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Markim-Orkesta: Historical Tour in Swedish Countryside

3.7 / 5

3 reviews

Markim-Orkesta: Historical Tour in Swedish Countryside

From US$ 220.81 per person

Explore the Swedish countryside and learn about history, from the Bronze Age to today, on this 5-hour guided tour that departs from Stockholm. Visit medieval churches with runestones, Viking graveyards, cozy red houses and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
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  • Explore a former UNESCO World Heritage candidate site
  • Visit a medieval church with runestones and preserved fresco paintings
  • Take in the beautiful landscape of the Swedish countryside
  • Learn about Sweden's history from a knowledgeable local guide
Full description
Travel back to the old Sweden on a guided 5-hour tour to Markim-Orkesta, a former candidate UNESCO World Heritage site north of Stockholm. Made up of two church parishes, Markim-Orkesta is full of history from various eras. Explore the fields and farms of the countryside while learning about the Bronze Age, Viking Age and other periods from a knowledgeable local guide. After pick-up, travel by car towards Markim-Orkesta. Upon arrival, choose between a walking tour or a car tour. Visit the ruins of a medieval house with a connection to the Swedish reformation king, a Viking bridge and graveyard, a local church with runestones and preserved fresco paintings, remnants from the Bronze Age, a local museum, a horse farm and much more.
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation or cruise harbor within 5km of Stockholm central station, except Nynäshamn harbor
  • Live guide
  • Lunch (Please bring your own)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Tour operates in all weather
  • Please bring weather appropriate clothing
  • Please bring your own lunch
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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August 2, 2018


Very interesting

Nice tour and very interesting. We were the only ones there and it was a nice day. The locations were well chosen and one would never have found them alone. What they said was easy to understand. I would recommend the tour if you are interested in Vikings.

October 8, 2018

Very interesting and different from the usual tours. However the guide lacks dynamism and makes the tour boring towards the end.

August 21, 2019

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