AROUND STOCKHOLM IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE VIKINGS
Sightseeing, Cultural, Lunch not included
An intense yet gratifying itinerary to get to know the Swedish capital from various points of view - on foot and by coach - with stops at two museums where we can discover the history of the country and mostly that of the proud Viking people.
What we will see
- Vikingaliv Museum
- Guided walking tour of the old city
- Stortorget and Stock Exchange Museum
- Free time for lunch
- Sightseeing tour of Stockholm
- Diplomatstaden and Östermalm
- Swedish History Museum
What we will do
Our tour to discover Stockholm and its ancient roots starts with the futuristic Vikingaliv museum, where history becomes reality right before our eyes thanks to a thrilling interactive exhibition. * We travel back in time through moving sets that depict the everyday life of Ragnfrid, her husband Jarald and their family in the year 963 of the Viking age. * We then visit the exhibition on Viking customs and traditions, displaying around 30 original objects borrowed from the Museum of Swedish History thanks to which we can learn more about how they lived, what they eat and how they moved around. We also meet a life-size Viking built using the DNA extracted from an ancient skeleton! * After our visit, we go on a guided walking tour of the old city or Gamla Stan between picturesque squares and characteristic cobbled alleyways winding between ancient and elegant buildings with Baroque doors. * We cross Stortorget, the centre’s main square around which the city grew in the 1300s. It is home to the Stock Exchange Building, the headquarters of the Nobel Museum and the Swedish Academy, among others. We manage to glimpse a trace of the Viking era thanks to a rune stone placed at the crossing of two roads. * After our walk, we have some free time for lunch , which we can enjoy wherever we please. * We continue with a sightseeing tour of Stockholm through the Diplomatstaden residential district, characterised by luxurious villas, embassies and homes surrounded by greenery, and the elegant Östermalm quarter. * We reach the Swedish History Museum, displaying objects spanning 12,000 years from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. We visit the underground Gold Room, where we can admire the most elegant precious artefacts in Sweden made by skilful goldsmiths. * We cannot miss the room dedicated to the Vikings, where we can learn more about this great people who managed to establish contacts with faraway lands. * At the end of our visit, we have some free time* to buy a few souvenirs or visit the museum's Gothic room.
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