Excavate Sweden’s amazing Viking history on a small group day tour from its beautiful capital, Stockholm!
Swedish and Viking History Full-Day Tour
This special Viking and Swedish history tour takes you to check out the historical highlights of Sweden’s coolest and biggest places. You get a big dose of Vikings, medieval history, and visit some of our best-preserved historical areas and places.
This tour includes areas from the Bronze age until today and goes out towards the Enköping area instead of north of Stockholm, as our other tours do. The focus, however, is on the Viking age and the turbulent medieval ages.
Hotel pick-up and cruise port pick-up and drop-off within 5 km of Stockholm central station are included (doesn’t include the Nynäshamn harbour).
First we visit the town of Sigtuna for a city walk (also available on our Sigtuna tour and some of our Viking tours).
An Ingvar Runestone and Vendel Era Grave Mounds (in Varpsund)
The Ingvar Runestone is one of the coolest remainders linked to a written story. This Viking runestone points towards a saga told at the Swedish king’s court in the 1200s and written down by a visiting Icelandic scholar, where it got preserved an remains today.
We also pass by Håtuna royal farm, where a dramatic power fight among the king and his two brothers took place in the early medieval ages. We also pass by two massive Vendel era (pre-Viking age AD 550 – 800) grave mounds.
We then arrive at Biskips-Arnö, a center for politics and power during the medieval age. This isle was no less than the Swedish Archbishop’s summer isle in the medieval times. Today, it holds a magnificent cellar with gothic vaults and pillars from the 1300s that have survived until today.
A Medieval Church with 15th Century Paintings
We continue our journey through Swedish history to a medieval church painted by Albertus Pictur, Sweden’s most famous church painter who decorated around 30 churches from 1460 until the early 1500s.
We then arrive at one of Sweden’s biggest and coolest assembly places, dominated by a big mound and bautastones. Hear about this place, the Viking age, and the Viking assembly meetings.
On our way home, we stop at Boglösa hällristningsområde, one of the biggest areas full of Swedish rock carvings from the Bronze age. Then we travel back to Stockholm.