Stockholm Horror History and Dark Folklore Tour - 90min Dark History Small-Group

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  • Explore the dark, the forgotten and the things not normally taken out into the light. Explore the Swedish ancient myths of Vaesen. Explore the belief of mediveal undead and how to stop them. Experience dark and deadly folklore creatures and dark customs of the past.Explore the darker past of Stockholm in this ghost walk about the pestilence 1709-12. See the ally of the executioner, hear about the folklore Vaesen like the myrling or Näcken, the curses the elves blow on you making you sick. And hear about the most terrifying of all; the mediveal and Viking undead crawling around spreading sicknesses and death.

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  • Guide
  • Service charge

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transport
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • The guide have had Corvid-19 and are healthy, if you want to bring your own masks or any other means to make you feel more safe please know you are welcome to do so.
  • St. Jacobs Kyrka, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2A, 111 53 Stockholm, Sweden

What you can expect

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Stop At: Stortorget, Gamla Stan, Stockholm Sweden

Here at stortorget we will talk about death and the magical use of body parts in folklore.
Explore about the executions of around 90 souls around when the Danish King Kristian took Stockholm. We also explore the folklore beliefs in the blood of the dead to use for curses, the gallow parts to brew good tale and how to use other parts of the dead…

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Prästgatan, Stockholm, Sweden

We'll walk along Prästgatan, exploring it's part formerly named “Hell” where the excursionist lived.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stockholm Old Town, Stockholm Sweden

At the door of a house.we explore the use of protection with iron to protect against the vaesen. Against elves who comes with the mist (souls not getting rest), learn about the Swedish Tomte. Not to forget the all so important protection of the door and the newborn who before the baptism lacks protection against the trolls and the Devil. What protection measures you should use.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Logårdstrappan, Skeppsbron 2, 111 30 Stockholm, Sweden

We explore the folklore vaesen connected to water. Hear about Näcken, the bäckahästen (the Swedish version of Kelpie), the Sjörå, (sea-rå) and the skepps-rå (skiprå) among others and how they tried to drown people and lure them into the deep.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kungstradgarden Park, Jussi Bjorlings Alle 5, Stockholm 111 47 Sweden

Here we start exploring the folklore believes of other Vaesen like the dangerous Skogsrået / huldran, the undead living child Myrling and other folklore creatures of the past.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: S:t Jacobs Kyrka, 5 Jakobs Torg, Stockholm 111 52 Sweden

We continue visiting the outside of this church and talk about the church door, the weak points of the church, the exorcism of the kid at the baptism and what to do if you had a worst enemy to punish.

Duration: 15 minutes

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Activity Location

  • Stockholm Stockholms län

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Nobel Prize Museum, Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, Sweden
    • Stockholm Stockholms län

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