Viking Heritage Tour of Scandinavia

Viking Heritage Tour of Scandinavia

Viking Heritage Tour

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Trip Overview

Scandinavia has so much more than its scenic natural landscapes. This is the land where history was made and we welcome you on enthralling exploration of Viking Heritage!

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    6 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    3 ferry trips & 1 flight
    1 train trip
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 9 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
    Trip to Peterhof
  • MEALS
  • 7 buffet breakfasts
    1 lunch
    1 dinner

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Stockholm

Welcome to to the glorious capital of Sweden - Stockholm! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

After having some rest you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour city tour around the most famous landmarks of Stockholm.

During the tour you explore the amazing Old Town of Stockholm, visit its colorful Cathedral and City Hall, take a walk at a famous Iron Square and see the legendary statue of Saint George and the Dragon.

After the tour you enjoy a specially organized dinner in the authentic Viking restaurant with unique atmosphere and gastronomic heritage from the Viking Age.

Overnight in a hotel in downtown Stockholm.

Day 2

Trip to Birka

After breakfast you go to the quay (easily accessible by foot), where you board a ferry that takes you to an archeological site of the former Viking town of Birka (round ferry tickets are included).

Located nearby Stockholm, it is the oldest settlement in Sweden included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here you can feel like traveling back in time to the Viking Age!

Upon arrival you enjoy a wonderful guided tour around this beautiful island with a historical landscape, that includes access to the museum and visit to the ancient fields of Birka.

  • Note: The tour is available from May 10 till September 20.

After the tour you return to Stockholm by ferry.

Day 3

Gotland Island Tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip to Sweden's largest island, Gotland, and its UNESCO-listed medieval city of Visby (ferry tickets are included).

Upon arrival to Visby you walk to your hotel located within a walking distance of the pier. After check-in you meet your private guide and driver and enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour around the island.

You start with a visit to a small village of Västergarn where you see the wrecks of the Old Viking ships and visit the small countryside church survived from the medieval times.

After lunch you proceed to Fröjel to see a Gannarve ship stone setting around year 1000 to 500 BC and visit a reconstruction of a Viking Age house.

Later you are transferred back to Visby where you visit one of the best historical museums in Sweden, the Gotland Museum, and a special Viking room.

Day 4

Flight to Oslo & City Tour

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for a flight to the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo. Upon arrival you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

After having some rest you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most magnificent attractions of the Norwegian capital. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot.

You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the City Hall and the Royal Palace (no entrances included).

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 5

Viking Trail Tour

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your guide takes you on a specially prepared Viking Trail tour.

During the tour you visit the Viking and Norsk Folk Museum where you explore its excellent collection of national costumes, traditional jewelry, wood carvings and Sami handicrafts.

Then you proceed to the Kon-tiki Museum dedicated to the world-famous explorer Thor Heyerdahl who crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsa-wood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. You have a wonderful chance to explore Thor’s original vessels and the artifacts from his spectacular voyages, as well as see the original Oscar-winning Kon-Tiki documentary.

After the tour you are transferred to the port where you board a ferry that takes you to the outstanding capital of Denmark - Copenhagen. You spend this night on board the ferry (ferry tickets are included).

  • Optional upgrade: Oslo - Copenhagen ferry cabin class upgrade to Commodore Double Cabin or Commodore Deluxe Double Cabin (no twin beds available): $71 / $98 per person (cabin class upgrade depends on the chosen travel date).

Day 6

Copenhagen City Tour & Beer Tasting

In the morning you arrive in Denmark’s historical "harbor of merchants" - Copenhagen. Upon arrival your driver meets you at the port and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

After having some rest you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking tour around the most interesting attractions of Copenhagen. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot.

During the tour you walk through the beautiful canal district, enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace that is home to the Danish Parliament, stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater (no entrances included).

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn where you see the gorgeous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family (from the outside). Then you proceed to the Rosenborg Castle where you witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony. 

This day is crowned with a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the world-famous Little Mermaid statue, inspired by a H. C. Andersen's fairy tale.

In the evening you enjoy a traditional beer tasting at a local brewery, where you can learn famous drinking customs of the Vikings.

Day 7

Day Trip to Roskilde

After breakfast you go the train station where you board a train that takes you to the historical city of Roskilde (round train tickets are included). Upon arrival you meet your private guide at the train station and enjoy a 4-hour city tour.

During the tour you visit the most treasured landmark of the city - the Roskilde Cathedral that houses 39 tombs of the Danish monarchs.

Another highlight of the day is a visit to the Viking Ship Museum that provides an incredible insight into the world of the Vikings. You have the unique chance to see the five original Viking vessels dating back to the 11th century, as well as a famous reconstruction of the second longest Viking longship "The Glendalough Sea Stallion". During summer you can also try coin minting, visit the jewelry workshop or paint your own shield.

  • Optional activity: boat sailing trip from the Museum Harbor. Experience what it was like to be a Viking on board one of the Viking Ship Museum’s traditional Nordic boats, which are the direct descendents of Viking ships. Everyone on board takes part in rowing, setting the sail and other "sailor’s work"! 

After the tour you return to Copenhagen by train.

  • Optional extension: extend your trip for 2 more days by taking a 2-day trip to Aarhus and Jelling - small towns that preserve genuine atmosphere of medieval Denmark.

Day 8

Departure

This is the final day of your fantastic Viking journey. Following your breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

You are leaving with an ultimate experience and bright memories, fascinated by the amazing beauty of Scandinavia and the unique charm of the Viking Era. We wish you a good flight and hope to work on your future trips!


Hotels

6 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Stockholm, Visby, Oslo and Copenhagen;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Lunches and dinners according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Regular class ferry tickets Stockholm - Birka, Birka - Stockholm, Stockholm - Visby and Oslo - Copenhagen;
  • Economy class flight tickets Visby - Oslo;
  • Regular class train tickets Copenhagen - Roskilde and Roskilde - Copenhagen;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights

  • Dinner in the authentic Viking restaurant
  • Trip to Birka Viking town
  • Tour of Vastergarn village with the wrecks of old Viking ships & Viking Age house
  • Gotland Museum & special Viking room in Visby
  • Viking and Norsk Folk Museum in Oslo
  • Beer Tasting & drinking customs of the Vikings in Copenhagen

What to Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,391
Deposit $679
Regular package
$4,268
Deposit $854
View all dates
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,391
Deposit $679
Regular package
$4,268
Deposit $854

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