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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala

Visit the historical town of Uppsala on your shore excursion

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.

Customer Reviews

MegBleep

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

maher j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Thanks to our expert guide Urban. We learned a lot in this tour although I felt it is an Medieval historical tour more than Viking tour. We had a lot of information and understood more about the viking.

davidg.t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Thanks to the Guide- expert and informative. A busy day but well run and worth experiencing some life outside Stockholm!

Thomas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We spent a wonderful day with our guide and driver Urban touring Viking and Medieval sights. Urban is very knowledgeable and friendly and always willing to slow down to explain something further. He has an obvious interest in the subject and it shows. I thought the highlight was seeing the standing Viking rune stones and admiring their beauty and practicality. Urban explained what some of them meant and talked about how they evolved over time. Another highlight was the burial mounds in Uppsala. Much taller than I imagined. Having been watching various Viking shows on TV, Urban tried to temper that warrior experience with what everyday life was like for the
Viking, including their parliament and quasi-democractic decision making. When we signed up for the tour it was a Viking sights tour but by the time we arrived it was a Viking and Medieval tour. We privately grumbled about this, but the aspects of the churches we saw were so well explained by Urban that at the end of the day we found ourselves commenting on how interesting they were. We had our lunch break in Sigtuna so unfortunately most of our time was used in finding lunch and eating it. I would have liked another 30 minutes to wander around the town.

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great trip, even in the rain. Countryside was beautiful and the guide like his history and enjoyed telling the tales of it.

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great trip, even in the rain. Countryside was beautiful and the guide like his history and enjoyed telling the tales of it.

karen s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The trip was exactly as described and the trip to the farmhouse for coffee and a dessert break was a delight. The Viking burial sites are not sensational but the history was very enjoyable as was our guide's explanation of the runes. Our guide was very well informed and he made the trip so very nice. We also appreciated the guide's information about the country and suburban lifestyles and economy.

mrswanson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Urban, the guide was incredible. His knowledge of the runes, the Viking travels, the royal families, and other tidbits was great. He was actually early for our pickup, and everyone else was early also, so had a good start. We were together for over 8 hours, and there was very seldom a time when he was not giving us some information. He has a good sense of humor. One of the best tours we have taken.

Al

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was a very interesting day. I learned a lot about the Vikings and especially the Runes that they left behind. I chose this trip to get out into the Swedish countryside and experience smaller cities besides Stockholm. I was not disappointed. Urban was an excellent guide. I would have liked to have visited the Viking Museum in Gamla Uppsala. Perhaps that will be another trip.

Alan L. Jante

Ishel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent guide, very kind, a lot of knowledge of the subject, spoke perfect English. Tour was very through and very illustrative of all viking/ Swedish history. Great lunch break in nature seeing traditional Swedish. One of my best experiences with tours.

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