Stockholm, Sweden

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Uncover the secrets of Sweden’s fascinating Viking heritage during a full-day trip from Stockholm. Accompanied by an expert historical guide, travel through the scenic splendor of Sweden’s countryside to sites of profound historical interest; see ancient Viking parliaments; decipher inscriptions upon runic stones; and see relics that attest to the complexity and richness of the culture. Stroll the charming streets of Sigtuna, Sweden’s longest established town, and absorb the sacred atmosphere at sites like Gamla Uppsala. History enthusiasts will delight in this enriching and educational excursion.
  • Full-day Viking and medieval Swedish history trip from Stockholm
  • Uncover Sweden’s fascinating Viking and medieval past at a string of historical sites
  • See ancient runic stones, long-ago Viking parliaments and old burial mounds
  • Visit the ancient religious site of Old Uppsala to see the ruins of a Viking parliament
  • Discover Sweden’s pretty countryside as you travel
  • Visit charming Sigtuna and historical Uppsala
Depart from your centrally located Stockholm hotel in a comfortable vehicle and begin your cultural journey to the heart of Sweden’s captivating countryside. Stop first to view the ancient Viking causeway of Täby and admire the runic stones that once comprised a Viking parliament. Return to the minivan and venture to Granby, a quaint and archaic settlement that dates back to 400 AD; decipher the ancient inscriptions upon the Granbyhällen, a colossal rock decorated with swirling runes, then revitalize with lunch at a local eatery (own expense). 

Next, continue through the verdant beauty of the Lunda region to Sigtuna, an ancient settlement founded in the 10th century. Stroll the atmospheric streets of Sweden’s oldest town and browse bespoke boutiques for special souvenirs. 

Return to the minivan and travel through more lush landscapes to Gamla Uppsala, a small village replete with royal burial mounts and relics that attest to the richness of Viking culture. See some of Sweden’s most significant scared sites then enjoy some relaxed independent exploration in new Uppsala, where the country’s oldest Cathedral resides. 

Finally, return to your minivan and relax during the journey back to Stockholm.

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D
, Oct 2018

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

I
, 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.

R
, 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!

G
, 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.

K
, Sep 2018

Had a great time! Urban, our guide, was very knowledgeable and had an interesting take on everything. We wished we had had more rime in both Sigtuna and Uppsala.

H
, Jul 2018

Very mediocre tour but I did see something different from Sweden other than Stockholm.

t
, Jun 2018

The tour itself was nice. The van we traveled in was not. We had 19 people in a van made for 18 one was a child, and several of us had NO leg room due to the wheel wells sticking up and taking our foot space. Not a place you want to be for an 8 hour tour. Would not have taken the tour if we had known that up front! Something needs to be said in the description about this.

M
, Apr 2018

The tour was awesome! Lucky for me and my wife we were the only ones in the tour that day and it turned out to be a private tour! Our tour guide, Urban, was absolutely fantastic and very very knowledgeable .. he will definitely show you a lot of great places and tell you some stories. Highly recommended!

S
, Apr 2018

This was a great educational tour. We ended out Vikings Homelands on Viking Cruise ships with this land tour while we stayed in Sweden. It was nice to get away form the city and see some of the country side. The town we had lunch in was very quiet and peaceful. Our driver and tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely take this tour again.

M
, Jan 2018

Great day trip. Smooth pick up and nice little bus to take us around. The tour guide was excellent, kept us all entertained and educated. The areas we visited were beautiful and intriguing. Nice stop for refreshments and very impressed by the old stones and countryside.


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