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Stockholm Viking History

By Viator, September 2017

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Spread across 15 island, Sweden’s capital is a bustling city of cafes, galleries, and restaurants, but underneath lies a rich history of Viking tribes, warrior spirit, and Norse mythology. Here’s how to see the best of Stockholm’s Viking history.

Viking History in Stockholm
The Vikings dominated the region around what is now present-day Sweden between the late eighth century and the mid-11th century, establishing trade, colonization, and conquest routes to far-flung destinations including the British Isles, the Faroe Islands, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Russian, and Ukraine. Although widely revered as a barbaric, marauding force, the Vikings demonstrated advanced engineering skills and even artistic creativity, and their sphere of cultural and linguistic influence reaches far and wide.

Ways to Experience Viking History in Stockholm
Visitors to Stockholm can explore the region’s rich Viking history and heritage by choosing from a broad range of Viking-themed activities, day trips, and tours. In Stockholm, follow a tour guide on a Viking-themed walking tour around the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and take in top sites such as the Royal Palace (Kungliga Slotten) and the Parliament House. Along the way, hear how Viking and Scandinavian cultures have intertwined through the centuries. Alternatively, use Stockholm as a base and head further afield on a day trip to Gamla Uppsala, Sigtuna (Sweden’s oldest town), and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Markim-Orkesta, where the region’s Viking history comes to life.

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Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala, Stockholm, null
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Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala

4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

Lift the lid on Sweden’s rich Viking and medieval past on this enthralling full-day trip from Stockholm! Travel northward from the capital through Sweden’s ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.40
Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm, Stockholm, Day Trips
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Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

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Get a taste of Sweden’s fascinating Viking and medieval past on this half-day tour from Stockholm! As an expert guide unravels the country’s Viking history, ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.21
Viking History Small Group Tour from Stockholm: Half Day Including Sigtuna, Stockholm, Day Trips
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Viking History Small Group Tour from Stockholm: Half Day Including Sigtuna

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Excavate Sweden’s amazing Viking history on a 5-hour guided tour from the beautiful capital of Stockholm. Unveil the mystery of the Swedish Viking history with ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

From USD $117.33
Viking History Small-Group Trip from Stockholm including Sigtuna and Uppsala: Full Day, Stockholm, ... 
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Viking History Small-Group Trip from Stockholm including Sigtuna and Uppsala: Full Day

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Dig up some Viking history during this 8-hour tour in the picturesque Swedish countryside. Travel in the company of a expert history guide to learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.52
Viking History Small Group Trip from Stockholm Including the Runic Kingdom: Short Day, Stockholm, ... 
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Viking History Small Group Trip from Stockholm Including the Runic Kingdom: Short Day

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Dig up some Viking history during this 3-hour history tour from Stockholm. In the company of a expert local guide, learn about the Viking Swedes and their ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

From USD $87.99
Private Tour: Viking History Trip from Stockholm Including The Runic Kingdom, Stockholm, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Viking History Trip from Stockholm Including The Runic Kingdom

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Join a Viking expert local guide on this 3-hour history tour from Stockholm and get to know the Vikings and their mark on Swedish history. See a preserved ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.06
Private Tour: Stockholm Viking History Walking Tour, Stockholm, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Stockholm Viking History Walking Tour

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STOCKHOLM. 1,5hrs. Get ready to march the streets of Gamla stan, Stockholm on a viking tour. Our Viking Tour in Stockholm - Vulgar Viking Venture - covers all ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.47
Private Tour: Swedish History Day Trip to World Heritage Candidate Markim-Orkesta from Stockholm, ... 
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Private Tour: Swedish History Day Trip to World Heritage Candidate Markim-Orkesta from Stockholm

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Come and see the countryside for a while, get out of the crowded city and take a look at the historical and cultural lanscape unice for Sweden. This tour ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $234.65
Private Tour: Viking History Excursion to Arkils Assembly Site, Stockholm, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Viking History Excursion to Arkils Assembly Site

Enjoy a private excursion tour away from Stockholm to an assembly site from the Viking age. At these historic places, the aristocracy made decisions ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.66
Private Tour: Pre-Viking Era Excursion to Vada Burial Mounds, Stockholm, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Pre-Viking Era Excursion to Vada Burial Mounds

Go back in time to experience the Swedish epoch called the Vendel age (500-800 AD) during this private tour. Vada burial mounds are the remnants of an ancient ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.20

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