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Stockholms län, Sweden
Viking History Tour from Stockholm

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Delve into Sweden’s fascinating Viking heritage on a half-day tour from its captivating capital, Stockholm. Uncover the mysteries of the country’s rich history with an accomplished guide and visit sites of profound cultural interest. See a collection of ancient runic stones at Täby and decipher ancient inscriptions at Granby. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel is included in this tour.
  • Half-day Viking and medieval Swedish history trip from Stockholm
  • Discover Sweden’s fascinating Viking and medieval past at a series of historical sites
  • See an old Viking parliament and visit Täby to view a Viking causeway
  • Admire Sweden’s largest runic stone at Granby
  • Soak up the picture-postcard Swedish countryside as you travel
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Professional driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Stockholms Centralstation , Centralplan 15, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden

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10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Make sure to enter a mail or mobile nr to reach and confirm our final pick up time and Place as we set the pick up details just days before the tour.
Depart from your centrally located Stockholm hotel in a comfortable minivan and venture north into Sweden’s scenic natural sprawl. Stop fist at Täby, home to an ancient Viking causeway known as the Jarlabankers bro; stroll around the circles of ancient stones and hear about how this was the site of a Viking parliament from your knowledgeable guide. 

Next, weave your way through the beautiful Vallentuna region to Granby, an archaic Viking settlement dating back to 400 AD. Decipher the mysteries of the Granbyhällen, Sweden’s longest inscription upon a runic stone, then venture to the charming medieval church at Orkesta (Orkesta Kyrka) to observe more spectacular stones and beautifully preserved 12th-century frescoes. 

Travel to your final stop through the gorgeous countryside and disembark at Sigtuna, a town that boasts the title of Sweden’s oldest. Stroll the ambient tangle of streets in search of endless relics and Viking ruins and browse its bespoke boutiques for special souvenirs. 

Return to your minivan and relax during the journey back to Stockholm, where the tour concludes.
Stop At:  
Jarlabanke Runestones
An old Viking site known as Jarlabankes bro – The entrance way to the Rune Kingdom
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Granby with its foundations from an old settlement (400–500 AD). Here we find the biggest rock carving in Sweden – Granbyhällen.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for children under 8.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Viking History Tour from Stockholm?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Viking History Tour from Stockholm?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Viking History Tour from Stockholm?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Great informative excursion
, Oct 2019
We booked this tour online before leaving home. There are many such tours but what attracted us was the convenience of a hotel pick up. Prepare for along day and dress for the weather. Ours was cold and wet. However, the guide was so knowledgeable and never stopped talking! This was great, his history was excellent and the sites we were taken to are so out of the way you would never find them on your own. A coffee/tea and snacks were provided at a lovely farm which hosts yet another historic site. Excellent tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Glad you enjoyed your day. As its a viking history tour we focus on the viking sites north of Stockholm and the stories around. The oppertunity to meet the countryside comes with. Best Regards //
Did not go to Sigtuna. Very disappointing.
, Oct 2019
The company changed our date to October 6 Sunday and we agreed because we wanted to see Sigtuna regardless of the date. But the guide did not take us to Sigtuna in this tour which was very disappointing. We realized it after the tour was over. Very disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
We have the Extended Viking Tour to Sigtuna and Uppsala. The one you booked, just 4 hours, are to short of time. We need to make it more clear/ Thanks and hope you had a great tour even if you missed Sigtuna.
Tour around vikings and many other things
, Oct 2019
A very pleasant and axciting tour around the very old ages of Sweden History, when Sweden was not Sweden but a bunch of families and small towns.The guide man, simply the best one.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you !! Glad you appreciated our sightseeing tour and the fascinating cultural areas just outside Stockholm
Very interesting all day tour
, Aug 2019
You certainly get your moneyed worth - 9am til after 6pm All over southern Sweden- dirt roads/cow pastures/churches/towns.runes and runes! Our guide, Urban was informed, passionate and a natural educator- however his accent is still a little thick and takes some focus to stay with. But he is very good and a nice man. I recommend this tour and Urban
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thanks for your review. We are glad you liked our daytour.
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John F
, May 2019
An informative introduction to reading ancient Rune Stones. Angus read the inscriptions on a number of stones and showed how the writing is laid out. We saw several Viking sites including a meeting place, a farmstead, and a causeway. It was a treat to go into the countryside north of Stockholm. We had a “fika” at a farmhouse near several of the Viking sites; people have lived in this area for thousands of years
Our guide was very nice and...
Kristine C
, May 2018
Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We stopped at various spots to see old runes. We also made a stop at a wonderful farm, where we were given delicious homemade rhubarb pie and coffee. The trip concludes in Sig Tuna, before heading back to Stockholm. It's a great 1/2 day trip out of Stockholm to learn some history, see old runes, and hear about the Vikings.
Really awesome tour...very informative...
Daniel B
, Apr 2018
Really awesome tour...very informative. Would do again!
Disappointing. Although the driver...
Prudence R
, Mar 2018
Disappointing. Although the driver and guide were nice people. The guide's explanations of the history were confusing and his English could be better. We were crammed into a hot mini bus. Best part of the day was a lovely Swedish lunch in an old house and the drive through the snow covered villages at the end of the tour. The tour promoted Sigtuna - a walk in the town etc, but that didn't even happen! Pity - I was looking forward to visiting Sigtuna the most.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2018
TOUR OPERATOR COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. Regrettably, we had to make a change to the scheduled itinerary due to extreme weather and snow on the date of this tour. This resulted in not being able to drive to Sigtuna given the weather and distance. We apologize this affected your overall enjoyment of the tour and hope you were still able to enjoy your remaining time in Stockholm.
Truly wonderful. I had a splendid...
John T
, Jan 2018
Truly wonderful. I had a splendid time taking this half-day tour while in Stockholm. It was limited to a tiny group of people and our guide, who was friendly, pleasant, and incredible knowledgeable, led us to many of the most fascinating and beautiful Viking sights. I probably would not have had a chance to visit these ruins and sights in person otherwise. Highly recommended.
This was a great tour to get around...
Amanda C
, Jan 2018
This was a great tour to get around the different sites to learn about Viking history. Despite the weather being rainy and cold, it was a great trip and would highly recommend!
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Amazing tour! Just beware many of the...
, Dec 2017
Amazing tour! Just beware many of the stops are muddy during the rainy season!
Could be better if the guide knew...
, Nov 2017
Could be better if the guide knew more history and explain everything that happened around. We felt like hiring a chofer. Too bad because there are a lot of things to tell about the area. Sigtuna is a beautiful little town to visit longer, we know it was cold but he only took us to the beautiful church, we only saw the old rock church but he did not give us more info, the smallest city hall in Sweden and the tourist info center. The guide did not cover our expectations eventhough the area is nice, thanks God we had a written guide to know more about all around.
This tour in my opinion was worth...
, Nov 2017
This tour in my opinion was worth taking, just don't expect too much as there was really nothing spectacular about the places we've visited except the history itself. The tour guide I forgot his name was devoted to the retelling of the history/facts but we were not given enough time on our own to take photos and enjoy each sight. I actually had to sneak away silently while he was talking just so I could take photos before we'd leave every place! :o
So cool, Too bad he had so few...
Alyson V
, Nov 2017
So cool, Too bad he had so few things about the Vikings there, he wanted to see a lot more, very much. The guide is a very nice gentleman and the organization was pretty cool too, the transportation excellent.
We couldn't follow what our guide was...
Debra H
, Sep 2017
We couldn't follow what our guide was explaining and he talked too much
This was a wonderful experience! We...
, Sep 2017
This was a wonderful experience! We loved our guide, we think his name was Unger and his knowledge of the Viking history with regards to the churches, people and the rune stones. He could actually read some of the letters on them! It was great to be able to choose from several places for lunch in Sigtuna and what great views and terrific food! Excellent tour. He picked us up at our hotel and then dropped us off at a museum we talked about visiting later that day. That does not happen in many other tours.
Excellent. Filled in gaps in our...
Brian M
, May 2017
Excellent. Filled in gaps in our tour of Denmark, the Baltic States, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway up to North Cape on a Hurtigruten cruise.
Great value, great guide, and a TON of...
Jeffrey B
, May 2017
Great value, great guide, and a TON of Swedish history!
The tour was slow, and is more...
Adrian R
, May 2017
The tour was slow, and is more towards a full-day than a half-day. The guide was at times hard to understand
Our driver collected us from our...
Stephanie L
, Apr 2017
Our driver collected us from our hotel and gave us an in depth account of Stockholm's history and Viking connections. Urban, our guide, was incredibly knowledgable and personable. Highly recommend although be warned there is a lot of walking and in cold weather be sure to bring very warm clothes.

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