6. From Stockholm: Uppsala and Sigtuna Viking Sites Tour
Join us for an exclusive Viking tour of Stockholm county, Uppsala, and Sigtuna, led by a passionate and knowledgeable guide. We keep our tour groups small, with a maximum of 17 guests, to ensure a personalized experience. You will be taken on a journey through time as we visit some of the most significant Viking sites in the region. If possible you will be picked up at your hotel or by a nearby location. For you who are staying outside the center, pickup will be at Radisson Waterfront hotel close to the Central Railway station. Our tour begins in Stockholm county, where we will visit the Viking Age landmark of Jarla Banke Bridge, Arkils Tingstad including some runestones from the late Viking era. The following stop will be at Vallentuna church, which open up 1198 AD, shortly after the Viking age. We continue to a popular stop on the tour at Granby farm, where a fika will be served (swedish coffee with pastries). We continue to the charming town of Sigtuna, which was founded in the late 10th century and is one of Sweden's oldest towns. Here, we'll explore the ruins of Saint Olaf church, the norwegian Viking warrior, who later converted to christianity and finally became an Saint. We'll also have time to wander through the town's picturesque streets and browse its many shops and cafes. Next, we'll head to Uppsala, where we'll visit the famous Gamla Uppsala burial mounds. These mounds date back to the 5th and 6th centuries and are believed to be the final resting place of Viking kings and heroes. You'll hear stories about the legends buried here and the history of the Viking society that built these impressive structures. Gamla Uppsala was also the spiritual center of the Vikings in Scandinavia and there they gather together for Midwinter blot festivals. From legends it is said that the pagan temple was burned down in 1087, which was then replaced with a cathedral which in 1164 became the seat of the country's first archbishop. Last stop will be the university town of Uppsala, where will visit the mayor cathedral in Sweden today. As we are leaving you will enjoy a brief guided tour through the university areas. We travel back to Stockholm, which take about an hour and then you can openly ask about just anything or just relax and enjoy the tour back. Throughout the tour, our guide will engage you in discussions about Viking history, culture, and society. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your own insights and perspectives. As an experienced Viking tour guide with over 10 years of experience and many positive reviews, I am confident in the quality of my tours. While I may not have any reviews yet on a new website, I can offer detailed tour descriptions and testimonials from past customers. I am also responsive and communicative, and committed to providing an excellent tour experience. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Vikings. Book your tour today and experience the magic of Sweden's Viking heritage!