Uppsala is the fourth biggest city in Sweden, mainly due to its university that dates back to 1477 and the location of the Swedish archbishop seat.
Explore Uppsala's secret and captivating history with us
Explore Uppsala City, Sweden’s forth biggest city, on the only available transported day tour from Stockholm City (7h) or take a cozy city walk in Uppsala.
The city is only 45-50 min away from Stockholm City center and have a high concentration of where it’s fascinating tourist sites, and the more hidden gems, are located.
You’ll get guided by a experienced authorized Uppsala City-guide on our tours.
If you are like me you’ll wish to be get a cozy, stress-free tour. A tour to see the big things as well as the smaller hidden away things you can’t find on a tourist map. Than you’ve come to the right place.
The tour in question might end close at one of the local cafes or restaurants for lunch and a chance to taste some traditional Swedish Fika.
On the Uppsala transported day tours, and city walks, you will explore and experience the city like a local but with the the professionalization of a experienced authorized guide.
Uppsala city walks
We offer a big range of English Uppsala city walks. All from “off the beaten track-tours” to tours of the “must-see objects” in Uppsala.
City walk price: 220SEK per person, at least 2 person must book.
To Order: Email [email protected] or call +46766457075 if you want to book, not all have their English booking page ready yet but are run in Swedish.
Walking tours with a starting point at Riddartorget in Uppsala, at the side of Uppsala cathedral.
1. Swedish Horror History and Dark Folklore Walk 1h in Uppsala. (Bestselling)
2. Runes and runestones – the Uppsala Viking experience 1h.
3. Poor people institutions, 19th C prostitution and the Swedish race biological institute 90min – a darker Uppsala walk (price 250SEK per person).
4. A tour of Uppsalas biggest attractions – visit the must-sees 1h. (Bestselling)
5. Anecdotes from Uppsala university’s history – explore Northern Europas oldest 1h.
6. Uppsala castle and the Vasa kings – murder, deceit, bastions and scandals 1h.
7. Uppsala professors in the 17th and 18th C Uppsala – Linnaeus, Rudbeck, Swedenborg and others, 1h.
Walking tours with a starting point in Old Uppsala outside Old Uppsala museum/ Gamla Uppsala museum (15min by bus 2 from Stortorget in Central Uppsala to Gamla Uppsala).
1. Old Uppsala’s history and the Vendel Era – 90min walking tour. Price 250SEK per person.
The Full Day Uppsala experience – a transported day tour from Stockholm (7h)
We will during our stay visit Northern Europe’s biggest cathedral (118.70 meters long and high). Close to that lies the mid 16th C castle whom we see from the outside where you hear about the murders by the mad king Erik XIV.
We also visit some smaller sites would would have a hard time to find in the guide books. Apart from the bigger sites you also get the chance to hear about the hidden darker histories if you wish (more information further below).
We also explore one of Europe’s oldest Botanical gardens, visit some of the University’s magnificent houses (Northern Europe’s oldest, Anno 1477) and see the famous, in Gothic writing written, Silver Bible (created ca. 500 AD).
You also get a chance to visit the famous Old Uppsala Mounds on the transported 7h tour from Stockholm.
Only the transported Uppsala city tour (and the Viking age 8h tour who includes a brief visit to Uppsala and old Uppsala) are the transported tours Sweden History Tours offer that touches ground in Uppsala city.
A Darker perspective – The dark and gruesome Uppsala city walk / transported tour.
The darker Uppsala will be about the Swedish Race-biological institute, one of Europe’s oldest anatomical theaters as well as the student that signed a contract in blood with the Devil himself.
You’ll hear about the Swedish slavery in the Pacific, about the Uppsala red light district when prostitution was legal in 1864-1902, hear about the gallows and when pestilence last hit in 1709-12. That and more.
If transported we travel out to, among other things, take a look on the outside of a local sanitarium for the insane Ulleråker. Here you could get locked up for various different reasons, and if you where unlucky enough also get lobotomized or sterilized in there.
Explore Uppsala city's mysteries
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