Private Swedish History And Countryside Tour

Journey through the beautiful countryside of Stockholm.

Have a relaxing day away from the city and enjoy the Swedish traditional countryside. Take a guided 5-hour tour to a recent UNESCO World Heritage Candidate Area of Markim-Orkesta, just north of Stockholm. See the beautiful countryside, Viking rune stones and immerse yourself in Swedish history from the Bronze age until today.

This tour will make you understand how Sweden has developed throughout history and how its past has helped shape this modern nation. After meeting up in central Stockholm, the tour will travel by vehicle toward the countryside of Markim-Orkesta. This tour includes several different sights from Swedish history. You will stop in Vallentunas' medieval church dating back to 12th C. Here you will see medieval stone master signatures, Viking runestones and burial shields in wood dating from the 17th C. After that we take a visit to Ormstaskolans graveyard where we see Viking age graves as well as bronze age "cup and ring marks" cut into the bedrock, once maybe used for sacrificial purposes. See the ruins of the very likely birthplace of King Vasa, the man who reformed the Swedish state and church from Catholicism to Lutheran Protestantism. Hear about his life and controversial rule.

After hearing the intriguing history of King Vasa, journey on to a Viking graveyard. Hear about the mighty burial rituals of the Vikings and how they vanished after Sweden was Christianized. You'll also visit a local church that holds 4 runestones on its land and hear the tale about the mighty and rich Viking Ulv who plundered England three times. This tour also takes you to several runestones, hear about the mighty Viking women Inga in Snåttsta who become the sole owner of her farm. 


2 Working Days
5 hours
Hotel Pick Up
Voucher Type
Present Voucher to Tour Operator
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Start Time: 9.30am

Duration: 5 hours 

What You Get

Private Swedish History And Countryside Tour

Adult: Age 16 and above


  • Private tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Pick-up and drop-off


  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities 

Additional Information 

  • A minimum participation of 2 adults is required for this tour
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time
  • You will be picked up at your central Stockholm hotel/accommodation (within a 5km radius of Stockholm)
  • It is also possible to be picked up from the port if you are arriving on a cruise on the day of the tour
  • Please provide us with the pick-up point after making a booking
  • Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the event. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking

How to Use

  • Present mobile or printed voucher to tour guide

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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Age 16 and above

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