known runestones in Ekerö municipality and how to find them and understand them.

Facebook >
Kalle Runristare on Facebook with the latest news.

Kalle Runistare >
A contemporary runecarver's website.

UNESCO - Birka and Hovgården >
The World Heritage Convention

Birka the Viking city >
Restaurants, museum and events etc. on Birka.

Uppdaterad: 22 april 2024