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UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

1. UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in the 42 most visited regions in Europe and the UK. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered are Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: UK: Telefonica / Vodafone /Hutchison 3G /Everything Everywhere

From Stockholm: Viking History Tour to Sigtuna and Uppsala

2. From Stockholm: Viking History Tour to Sigtuna and Uppsala

Experience and explore real Viking Age history at the side of 1000 years old runestunes, as well as on the sites where history once happened 1000 years ago. This tour explore the fascinating and ruthless Viking Age trough 6 carefully selected historical sights while learning about their culture and lifestyle from expert tour guides and a award-winning tour company. Get a good view of Viking historical sites and an overview of Viking history in Sweden and its effects on modern Scandinavian culture. This 8-hour tour starts from Stockholm with comfortable hotel pickup. Visit the most important Viking sites close to Stockholm, including Sigtuna and Old Uppsala, with transportation included from central Stockholm. During this tour, you will visit several Viking sites along the way such as Broby bro - one of Sweden’s most famous burial grounds. Learn about and visit some mighty Viking burials sites, both a pagan one and an early Christan one from the transition period between Christianity and old Norse religion. Learn about Estrid, a mighty Viking woman. See Jarlabanki's bridge, a partly reconstructed Viking bridge and explore the strange runic inscription here. Stop at the Arkil Assembly site - a Viking Parliament. Learn about Viking laws, the construction of kin groups, and the use of that as a base in Viking society. Hear how the disputes could be settled in Sweden's history. Explore Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden on a guided walking tour. Visit the beautiful wooden town of Sigtuna, known as a place for Swedes to go on weekend vacations and well-known as the oldest city in Sweden. Walk among several different medieval church ruins and the cosy small alleys. Visit the king's grave mounds at Old Uppsala dating back 1500 years in time. This is one of Sweden's most important historical sites. Explore the former medieval Cathedral at the site as well and walk around the 11-meter high grave mounds. The guide will tell you all about its rich and long history. At Uppsala city we explore the city's history as well as the biggest church in all the Nordic countries: The Uppsala Cathedral before heading back to Stockholm.

From Stockholm: Uppsala and Sigtuna Viking Sites Tour

3. From Stockholm: Uppsala and Sigtuna Viking Sites Tour

Join us for an exclusive Viking tour of Stockholm county, Uppsala, and Sigtuna, led by a passionate and knowledgeable guide. We keep our tour groups small, with a maximum of 17 guests, to ensure a personalized experience. You will be taken on a journey through time as we visit some of the most significant Viking sites in the region. If possible you will be picked up at your hotel or by a nearby location. For you who are staying outside the center, pickup will be at Radisson Waterfront hotel close to the Central Railway station. Our tour begins in Stockholm county, where we will visit the Viking Age landmark of Jarla Banke Bridge, Arkils Tingstad including some runestones from the late Viking era. The following stop will be at Vallentuna church, which open up 1198 AD, shortly after the Viking age. We continue to a popular stop on the tour at Granby farm, where a fika will be served (swedish coffee with pastries). We continue to the charming town of Sigtuna, which was founded in the late 10th century and is one of Sweden's oldest towns. Here, we'll explore the ruins of Saint Olaf church, the norwegian Viking warrior, who later converted to christianity and finally became an Saint. We'll also have time to wander through the town's picturesque streets and browse its many shops and cafes. Next, we'll head to Uppsala, where we'll visit the famous Gamla Uppsala burial mounds. These mounds date back to the 5th and 6th centuries and are believed to be the final resting place of Viking kings and heroes. You'll hear stories about the legends buried here and the history of the Viking society that built these impressive structures. Gamla Uppsala was also the spiritual center of the Vikings in Scandinavia and there they gather together for Midwinter blot festivals. From legends it is said that the pagan temple was burned down in 1087, which was then replaced with a cathedral which in 1164 became the seat of the country's first archbishop. Last stop will be the university town of Uppsala, where will visit the mayor cathedral in Sweden today. As we are leaving you will enjoy a brief guided tour through the university areas. We travel back to Stockholm, which take about an hour and then you can openly ask about just anything or just relax and enjoy the tour back. Throughout the tour, our guide will engage you in discussions about Viking history, culture, and society. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your own insights and perspectives. As an experienced Viking tour guide with over 10 years of experience and many positive reviews, I am confident in the quality of my tours. While I may not have any reviews yet on a new website, I can offer detailed tour descriptions and testimonials from past customers. I am also responsive and communicative, and committed to providing an excellent tour experience. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Vikings. Book your tour today and experience the magic of Sweden's Viking heritage!

Viking History Day Tour to Sigtuna, Uppsala and countryside

4. Viking History Day Tour to Sigtuna, Uppsala and countryside

Embark on a captivating journey through Sweden's rich Viking history with our knowledgeable and experienced guides, a full-day tour that unravels the tales of centuries past in the Stockholm region. Immerse yourself in the Viking story at ancient sights like Jarlabankes Bridge adorned with runestones. Discover the serene beauty of Lake Vallentuna, home to historical sites, and delve into Viking governance at the historic Arkils Tingstad assembly site. Savor a traditional Swedish fika at Hökeriet and shop for Viking-themed souvenirs at Granby Farm. Step into the heart of Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest town, wandering its cobblestone streets, enjoying lakeside views, and delving into its rich heritage, including a look at the town hall and church ruins. Continue to Uppsala, where history and academia entwine, exploring landmarks like the Uppsala Cathedral and the Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala. Tour stops Jarlabankes Bridge: An ancient Viking-age bridge named after chieftain Jarlabanke, dating back to the 11th century, adorned with runestones that tell the story of his power and family. Lake Vallentuna: Explore the picturesque Lake Vallentuna, a natural and historical treasure, offering outdoor activities like ice skating in winter and hiking in summer, with traces of centuries-old human habitation. Arkils Tingstad: Delve into the Viking era at Arkils Tingstad, an assembly site where communities resolved disputes, made decisions, and enacted laws, shedding light on early Scandinavian governance. Vallentuna Church: Visit the 12th-century Vallentuna Church, an architectural gem blending Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles, and learn about the end of the Viking age and Sweden's Christianization. Hökeriet: Experience a traditional Swedish "fika" at Hökeriet, a charming provision shop located at Granby Farm, offering regional handcrafts and Viking-themed souvenirs. Granby and the Granby Stone: Explore the Granby Stone, an ancient runestone with a detailed Viking text, and step into the best-preserved Viking house foundations at Granby, where you'll learn about Viking daily life. Sigtuna - the Oldest Town in Sweden: Journey to Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest town, founded in AD 980, and stroll through cobblestone streets, visit St. Mary's Church, and explore lakeside views and the Sigtuna Museum. Uppsala: Discover Uppsala's historic and academic legacy as you pass by the magnificent Uppsala Cathedral, botanical gardens, historic university buildings, and Uppsala Castle. Old Uppsala: Uncover the Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala, three prominent burial mounds dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries, traditionally linked to legendary Swedish kings, showcasing historical and cultural significance.

Sigtuna: Lake Mälaren Historic Sites Kayak Tour with Lunch

5. Sigtuna: Lake Mälaren Historic Sites Kayak Tour with Lunch

This tour is a combination of some of the Swedish essentials on a full day trip from Stockholm or Uppsala. Paddle kayak on Lake Mälaren, explore historic sites and countryside, experience serene nature and walk through Swedens first medieval capital Sigtuna - today a cozy wooden town with some historic artefacts. Your guide will meet you in Märsta - a suburb in the north of Stockholm - where you start your experience. After a short drive you will first get full instructions of kayak paddling and start your adventure on the Sweden's third largest lake. Planned route is approx. 12 km but can vary slightly according to weather conditions and it takes some 3 hours of active paddling but with plenty of stops for sightseeing, walks, lunch and maybe even for a refreshing swim. You will see the posh baroque Steninge palace, the royal Rosersberg palace with its picturesque park, runestones, hike to the iron age settlement in Runsa and enjoy panoramic views over the lake from its top. The tour rounds up with a guided walk through Sigtuna with ruins of medieval churches, runestones and idyllic wooden architecture. There will be even time for ice cream by the lake before you will head back to the starting point!

Uppsala Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

6. Uppsala Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Uppsala at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Uppsala Castle, The University Main Building, Güntherska and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Upplands Museum" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Güntherska. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Uppsala Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

7. Uppsala Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

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8. eSIM Sweden : Internet Data Plan high-speed 4G/5G

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What people are saying about Uppsala

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who had a passion for the subject. Great guy and very welcoming. I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in Vikings or Swedish history in general. I got to see more than I expected. it was defintely great value for money.

Very Good Experience. The driver and the guides were very professional and kind. The runes, Sigtuna and Uppsala were very interesting places to visit. I took this tour in winter (Jan) and it was still worth it, very good organization.

The guides were fantastic Lenr Olof Johnathon and thanks to Johnathon for making it all happen! Also thanks for the snow shoes Lenr😊 I couldn’t have asked for anymore!

Excellent tour, professional and knowledgeable tour guide made the trip

Our tour with Gabriel was perfect! We learnt a lot and enjoyed the day.