Sigtuna Things to Do

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  • Runic Stone Hiking

    by sofia28 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In Sigtuna you'll find 30 runic stones. At the Tourist office or the Sigtuna Museum you'll find a map of where to find them and a key to the translation. The runic stones in Sigtuna are mainly from the 12th century. They where done as memorial stones, over people that left town for going east (vikings), or for oneself(!).

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    Skokloster Castle

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Not really belonging to Sigtuna but to nearby Håbo, still only 30 minutres away, this is one of Europe's finest Baroque castles from mid 17th century and with an amazing collection of paintings and well-kept furniture for you to see during guided tours. If you happen to be in Stockholm, there are guided boat trips to the castle from Stockholm City Hall in summer and from Uppsala too. Otherwise, you can get there by bus from Sigtuna and Bålsta. There is also a pretty medieval church with viking runestones as well as a great little motor museum in the castle grounds. You can read a lot more about it all on my Bålsta page.

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    Maria Church

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The 750-year-old church is Sigtuna's oldest building still in use and the oldest brick building in the region. It began life as a dominican monastery which lasted until the 16th century when the cloisters were torn down. Outside it, you will find a herb garden and the ruins of St Olof's chuch as well as a rune stone.

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    Visit Ingvarsstenen in Varpsund.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Feb 8, 2010

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    This stone is called Ingvarsstenen and you find it in Varpsund. It tells about a viking raid which started 1036 and almost nobody came back from that trip. Five sons are happy because of their father Gunnlev and this Gunnlev died together with Ingvar, but it doesnt say how, where or when. That will be the mystery of this story of the stone.

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    Skokloster castle.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Nov 30, 2009

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    This is a wonderful and beautiful castle in Uppland. You are only allowed to go around in the castle on guided tours and the environmental around the castle is beautiful. if you are very close to this castle you must make a visit. it shows many nice things and weapons from older times. They have a café here and you can eat there. They have many special events too, so it can be a good idea to check out their website.

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    Sigtuna plaque at the airport

    by marielexoteria Updated May 31, 2008

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    The plaque says "Arlanda airport is situated in the municipality of Sigtuna between Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and the university town of Uppsala. The municipality has 30000 habitants, rapidly expanding industries, and a great number of educational institutions. Communications are excellent. The E4 motor way and the main railway line run through Märsta, the modern, industrialized centre of the municipality. The small town of Sigtuna is eight kilometers west of Märsta. It is more than a thousand years old and is the oldest Swedish town still in existence. It is beautifully situated on Lake Mälar, and with its picturesque church ruins, its tiny 18th century town hall, it is one of the most popular attractions in the vicinity of Stockholm."

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    Ruins and Runes in Sigtuna, Sweden

    by WYLENEoftheWORLD Written Apr 20, 2008
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    Sigtuna is the oldest town in Sweden, founded at the beginning of the 11th century. The town itself has old low-timbered buildings on narrow streets.

    The draw here are the many church ruins from the 12th century and the over 150 runes scattered throughout the town an dsurrounding area.

    It's a great walking tour for old and young as it is easy to get around and there is no hurry!

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    Mariakyrkan (Maria Church)

    by marielexoteria Updated Dec 17, 2007

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    Mariakyrkan is the oldest building still in use in Sigtuna and the first and oldest church made of bricks in the Mälardalen region. It was built by the Dominicans (the religious order, not the people from my beloved Dominican Rep. ;)) in the 13th century, and later on a monastery was added, but during the 1530's it was destroyed and only the church remained, which then became the church of the parish of Sigtuna.

    Practical info: open daily between 9am and 4pm during Jan-Apr and Sept-Dec, daily 9am-8pm during the summer. Dress and behave appropriately.

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    Klockstapeln

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 22, 2007

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    This church bell's tower is from the early 18th century and it's located on Klockbacken, which got its name from the tower.

    On this hill you'll find some benches where you can sit down with some light drink and food and enjoy the view of Sigtuna and the water from there.

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    Walking around: Runstenar (Rune Stones)

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 22, 2007

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    These are stones written in runic alphabet carved not by anyone, but by a runemaster. There are about 150 rune stones in all of Sigtuna municipality (kommun) and about 10 in Sigtuna city. The stones were carved mainly between the years 975 and 1130 and were placed visibly along the roads.

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    S:t Pers Kyrkoruin (St. Peter's Church ruin)

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 22, 2007

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    There are 3 church ruins in Sigtuna that are famous. One of them is St. Peter's Church and was probably built on the 12th century a church for coronation of the king because of an interpretation of a portal in one of the towers and it's considered to be the diocese's cathedral before the move to Gamla Uppsala in 1190.

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    S:t Lars Kyrkoruin (St. Laurence's Church ruin)

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 22, 2007

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    St. Laurence's Church ruin

    The last (but not least) of the church ruins in my trip to Sigtuna is St. Laurence's. Unfortunately for all of the church ruins, they pretty much got decayed and "forgotten" with time. From archaeological excavations it's known that this church was probably built during the 12th century. One of its towers was renovated in the late 16th century by Johan III.

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    Walking around: Strandvägen

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 22, 2007

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    Strandv��gen & lake M��laren
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    Strandvägen is a street that has a view of Lake Mälaren, and what a view! It's a popular place where people go for a walk, jog, ride bikes, fish, and, during the summer when the weather allows it, go out for a picnic or lie on the grass and enjoys the sun.

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    Sigtuna Museum

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 20, 2007

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    Sigtuna Museum shows the early history of Sigtuna on the permanent exhibition "Town of kings - home of vikings" with some rune stones, drawings, pictures and findings from archaeological excavations. A must for viking lovers.

    Practical info: open Tuesday-Sunday noon-4pm during September to May. Admission fee: 20 SEK for adults, 10 SEK for students, free admission for children up to 19 years of age.

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    Runic stowns

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Oct 12, 2006

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    Sigtuna - Runic stowns

    No one Swedish city has so many runic stones, as Sigtuna has. There are more than ten integral runic monuments in the city centre, and also a set of fragments of stones, and 150 more runic stones are totaled around the district. They were installed in the XI century as memorable signs to outstanding members of a society.

    Keys to the runic alphabet can be obtained, for your own efforts at reading these ancient messages at the Tourist Office and the Museum in Storagatan.

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