Historiska museet


Welcome to the Swedish History Museum's Vikings exhibition.


The Vikings are possibly best known as brutal robbers. Today there are many pictures and stories about the Vikings. They describe how they travelled around the world frightening the life out of people. This is not the true story of the Vikings.

The Vikings were mostly peaceful traders. However, most of the people who lived in the Nordic Countries during this period were not Vikings. They were farmers, hunters and craftsmen. The exhibition does include weapons, but it also includes thousands of objects which give a different picture, telling the story of everyday activities, religious beliefs and family life.

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Opening hours

June 1–August 31:
Open every day 10 am–6 pm
(except June 19 and 20 2015)

September 1May 31:
Tuesday to sunday 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday 11 am–8 pm
Mondays closed (closed December 24, 25, 31 2015)



Buses 44 and 56 to Historiska museet, buses 69, 76 or tram/streetcar 7 to Djurgårdsbron.
Underground to Karlaplan or Östermalmstorg.

Visiting address:
Narvavägen 13–17