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Delve into Sweden’s rich Viking heritage during an intriguing half-day excursion in Stockholm. Listen to captivating commentary from your knowledgeable guide as you travel north to sites of great historical significance; discover the remains of a Viking parliament at Täby; view ancient frescos and Viking stones at the medieval church of Orkesta; and see Sweden’s biggest runic stone at Granby. Browse the historical monuments and artisan stores in Sigtuna independently at the end of your tour, delving into the ancient origin of Sweden’s oldest town. 

Highlights

  • Half-day Viking and medieval history tour from Stockholm
  • Discover Sweden’s colorful Viking and medieval past at various historical sites
  • Visit an old Viking parliament and Täby to see a Viking causeway
  • Head for Granby to walk around Sweden’s largest runic stone
  • Explore the craft shops and historical sites of medieval Sigtuna
  • Admire Sweden’s rolling countryside as you travel
  • See the sights and enjoy the in-depth attention of your guide on this 5-hour tour

What You Can Expect

Stockholm Shore Excursion: Half-Day Viking History Tour from Stockholm

Explore Sweden's rich Viking past on this private excursion

Greet your knowledgeable driver-guide at the your disembarking point in Stockholm port and set out in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to explore the historical highlights of the region. Admire stunning scenery as your guide offers fascinating facts about Sweden’s Viking heritage. 

Stop at the ancient site of Täby to see the remarkable runic stones of an enormous Viking causeway; visualize members of parliament discussing policies at this former parliament site then return to the coach to venture to Granby, a Viking settlement from 400 AD. See Sweden’s largest runic stone, the Granbyhällen then revitalize during an hour of free time for lunch (own expense) at a local eatery. 

Next, venture to the medieval church at Orkesta to marvel at the beautifully preserved frescoes and runic stones. Continue to the town that boasts the title of Sweden’s oldest, Sigtuna, to lose yourself in the tangled streets steeped in ancient history. See a plethora of Viking relics and hear entertaining tales from the past. 

Relax during the journey back to Stockholm and arrive well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure. 

Customer Reviews

Maria M. D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great tour. We had a wonderful time outside of Stockholm and our tour guide was not only knowledgeable but very funny!!! My only recommendation is that they provide better instructions to identify the bus that will be picking up customers from the Port...maybe a small sign.

John T

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

Maybe we didn't understand the description of this tour well enough. We imagined we were going to see an actual Viking village even a restored one would have been great. Instead we saw a few runes which were interesting and an area where there were a few foundation stones remaining. We saw several old churches. Not a tour I would recommend.

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