Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala - Reviews

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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.

Trudy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Very knowledgeable guide and we were able to see many thing we would not have been able to without him. Highly recommend!

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

A long day - something like 9 hours door to door - but absolutely fascinating, very well organized and highly recommended. Our guide/driver Urban really knew his stuff and, despite some rain, we had a memorable day. My wife, who studied the Vikings at university, was especially thrilled to stand in the stone circle of a Thing, where Viking villagers would have assembled.

Another highlight for us was fika coffee and pastries - a Swedish speciality at a beautiful old farmhouse, followed by a visit to a nearby longhouse and then a gentle drive along quiet country roads, with Viking sites all around. Old Uppsala, with huge burial mounds, is a very special place, reminiscent of Silbury Hill in England.

We had high hopes of this tour, based on reviews on TripAdvisor, and I'm delighted to say that they were fully met. Booking through Viator went very smoothly. Good value too!

Rickoshay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Had a wonderful walking tour with Mie who shared with us several neighborhoods in Copenhagen that are off the beaten track, that otherwise a visitor to the city may bypass. Intimate streets, shops that spoke to life of Copenhagen now and in the past. Mie was a delight to listen to and explore with.

P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Urban is a very humorous driver/guide. His tour was very informative. For anyone interested in Viking and Swedish history, this is a good day-long excursion.

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

After reading some of the prior reviews and taking the tour, I believe if you are looking for a cheesy Hollywood Viking tour that will entertain you with fluff for eight hours straight, this is not your tour. However, if you are looking for a deep history of the Vikings and the areas inhabited by the Vikings north of Stockholm while seeing these famous sites first-hand, this is most certainly your tour. Urban is a wonderful tour guide who takes absolute care of his guests. He has a deep knowledge of Viking lore and history while providing his own narrative on things that he thinks the history books may have gotten wrong. He has clearly done this for quite a while as he is precise and thorough in his agenda throughout the tour. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get out of Stockholm for a day to see these sites first-hand and learn about the Viking era.

Pelin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Urgan is a lovely and very knowledgeable man. Tour is well paced and visits countryside of Sweden to see Viking rune stones and history. Even the weather was very cold we were very happy with the tour. Sigtuna and Uppsala parts were also lovely but be aware you and #39;ll have not too long in both.

Chardelle N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

This tour was amazing!

Joelle P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

I LOVED this day!

Mircea C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

We loved the tour. It was an amazing trip to take in vacation and the guide was very ok.

cbar4694

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

Urban is a very knowledgeable man regarding the history and life in Viking times. The trip was easy paced and the places we went to were very interesting. The dining experience was fine and the drive comfortable. Would recommend this trip to others to gain an insight into Viking times.

mark c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

excellent tour guide - perfect way to get a history lesson in while exploring the outskirts of Stockholm !!

Olga R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Loved this tour full of history. Urban, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice. The visit to Uppsala and Sigmut is was amazing.

Larissa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Urban is a font of excellent information. This is a wonderful tour for history buffs and all those who would like to see something of the lovely Swedish countryside.

terencecao46102

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Totally agree with all 5-star reviews.
We did have our hotel pick-up and drop-off. I called them in advance to confirm the time 8:20am.
A free coffee/tea break on the way to Uppsala in a working farm is a great time for chatting or just relaxing.
Urban who is our tour guide and driver is very knowledgeable not only with history of Vikings but also Sweden. He is full of passion for his job and humorous. Make sure to collect some questions for him to answer.

Sebms_boss

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

My wife and I took this tour on Monday, August 1. It was an absolutely delightful time for us, and we learned so much about the Viking culture from our guide, Urban. The various sites we visited were full of historical artifacts and icons, and, at the end of the tour we felt as if we had experienced a valuable lesson in history of the region. Lunch was in a small town, and we had opportunity to dine with a local couple who were taking their lunch break. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about who the Vikings were and how they lived.

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