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From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

1. From Stockholm: Full Day Small Group Viking Culture Tour

Get a good view of Viking historical sites and an overview of Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way such as Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman. See Jarlabanki's bridge, a partly reconstructed Viking bridge. Stop at the Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. Learn about Viking laws, the construction of kin groups, and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Explore Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden on a guided walking tour. Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and visit the local museum. Visit the king's grave mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 1500 years in time. This is one of Sweden's most important historical sites. Visit the former medieval Cathedral at the site as well and walk around the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history. Take a walk around the biggest church of all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral. Sneak inside Museum Gustavianum for a while before heading back to Stockholm.

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What people are saying about Gamla Uppsala

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Great Tourguides (Jonathan and Calle), lots of facts about rune stones, the viking culture, nice places we visited (Vallentuna Lake, Sigtuna, Uppsala)

Was an enjoyable experience for us as we were keen on the Viking history . Gabrielle was an amazing tour guide. Definitely recommend this tour

Very well organized, with friendly guides and a relaxing atmosphere. I felt in good hands and liked the tour a lot. For sure recommendable!

Gabriel was knowledgeable, patient, well spoken, friendly and had a good sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him.