1. From Stockholm: Viking History Tour to Sigtuna and Uppsala
Experience and explore real Viking Age history at the side of 1000 years old runestunes, as well as on the sites where history once happened 1000 years ago. This tour explore the fascinating and ruthless Viking Age trough 6 carefully selected historical sights while learning about their culture and lifestyle from expert tour guides and a award-winning tour company. Get a good view of Viking historical sites and an overview of Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way such as Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman. See Jarlabanki's bridge, a partly reconstructed Viking bridge and explore the strange runic inscription here. Stop at the Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. Learn about Viking laws, the construction of kin groups, and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Explore Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden on a guided walking tour. Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and the cosy small alleys. Visit the king's grave mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 1500 years in time. This is one of Sweden's most important historical sites. Explore the former medieval Cathedral at the site as well and walk around the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history. At Uppsala city we explore the city's history as well as the biggest church in all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral before heading back to Stockholm.