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Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

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Activity provider: Sweden History Tours

Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

Activity provider: Sweden History Tours

From US$ 148.44 per person

Go into the countryside on a Half-Day Viking Tour. Learn more about Vikings, see a Viking parliament, bridge, gravefield, and the historic town of Sigtuna.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
All hotel, cruise and accommodation pick-ups will commence 0-60 minutes prior to tour starting time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the beautiful Swedish countryside
  • Come home from Sweden with a great experience
  • Learn from a local/residential professional expert guide with a passion for the Vikings
Full description

Start your tour by being picked up at your centrally located hotel or by the Stockholm Central Station. From one of these locations the journey starts in a minivan taking you out into the Swedish countryside. First stop at Broby bro, a Viking and Iron Age grave field where people have been buried for more than 1000 years. Take a walk in the pagan grave field with your Viking guide and uncover the Vikings' burial traditions and mythology. Learn about how a person was buried.

Also hear the story of Estrid - a Viking woman. In 1995 a skeleton was found in a Christian part of the gravefield, it was a 60-year old woman identified as Estrid. Discover how the Stockholm County Museum were able to identify her and experience her life.  The next stop is Jarlabanki's causeway, an 11th century Viking age bridge built by Earl Jarlabanki. He was a cocky Viking who liked to show off his power. Take in the view of the 150-meter long causeway and learn about bridge-building and the development of roads and communication in that era. 

Head on to a Viking council, preserved in its original location for 1000 years. Get to understand the Viking culture, society, and mentality through the guide's explanation at the council. Learn how the Vikings ruled their society. The main attraction on this tour is Sigtuna. The little town of 8000 inhabitants is the oldest still existing town in Sweden and holds many historical gems both on the streets and inside the Sigtuna Museum.

Enjoy a guided walk in the town a have around 45 minutes of free time on your own. Catch nice views of Sigtuna bay, the main streets of 18th-century wooden houses, and the 12-th century romantic church ruins. After Sigtuna, venture back to Stockholm and your hotel. Your guide can also drop you anywhere in Central Stockholm.  

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off for all hotels that are within 5 kilometers from the Stockholm Central Station
  • Cruise pick-up and drop off also offered without extra charge
  • Driver/guide and car/van
  • All local taxes and surcharges
  • Lunch and optional refreshments
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear clothes depending on the weather, keep in mind that the winters can be a bit harsh sometimes in Stockholm. Usually it is around 0C/32F.
  • Bring good walking shoes, there is not a big amount of walking but some lightly rugged terrain.
  • All pick-up and drop off times are approximate and delays may occur in situations with traffic jams and incidents on the roads during morning rush hour.
  • The restaurant has vegetarian dishes.
  • This tour is not suitable for persons under the age of 6 and over 90 years of age.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The Viking Tour was really interesting, especially as our guide - Quentin from France - was so passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. We adapted around some bad weather, and he was extremely accommodating when dropping us off at destinations of our choice. I especially enjoys Sigtuna. It's a bit touristy, but if you walk down to the lake, it is very beautiful and peaceful.

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August 7, 2019

Great, knowledgeable guides, great service, fascinating tour!

Angus and Jonathan were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. They tailored their tour to our interests and to those of our kids. It was lovely to get out of town and see some beautiful countryside and to be able to match them up with artifacts we’d seen museums. We found it moving to be in places where the Vikings really lived and fantastic go to some spots we would otherwise have missed. We all learned heaps! Top marks, we were buzzing for days.

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January 14, 2019

Good, but a bit hurried

The tour was interesting and you the guide seems knowledgeable. I learned some new things about the Vikings. My only complaint was that the guide would stand in front of the runes or church building while he talked about it so it was hard to get pictures since once he was done talking he started walking away for the next thing. Maybe it was his way of making us pay attention to him, I don't know.

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October 19, 2017

Product ID: 116113