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From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

4.6 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Sweden History Tours

From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

Activity provider: Sweden History Tours

From US$ 190.78 per person

Learn about Viking history on this guided tour from Stockholm. Join your guides as you discover runestones, gravesites, causeways, and the cities of Sigtuna and Uppsala.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the lobby of your hotel at the appointed time.

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Stockholm

  • 30 minutes
  • Broby

  • Jarlabanke Bridge

  • Arkils Tingstad

  • Sigtuna

  • Uppsala (walk)

  • Uppsala Cathedral (visit)

  • Vendel

  • 75 minutes
  • Stockholm

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Visit Uppsala and its old mounds
  • Embark on a city walk in Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden
  • Witness a grave field visit in Broby Bridge
  • See a reconstructed viking bridge
Full description

Get a good view of Viking historical sites and an overview of Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way such as Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman. See Jarlabanki's bridge, a partly reconstructed Viking bridge. Stop at the Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. Learn about Viking laws, the construction of kin groups, and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Explore Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden on a guided walking tour. Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and visit the local museum. Visit the king's grave mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 1500 years in time. This is one of Sweden's most important historical sites. Visit the former medieval Cathedral at the site as well and walk around the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history.

Take a walk around the biggest church of all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral. Sneak inside Museum Gustavianum for a while before heading back to Stockholm.

Includes
  • Driver and guide
  • Cruise pickup (not Nynäshamn arrivals)
  • Hotel pickup (if no more than 5km away from Stockholm central station)
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Limited walking
  • Operates in all weather so dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was a good value day trip that allowed us to see some historical Viking sites, Sigtuna, and Uppsala in a fun, enjoyable, relaxing, and informative way. We especially appreciated the unexpected treats (sweets, mead tasting) that our guide, Åsa, provided for us. If our van had had the full 8 visitors allowed on the trip, it would have been uncomfortably crowded. For the six of us, it was perfect.

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July 8, 2022

Friendly and informative. Our group was so nice and we made new friends while seeing some of the area outside of Stockholm.

October 19, 2022

August 25, 2022

Product ID: 119908