Excavate Sweden’s amazing Viking history on a small group day tour from its beautiful capital, Stockholm!
- Adult Ages 16+
Enjoy a Scenic Excursion in Lake Mälaren
Join us for an unforgettable visit to a small town full of history. This is a scenic nature experience that immerses you in beautiful forests and lakes.
During this trip, we visit the countryside around Lake Mälaren, the third largest lake in Sweden. A variety of unique sights and experiences are included, like palace visits, church visits, outdoor museums, and historic and prehistoric sites. We make a visit to pretty old towns like Strängnäs, Mariefred, and Enköping.
Hotel accommodations are included in this small-group tour.
- Outdoor museums and cafe visits
- Gripsholm’s palace
- Enköping’s famous Bronze age carvings
- Mariefred’s wooden town area
- The Sigurd carving and Anundshög, two great Viking age sites
- The modern town of Västerås
Visit the heart of Sweden, the Lake Mälaren region. Just outside of Stockholm, a new country and another Sweden opens up. A peaceful countryside landscape filled with ancient cultural heritage lays at your feet. You are picked up at your Stockholm hotel, cruise port, or the airport, and then we travel in a minivan or small bus. The group has a maximum of 20 persons.
Three-day tour plan in approximate chronological order:
Visit to Taxinge Palace
Taxinge is known for having a huge set of cakes that they bake and sell to the café guests. If you have a sweet tooth, then you are sure to be well fed during your visit. The cakes are very big compared to most Swedish cafés. You also have the time to walk around the palace.
Visit to Gripsholms Palace and Mariefred
Gripsholm is one of Sweden’s royal palaces and contains a lot of history. Hear about the life of Swedish royalty and admire the splendid richness of Sweden’s 17th-century imperial era. Mariefred is one of the best-preserved Swedish wooden towns, looking a lot like it did 200 years ago.
Visit to Strängnäs
Another well-preserved wooden town and a religious stronghold for the Swedish church. See one of the most impressive medieval churches, the Strängnäs cathedral.
Torshälla, Eskilstuna, and the Sigurd Carving
In the city of Eskilstuna, we visit an outdoor museum where traditional craftsmen are working on crafting beautiful things out of iron. Learn about life in the past. We visit Torshälla, a little well-preserved town originally from the medieval age. We take in the beautiful wooden houses and learn about the town on a walk.
The Sigurd carving is one of Sweden’s most mythical Viking age monuments. A carved runic stone tells the legend about Sigurd Fafnesbane – a dragon slayer!
Stora Sundby Palace
Despite not being open to the public, this is a wonder just from the outside. The palace is built like a calendar: 365 windows, 52 rooms, 12 small towers, and 4 large towers.
An outdoor experience-oriented museum showing you Swedish life just before the industrial revolution.
In the modern, more urban city of Västerås, you get the chance to do some shopping and can also visit their cathedral.
This is arguably Sweden’s most amazing Viking age site. Here we have great rings of stones formed as Viking ships and the biggest burial mounds in the whole country. Anundshög functioned as a mighty assembly site where Viking lords ruled the society.
Bronze Age Landscape Around Enköping
Enköping is one of Sweden’s most Bronze age-dense communities. We visit Boglösa where many rock carvings dedicated to gods are found.