Viking History Extended Tour From Stockholm

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Stockholms Centralstation, Centralplan 15, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Lift the lid on Swedens rich Viking and medieval past on this enthralling full-day trip from Stockholm! Travel northward from the capital through Swedens picture-book countryside. See intricately carved runic stones and other relics that attest to the richness and complexity of Viking culture. Visit Swedens oldest town of Sigtuna, see the haunting religious sites of Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), and enjoy time free to explore the historic town of Uppsala itself. Along the way, history is brought to life with informative insights from your guide. It's a great day out for history buffs!

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Stockholm hotel. Meet your friendly guide and relax as your comfortable minibus travels northward through Swedens picturesque countryside.

Stop at Tby to view the Jarlabankes bro, an ancient Viking causeway. Admire the runic stones here and then continue to what was once a Viking parliament at Arkils Tingstad. Here, examine the rings of stones once used as seats by council members. Your guide explains how the Vikings would use places like this to settle disputes and decide laws.

Next on your route is Granby, an important village that existed between 400 and 500 AD. Admire the Granbyhllen, a massive rock decorated with swirling rune engravings. Contemplate what youve seen on a break for coffee or a light lunch (own expense) at the nearby Hkeriet caf and vintage store. Perhaps buy some souvenirs here in the shape of Swedish handicrafts and homemade preserves.

Afterward, continue through the scenic Lunda region to Swedens oldest town, Sigtuna, founded in the 10th century. Enjoy free time to amble around the quaint streets and wonder at its Viking runic stones.

Then, travel to the small village of Gamla Uppsala. It is home to royal burial mounds, and considered one of Swedens most important sacred sites. Lastly, head for new Uppsala, where you have time to explore on your own. You might go to see Uppsala Cathedral, Swedens oldest church, or delve into its charming old quarter and shopping streets.

Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Professional guide

Snacks - At Hkeriet you get to try local food or a typical swedish fika

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Sep-2019

    Our guide was so great and incredibly knowledgable about everything. There was never a dull moment within the history lesson on the tour about the vikings.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Our guide, Urban, was a very good tour guide and very knowledgeable on Nordic history. But other than seeing Rune stones, the tour is very light on Vikings and very heavy on general history of Sweden and neighboring countries. If the tour was called Sweden History, my rating would be a 4 or 5, but I was expecting much more color on Vikings history.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    This is a wonderful tour with many interesting stops. Urban was our guide and he was very helpful and knowledgeable. He took us to several rune stone sights that we never would have located without him. He was very considerate and the tour covered great interesting places.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our guide was Urban—he has such a comprehensive knowledge of Swedish and Viking history that he loves to share. The tour van was comfortable and there were only three of us on the tour our day. It was wonderful having such a small group which was lucky for us. We made numerous stops to see old
    Viking areas— near a lake, in a farmyard- definitely places a big tour bus wouldn’t take you. We also toured the interiors of various ancient churches- which was wonderful with a guide who could point out many things we wouldn’t have known or noticed. I would highly recommend this tour if you have a free day during a Stockholm visit

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This is a very good tour if you want to learn more about the Vikings. Our guide was knowledgeable and thorough with his explanation.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    There is no way I could have possibly learned this much and seen so much stuff in a day on my own. Most of the locations we went to were fascinating and things that you would only know of if you were an insider. Some of the Viking ruins we saw were almost unmarked- amazing for ruins that are 1500 years old! The scale of what means "old" is completely different in Sweden as it is for us from the States.

    Our tour guide, Urban, covered everything in an interesting way that tied everything together well. He has a deep understand of the history and could answer any questions I had, and went deeper into into areas as needed.

    And the coffee break ("Ficka") spot was a memorable gem in the Swedish countryside.

    A great value, and I plan to take the tour again when I return with my family in tow next year.

  • 24-Oct-2018

    Excellent trip to get a good overview of local viking history. Guide was excellent and had so many facts.

  • 01-Oct-2018

    Our guide, Urban, was above and beyond all our expectations. His knowledge and willingness to share it with all passengers was superb. We enjoyed every minute of the trip: from the moment Urban picked us up from the hotel to the moment of saying goodbye at the location, that was not included into the trip, but we asked Urban if he could drop us somewhere near a public transportation station, so we may go over there. And Urban just drove us to the place. We can't appreciate more his job. He showed us not only history of Sweden and Vikings but also showed heartwarming respect to the customers.I would definitely recommend the Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm including Upsala to everyone who is interested in Scandinavian history. And especially if the guide will be Urban.

  • 01-Oct-2018

    Done in a Van where the driver was also the Guide. Wow dangerous if I may say to drive and and talk about history at same time. The Guide was average, hated his monotonous tone of speaking - made ihistory so boring Way over priced $164 for one person!

  • 05-Sep-2018

    Really enjoyed the tour for the opportunity to see the wonderful countryside of Sweden. Wish it had been about an hour shorter. The guide was very knowledgeable about the Vikings but I wish he had explained more about why they did what they did.

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