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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

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What You Can Expect

Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

See the relics of Sweden's Viking past on this half-day tour

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

Christine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was outstanding! Our guide, Urban, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We really enjoyed the fika in Granby and hiking through a field to discover rune stones. Sigtuna was a beautiful as well. If you get a chance to take this your while in Stockholm, do it.

Daniella v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A few weeks before this tour I received an e-mail that the tour was upgraded to a full day tour including Uppsala. The tour was great, there were only 4 of us so it felt like a private tour. Urban, the tourguide, has a lot of knowledge and shares his knowledge with enthusiasm and humour. It would highle recommend this tour!

Felicity D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide Urban really made this experience worthwhile! I could imagine with other guides who aren't as engaging that it could be a far less exciting day. Urban had a way of linking all the Viking history with other cultures, religions, histories to really make the information easily understandable. He was also pretty funny which is always a plus! Highly recommend

Anne K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour knowledgeable guide

Joy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A fascinating experience. Glenn was an informative and interesting guide, leading us through Viking and Medieval sites and churches. Sigtuna was an ideal stop for lunch as it was both historical and a pleasure to walk around. Highly recommended, and based on this tour I would not hesitate to upgrade to the full day tour if available it wasn't on the day I travelled.

Lucy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very interesting tour. There were just 5 of us and it was really nice having a small group. The tour was outside of Stockholm so it was so nice to see the Swedish suburbs, which were beautiful. Our guide was very knowledgeable. He was so into the tour that he even stopped by the side of the woods, which was not part of the tour, to show us what ligonberries looked like. They were very close to the ground and there were also wild blueberries growing there. We got a taste of both. I just wish he gave us some time to have photos taken by the ruric stones, but other than that, he was an excellent guide.

Veta W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an excellent choice. Urban was an excellent guide and taught us a great deal.

Sharon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was excellent and tour guide great. The only issue was that when we bought the tour it was to be 8 hours and go to Upsalla. The tour guide thought it ended in Sigtuna. The other members of the group also believed it went to Upsalla, so the tour guide took us and was very thorough and gracious. But not sure why there was this confusion. All in all it was a very excellent tour and I highly recommend it.

Laura I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip wit lots of information. However, you are seeing rocks.... so if you are looking for artifacts, this is not the trip for you go to Oslo viking ship exhibit. This trip does give you history, an idea about the vikings, great coffee stop and lunch in a small village

Tatyana G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Small group. Excellent guide. A lot of very interesting information. They even serve us coffee and homemade pastries, it was a rainy day so it was very kind of them to do that. Great tour!

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