Stockholm: Sigtuna and Uppsala Viking History Day Tour

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Step back in time and discover some of the key Viking landmarks of Stockholm and its surroundings. Marvel at relics that date back to the 11th century, visit an old Viking settlement and more.

Highlights

  • Learn the Viking history of Sweden
  • Visit the ancient Jarlabanke Runestones
  • Go for a stroll around the oldest town in Sweden
  • Decipher the ancient inscriptions on the Granbyhällen runes

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Embark on a captivating journey through Sweden's rich Viking history with our knowledgeable and experienced guides, a full-day tour that unravels the tales of centuries past in the Stockholm region. Immerse yourself in the Viking story at ancient sights like Jarlabankes Bridge adorned with runestones. Discover the serene beauty of Lake Vallentuna, home to historical sites, and delve into Viking governance at the historic Arkils Tingstad assembly site. Savor a traditional Swedish fika at Hökeriet and shop for Viking-themed souvenirs at Granby Farm. Step into the heart of Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest town, wandering its cobblestone streets, enjoying lakeside views, and delving into its rich heritage, including a look at the town hall and church ruins. Continue to Uppsala, where history and academia entwine, exploring landmarks like the Uppsala Cathedral and the Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala. Tour stops Jarlabankes Bridge: An ancient Viking-age bridge named after chieftain Jarlabanke, dating back to the 11th century, adorned with runestones that tell the story of his power and family. Lake Vallentuna: Explore the picturesque Lake Vallentuna, a natural and historical treasure, offering outdoor activities like ice skating in winter and hiking in summer, with traces of centuries-old human habitation. Arkils Tingstad: Delve into the Viking era at Arkils Tingstad, an assembly site where communities resolved disputes, made decisions, and enacted laws, shedding light on early Scandinavian governance. Vallentuna Church: Visit the 12th-century Vallentuna Church, an architectural gem blending Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles, and learn about the end of the Viking age and Sweden's Christianization. Hökeriet: Experience a traditional Swedish 'fika' at Hökeriet, a charming provision shop located at Granby Farm, offering regional handcrafts and Viking-themed souvenirs. Granby and the Granby Stone: Explore the Granby Stone, an ancient runestone with a detailed Viking text, and step into the best-preserved Viking house foundations at Granby, where you'll learn about Viking daily life. Sigtuna - the Oldest Town in Sweden: Journey to Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest town, founded in AD 980, and stroll through cobblestone streets, visit St. Mary's Church, and explore lakeside views and the Sigtuna Museum. Uppsala: Discover Uppsala's historic and academic legacy as you pass by the magnificent Uppsala Cathedral, botanical gardens, historic university buildings, and Uppsala Castle. Old Uppsala: Uncover the Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala, three prominent burial mounds dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries, traditionally linked to legendary Swedish kings, showcasing historical and cultural significance.

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