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Gamla Uppsala

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Address: Uppsala, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 18 23 93 12
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Viking History Day Trip from Stockholm Including Uppsala

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Beautiful old village

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna R
Vantaa, Finland
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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Anna R
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mbv9415
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank HACKER69
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 

Thank Patricia V
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

Thank Patri2002
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Charming college town with plenty of pretty walks and pedestrian streets. It's Cathedral is massive and impressive. Folks are very friendly.

Thank ilivetotravel_Raul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Gamla Uppsala is certainly something you don't see everyday. There are plaques in Swedish and English explaining the original ancient history of the barrows as well as the excavation that took place ages ago. It is a large area and you are free to climb the hills or walk around them.

Thank AGuthrie80
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This has burial mounds..nothing much here.the museum is not so good.cathedral is nice.had a peaceful walk

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My dad and I got to Gamla Uppsala by commuter train (pendeltag) and then bus taking 1hr 20 mins from Stockholm central but after a couple of days in the city it was so refreshing to get out in the countryside. We love history too and wanted to visit the Viking burial grounds. We didn't learn a great deal though... More 

Thank ErinByrne21
Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed walking up and around the giant grassy "mounds of the Kings". The walking path has informative displays telling the history and archaeology of the mounds.

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