Markim-Orkesta are two church parishes filled with history from all eras. This tour experience includes the Bronze age, Viking age and other eras in Swedish history. Travel by vehicle (car, minivan or bus depending on group size) with a very knowledgeable local guide to this former UNESCO World Heritage Candidate site. Learn about Viking culture, feel enchanted by their magic runes and Old Norse mythology. Learn about the Viking Swedes burial rites, see graves of their dead and hear how Christianity changed Swedish society forever. This tour will make you understand how Sweden has developed and how it's past has helped shape this modern nation.
After the hotel pick-up, the tour will travel by vehicle to Markim-Orkesta. You will travel through history and experience different eras and aspects of Swedish history. See the ruins of the very likely birthplace of King Vasa, the man who reformed the Swedish state and church from Catholicism to Lutheran Protestantism. Hear about his life and controversial rule.
After hearing the intriguing history of King Vasa, journey on to a Christian Viking graveyard. Hear about the mighty burial rituals of the Vikings and how they vanished after Sweden was Christianized. You'll see a local church which holds six rune stones on its land and hear the tale about the mighty, rich Viking Ulv who plundered England three times. See the splendid frescoes of the medieval church and feel the breath of Medieval Swedes through the stone walls as you learn about their religious lives.