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Around the year 1000, Olof Skötkonung ordered the minting of Sweden’s first coins in the town, and ancient church ruins and rune stones are scattered everywhere.


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$113.97 Cultural & Theme Tours

Swedish Viking History from Stockholm with Sigtuna

Depart from the your centrally located Stockholm hotel in a comfortable car or minivan depending on the size of the group. Travel north into the picturesque Swedish countryside. Feel how you start to move back in time as you sweep through the lovely landscape.Visit Broby Bro, a well excavated Viking grave field. Learn about how the Vikings buried their dead and what happened to them in the afterlife. Hear the story about Estrid, a aristocratic Viking woman in the Stockholm region. Stop next at Jarlabankes rune stone bridge in Täby. Hear the intriguing tale about Jarlabanke, the great Viking lord who was a super-magnate. Learn about the Viking bridges and roads that tied Sweden and laid the foundation to our nation. Next, visit a Viking parliament and feel the presence of ancient power, imagine the Viking men sitting in the parliament making mighty decisions. Last but not least, head to Sigtuna. This is Sweden's oldest city, founded in 970 AD by King Erik Segersäll of the Svea Kingdom. Learn about its role in our history as we walk the Viking age-originated main street with its prettty 18th century houses. Transport back to Stockholm is included.

$296.31 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Full Day Viking History Tour from Stockholm Including Sigtuna and Uppsala

Travel in the morning from your hotel or cruise port in a comfortable car or minivan depending on the group size. Go north to the beautiful Swedish countryside and sense how you start to move back in time. Head to the Runic Kingdom, a Viking history attraction area north of Stockholm. It is filled with Viking remnants and we will visit the best. We will visit a Viking assembly and sense the presence of ancient power, imagine Viking lords sitting in at the sight making important decisions. See the iconic Jarlabanki's bridge, and listen to the intriguing tale of Lord Jarlabanke. Visit the gravefield at Broby, one of the most excavated grave-sites in Sweden. Hear about Estrid, one of the most famous Viking women in the Stockholm county area. Get to know how the Vikings buried their dead.Go to Sigtuna. Experience the history of Sweden's oldest town and enjoy the guide's passion for Sigtuna. Walk among church ruins, walk on the main Viking-age street on a guided tour. You will see beautiful houses from the 1700's and you can take a stroll on your own-time to the shores of Lake Mälaren, the third largest lake in Sweden. Go Old and New Uppsala. In the Old Uppsala you will visit the great mounds who remains from 500/600 AD when the site was a mighty power center. Here, the Swedes had assembly meetings, gatherings and sacrifices! The new Uppsala is a thriving university city, experience the great cathedral who is the biggest church in the Nordic countries!Be taken back to your central Stockholm accommodations or cruise port at tour's end.

$136.19 Cultural & Theme Tours

Stockholm Shore Excursion: Half-Day Viking History Tour from Stockholm

While you’re in port in Stockholm, take the opportunity to explore Sweden’s history on this 5-hour tour. Start with a pickup at the port, when 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 an hour’s break for lunch (own expense) at a nearby café.Travel to the medieval church at Orkesta (Orkesta Kyrka) to see its runic stones and 12th-century frescoes, and then pass through the picturesque Lunda region to Sigtuna. The charming town — Sweden's oldest — is steeped in history with its narrow lanes, fine churches and many Viking relics dating back to the 10th century. Enjoy free time to delve into its historical sites and hunt for souvenirs at its craft shops and boutiques.Later, return to Stockholm, where your driver drops you at the cruise port in the midafternoon.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$866.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Uppsala & Sigtuna half day tour

Kick off with a visit to part medieval, part Gothic Uppsala Domkyrka, or Uppsala Cathedral. Inaugurated in 1435, Gothic re-styled in the 19th century, it is a must see/do in Uppsala.Gamla (Old) Uppsala, just north of the city, boasts impressive 6th century burial mounds and in its museum you can learn about the legend of the Svea kings and gory human sacrifices (kids love this bit). Go here for Gamla Uppsala Museum, Odinsborg restaurant and Disagården open-air museum.Carl von LinnéAnother ‘must’ in Uppsala is Carl von Linné, Sweden’s greatest ever scientist and father of modern taxonomy. He lived and worked in Uppsala in the 18th century and there are museums, gardens, parks etc dedicated to his memory in Uppsala. Go here for absolutely everything Carl von Linné.If the kids start dragging their feet, hit the nearest café and treat them to a Swedish classic of pancakes with whipped cream and jam. And then let them loose at Fyrishov Water Park.  In addition to its historical charms, Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a good range of shops, restaurants and cafés.SigtunaThe town of Sigtuna? Quaint? The place is a complete charm-fest and Sweden’s first town (founded in AD 980). Sigtuna hugs the northern shores of Lake Mälaren and its cobblestone streets are arteries of the almost 1,000 year-old Stora gatan, or main street, with clusters of shops selling Swedish fashion, design and handicrafts.For the low down on Sigtuna’s history visit Sigtuna Museum for its brilliant exhibitions and displays. For some ancient Viking detective work, pop into the museum or Tourist Office on Stora gatan and ask or a futhark, or key. This will help you unlock the mysteries of the town’s more than 150 rune stones. Careful how you pronounce futhark though.Duration: 5-7 hoursDistance: 70 km out of StockholmVehicle: Private carTickets: includedMeals: snacks, water includedGuide: includedPickup/drop-off: your accommodation point

$250.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Sigtuna Tour from Stockholm - Roots of Sweden

The tour starts with a pick up in your centrally located hotel. Then travel north with a comfortable caror minibus depending in the group size.In Sigtuna, a city walk on 40-60 min awaits. Stroll through the pretty town of those who have preserved streetlayout just like it was when it founded. Over 200 excavations have been made in Sigtuna, therefore we can puzzletogether the city fascinating history through the ages.We will take a visit to the town museum to see what archeologists haveuncovered in the cities soil for around 30 min before taking a tour to the great baroque palace ofWenngarn.There you can see an English Baroque garden, eat some local food and relax. We will show you one ofthe best preserved baroque churches in Northern Europe. Apart from the palace tour, you will hear about thelives of the Swedish nobles during the 17th century; Wenngarn was the home of Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie, the mightiest person in the nation after Queen Kristina.As a ending we will make a visit to the small village of Viby, a unique visit and a real time travel back tothe life of the farmers in 18th century. Viby is one of few villages showing how Sweden's villages looked inthe 18th C before the great land reforms. Its cultural value is now protected by the Swedish government buildingprotection. That will end the 5h tour before heading back to Stockholm, with drop-off at your hotel.

$214.26 Cultural & Theme Tours

Royal Swedish Palace and Castle Tour

Visit some of Swedens most iconic castles on this 8h chastle tour. Join an expert guide visiting 3 castles. They all have a base in the 1600-1700’s Sweden. Pikc up and drop if at cruize port/hotel are included if within 5km from the Stockholm central station. 1. Visit Royal Drottningholm anno 1699, an UNESCO world heritage area, and two other castles.2. Wenngarn, home to Gabriel De La Gardie, one of Swedens richest men. He died here as a poor noble after the famous reduction.3 Lunch in Sigtuna, the oldest city of Sweden.4. Skokloster. A whole castle given as a morning gift to Carl Gustav Wrangels wife. Well preserved museum with silver and art displayed and drawing of the family preserved. (This castle is closed during the most of the low season so during that perios a guided tour at stockholm castle is included instead)Those are all extremly well preserved castles but the last two maybe not so well known but hidden gems full of fashinating stories. In all of those places the most famous Swedish nobles of their time visited. Both cruize ship and hotel pick up are included if your hotel/cruise ship are included (if within 5km from the stockholm central station).