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Private Tour: Viking History Trip from Stockholm Including The Runic Kingdom

Stockholm, Sweden

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Immerse yourself in the Viking history of the Stockholm area on this 3-hour private tour. Round-trip private transportation from your hotel or the cruise port included.
  • 3-hour Viking history tour around Stockholm
  • Learn about the powerful Viking figures and mythology
  • Led by a private guide
  • Round-trip private transportation
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Local and knowledgeable guide
All taxes and surcharges
Hotel/cruise port pick up and drop-off. (Not nynäshamn harbour)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All central hotels, ports and other accommodations within 5km from Stockholm central station (no pick up at Nynäshamn harbour but instead travel directions to meeting place in Stockholm).

If your tour departs from the cruise pier:

If your ship arrives at S165 and S167 STADSGÅRDEN: Please walk a few hundred meters away from your ship while following the BLUE/GREEN lines. Go past the fences and guards, and your guide will wait there, with a sign saying "Viking Tours" on an A4-paper.  NOTE: If you enter any other harbour number in STADSGÅRDEN than S165 or S167 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour.

If your ship arrives at F638 FRIHAMNEN: Upon debarking the ship, please go through the terminal building. Once you go past the sliding doors (everyone else that departs the ship will walk out this way), the guide will meet you just outside the sliding doors. The guide will be holding an A4-paper saying "Viking Tours". NOTE: If you enter any other harbour number in FRIHAMNEN than F638 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour.

If your ship arrives at V523 VÄRTAHAMNEN: Walk from your ship towards the tourist buses, which is less than 10 meters from the ship hull. The guide will wait for you at the tourist bus area, near the buses, with an A4-paper, which says "Viking Tours." The guide will then direct you to the tour vehicle. NOTE: If you enter any other harbour number in VÄRTAHAMNEN than V523 please go outside the fences and guards and the guide will meet you there on the time of the tour.

If your Ship Arrives at NYNÄSHAMN: NO PICK UP INCLUDED HERE. That due to it being 50km away from Stockholm central station. We recomend you to contact and with us decide a meeting place in Central Stockholm. We will give directions how to go there either by train or that take one of the cruise busses going from the harbour into Stockholm.

If you are unsure of which pier your ship is arriving at, please check with the cruise line.


  • Frihamnen
  • Stadsgården
  • Värtahamnen
  • NO PICK UP IN Nynäshamn harbour (directions given to a pick up place in Stockholm)

Departure Time

9:30 AM
Be ready for convenient pickup at your hotel or the cruise port at 9:30 a.m. On the ride out to the Viking grave of Broby in a comfortable private tour vehicle, get to know your private guide and enjoy the scenery.

Once you reach Broby, disembark and have a look around while learning about the powerful Estrid, a famous Viking woman. Journey on to Jarlabanke's bridge, constructed by the great Viking lord himself, where you can hear the message of the rune stones there. 

At the next stop, the Viking parliament, you will learn how the powerful lords came together to decide the fate of their people. See Vallentuna church to learn more about Jarlanake and see the first known written down Swedish ending rhyme. 

This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide and plenty of time to ask questions. End up back at your hotel for drop-off after 3 hours.
Stop At:  
Hear about the might viking women Estrid, see the rune-stones she raised in remembrance of her dead family.Se her possible living farm from distance, the stones she raised at the Viking bridge. At this site her skeleton was found and a big local early Viking Age christian grave field with over 20 skeletons. Hear about the daily life in the viking age and how they where dressed and what they are etc etc.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jarlabanke Runestones
Walk over and on to the great Jarlabanki's Viking bridge anno 1030, a 150-meter long causeway; constructed by the great lord Jarlabanki. Listen to the message on the rune stones, the monuments of dead Vikings. See the most locally known of the Jarlabanki rune stones, hear the history about the self confident powerful Viking lord Jarlabanki.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arkils tingstad
Visit a unice preserved viking assembly place, a place for what law and order the Vikings had and enforced. Hear about the laws of divorce and the laws of killing others due to insults. About how their tribal system and life was. Hear the tales of the runestones and visit the beautiful lake side.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vallentuna church
Go to Vallentuna 13th C church and see the most locally known of the Jarlabanki rune stones. Visit the church room, reformatic and bare in contrast to the former Catholic vivid painted church rooms. Explore the stone-master signatures fromwhen the church was built. Hear the first known written down Swedish ending rhyme is in the church. 
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic condition.
  • We will tell you the time of your hotel pick up on reconfirmation. If your hotel is to far off the city center, then we will give you another meeting point that is simple to get to.
  • Minimum numbers apply. 2 people at least to book this tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Sweden History Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Viking History Trip from Stockholm Including The Runic Kingdom?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Viking History Trip from Stockholm Including The Runic Kingdom.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Viking History Trip from Stockholm Including The Runic Kingdom?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Viking History Trip from Stockholm Including The Runic Kingdom.

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Exciting Look at Local History
, Feb 2020
A great experience! Communication before the excursion was efficient and friendly and our guide picked us up at our hotel right on time. Our group of five had a great time checking out the different sites and we were all impressed with our guide's passion for the local history. We spent nearly a week in Sweden celebrating our mom's 70th birthday and she said this excursion was the highlight of her tour. Job well done. Thank you!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thanks a lot for these kind words! It was really fun to meet your diverse and fun group and I'm very happy to hear I contributed that much to your Stockholm experience. Best regards Jonathan
Amazing Adventure Day
Daisy S
, Aug 2019
I was at the cusp of divorce with a very loud husband who intruded at every opportunity. He is "not going to look at a bunch of rocks". He was horrid! The tour guide was so professional and kind, she knew the tour mattered to me and took great effort to be sure I was able to visit my heritage sites and as a few questions when we could have a breath. It was wonderful for me as a person of mixed heritage to be able to visit these places.
Lots of fun learning
Brendan M
, Dec 2018
We had a great tour, two adults and two 11 year old boys. We got lots of background.information and talked about some of the myths as well as realities of the Vikings. It was fun to get out of the city and to see some of the ancient sites that are preserved to this very day. The kids really enjoyed hearing about some of the more exciting parts or the history and the parents enjoyed the depth of knowledge our guide had. Fun for all.
Amazing and Authentic Experience
Nancy F
, Jul 2018
Angus was a great guide! We went out into the countryside and saw runestones in their original settings; completely different experience than seeing them in a museum. Also was taken to see a 'thing' meeting place, a viking built causeway, and medieval church. He displayed great knowledge of the subject matter and his ability to read the runestones was impressive.
Our private guide, Quentin, met us...
, Jun 2018
Our private guide, Quentin, met us at the cruise port and took us right to the Runic Kingdom. It was a beautiful drive through downtown Stockholm and into the countryside. It was really nice to get out and walk in the places where the Vikings had lived. Quentin is an archeologist with a vast knowledge of the Viking culture, lifestyle and leaders. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this tour and HIGHLY recommend it. Quentin was an excellent guide and a very nice young man. He's also a very good driver and we felt completely safe the entire tour. Thanks for a fantastic time!
only if you are a fan of
, Jan 2018
only if you are a fan of kids enjoyed the tour and learnt some fun facts.
This tour says private and it is...
Gregory B
, Sep 2017
This tour says private and it is. The two of us were picked up near our Airbnb by a car, the driver was a friend of the tour guide who we met outside Stockholm. Got to see countryside and Viking runes with the guide giving us info about the runes and Viking history. Great tour!
I was somewhat disappointed. The...
Kathy O
, Jul 2017
I was somewhat disappointed. The guide was very quiet and seemed to have a hearing or ear issues. I feel like it could have been more informative. The driver gave us more info than the guide . I wish they would have canceled if guide was not up to capacity, or replaced him.
Ein schöner und interessanter Tagesausflug
Beate F
, Oct 2018
Die Tour war classe. Unser Guide Calle hat uns mit der Geschichte der Wikinger vertaut gemacht und uns schöne Gegenden gezeigt. Vielen Dank, Calle, für den schönen Tag! Gruß von Beate, Rudi und den anderen!

Product code: 16888P14

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