Welcome to Uppsala

Peaceful by day and lively by night, its youthful buzz manifests most strikingly in the sheer number of laid-back boho-spirited cafes and bars. The city’s charm also lies in its sheer picturesque value, with the meandering river Fyris flowing through the centre, flanked by pathways and still more cafes. History buffs have plenty to absorb, with Gamla (Old) Uppsala just up the road. This fascinating archaeological site was once a flourishing 6th-century religious centre where human sacrifices were made, as well as an ancient burial ground.

Uppsala makes an easy day trip from Stockholm, though it's worth lingering overnight to wander the deserted streets and soak up the atmosphere.

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$159.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Swedish Viking History Tour from Stockholm: Sigtuna, Uppsala

Depart from your hotel in a comfortable car or minivan depending on the size of the group. Travel north into the picturesque Swedish countryside and feel how you start to move back in time. First, visit the Viking gravefield of Broby. Learn about the Viking woman Estrid, a by-name identified Viking woman skeleton. Journey on to the iconic Jarlabanki's bridge, a 150-meter long mighty Viking bridge, built by the powerful lord Jarlabanki. Hear the message on the rune stones, the commemoration monuments of the Vikings.Next, visit a Viking parliament and feel the presence of ancient power, imagine the Viking men sitting in the parliament taking mighty decisions. Next we visit Sigtuna, the town was founded in 970 AD and is Sweden's oldest town. Here we will immerse ourselves in history, church ruins, a medieval church and a street originating in the Viking age. The last area of the tour is Uppsala. This university town is filled with history. You will visit the area around the cathedral and university. The Uppsala cathedral is the largest church in the Nordic-countries. Head further to the Old Uppsala. This was a power stronghold during the Vendel era (550-750 AD) and it is said that kings are buried in the huge mounds.Relax and travel back to Stockholm.

$286.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Stockholm to Sigtuna, Uppsala Viking Past Private Tour, Pickup

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.

$856.30 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

$132.34 Tours & Sightseeing

Swedish Lifestyle and Private Walking Tour of Uppsala

The tour will start at the central station or your hotel and take you for a walk in central Uppsala. It will take you into Uppsala cathedral and you will see the main building of Uppsala University, the Uppsala Castle and the Botanical Garden. The tour will also take you along the Fyris river and through the central shopping area. The tour will introduce some features of modern Swedish lifestyle. The City of Uppsala is aiming to be the most bicycle friendly city in Sweden. What does that mean? The eco-friendly buses are running on biogas. Where does the gas come from? Sweden is promoting gender equality, What does that mean for the daily life of men and women?This tour is particularly attractive for far away travellers who come to Sweden for the first time and are not so familiar with Swedish history or society. It is also well suited for those who want to start a visit in Sweden in a city where everything can be reached on foot. The guide can give you advice on how to make a daytrip on your own to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, just 40 min away by train.

$198.51 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Day Tour to Uppsala - Uppsala Cathedral, Viking Burials and countryside

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala, Uppsala CountyUppsala Cathedral is the largest cathdral in Scandinaiva. Construction started in 1273 and ended with the inaugoration at year 1435. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala, Uppsala CountyVisit the Vendel-Viking age archeological site in Old Uppsala. See the gigantic burial mounds and learn about Sweden's viking past. A museum visit is included in the price.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott), Uppsala, Uppsala CountyVisit this 16th Century castle and learn about the Sture murders.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Uppsala University Main Building, Uppsala, Uppsala CountyThe main university building is from 1887. Built in magnificent neoclassical style. Learn about Sweden's oldest university, dating back to 1477.Duration: 20 minutes

$105.04 Transfers & Ground Transport

Low Cost Private Transfer From Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Uppsala City - One Way

Once you arrived and found your way to the arrival terminal, you will find your private driver holding a sign with your name on it. In case you are delayed: do not worry, your driver will be monitoring the flight. From here he will assist you with your luggage and lead you to the car. As soon as you and the driver double-checked the destination in Uppsala you provided us with he will make sure you arrive there quick and safe. If you are lucky you might even pass by the famous Uppsala Castle or the Gastavianum.It is important that when you book you provide us your flight number and the address of destination in Uppsala to ensure that your trip proceeds without any problems. Once you booked you will receive a booking confirmation in the form of a travel voucher to present to your private driver.We are looking forward to see you in Uppsala!