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Viking History Small Group Tour from Stockholm: Half Day Including Sigtuna

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Viking History Small Group Tour from Stockholm: Half Day Including Sigtuna

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icon5 to 6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Dig up some Viking history during this half-day history tour from Stockholm. In the company of a historian guide, learn about the Vendel Swedes, the predecessors to the Vikings, and their impact on Scandinavian history. Visit the Vada burial mounds, Jarlabanke's bridge, and Vallentuna Church. View some ancient rune stones and hear the folklore of the Vikings, including the great Viking woman Estrid and the all-powerful lord Jarlabanke.
  • Take a half-day Viking history from Stockholm
  • Visit ancient graves, rune stones, Viking parliament, and more
  • Explore Sweden's oldest city, Sigtuna, founded in AD 970
  • A small group of 16 or fewer ensures a personalized experience
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Small group tour (max of 16 people)
Hotel pick up and drop off (if your hotel is within 4km of Stockholm central station)
Personal service
All taxes and surcharges
Driver/vehicle
Live Guide
Cruise harbour pick up (not nynäshamn harbour but in Frihamnen, Värtahamnen and Stadsgården)
Lunch
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9:30 AM
We offer hotel pick up at all central hotels, ports and other accommodations within 3 km from Stockholm central station (you can use Google Maps to check your distance from Stockholm central station). If you're staying in the Old town (where it is not possible to get in by car) we may ask you to walk a few minutes to another location where we pick you up. If you are outside the pick up zone we will give you directions to a meeting place that is simple to get to with public transit. If you are unsure if you're in or out please email us after booking. Pick up normally starts at 09.00 or 09.30. For the shorter tours 3-5h 09.30 is the normal pick up time. For the longer tours, 8h:s, 09.00 is our usual pick up time for the first guests. Please note that this is flexible depending on different factors like the number of reservations, time of year and traffic conditions. We will be in touch two days in advance of a public tour with your final starting time, if you want to know beforehand or want that we arrange a fixed time for you please contact us by email. If your tour departs from a cruise pier: If your ship arrives at S165 and S167 STADSGÅRDEN: Please walk a few hundred meters away from your ship while following the BLUE/GREEN lines. Go past the fences and guards, and your guide will wait there, with a sign saying "Viking Tours" on an A4-paper. NOTE: If you enter any other harbor number in STADSGÅRDEN than S165 or S167 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour. We recommend that you are available on cell phones to avoid issues during pick-up. If your ship arrives at F638 FRIHAMNEN: Upon debarking the ship, please go through the terminal building. Once you go past the sliding doors (everyone else that departs the ship will walk out this way), the guide will meet you just outside the sliding doors. The guide will be holding an A4-paper saying "Viking Tours". NOTE: If you enter any other harbor number in FRIHAMNEN than F638 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour. If your ship arrives at V523 VÄRTAHAMNEN: Walk from your ship towards the tourist buses, which is less than 10 meters from the ship hull. The guide will wait for you at the tourist bus area, near the buses, with an A4-paper, which says "Viking Tours." The guide will then direct you to the tour vehicle. NOTE: If you enter any other harbor number in VÄRTAHAMNEN than V523 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour. If your ship arrives at NYNÄSHAMN: NO PICK UP INCLUDED HERE. That is due to it being 50 km away from Stockholm central station. We recommend you to contact us and decide on a meeting place in Central Stockholm. We will give directions on how to go there either by train or by taking one of the cruise buses going from the harbor into Stockholm. If you are unsure of which pier your ship is arriving at, please check at this website: https://www.portsofstockholm.com/vessel-calls/ . If you still can not find the pier number, please contact us at info@swedenhistorytours and we will look it up for you.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult, advise with us before the tour if a child needs a booster seat or child seat.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Hotel pick up time will be advised 1-2 days before the tour.
  • Cruise pick up times will be advised within 24 hours from booking.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. The minimum number is 3 persons. We hold the right to cancel a tour if the number is below 3 persons for all tour reservations combined.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sweden History Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Viking History Small Group Tour from Stockholm: Half Day Including Sigtuna?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Viking History Small Group Tour from Stockholm: Half Day Including Sigtuna?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Certainly a must for all of those who know little about Vikings and their impressive history and accomplishments." See review
  • "The tour is a bit overpriced however but maybe that's also due to the Stockholm area." See review
  • "Not knowing much at all about Viking history I found the tour fascinating and very worthwhile to see all of it up close." See review

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star-5
Very good tour, great local guide...
Michael S
, Nov 2017
Very good tour, great local guide who showed us many 'secret' places off the beaten track. Highly recommended!
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star-4
Very nice guide but a bit overpriced
273kristienv
, Sep 2019
Our guide Quentin was very nice and knowledgable. The visit to the small old town was definitly our favourite and the lake nearby was beautiful. The tour is a bit overpriced however but maybe that's also due to the Stockholm area. Would recommend this if you're very interested in Vikings.
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star-5
Enlightening
German_R
, Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable guide, kept us entertained and made the trip enjoyable, felt safe and received great service
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star-5
Good overview of local Viking history
Susan_G
, Feb 2020
Gabriel was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot in our short time. Not knowing much at all about Viking history I found the tour fascinating and very worthwhile to see all of it up close. The town of Sigunta is quaint and historic and the stop at the coffeehouse at the end was a great way to cap the day. He also filled us in on the local Stockholm area as well and gave us tips on restaurants and museums to visit.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thanks for the review. I agree that Gabriel is a great tour guide. I'm happy to hear that you liked your booked tour and Gabriel as a guide. I will send your regards to him when I meet him next time. Best Regards Jonathan
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star-5
It was nice to walk through the...
Hsing-Yi C
, Nov 2017
It was nice to walk through the historical sites outside Stockholm. The guide knows the history well. He also prepared some material to show us the things found in those historical sites. The visit to Sigtuna was wonderful.
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Lovely day away from the city but not...
Eike K
, Sep 2018
Lovely day away from the city but not too far away and brushing up on some Nordic history. Our guide was Angus, he had extensive knowledge on everything viking related accompanied with a great sense of humor.
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star-3
The guides were very good and...
Brian S
, Sep 2018
The guides were very good and knowledgeable, but the proportion of driving to the locations vs. the content at the locations was a bit lopsided. I wished more time was spent on Viking history.
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star-5
Really good tour
hmlgoodson
, Jun 2019
An excellent guide who knew his history and was also a really good communicator which made for a really excellent tour.
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star-5
everything was perfect
Michael_B
, Jul 2018
An excellent Tour. We really had a great experience and Hellen is incredible . thank for a lovely day
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star-3
An interesting tour but a little...
Christine M
, Aug 2017
An interesting tour but a little disorganized. Disappointed that we missed out on the Viking music.
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star-5
Informative Afternoon with Historical Significance and beautiful Countryside
Ellen_G
, Jul 2022
Emma and Erik were great. Emma shared a a wealth of knowledge with us all. She was also very wonderful in including the children and getting them involved. We saw really cool historical sites and Emma gave all the context and painted vivid pictures of the life before. We enjoyed every minute and so did the kids!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Ellen, We are glad to you and the family had a great experience and will pass on your praise to Erik and Emma. Best regards Angus
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star-5
A Viking Adventure
Gary_S
, Feb 2022
An interesting day out exploring beautiful Sigtuna and learning more about Norse history and culture. A well organised tour with a knowledgeable tour leader.
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star-1
Compared to our other Viator...
John D
, Jul 2017
Compared to our other Viator experiences, I would have to rate this one below good. The tour was really not well organized and bore little resemblance to the description. While it was nice to get outside the city, the information attempted to be delivered by our guide was hard to follow, lacked focus, and could have benefited from the addition of some sort of brochure or pamphlet outlining Viking history and culture. I could not recommend this tour as it is now being delivered and believe you could benefit more from just reading Wikipedia on the topic. In addition, the cost of the tour was disproportionate to its value as compared to other Viator tours in Stockholm.
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star-5
Myth buster
RICHARD_V
, Sep 2019
Informative excursion to some Viking historic sites. Our guide was an archaeologist who specialized in that period. Well done. Highly recommended. Certainly a must for all of those who know little about Vikings and their impressive history and accomplishments.
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star-3
Let me start off by saying I was...
Brad N
, Sep 2018
Let me start off by saying I was intrigued at what this tour would be possibly covering, as I wanted to learn more about Vikings while in Stockholm and the Nordic countries. My pickup was changed last minute to save time from my hotel to central station, which made sense and I was not mad about at all. They dropped me back off at my hotel at the end. The tour itself was average. For the amount of time that was taken we got back into Stockholm around 4pm, so its more than a half day FYI, i wish there was more stuff that was covered. Spending 45 minutes to walk around/free time in Sigtuna was basically just of a waste of time. Angus and Jonathan are both nice/cordial and will gladly answer any questions you might have at any point. In my opinon, there is just too much time driving around and free time at Sigtuna to make it worth a day of your trip.
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star-5
Great day with tour guides having an...
Wesley_P
, Nov 2017
Great day with tour guides having an amazing amount of knowledge!
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star-4
Informative and interesting
Dorothy_H
, Aug 2022
The tour brought historical people to life. I especially appreciated learning how they commemorated and communicated their social status.
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star-4
Our tour guide Angus was a walking...
Nadia D
, Jan 2018
Our tour guide Angus was a walking encyclopaedia/fountain/wikipedia of knowledge which was brilliant! Informative, interesting and a lot of fun! Caught a brilliant sunset in Sigtuna and learnt a lot about locsl history!
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star-5
Hugely enjoyable and informative
DPOC186225
, Dec 2019
This tour was, by far, the best experience I had during a four day visit to Stockholm. Nadia, our guide, was brilliant, with a huge depth of knowledge about the Vikings - and a remarkable ability to communicate that knowledge. Great sense of humour, and enthusiasm about her subject,too. She’s an absolute gem and Viator are fortunate to have her services as a guide. A memorable day!
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star-1
Don’t Bother with this tour
Joy_K
, Jul 2018
Very disappointing tour. Not much about Viking history but more a description of the 3 sets of rune stones we went to see. No tour of Sigtuna, just 55 minutes to walk around. Driver was good and personable but guide was very boring and not easy to follow.
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