Walking on Viking Land - Footprints of the Vikings

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Grand Hotel to Grand HOtel

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 Vikingeborgen was discovered by archaeologists in 2014, but this year they are back to excavate the buried fortress and you can see the excavation work being carried out. The fortress was impressive and was a monument to the Viking's engineering ability. This is the only year that you will be able to see it, as once the archaeological dig is finished, the site will be covered with earth and revert back to being farmlandAfter Vikingborgen we travel to Øm Jettestue, a tomb which is around 3,900 years old.It is built of very large stones, which are clad in earth to make the tomb look like a little hill.Finally we come to the Viking Fortress at Trelleborg. This is the best preserved of Denmark's Viking Ring Fortresses.  Its built in the same way as Vikingeborg, which was our first stop on this day out with the Vikings. Both the fortresses were built in the 980s by King Harald  Bluetooth.
We travel from the Grand Hotel in Copenhagen, via the old working class district of Vesterbro, now becoming home to young professionals. Once out of Copenhagen, we travel to Lellinge, where we can see a Viking Fort being excavated.This is the only year that you will be able to see the fortress, as once the archaeological dig is finished, the site will be covered with earth and revert back to being farmlandThen we drive through the pretty countryside and villages on the island of Sealand, to Øm, where we enter a pre-historic burial mound. Please bring a tourch or flash light, so that you can see inside. After this we visit a reconstructed Viking fortress at Trelleborg, where you can see how the Vikings lived. You can also go inside a Viking Longhouse to see how it was built and see where the Vikings kept their animals. Finally, we return to Copenhagen via the motorway.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions
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