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The Best Guided Viking Tours in Scandinavia

Where to Find Interesting Guided Viking Tours by Boat or Bus


What would a trip to Scandinavia be without an interesting tour about the Vikings? This is a great way to learn about Viking roots and experience Viking history with a knowledgeable guide. I've tried numerous guided Viking tours and can definitely recommend these - they're the best Viking tours in all of Scandinavia:

1. Stockholm, Sweden: The Viking History Day Tour

Stockholm region - Sweden
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This full-day guided tour is an interesting, authentic Viking tour and very popular with visitors. If you want to learn about the Vikings, their Scandinavian home and their ways, this guided tour is a must for you. The tour takes you to Stockholm's best spots for Viking history like the old Viking Parliament, the ruins of Granby, Vira Bruk and classic Sigtuna.
Tour Info:
This fully guided 8-hour tour departs daily year-round, with free pickup from your hotel in Stockholm. Approx. US$110 / £72 / €77.

2. Oslo, Norway: The Oslo Experience Cruise & Tour

Port in Norway
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If you're in Norway and have an afternoon to spare, learn about the Vikings' historical spots in Oslo, the capital of Norway. This 5-hour guided tour focusses on the Vikings nicely and is part bus tour, part boat tour. Among other stops, it leads you to the exhibited Viking ships and the Kon-Tiki Raft. Also on the program is the memorable Norwegian Folk Museum and Vigeland Park.
Tour Info:
This guided tour is seasonal. It departs from Oslo City Hall at 1 pm daily, between late May and late August. Around US$75 / £45 / €52.

3. Reykjavik, Iceland: The Viking Horse & Gullfoss

Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland
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The Icelandic horse is a breed the Vikings brought to Iceland, and these unique animals haven't changed at all. Have you ever been on a Viking horse? This guided tour is great fun for big and small Vikings among us, and a perfect day tour for families in Iceland! First, they go riding on these Viking horses, and after a nice lunch break, this 9-hour tour takes you to the Gullfoss waterfalls, the National Park of Iceland, and the unique geyser area.
Tour Info:
Departs from Reykjavik daily year-round at 10 am (free hotel pickup). Around US$120 / £85 / €90.
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