Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

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Half-Day Viking Culture Tour from Stockholm

From $163.67 per person

Venture out from Stockholm and into the Swedish countryside on a Half-Day Viking Culture Tour (5-6 hours). Experience real Vikings, the people behind the Hollywood fiction. See a Viking parliament, bridge, gravefield, and the historic town of Sigtuna.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 6 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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
You will start your 5-6 hour 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. The maximum group size of the tour is 16 persons. Have a nice time with the other members of your small group and enjoy the scenic ride togheter.  First stop at Broby bro, a Viking and Iron Age gravefield where people have been buried for more than 1000 years. Take a walk in the pagan gravefield 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. Get to know how the Stockholm County Museum were able to identify her and experience her life.  The next stop is Jarlabanki's causeway, a 11-th 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 on its original location for 1000 years. Get to understand the Viking culture, society and mentality through the guide's explantion at the council. Learn how the Vikings ruled their society. Venture further to the medieval Vallentuna church, dating back to the 12th century. It used to be the home of the Vallentuna Calendar, likely Sweden's oldest book. Have lunch after this stop before arriving in Sigtuna. Eat a tasty and fresh buffet of Swedish and international food for a typical Swedish lunch price (approx 10€).  The main attraction on this tour is Sigtuna (from the 1 January 2018, not included before this date). The little town of 8000 inhabitants is the oldest still existing town of Sweden and holds many historical gems both by the streets and inside the Sigtuna museum (you can visit the museum if you want to). Enjoy a guided walk in the town a have around 45 minutes of free time on your own. Catch nice views of the Sigtuna bay, the main streets 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

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

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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 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • 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

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