• Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Delve into Sweden’s fascinating Viking heritage on a half-day tour from its captivating capital, Stockholm. Uncover the mysteries of the country’s rich history with an accomplished guide and visit sites of profound cultural interest. See a collection of ancient runic stones at Täby; decipher ancient inscriptions at Granby; and visit Sweden’s oldest town, Sigtuna, to browse bespoke boutiques and wander charming medieval streets. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel is included in this tour.

Highlights

  • Half-day Viking and medieval Swedish history trip from Stockholm
  • Discover Sweden’s fascinating Viking and medieval past at a series of historical sites
  • See an old Viking parliament and visit Täby to view a Viking causeway
  • Admire Sweden’s largest runic stone at Granby
  • Explore the craft shops and historical sites of Sweden’s oldest town, Sigtuna
  • Soak up the picture-postcard Swedish countryside as you travel

What You Can Expect

Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

Orkesta's medieval church

Depart from your centrally located Stockholm hotel in a comfortable minivan and venture north into Sweden’s scenic natural sprawl. Stop fist at Täby, home to an ancient Viking causeway known as the Jarlabankers bro; stroll around the circles of ancient stones and hear about how this was the site of a Viking parliament from your knowledgeable guide. 

Next, weave your way through the beautiful Vallentuna region to Granby, an archaic Viking settlement dating back to 400 AD. Decipher the mysteries of the Granbyhällen, Sweden’s longest inscription upon a runic stone, then venture to the charming medieval church at Orkesta (Orkesta Kyrka) to observe more spectacular stones and beautifully preserved 12th-century frescoes. 

Travel to your final stop through the gorgeous countryside and disembark at Sigtuna, a town that boasts the title of Sweden’s oldest. Stroll the ambient tangle of streets in search of endless relics and Viking ruins and browse its bespoke boutiques for special souvenirs. 

Return to your minivan and relax during the journey back to Stockholm, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Really awesome tour...very informative. Would do again!

John T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Truly wonderful. I had a splendid time taking this half-day tour while in Stockholm. It was limited to a tiny group of people and our guide, who was friendly, pleasant, and incredible knowledgeable, led us to many of the most fascinating and beautiful Viking sights. I probably would not have had a chance to visit these ruins and sights in person otherwise. Highly recommended.

Amanda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour to get around the different sites to learn about Viking history. Despite the weather being rainy and cold, it was a great trip and would highly recommend!

denise.carlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Amazing tour! Just beware many of the stops are muddy during the rainy season!

ARTEMIS P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Could be better if the guide knew more history and explain everything that happened around. We felt like hiring a chofer. Too bad because there are a lot of things to tell about the area. Sigtuna is a beautiful little town to visit longer, we know it was cold but he only took us to the beautiful church, we only saw the old rock church but he did not give us more info, the smallest city hall in Sweden and the tourist info center. The guide did not cover our expectations eventhough the area is nice, thanks God we had a written guide to know more about all around.

Kathy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Scott B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very interesting tour and a great guide!

slhagstrom39

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a wonderful experience! We loved our guide, we think his name was Unger and his knowledge of the Viking history with regards to the churches, people and the rune stones. He could actually read some of the letters on them! It was great to be able to choose from several places for lunch in Sigtuna and what great views and terrific food! Excellent tour. He picked us up at our hotel and then dropped us off at a museum we talked about visiting later that day. That does not happen in many other tours.

Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was amazing!

Brian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Excellent. Filled in gaps in our tour of Denmark, the Baltic States, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway up to North Cape on a Hurtigruten cruise.

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