Private Full Day Viking History Tour From Stockholm Including Sigtuna

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Overview

Uncover some Viking history on this 8-hour tour from Stockholm into the lovely Swedish countryside. Venture in the company of a knowledgeable local history guide and get to know the Viking Swedes. Experience the pretty countryside area of Markim-Orkesta, a recent UNESCO World Heritage candidate site. Go to Sigtuna, the oldest still existing town in Sweden and walk by the 18th-century traditional wooden houses on the main street that still have its original Viking age stretch, travel back in time. Hear tales on Viking mythology and see replicas of excavation findings. Transportation from and back to your hotel is included.
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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Travel in the morning from your hotel or cruise port in a comfortable car or minivan depending on the group size. Go north to the beautiful Swedish countryside and sense how you start to move back in time. See a reconstructed Viking farm where you will learn about Viking life at the farm.

Next stop is Sigtuna. Experience the history of Sweden's oldest town and enjoy the guide's passion for Sigtuna. Walk among church ruins, walk on the main Viking-age street on a guided tour.  

Go through time to the Nordian Burial Mound, one of Sweden's largest burial mounds, as much as 50 meters in diameter. Learn about the Vendel Swedes, ancestors to the Viking Swedes.

Head to Markim-Orkesta, two pretty countryside areas that have once been nominated to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. See what the Orkesta England Runestone has to tell. This rune stone tells tales about plundering in England. Take a short stop at a farm and get to know their Viking horses, the Icelandic horses, a breed almost entirely unchanged since the Viking age. After, go to the town of Vallentuna and take a fika (coffee break) at a local café. Choose for yourself what you want to drink and/or eat (at own expense). 

Journey onward to a Viking assembly and sense the presence of ancient might, imagine Viking lords sitting in there making important decisions. See the iconic Jarlabanki's bridge, and listen to the intriguing tale of Lord Jarlabanke. 

At last, visit the graveyard at Broby, one of the most excavated grave-sites in Sweden. Hear about Estrid, one of the most famous Viking women in the Stockholm county area. Get to know how the Vikings buried their dead.

Be taken back to your central Stockholm accommodations or cruise port at tour's end.
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Inclusions for Private Full Day Viking History Tour From Stockholm Including Sigtuna

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Stockholm. Pick-up and drop-off at cruise port is also possible. 

  • Private tour

  • Swedish cinnamon bun and water bottle 

  • All taxes and surcharges

  • Driver/vehicle

  • Fun for the kids. Write your name with runes and coloring a rune stone.

  • A taste of Viking inspired mead

  • Tips on what else to do in the Stockholm region after your tour, free brochures in the vehicle

  • Viking music based on reconstructions of real instrument findings

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Exclusions for Private Full Day Viking History Tour From Stockholm Including Sigtuna

  • Lunch (you can also take just a sandwich or have a fika, the Swedish word for a coffee break with something sweet to eat)

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Souvenirs

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 12 people per booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

No sandals or flip flops, feet must be covered

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The reason we decided on a driving tour was because my husband has issues with walking, and this was a good option. There was a bit of an issue on scheduling, but was resolved well. Oddly, our guide was a 20-year-old Frenchman with a love for Vikings, who had just started working for the company three weeks before. But he tried his best, and we were amazed at how well he navigated the freeways after only being in the country a limited amount of time. The tour was a little unconventional, which included taking an unknown to him back trail across a forest on the way to see some Viking era-descendant horses, missing the way to a burial mound we've seen several burial mounds in our lives and told him not to worry about it, and speaking only limited English. I'm sure his English is much better now, that he doesn't get lost so often, and that the company coordinates guides with clients in a more orderly manner. Lunch was scheduled for the buffet at a golf club we paid, which initially seemed odd but it was full of traditional Swedish dishes. We saw several runes, but the best thing of the tour was the first stop -- a visit to a farm that was was being run in the same way it would have operated in the Viking era. One of the gentleman living that life was very knowledgeable, very articulate and he and the authentic buildings and practices were the highlight of the this tour. The city of Sigtuna was somewhat interesting, but we may have been burned out on historic churches at the end of our three-week European tour.

  • The tour was interesting and had a good variety of Viking history and information - things to see and to hear about. There were, of course, the stone runes, but also a farm, a museum, churches, the lovely town of Sigtuna, and a knowledgeable guide. He was not the typical guide who has learned enough to be a freelancer. The guide grew up in the area and has a true interest in the subject matter. It was nice to drive about the country side too.

USD 326.61