Things to do in Uppsala, Uppsala County: The Best Day Trips from

January 23, 2022 Russell Mellin

Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden. Situated on the coast just north of Stockholm, it is home to a major university, Sweden's largest Cathedral, and the Uppsala castle.
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1. The Genius Linnaeus in Uppsala, Private Chauffeur Tour from Stockholm

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Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné, 1707–1778) is one of the world’s best-known scientists. Linnaeus’ was a multi talented scientist that could call himself physician, botanist, geologist, zoologist and philosopher. He travelled, he observed, recorded, tested, analysed and published a large variety of manuscripts on many different topics. He sought a universal classification of all creation, animal, vegetable and mineral. It is called taxonomy: a classification system for the natural world to for the naming of species and order them according to their characteristics and relationships with one another. He spent more than 50 years in Uppsala and we will walk in his footsteps and see and experience some of the things and sights he saw some 300 years ago. Come and see some of the unique legacy he left behind and learn more about him and his contribution to our lives today!

Inclusions: Bottled water, Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, Snacks, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner

Reviewed By X5008OPwilliamh

We did the Uppsala tour today. This guide, Magnus, has a great knowledge of the geography and history of the area. As we began the tour he asked if we had any special requests, and he adapted the tour to our wishes. We visited cathedrals, the Uppsala University, and other interesting sites including an outstanding Swedish pastry and coffee shop. Magnus knows his history well, and answered some specific questions I had about Swedish/Finnish relations. We both recommend this tour as among the very best we’ve ever taken.

2. Uppsala Historic Highlights, Private Chauffeur Tour from Stockholm

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Uppsala is one of Sweden's oldest and most interesting cities. As this is a bespoke Private Tour we will take you to the places that you find the most interesting and that is accessible the actual day. We have 4 hours to spend in Uppsala and we will visit/pass attractions like The Royal Mounds and museum in Gamla (Old) Uppsala, The Church of Gamla Uppsala, The Carolus Linnaeus Garden and Museum, The Uppsala Cathedral, The Gustavianum Museum, The University Main Building, The University Library - Carolina Rediviva, The Botanical Garden, The Museum of Evolutions, Gunnes Viking Farm you can also choose to have some free time for shopping and a traditional Swedish fika in the picturesque city. As every tour is bespoke we have not included entrance fees in this tour. Uppsala is waiting for you. Are you ready? Book this trip today!

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, Private transportation, Snacks, Parking Fees

Exclusions: Entrance fees

Reviewed By Traveler832365

Linnaeus studied the different kinds of plants, and what it is used for. He also named each plant so others will know how to take care and use the plant for what it's purpose is for being there. It is walking distance to my Uncles house.

3. Private Full Day Viking History Tour from Stockholm Including Sigtuna and Uppsala

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Uncover a great amount of Viking history on this 8-hour tour from Stockholm into the lovely Swedish countryside. Venture in the company of a expert local/regional history guide and get to know the Viking Swedes. Go to Sigtuna, the oldest still existing town in Sweden and walk by the 18th-century traditional wooden houses on the main street that still have its original Viking age stretch, travel back in time. Hear tales on Viking mythology and sagas. Another amazing highlight of this tour is the Old Uppsala burial mounds who are more than 50 meters wide / 150 feet wide! Also see the Uppsala Cathedral, the biggest church in the Nordic countries! Transportation from and back to your hotel is included.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Stockholm. Pick-up and drop-off at cruise port is also possible., Private tour, All taxes and surcharges, Driver/vehicle

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By DCO90

Absolutely amazing custom/private with Johnathon (history expert) and Nadia (pHD in anthropology) we learned so much about a wide range to historical and cultural topics. We saw places we’d never have found on our own, or understood - their knowledge and professionalism was perfect!

4. Private Day Tour to Uppsala - Uppsala Cathedral, Viking Burials and countryside

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The only private day trip to Uppsala from Stockholm. Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden. It is famous for having the oldest and most traditional university in the country, founded in 1477. The young feel and student vibe is easy to feel in Uppsala. The city is also known for the Cathedral, it took roughly 150 years to complete and is the largest in Scandinavia. Swedish kings have been coronated here and some even buried. Many important Swedes lived and died in Uppsala, you can visit the tombs of Carl Linneaus (founder of the naming system for plants), Dag Hammarskjold (UN General Secretary) and Anders Celsius (the temperature scale). Take your time and walk around for a nice lunch of your own choosing. You can also shop at the traditional central market and modern Downtown area. You will also visit the Old Uppsala. This archaeological site has been inhabited for more than 1500 years and is seen as the most important settlement of early Sweden.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes, Professional guide

Exclusions: Gratuties (optional)

Reviewed By DCO90

Absolutely amazing custom/private with Johnathon (history expert) and Nadia (pHD in anthropology) we learned so much about a wide range to historical and cultural topics. We saw places we’d never have found on our own, or understood - their knowledge and professionalism was perfect!

5. Private Uppsala & Sigtuna Half Day Tour

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Uppsala and Sigtuna lie just north of Stockholm and make for a perfect day trip or longer stay. Gothic Uppsala Domkyrka, or Uppsala Cathedral. Inaugurated in 1435, Gothic re-styled in the 19th century, it is a must see/do in Uppsala.Gamla (Old) Uppsala, just north of the city, boasts impressive 6th century burial mounds and in its museum you can learn about the legend of the Svea kings and gory human sacrifices. Another ‘must’ in Uppsala is Carl von Linné, Sweden’s greatest ever scientist and father of modern taxonomy.  For the low down on Sigtuna’s history visit Sigtuna Museum for its brilliant exhibitions and displays. For some ancient Viking detective work, pop into the museum or Tourist Office on Stora gatan and ask or a futhark, or key. This will help you unlock the mysteries of the town’s more than 150 rune stones. Careful how you pronounce futhark though. Duration: 6 hours Distance: 70 km out of Stockholm

Inclusions: Transport by private vehicle, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Professional art historian guide, Snacks

Exclusions: Souvenir photos (available to purchase), Lunch

Reviewed By dijohns2ne

Great guide. Very well informed and ready to answer many questions. An excellent way to see this castle and to understand its history.

6. Private Stockholm Tour by VIP car Uppsala and Sigtuna with guide

Taisiya Tiainen

This is a unique opportunity to combine two important ancient cities of Sweden, to hear the interesting story of your private guide on a comfortable car.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Snacks, All Fees and Taxes, Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle

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Reviewed By brianwC4943TW

Outstanding tour by a husband and wife team.... customized to whatever you want to see or hear about. We spoke about way more than just history! Even my 3 (young adult) kids were engaged. Highly recommend.

7. Stockholm Tour by LUXURY car Uppsala and Sigtuna with PRIVATE guide

Taisiya Tiainen

This is a unique opportunity to combine two important ancient cities of Sweden, to hear the interesting story of your private guide on a comfortable car.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes, Bottled water, Private transportation, Snacks, WiFi on board

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Reviewed By brianwC4943TW

Outstanding tour by a husband and wife team.... customized to whatever you want to see or hear about. We spoke about way more than just history! Even my 3 (young adult) kids were engaged. Highly recommend.

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