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Gothenburg Viking History - page 2

Gothenburg Viking History

Like most Swedish cities, Gothenburg was inhabited by the Vikings from the late-eighth century. Sweden’s second-largest city still has much to appeal to modern-day travelers, from its neoclassical architecture to 17th-century canals. Here’s what you need to know to explore Gothenburg’s Viking past.

Viking History in Gothenburg

An important port whose west coast location made it a gateway to the North Sea and Atlantic, Gothenburg was a strategically important city for the Norse seafarers. The Vikings dominated the region around what is now present-day Sweden, Norway, and Denmark up until the mid-11th century, establishing trade routes around Europe, exploring America, and settling as far away as Russia and Ukraine. While brutal in their methods, the Vikings also demonstrated advanced engineering skills, as you can see in examples of their strong and extraordinarily seaworthy longboats.

Ways to Experience Viking History in Gothenburg

Traces of Gothenburg’s Viking history are few but the city is home to one star attraction—the impressively preserved remains of the Askekarr longboat. You can see the longboat and its runic inscriptions at the Museum of Gothenburg (entrance to which is included in the Gothenburg Pass). The building, the 18th-century home of the Swedish East India Company, is itself of interest to maritime history enthusiasts. 

The 10th-century Askekarr longboat was discovered in the nearby Ale Viking Farmstead, 19 miles (30 kilometers) away, a reconstructed version of which welcomes tourists. If you are here in June, you can also visit the Hornebore Ting Viking market in Hamburgssund, 79 miles (127 kilometers) north of Gothenburg. 

Explore the city at your own pace on foot, take a hop-on hop-off bus or boat excursion, or a guided bicycle tour.

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Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to Goteborg City - Round-Trip Private Transfer

Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to Goteborg City - Round-Trip Private Transfer

Book your Private Round-Trip Transfer from Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to Goteborg hotel or address and return. Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers
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  • 1 hour
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Private Airport Transfer: Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to Gothenburg

Private Airport Transfer: Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to Gothenburg

Book here your safe and reliable Private Airport Transfer from Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to your hotel or destination within the Gothenburg city area. Our service operates across 150+ countries and 1500+ airports with an excellent customer satisfaction rating of 9/10 based on 35k+ reviews. - Fixed price with no hidden costs after booking. - Modern cars only. - Certified professional drivers. - Meet&Greet Service: We welcome you at the airport arrivals hall holding a board with your name. - 24/7 Customer Support (English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Portuguese). - Your flight is delayed? We wait for you up to 90min with no extra charge!
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  • 30 minutes
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$44.80
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Gothenburg - Tasting of Swedish west coast food

Gothenburg - Tasting of Swedish west coast food

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- Tasting of West Coast food. - Visit places considered as providing the world’s best seafood. - Good Choice for Foodies. - Includes a Private guide. - Tour timings are flexible and can be amended depending on availability.
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  • 2 hours
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The Best of Gothenburg Walking Tour

The Best of Gothenburg Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Scandinavia? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Sweden? What about visiting Gothenburg? Gothenburg offers an interesting selection of sights: state-of-art buildings, unique museums, and other stunning attractions that you must see once in a life. Which are Stockholm’s best sights? Gothenburg Opera house and Cathedral are definitely must-stops for your next trip to Sweden. The City Museum collects interesting facts about Gothenburg’s history. Get stunned with one of the last unspoiled cities in Scandinavia. Get ready to experience Sweden from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Gothenburg city sights.
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  • 4 hours
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Departure Private Transfers from Gothenburg City to Gothenburg Airport GOT

Departure Private Transfers from Gothenburg City to Gothenburg Airport GOT

Gothenburg Airport Transfer Service aims to achieve the very highest possible standards possible for all its passengers. This is a one-way transfer and includes up to twenty minutes of free waiting time for guests. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, ready to help you with your luggage and guide you to your vehicle to go Gothenburg Airport GOT. Traveling from your Hotel to airport with family or colleagues? A Business Car can be shared by up to 3 people together.
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  • 25 minutes
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Gothenburg city tour by traditional tram

Gothenburg city tour by traditional tram

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You will visit the popular and main destinations of the city by tram and walk which will include all about its culture, heritage, people, markets, shops, agriculture, and modern constructions. It’s a complete package to get to know the city from its core to the fullest. You can also choose to go on this tour on a bus with your private guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Gothenburg Fika Tour

Gothenburg Fika Tour

Going for a fika at a "fik" is by far one of the most Swedish things one can ever do. Fika basically means to meet up for a coffee and a piece of cake or pastry, and a fik is slang for a café, bakery or pastry shop. Sweden enjoys a highly developed culture when it comes to baked goods, and everywhere in Gothenburg, you’ll find cafés and cake shops brimming with atmosphere, character, and quality and this tour takes you to explore some of the best this city has to offer! From top class cafés and award winning bakeries to mouthwatering and Instagram-friendly dishes you get to taste your way through Gothenburg while learning all about the tradition that is the one thing you will surely want to take back home with you from Sweden.
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  • 2 hours
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Photogenic Gothenburg with a Local

Photogenic Gothenburg with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Gothenburg through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for this unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the most beautiful spots in the Old Town to the charming parks and waterside views. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Gothenburg, you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Gothenburg and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! The harbour cranes by the river can offer some very special artistic shots, and our tour will conclude right at the Gothenburg harbour!
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  • 2 hours
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 Guided tour “Love stories of Gothenburg

Guided tour “Love stories of Gothenburg"

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. Why do lovers like to visit one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe, the Gothenburg botanical garden? What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Why do couples love walking around Slottsskogen park? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour in Central of Gothenburg

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Private Half-Day Walking Tour in Central of Gothenburg

Private walking tour include pick up and drop discover Gothenburg city with a rich past history and cosmopolitan, the second biggest city in sweden after Stockholm the capital. Explore the streets of Gothenburg’s by our tour guide visiting Old Town and Haga, Gothenburg Museum Of Art from outside and listen to the rich past history of Gothenburg and enjoy taking pictures.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Departure Transfer from Gothenburg City Center to Gothenburg Airport

Private Departure Transfer from Gothenburg City Center to Gothenburg Airport

Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shuttle queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. A professional driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you directly to the terminal you depart from. For groups of up to 3 we offer sedan cars that can accommodate 3 pieces of luggage.
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  • 20 to 30 minutes
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Discover Gothenburg's Nightlife with a Local

Discover Gothenburg's Nightlife with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Experience the best of Gothenburg after sunset! Gothenburg is a lively city with an eclectic entertainment and lifestyle scene. Trust a local to take you to the city's best nightlife spots by joining him on an authentic bar crawl and city discovery walk! We will begin at an excellent gastropub and build it up from there: cocktails, music, dance, and a great atmosphere that gets hotter and hotter! Opening hours of some of the places may differ depending on the day. if you have any special interests, you can just let me know in advance, and I will create a fully customized tour just for you!
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  • 3 hours
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Architectural Walk of Gothenburg with a Local

Architectural Walk of Gothenburg with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the most impressive buildings in Gothenburg and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure and discover the beauty and unique characteristics of Gothenburg’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture from my own perspective. During this walk, you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. By the way, did you know that Feskekôrka is one of the most famous buildings in Gothenburg? And it’s included in our Experience! The design was considered very unconventional at the end of the 19th century, and opinions haven’t changed much since then.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Hire Photographer, Professional Photo Shoot - Gothenburg

Hire Photographer, Professional Photo Shoot - Gothenburg

Glamorous professional photo shoot in unique Gothenburg locations. The Photo Experience will create amazing photo memories from your visit. You will be able to see undiscovered locations, and get the best photo story from your Gothenburg visit. We can tailor each photo shoot to meet your requirements. Our Photoshoots are ideal for any Tourists - Solo Traveler - Couples - Groups - Hen/Bachelorette & Stag/Bachelor Parties - Families - Secret proposal/Engagement - Honeymoon - Experienced Influencers and Models - New Influencers and Models What's Included: A Private online viewing gallery - 1 hour = 20 professionally edited photos* - 2 hours = 30 professionally edited photos* - 3 hours = 40 professionally edited photos* - 4 hours = 50 professionally edited photos* * same set of images - A unique location professional shoot experience - DELIVERY - Up to 14 days after photoshoot. What's Excluded: - Transportation - Entry fees
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  • 1 hour
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$138.24
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Historical Walk through Gothenburg with a Local

Historical Walk through Gothenburg with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Gothenburg with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Gothenburg. Our excursion starts by the Museum of World Culture and take us on a winding stroll right through the new and the old parts of the central Gothenburg! Learn about how the city has grown and changed over time. From getting to know the historical Skansen Kronan to discovering the sublime fusion of old and new in the Gothenburg City Hall, discover unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, If you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
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$89.49
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Goteborg City to Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) - Departure Private Transfer

Goteborg City to Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) - Departure Private Transfer

Book your Private Departure Transfer from Goteborg any hotel or address to Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT). Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers
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  • 30 minutes
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  • Taking safety measures
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$30.15
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$30.15
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Limousine Transfer from Gothenburg City To Landvetter Airport 1-3 passengers

Limousine Transfer from Gothenburg City To Landvetter Airport 1-3 passengers

Our drivers will take you to your desired location, everything from hotel pickups to seaport, airport and point-to-point transfers.  We also offer 15 minutes waiting time (not airport) and 60 minutes of waiting time at the airport.  Our private chauffeurs in Gothenburg will take care of you during the transfer. Our cars are discrete, comfortable and luxurious, we have different types of vehicles such as Mercedes E-class and Mercedes V-class at your service. Our experienced chauffeurs will make the transportation as smooth as possible and you will arrive at your meeting or desired location in time without further delays.
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  • 40 minutes
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$179.63
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$179.63
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