Vallentuna, Sweden
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While in Stockholm's port, travel to the countryside outside Stockholm to learn about Sweden's Viking history on this full-day shore excursion. Follow your local guide to Sigtuna, the country's oldest town, where you'll hear interesting tales of Viking mythology and culture. Visit ancient burial sites and see engraved runes at Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), then spend some free time strolling the charming streets of Uppsala, the country's former capital.
  • Full-day Viking and medieval Swedish history shore excursion from Stockholm
  • Delve into the facts, sites and legends of Viking culture and history in Sweden
  • View carved runic stones and an ancient Viking parliament and causeway
  • Explore the quaint town of Sigtuna and Sweden's elegant former capital of Uppsala
  • Visit the haunting sacrificial and burial sites of Gamla Uppsala
  • Leave Stockholm behind and experience Sweden’s beautiful countryside
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Meet your guide at Stockholm's cruise port, where you'll board your minibus and head North into Sweden's pristine countryside. As you enjoy the passing scenery, your guide will provide an introduction to Viking culture and history in the area.
Stop in the northern suburb of Täby to view an ancient Viking causeway called Jarlabankes bro. See the elaborately carved runes and then head to Arklis tingstad, where you'll view stones that were once used as seats in the Viking parliament, where arguments were settled and laws were finalized.
In Granby, check out the Granbyhällen, a huge rock decorated with rune engravings that dominates this village from the 5th century. Grab lunch in the nearby Hökeriet cafe (own expense); there's also a vintage store if you wish to do some souvenir shopping.
Next, visit Sigtuna, the country's oldest town, where you'll have some free time to wander the same streets the Vikings did during the 10th century. Then head for Gamla Uppsala and New Uppsala. The former is home to the royal Viking burial mounds, the latter hosts Sweden's oldest church and charming streets for walking and shopping. 
At the end of your day exploring Sweden's Viking culture, enjoy drop-off back at the port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


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, Jul 2018

It was a wonderful sunny day leaving Stockholm. This tour guide has diverse knowledge about Viking history, Swedish history and world history. He is able to tie in all of these facts and make them relavent to our lives in current times. The stop for coffee and fika was a very nice experience as well and the good chance to see the country side of Sweden and how people really live outside of Stockholm. I highly recommend this trip to get up to speed on Swedish history and current lifestyles.

, Aug 2017

We had a great day with our driver guide and one other traveler from England. We learned lots about rune stones. We saw several rune stones incorporated into christian churches.

, May 2017

Urban is an outstanding guide who blends an enthusiasm for Sweden's history, a sense of humor, and a comfortable Mercedes minibus to create an entertaining and eduvpcational day trip. We thought the tour was just Sigtuna and Uppsala, but made several other stops to take in important historic rune stones and settlements.

All in, an amazing experience.

Thanks again, Urban!

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