Viking History Full Day Tour from Stockholm including Sigtuna and Uppsala
This tour covers many fascinating sites. At the Viking parliament, imagine the powerful leaders making important decisions on that very spot and learn about Viking culture.
Step on to the 495-foot (150-meter) Jarlabanke's bridge, built by the powerful Viking leader Jarlabanke centuries ago. At Broby (a Viking graveyard), learn about a Viking woman called Estrid and her life. Then, visit Sigtuna (a historic town), where you'll follow your guide on a 60-minute walking tour and have lunch (at your own expense). After Sigtuna we will journey to Uppsala for a visit at the cathedral and the great burial mounds. Learn about the history of religion in Sweden and the old important settlement Gamla Uppsala, the center of a proto-Swedish kingdom. Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Broby Bro, Frestavägen, 187 70 Täby, Sweden
See Viking runestones and hear their messages. They tell us about the family who lived by the site. Learn about Estrid, a Viking woman that might have travelled to Jerusalem. Learn about Viking burial customs, Old Norse language and the excavations at the site.
Duration: 40 minutesStop At:
Jarlabanke Runestones, Taby Kyrkby, Taby Sweden
See and walk upon a reconstructed Viking causeway bridge. Learn about the braggy Viking lord who built it about a thousand years ago. Get an understanding for how power was divided in the Viking society and what different social groups lives looked like.
Duration: 20 minutesStop At:
Arkils tingstad, Tingvallavägen 27, 186 50 Vallentuna, Sweden
Visit one of the best preserved Viking assembly sites (thing site) in the world, Arkils Tingstad. Here you will see a preserved structure that makes it easy for you to visualise what happened at the site. Learn about Viking law and social customs, go down to the lakeside and learn about Vikings ships and exploration.
Duration: 40 minutesStop At:
Sigtuna, Sigtuna, Sigtuna Municipality
A walking tour and time on your own in Sweden's oldest town. You will also have lunch here.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutesStop At:
Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala Sweden
A visit to the unique site of Old Uppsala. Here you will experience the largest burial hills in Sweden. These mounds are about 10 meters high and more than 50 meters wide in diameter. Learn about the historical importance of the place, this was an early royal center of a kingdom that preceded the Swedish kingdom.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Uppsala Domkyrka, Domkyrkoplan 2, Uppsala 753 10 Sweden
A walk around the cathedral and a small city walk in Uppsala city's more historic district. Learn about the history of the university that was founded in 1477. Experience the medieval archeological history of the city as your guide takes you through the district. Stop at important historic buildings from dating from the 17th to 19th century.
Take a look inside the cathedral on your own if you wish.
Duration: 1 hour
"The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions"
"Comfortable walking shoes are recommended"
"The drop-offs commence after the tour duration (you pay for a 8-hour tour and pick-up and drop-off)."
"Hotel guests will get a pick up time 1-2 days before the tour date."
"Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. THE MINIMUM NUMBER IS 3 PERSONS. We hold the right to cancel a tour if the number is below 3 persons for all tour reservations combined."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"If you want to bring your own masks or any other thing to make you feel safe please know you're welcome to do so."
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 8 To 9 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We offer hotel pick up at all central hotels, ports and other accommodations within 3 km from Stockholm central station (you can use Google Maps to check your distance from Stockholm central station). If you're staying in the Old town (where it is not possible to get in by car) we may ask you to walk a few minutes to another location where we pick you up. If you are outside the pick up zone we will give you directions to a meeting place that is simple to get to with public transit. If you are unsure if you're in or out please email us after booking.
Pick up normally starts at 30-60 minutes before depature. Please note that this is flexible depending on different factors like the number of reservations, time of year and traffic conditions.
We will be in touch two days in advance of a public tour with your final starting time, if you want to know beforehand or want that we arrange a fixed time for you please contact us by email.
If your tour departs from a cruise pier:
If your ship arrives at S165 and S167 STADSGÅRDEN: Please walk a few hundred meters away from your ship while following the BLUE/GREEN lines. Go past the fences and guards, and your guide will wait there, with a sign saying "Viking Tours" on an A4-paper. NOTE: If you enter any other harbor number in STADSGÅRDEN than S165 or S167 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour. We recommend that you are available on cell phones to avoid issues during pick-up.
If your ship arrives at F638 FRIHAMNEN: Upon debarking the ship, please go through the terminal building. Once you go past the sliding doors (everyone else that departs the ship will walk out this way), the guide will meet you just outside the sliding doors. The guide will be holding an A4-paper saying "Viking Tours". NOTE: If you enter any other harbor number in FRIHAMNEN than F638 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour.
If your ship arrives at V523 VÄRTAHAMNEN: Walk from your ship towards the tourist buses, which is less than 10 meters from the ship hull. The guide will wait for you at the tourist bus area, near the buses, with an A4-paper, which says "Viking Tours." The guide will then direct you to the tour vehicle. NOTE: If you enter any other harbor number in VÄRTAHAMNEN than V523 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour.
If your ship arrives at NYNÄSHAMN: NO PICK UP INCLUDED HERE. That is due to it being 50 km away from Stockholm central station. We recommend you to contact us and decide on a meeting place in Central Stockholm. We will give directions on how to go there either by train or by taking one of the cruise buses going from the harbor into Stockholm.
If you are unsure of which pier your ship is arriving at, please check at this website: https://www.portsofstockholm.com/vessel-calls/ . If you still can not find the pier number, please contact us at info@swedenhistorytours and we will look it up for you. Ports
Cancellations and refunds:
- NO PICK UP IN Nynäshamn Harbour (meeting directions to meeting point will be given)
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.