Get a taste of Sweden’s fascinating Viking and medieval past on this tour from Stockholm! As an expert guide unravels the country’s Viking history, absorb the views as you travel north from the capital through scenic countryside. Visit Täby to see the stones of a Viking assembly; view the runic stone at Granby which is Sweden’s longest runic inscription in solid rock. Admire the frescoes and inscribed stones at the church of Orkesta.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: STOEX - Stockholm Excursions, VallentunaWhile you’re in Stockholm, take the opportunity to explore Sweden’s history on this 4 hour tour. Start with a pickup at the port or meet the tour guide at Central station. Your driver-guide meets you in a comfortable minivan. Enjoy the views of the serene countryside as you travel north from the capital and your guide reveals interesting facts about the Viking tribes who lived here around 800 to 1100 AD.Your first stop is Täby to see the Jarlabankes bro, an ancient Viking causeway. View its runic stones and continue to Arkils Tingstad, the site of a Viking parliament. Imagine parliament members discussing disputes and new laws as you walk around the circles of ancient stones.Next, travel through the picturesque Vallentuna region to Granby, an important Viking settlement around 400 to 500 AD. See the Granbyhällen, Sweden’s largest runic stone, and then enjoy a break at Hökeriet.Travel to the medieval church at Orkesta (Orkesta Kyrka) to see its runic stones and 12th-century frescoes before yo return to Stockholm.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Hokeriet, VallentunaIn Granby we have coffee or lunch at Hökeriet – a cozy bistro where you also can buy Swedish handicraft and try locally produced foods.Duration: 40 minutes