Do you want to follow in the same footsteps as the Vikings? Let tour specialists STOEX take you around ancient runestones and burial mounds, a Viking parliament site, and a trading post from the same era. 

The Swedish capital of Stockholm is the ideal departure point for you to explore the realm of the Vikings, with easy pick-up arranged from your hotel and back again. 

Your excursion into Sweden's fascinating past is easy with STOEX, whose expert guides can offer their unique insights in English.

Discover Jarlabanke's Bridge near Stockholm with STOEX, where you can see firsthand how this Viking lord used architecture and runestones to assert his power and leave an enduring mark on Swedish history. Photo: Mats O Andersson / Shutterstock

Explore Viking history 

The Viking History Tour takes in Jarlabankes Bridge, the gateway to the Kingdom of Runes, the mysterious ancient script the Vikings used to communicate their achievements. 

These inscriptions, whose real meaning was only known to those who lived here around 1,000 years ago, are a highlight of the tour. 

Following this, you'll visit Arkils tingstad, an old Viking assembly site where laws were agreed upon and communal decisions made. 

Next, it's Vallentuna Church, whose original iteration was built just after the Viking era in 970, featuring its own runestones that tell of ancient shipwrecks. 

Finally, you discover the ancient settlement of Granby, whose foundations date back to an ancient settlement from 400-500 CE, and which holds one of the oldest rock carvings in Sweden, Granbyhällen. 

All tours leave at 10 am and involve no other entrance fees – the only extra expenditure is coffee and lunch. 

This branded article was produced in collaboration with STOEX, a partner of The Viking Herald. You can find out more about their Viking and history tours - and book one - here.

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