With their rites, traditions and historic bearings that linger on today, Vikings are ever fascinating. Various films, books and even video games have drawn from the folklore of this Nordic people, often described as barbaric warriors. But was that really the case? Forget about violence, horned helmets and bearded faces. The Viking Museum (also known as Vikingaliv, the “Viking life”) breaks the myth and gives history its legitimate place. With an interactive walkthrough that is bound to captivate both kids and lovers and Ragnar Lodbrok (the hero of the famous TV show Vikings), this small museum located on the Djurgårdsvägen island will reveal detailed chronicles with no bias.
There, you will meet an authentic Viking warrior, or rather his full-size reproduction called “Leifur”. Using DNA found on bones in the Sigtuna archaeological camp site (Sweden's oldest town, about 50 km north of Stockholm), the mannequin is the “incarnation” of a true Viking. However, data studies found that Leifur was a vegetarian, far from the commonplace image of Nordic people during the iron age! Highlight of your visit, you can travel back to the end of the first millennium of our times through the fictitious story of Ragnfrid, Viking woman whose life is told with a sound and light show.
The Viking Museum
115 21 Stockholm
+46 (0)8 400 229 90