Viking Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Alex
Quality Verified Registered on August 03, 2022

My name is Alex and I am a traveler and storyteller. As a tour guide I have performed in Latvia, Colombia, Peru and Sweden with over 7 years of experience. My passions are storytelling, acting and history (specially Viking age). I have been casted on several series aired on Netflix and traditional TV and performed with both large and small productions in Spain, Colombia and Peru. I am considered as very outgoing and charismatic human being valuing connection and quality of interaction.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Welcome to the land of Vikings - Scandinavia.


During our 2 hour walking tour you will learn about what is the Viking age and why did it begin, how was the image of Vikings created and who were the real Vikings.

We will visit multiple locations in the old town and have brief insight on medieval Stockholm, yet those will be our stepping stones to find out more about the people we call Northmen.

It is a history lesson and a performance told to you by an actor, storyteller and history enthusiast. Meet Alex - world traveler with passion for knowledge.

You will visit:

  • Stortorget
  • Iron Boy
  • St. George and The Dragon
  • The Royal Palace
  • Phone Both
  • Priest Street
  • Runestone
  • Tyska Kyrkan (German Church)
  • Tyska Brunnsplan (German Well Square)
  • Iron Square
  • Evert Taube Statue
  • The Narrowest Street of Stockholm
  • Baggenstappan
  • Brända Tomten (Burned Square)


You will learn about 📃:

🔸Viking Age History
🔸Written Sources
🔸Writing skills

🔸Sacrifices

🔸Trading

🔸Ships

🔸Skalds

🔸Food and Drinks

🔸Hygiene

🔸Mythology
🔸Viking Renaissance
🔸Pop Culture

🏰And curiosities about Medieval Stockholm!🏰



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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Stortorget 7, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
    Stortorget 7, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
    Directions
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Stortorget

    The main Square of Stockholm and our meeting point right in front of Nobel Prize Museum by the well! It's where most of the trading have been going on throughout the history of the city and Vikings happened to be extraordinary traders...

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Järnpojke

    Smallest sculpture you will find in the streets of Stockholm! There are legends about what will happen if you rub its head and leave an offering... vikings are surrounded by legends and vikings make offerings... find out what and why did we offer to the gods!

  • 3
    Outside visit
    S:t Georg och draken

    Knights and Dragons, war and adventures! What are the most impressive dragons and warriors of the Viking age? Are you ready to face the beasts of the seas?

  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Royal Palace

    Kings, Queens, Jarls and kingdoms: axe and blood, aspirations and ambitions! Vikings were cowboys of the north, but what were we looking for while going overseas?

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Rikstelefon

    A telephone. Communication. Messages. We carved our runes in wood and bones and stones. A thousand years later we will look at the smss' vikings sent each other!

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Prästgatan

    Garbage is an issue, always been, but the garbage from a thousand years ago is the treasure. What does archeology find when we find a viking waste?

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Runestone

    The only runestone and actual viking related site you can find in old town. But the story just begins: there are over 3000 runestones to be known of. Many are unique. Let's hear what did vikings carved for us to still read about it today!

  • 8
    Outside visit
    St:a Gertrud

    The German church - for us it represents how we have been learning about vikings back in 16th century. Church has controlled the information and what does it eventually mean for historical precision!

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Tyska brunnen

    German well - the water source for inhabitants of Stockholm. But what did Vikings drink and were they clean or dirty. Hear about viking hygiene and beverages!

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Järntorget

    Iron square, oldest central bank in the world, taverns and food, music and trade. One of the busiest squares throughout existence of Stockholm - let's follow the rhythm of the city and sounds of the most popular viking music instrument!

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Mårten Trotzigs gränd

    The most narrow street of Stockholm where no secret is safe. Here we will make a decision. Here we will learn about the language.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Baggenstäppan

    The only park of the Old Town. But what it meant to be a woman during viking age?

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Brända Tomten

    The tree of poesy... and how did national romantisicm affected the image of the vikings! Lets wrap it up: now we know much more about who vikings were and its time to break those myths told to us by those who twist the history!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Maria 01 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Alex was the best tour guide! We loved his storytelling skills as well as all the info he talked about. So good, I would recommend him to everyone 🤍
Hannah 01 Jun 2023
Munich

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Alex was great! It was a really good balance of legends and the facts that these originated from. It was so informative and I would highly recommend the tour!
Cris... 01 Jun 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Alex es una persona con mucho sentido del humor, mucha personalidad pero sobre todo mucho conocimiento y habilidad para explicar sus conocimientos sobre la historia vikinga. Lo súper recomiendo
Deborah 29 May 2023
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Alex es un profesional, actuacion, comedia e informacion, todo en uno! Un tour para "desburrarnos" sobre esta hermosa cultura, lo recomiendo!
Alba 28 May 2023
Valencia

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Travelled in family - May 2023
Nos gustó mucho la forma de contar la historia vikinga, super amena, divertida y llena de información, si pudiéramos repetiríamos más tours con Alex, desde luego ha sido todo un acierto elegir este tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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