Swedish Viking History Tour from Stockholm: Sigtuna, Uppsala

Cultural & Theme Tours in Uppsala

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4.3 out of 5

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Dig up some Viking history during this 8-hour tour in the picturesque Swedish countryside. Travel in the company of a expert history guide to learn about the Viking Swedes and their impact on Scandinavian history. Experience the beautiful countryside areas as you travel to Sigtuna. This is the oldest existing Swedish town. Walk among the 18th and 19th century traditional wooden houses on the main street that has kept its original Viking age stretch.Visit the historical university city of Uppsala, both the area around the cathedral and the Old Uppsala mounds. It is said by legend that kings are buried in these huge burials. Some about 60 meters (more than 150 feet) wide. Feel like you are traveling back in time. Also hear tales about Viking mythology, war, legends and see replicas of excavation findings. Transportation from and back to your hotel is included.
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.

What’s included

  • Small group tour (max of 8 people)
  • Personal service
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • Driver/vehicle
  • A taste of Viking inspired mead.
  • Hotel pickup from your centrally located Stockholm hotel. If it is more than 5km away from the Centralplan 15, you will be met at Centralplan 15; to get there, use the subway to T-centralen
  • Hotel drop-off (if your hotel i located within 5km from Centralplan 15, Stockholm Central Station)
  • Cruise drop-off and pick-up

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities