Viking Tour in Stavanger
The Vikings have conquered Hollywood and are now returning home to Norway. Join in on a guided tour in Stavanger and meet the Vikings!
With the recent hit series like The History Channel’s «Vikings» and the BBC’s «The Last Kingdom», the popularity of all things Viking has exploded. We have embraced this popularity and are proud to present the story of the Vikings – historically correct, with a touch of Hollywood.
The Viking Tour will give you the complete picture of the Scandinavian ancestors. Warriors yes, but they were also traders, explorers and great artists. The Viking Tour will bring back the Viking kingdom and its fascinating myths and legends.
On this tour you meet you Viking guide, who will be wearing typical clothing from the Viking age, and board a bus. To get the true Viking experience, you are during the tour, offered to wear a Viking helmet if you want. The tour includes stops at The Swords in Rock, where many brutal battles took place as well as several other historical locations of great importance. Explore the longhouses at the Iron Age Farm, and hear about the daily chores from 1500 years ago.
At Sola there is a stop at the Doomstones – an ancient, mysterious monument standing in a stone circle formation. Archaeologist have yet not managed to explain its purpose, but it could have been a sacrificial site used by the Vikings.
The tour ends back in Stavanger city where you will have the possibility to visit the Viking Voyages exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology free of charge. Complimentary tea or coffee will be served at the Museum of Archaeology, UiS.
The tour ends at the Viking House in Stavanger city centre, where your can immerse yourself in a Viking VR experience!
Highlights on the tour
- Visit to the Iron Age Farm
- Stop at the Three Swords Monument
- Meeting Place: Strandkaien 61, 4005 Stavanger, see map HERE
- Duration: 2,5 hours
- Included: Sightseeing by bus, experienced guide, entrance at the Museum of Archaeology, viking helmet and tea/ coffee
Remember to bring your camera!