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From Stockholm: Viking Culture Guided Tour with Transfer

1. From Stockholm: Viking Culture Guided Tour with Transfer

On this special half-day tour out of Stockholm city with hotel pick-up tour you'll learn about Viking history and culture at real historical places with Viking age remains still standing a 1000 years old. Join our expert tour guides and an award-winning tour company on a trip back to the root of Sweden and the fascinating Viking Age. On this tour we'll let the rune stones and grave sites, often hidden information, talk to you about Viking Age life. Experience their society, and dispel myths as we dig deep into the Viking Age on this learning tour, showing not only Viking remains and artifacts but also the Swedish countryside and nature as well as life outside of the city of Stockholm. Start your tour by being picked up at your centrally located hotel or by the Stockholm Central Station. From one of these locations, the journey starts in a minivan taking you out into the Swedish countryside. First stop at Broby bro, a Viking and Iron Age grave field where people have been buried for more than 1000 years. Take a walk in the pagan grave field with your Viking guide and uncover the Vikings' burial traditions and mythology. Learn about how a person was buried. Also, hear the story of Estrid - a Viking woman. In 1995 a skeleton was found in a Christian part of the grave field, it was a 60-year-old woman identified as Estrid. Discover how the Stockholm County Museum was able to identify her and experience her life.  The next stop is Jarlabanki's Causeway, an 11th-century Viking age bridge built by Earl Jarlabanki. He was an arrogant Viking who liked to show off his power. Take in the view of the 150-meter-long causeway and learn about bridge-building and the development of roads and communication in that era.  Head on to a Viking council, preserved in its original location for 1000 years. Get to understand the Viking culture, society, and mentality through the guide's explanation at the council. Learn how the Vikings ruled their society. The main attraction on this tour is Sigtuna. The little town of 8000 inhabitants is the oldest still existing town in Sweden and holds many historical gems both on the streets and inside the Sigtuna Museum. Enjoy a guided walk in the town a have around 45 minutes of free time on your own. Catch nice views of Sigtuna Bay, the main streets of 18th-century wooden houses, and the 12th-century romantic church ruins. After Sigtuna, venture back to Stockholm and your hotel. Your guide can also drop you anywhere in Central Stockholm.  

From Stockholm: 8-Hour Small-Group Viking Culture Tour

2. From Stockholm: 8-Hour Small-Group Viking Culture Tour

Experience and explore real Viking Age history at the side of 1000 years old runestunes, as well as at the sites where history once happened a 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 visit the local museum. 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. Visit 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 of all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral before heading back to Stockholm.

From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

3. From Stockholm: Viking Culture and Heritage Small Group Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in central Stockholm, and then escape the hustle and bustle of city life as you head into the peaceful countryside. Stop at the famous burial ground of Broby bro (Jarlabanke Runestones) in the historic Uppland. Learn about Viking burial rites and hear stories of pagan and Christian traditions. Learn about the mighty Viking woman known as Estrid and see some of the famous runestones. Continue to the Jarlabanke Bridge at the entrance to the causeway. Marvel at more of the raised runestones typical of the Vikings and learn how they built their roads and bridges. Hear the story of the Viking chief, Jarlabanke and his clan. Next, visit the remains of a Viking parliament at Arkils tingstad and learn how Viking society was organized.

Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

4. Viking History Half-Day Tour from Stockholm

Enjoy Sweden’s fascinating Viking heritage on this fantastic tour from Stockholm. This viking tour will guide you through a beautiful landscape on the countryside just north of the capital of Sweden. Learn interesting facts about the country’s rich history. Visit fantastic sites of cultural interest. See ancient runic stones at Täby, Vallentuna and Granby. The trip takes about 4 hours and you will be back in Stockholm after 2:00 PM so you also have time to explore the beautiful city. This Viking tour even includes a church visit to either Vallentuna or Orkesta. Learn about their interesting facts and history. Join a convenient round-trip transportation through Swedish countryside and see well-preserved sights from the Viking era. 

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4.4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Very informative and fun day seeing a lot of great sites. Our guide Calle was very engaging and had great answers to all of our questions. I would recommend anyone wanting to see historical Viking sites to take this tour.

Calle was a great guide. We learned a lot about Viking culture, had some great discussions in the van, and enjoyed the company of the other travellers. Highly recommend this tour.

Friendly and informative. Our group was so nice and we made new friends while seeing some of the area outside of Stockholm.

Fast paced in content and sightseeing. Excellent guide made all the difference. I really learned a lot about Vikings!

Calle was awesome!! Very informative, engaging, funny and knowledgable.