Gamla Uppsala Museum

Lonely Planet review

Gamla Uppsala Museum contains finds from the cremation mounds, a poignant mix of charred and melted beads, bones and buckles. More intact pieces come from various boat graves in and around the site. The museum is arranged as a timeline – useful for re-creating the history of the area.

Follow signs from the grave mounds to Disagården a 19th-century farming village turned open-air museum consisting of 26 timber buildings and a platform stage that serves as the focal point for Uppsala’s Midsummer celebrations.

Next to the unexcavated flat-topped mound Tingshögen , is Odinsborg , a restaurant known for its horns of mead and Viking feasts (although daintier refreshments are offered at the summer cafe downstairs).