Helgö is an island in Ekerö Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden. Helgö is an island situated in Lake Mälaren. The island's greatest width is about 1.5 km, it is about 5 km long and covers 48 hectares. The island is perhaps best known for a major archaeological area.
The old trading town on Helgö began to emerge around the year 200 AD. and are 500 year older than Birka at Björkö. The first archaeological dig in 1954 found not only remains of the early settlement, but also a workshop area that became of international interest. Among the finds were a small Buddha statuette from North India and a christening scoop from Egypt, both dating from 6th century. The Indian Buddha statuette, the Irish crozier and the Egyptian scoop which were found on Helgö, are presently on display in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm.