Viking History Small Group Tour

From

110 EUR

Venture a bit out and away from Stockholm to experience the region's Viking heritage on a 5-hour tour. You will see things that can not be seen if you stay in Stockholm city. Viking rune stones, graves, an assembly and the pretty town of Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest town, from 980s!!

Duration: 5 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Swedish

Highlights

  • Get away from the city for a half-day.
  • Personal and affordable experience.
  • See the Swedish Countryside.
  • Loaded with Viking heritage explored in good pace.

Description

Start the morning with being picked up at your central Stockholm accommodation. Seat yourself with maximum 8 guests in total. This is a personal and very small group tour. It is almost like a private tour but at an affordable price.

Head out into the Swedish countryside with its beautiful forest and less touched land. See red cottages and farms sweeping by!

First, stop a Viking grave-field where archaeologists have done more than 8 years of excavations! Hear in detail about one of the found skeletons, a Viking woman called Esrid.

Second, see the reconstructed Jarlabanki's bro. A viking causeway from the 11th century.

Third, visit the 1000-year old Viking assembly site "Arkils tingstad" in Vallentuna. Learn about the how society was ruled. Go also to the medieval Vallentuna Church.

Lunch stop after the church, at own expense.

Last, walk the cutest town of Sweden, Sigtuna. It holds 3 medieval stone church ruins and 1 brick church ruin within its border. Go down to the main street who originates from the Viking town and still has 18th-century houses as active shops.

After your Sigtuna visit, head back to Stockholm with your group.

What’s included & not included

  • Everything except lunch.
  • L
  • Lunch. At own expense.

Meeting point

Hotel pick up, Central Stockholm

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

Very informative and fun!
Angus was knowledgeable about the Viking era. The tour was well organized and the stops and breaks were well timed. I would highly recommend this agency for this tour or others they might have. You’ll have a fun time and learn history at the same time. The small group made it easier to hear the guide and feel friendly.
Viking history delivered in an engaging way!
We took the half day Viking History tour with Angus this past Monday. He picked us up at our hotel, we made one more stop for another couple, and we headed out to Vallentuna. As he drove, Angus gave us background info about the Vikings and did it in a way that engaged us all with his wit and knowledge.
There were several stops on the tour, with plenty of time for us to walk around and for Angus to explain and answer questions. We saw burial mounds and runes.
We made a brief lunch stop for a wonderful buffet and then headed out to see a Viking parliament setting.
We learned a lot and had a lot of fun, too! Angus has done a wonderful job of making the Vikings come alive!
Vikings!
I enjoyed this tour. The guide told us a lot of stories and it was very interesting. The guide was on time and we learned a lot about the Vikings.
Viking History, including information about Estrid - female Viking
Angus was our tour guide, and he extremely knowledgeable about Viking history. He showed our group several runestones, we learned about Viking history and burial grounds (mounds), and visited the old city of Sigtuna. A special feature was to learn about a female Viking (Estrid) Estrid was a rich and powerful 11th-century Swedish woman whose long family saga has been recorded on runestones. This Estrid was the maternal grandmother of the chieftain Jarlabanke.
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Tour operated by: Sweden History Tours