Day Trip to Uppsala with a Local Host


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7 hours | from €155.40 pp
Join a like-minded local to explore Uppsala, a historic city that’s just a 40 minute train ride north of Stockholm. With Viking and Medieval roots, you’ll discover fabled, royal burial mounds, a university which was founded in 1477, the oldest Gothic Cathedral in Scandinavia and museums and galleries that are packed with fascinating culture. Cosy up for fika in one of Uppsala’s many coffee shops, stroll along the river towards the city’s historic districts and, visit the castle and discover a 400 year old anatomical theatre. With just one day to explore and a local by your side, you’ll be able to make the most of the cultural and historic gems that Uppsala has to offer!
7 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised
Walking + public transport

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host and take the train to Uppsala, a historic city to the north of Stockholm that makes for a fascinating day trip.Read more +

After stepping off the train, enjoy coffee and pastries at a tiny coffee shop which serves some of the best espresso in the city! Then stroll along the riverbank and down the cobbled streets in this cultural area. 

Explore the city and visit its most famous landmarks, like Uppsala Cathedral, which is the oldest Gothic style castle in northern Europe, and the castle that’s perched on top of the hill, before you enjoy a tasty lunch at an authentic local restaurant. 

You may want to take the short bus journey to Gamla Uppsala, which is the ancient pagan part of the city, where you can still see the Viking royal burial mounds; there are three barrows which date back to the 4th century, as well as the burial places of the gods Odin, Thor and Freya. 

Before taking the train back, you may like to browse in the unique and quirky shops, or visit the Linneaus Museum and botanical garden. This is an important cultural and scientific landmark, as Carl Linneaus, whose home the museum is located in came up with the scientific classification for naming species of plants and animals. 


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary based on your literary loves, and to agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. 

Although you will visit well known art galleries, your Local Host will also help you to discover unique shops, inspiring places and independent galleries as well as sharing stories that you won’t find in a guidebook, and make the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 7 hours with a Local host
* Walking experience
* Train and bus ticket


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a local to discover Uppsala, a culturally and historically important city 40 minutes from Stockholm
* Explore the cobbled district by the river bank, and visit the historic cathedral and castle 
* Enjoy lunch at an authentic local restaurant 
* Take the bus to Gamla Uppsala, the old pagan part of the city where you’ll find royal Viking burial mounds 
* Stroll through the city and stop by its shops and cafes, and take time for fika
* Visit the Linneaus Museum and botanical garden 

Total: EUR
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free