Old Uppsala

For over a thousand years ago, Uppsala was a central place. Here, Vikings and their ancestors lived on estates and farms, farmed land, engaged in trade and made long trips. Old Uppsala tells the story of one of Sweden's most mythical places.

Old Uppsala is one of the world's most interesting Viking visit destinations. Here are the three majestic kings from the 500's, one of the largest tomb areas in the Nordic countries and the remains of the cathedral built in the 1100s.

In Old Uppsala you can also visit Gamla Uppsala Museum, one of Scandinavia’s most noteworthy cultural environments, and learn more about the centuries-old myths surrounding the area. Exhibits include unique and original finds from the royal mounds, which have long served as a symbol of a magnificent past.

On display are finds from archaeological digs and tales of Yngling dynasty kings, victims of the Viking era, pagan gods and a warring Iron Age. Follow along on a journey through the oceans of time, from 6th century local heathen kingdoms to the religious upheaval of the Viking era to the building of the cathedral in the 1100s.

During the summer the museum offers daily guided tours in English.

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