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Gamla Uppsala

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Address: Uppsala, Sweden
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Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala

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Gamla Uppsala (translated means Old Uppsala) is an intriguing place to visit. You will see rune stones some of which are incorporated into the fabric of the church and earthworks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Uppsala, Sweden
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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gamla Uppsala (translated means Old Uppsala) is an intriguing place to visit. You will see rune stones some of which are incorporated into the fabric of the church and earthworks which, if there's snow, you can slide down. A couple of miles outside the university municipality it is the original site of the town. The Church (where I got married)... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. Lovely area to visit. So much history around. Lots to learn. Nice cafe and great restaurant upstairs. Vikings are buried in huge mounds. Very intriguing.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a bus from Uppsala central bus station to Gamla Uppsala and explore this magic place. Hike to the top and see a nice sunset from above. Also nice old church, cemetery. Worth visit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a day trip from Stockholm, we toured the church, viking burial mounds and the church during an afternoon spent at Gamla Uppsala. You can take the city bus directly to/from Gamla Uppsala as well as a cab. The church in Gamla Uppsala is a lovely building from the 12th century and the viking mounds are also thousands of years... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing, one of the best things I've done whilst I was here. Incredible place to visit and spend some time if you're into Nordic and Viking history / culture.

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Just outside Uppsala you find the old Uppsala village with old church and graves of vikings. Worth visiting but you need a car.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

As I keep telling people, beware the Low Season; verify the open times for attractions. The museum itself was closed the day we were there. The church was open, as were the mounds. Wow! You can actually walk on historical locations. I climbed all of the mounds. Had great views of the country side and Uppsala. The construction in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

For me this visit was the highlight of our Globus coach tour of Scandinavia. The 2,000 year old Viking Burial Mounds are set in glorious countryside with magnificient 360 degree views from the mound tops. Sitting there cogitating on life it was hard to believe that the Vikings would want to leave this idyllic country to go West to towards... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Quiet, peaceful, historic. The walk around the mounds is beautiful. Take the time to read about them in the information plaques. I was expecting these mounds to be about the size of the Indian mounds in Ohio, but they're HUGE! The grounds are very nicely kept and clean. The trails are easy to follow. Resist climbing the mound itself as... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We got instructions from our hotel and took a bus out this way. There was a break in the rain in late October and we took a nice walk along the burial mounds. Museum was mildly interesting. We liked the little church

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