Vikings to Wallander - 2500 Years of Swedish History

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

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´We leave Copenhagen and travel across the Øresund Bridge.As we travel through the Swedish countryside, along the country roads, we will see Rune Stones and Viking Burial Mounds.We come to Ystad, a hotbed of murder and intrigue, according to Henning Mankell, the creator of Police Inspector Kurt Wallender. We hope you have a pleasant day there, enjoying the slower pace of life in this charming Swedish country town, where many of the buildings date from the 1500s.Next, we go back in history to the Bronze Age, on our way to Kåsaberga. In the old fishing village of Kåsaberga, where only 150 people live, you will find the 'Sunship', an ancient stone ring, which is Skåne's smaller answer to Stone Henge. After time at this little known treasure, we travel back along Skåne's country lanes to Svaneholmen Castle, where there's a collection of furniture and other interesting things inside the castle. Let's have an enjoyable day.
We leave Copenhagen and travel across the impressive Øresund Bridge to Sweden,where we drive down the old main road to Ystad, passing through beautiful countryside. Along the way we will see some old small towns and visit some churches, which have been built near Rune Stones. The Rune Stones date back to the time of the Vikings and have Runes, the old Nordic alphabet, written on them. Then we come to the historic town of Ystad, which dates back to the 1200s. Its where the Wallander films have been shot, which feature Kurt Wallander, Ystad's famous detective, created by the writer, Henning Mankell. After Ystad, we travell on to the fishing village of Kåsaberga, where you can see the Sunship, a ring of 59 prehistoric stones, that we think were used as a calendar. On the return to Copenhagen, we stop off at Svaneholm Castle, where you can see a display of fashion and furniture or walk in the castle grounds. Finally, we return to Copenhagen via the motorway and the Øresund Bridge.  

What’s included

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

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions