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Swedish Genealogy & Culture Trip

Welcome to Sweden

This is the trip for you who want to experience and find out more about Sweden, while at the same time you get the opportunity to learn more about genealogy and perhaps specifically get on with your own family history.

The Trip begins in Gothenburg.

We walk down “Sillgatan” (Herring street) to the place where the boats left, heading for America.

During the trip in Västergötland, we stay in Alingsås (a town founded for over four hundred years ago) here are the first lessons in genealogy at the Grand Hotell.

Ornunga church from around year 1230. The church was to be demolished in 1905 when a new church was built but was preserved thanks to fortunate circumstances.

SwedGen genealogy center in Hössna. Second day of genealogy.

In the areas around Falköping there is much of Sweden's old history. The Ekornavallen with graves from SEK 3300 BC to the Viking Age. Katagård was excavated in 2005 and is a church from the late Viking Age.

Åsle Tå, what a village street could look like in the 19th century.

We show and tell you about the Sweden we love.

When you book the trip, you also choose the level of your genealogy skills. Before the trip, you can contact someone in SwedGen so that they can do any research on questions you have.

Swedish Midsummer
Friday the 23rd of June is Midsummer Eve. Take the opportunity to extend the trip so you can experience a real Swedish midsummer

Facts about the trip

Do you have questions?
  1. Questions for Travel arrangement? Crister and Maria at Saxentours:
  2. Questions for Genealogy workshops: SwedGen: Anna-Lena Hultman, Anneli Andersson, Charlotte Börjesson
  3. Reference in America: 
    Jeff Huset (Minneapolis). went on our tour 2015 and 2018. 
    Bryce Johnson (Mound,MN) went on our tour 2018 and 2021.

The price includes:

  • Transport in Sweden with a tourist bus.
  • Crister and Maria or other English-speaking guides.
  • Entrance fees at the program.
  • Part of a double room for 7 nights in a hotel of a good standard.
  • Hotel breakfast every morning.
  • Sightseeing according to program.
  • Lunch 3 days
  • Dinner 3 days
  • Genealogy lesson at the program.



  • We take a maximum of 25 travelers and do not travel with less than 10 travelers
  • We reserve the right to change prices and currency in addition to our control
  • Accommodation: If you are travelling alone, you can choose to book a single room (single room supplement will be added) or choose "part of a double room". We will see if there is another traveler who also wants to share a room. Otherwise, a single room supplement will be charged.
  • The traveler has an obligation to check the travel documents himself as soon as they are received
  • In other applies, Saxentour's "Terms & conditions" are available on the website apply.


The trip starts 14th June 2023 at Hotel Eggers in Alingsås and ends on 21st June at Falköping.

You need to book your own flight / transport to Sweden. If you want to come a day earlier or stay longer, we are happy to help you book extra nights at the hotels. If you need to book a train or rent a car, we can fix it for you as well. Contact us and we will make this your dream trip.

Reference in America

Reference in America

Jeff Huset (Minneapolis, MN). Participated in the 2015 and 2018 trip.  E-mail:, Cellphone: 763-784-3151

Bryce Johnson (Mound, MN) Participated in the 2018 trip. E-mail:, Cellphone: 651-334-1690


Comments from travelers

Since retirement I've taken 7 tours in Europe/Scandinavia and this is my absolute favorite. The accommodations, the food, the service, the sites we visited, the relaxed nature and camaraderie of the participants made this a fabulous memory. Plus, Crister, Maria and their family were so welcoming and helpful ... felt like we were traveling with good friends, not tour operators. Just fantastic and I want to go again!! Plus, totally unlike other tours, this one gave us the chance to see how our ancestors lived ... the common/poor folk ... not the ultra wealthy with their magnificent castles and cathedrals. Plus the countryside was spectacular.
Ron (2018)

My wife and I took the Swedish Genealogy & Culture Trip 2018 and were overwhelmed by friendly, flawless and fascinating itinerary provided by Crister, Maria, and their colleagues at Saxentours. The addition of 3 professional genealogists from SwedGen, available to help both beginners and enthusiasts at all levels , made this an unbelievable trip for those interested in following their Swedish roots. The timing was perfect - beautiful June days leading up to Sommerfest - and the value for the accomodations, meals, classes, local transportation, and tickets to museums was exceptional. Do not miss this opportunity in 2019!!
Bryce and Paula (2018)

I attended the 2018 Genealogy Tour. We spent several days with Swedegen learning about Swedish genealogy tools but also toured the countryside learning about many aspects of Swedish life and emigration. In particular, I enjoyed our Sunday morning church service in an ancient church and the ensuing fika. It was a wonderful insight into Swedish life and culture, then and now. And those poppyseed buns!!!!
Christine (2018)

This was an excellent trip, I enjoyed the variety of experiences and the history. Appreciated the water and healthy snacks on the bus.
Susan (2018)



  • Day 1: Wednesday

    Drop in at Hotel Eggers Gothenburg. Close to Gothenburg railway station and buses from Landvetter Airport. If you want help or advice, please contact us.

    Welcome Dinner 18:00 Grand Hotell, Alingsås

    Lodging: Hotel Eggers Gothenburg


  • Day 2: Thursday

    Follow Herring Street "Sillgatan" where, as early as the 1850s, people walked from the railway station to the harbor where the boats left for America. Everything would be fixed here, ticket, clothes, maybe something strong to calm the nerves.

    Sightseeing Gothenburg

    Shrimp Cruise in Gothenburg's archipelago

    Lodging: Hotel Eggers Gothenburg


  • Day 3: Friday

    Leaving Gothenburg for Alingsås

    Genealogy lessons
    When you sign up for the trip, you get to choose if you are interested in genealogy lessons. And if you are at which level at what level are your skills.


    Genealogy lessons

    (If you are not interested in genealogy, we can help with suggestions for other activities)

    Lodging: Grand Hotel Alingsås


  • Day 4: Saturday

    Ornunga old church - The church was built around 1230. The last renovation was done in 1790. The plan was to demolish the church in 1906, but luckily it was saved.

    The Karl-Oskar house - Karl-Oskar and Kristina's house from the latest recording of Vilhelm Moberg The Emigrants from 2020.


    Södra Härene - The story of the Lundborg and Broberg families who emigrated to Minnesota in 1858

    Lodging: Grand Hotel Alingsås


  • Day 5: Sunday

    Leave Alingsås

    Hössna Konkordia house with SwedGen


    Genealogy lessons

    Lodging: Kurhotellet Falköping


  • Day 6: Monday

    Ekehagen - Ancient Village- A open-air archaeological museum, and one of the largest ancient villages in Scandinavia! Along the beautiful natural path through the village, you will find settlements with houses and huts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.

    Åsle Tå - Sweden's largest collection of small old cabins. They are located in their original locations, along the gently meandering street– a unique historical environment from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Lodging: Kurhotellet Falköping


  • Day 7: Tuesday

    Ekornavallen - A unique environment with graves from different eras on the same surface. There is a difference of 4,000 years between the oldest and the youngest grave. At Ekornavallen there are graves that cover a time span from around 3300 BC. to the Viking Age, approximately 800–1050 AD.

    Kata Farm - Here is the ruin of one of Sweden's oldest churches, a private farm church from the Viking Age

    Lodging: Kurhotellet Falköping


  • Day 8: Wednesday

    We meet for a summary of our experiences of the week.

    This marks the end of our trip, and we send you off with a hearty “Bon Voyage” as each of you leaves for home.


  • Facts:
    )* = Meals included as shown in the program. B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
    Note! We reserve the rights to make changes in the program.


Departures and prices

Departure DateDestinationSpots leftFrom price
12 - 19 June 2024Swedish Genealogy and Culture Trip 2024More than 8$2,750Book


Hotel Swed Genealogy Tour
Hotel Swed Genealogy Tour
We stay at these hotels during the trip. Click on their websites and look forward to staying at these hotels. Grand Hotel Alingsås Hotel Eggers Göteborg (Gothenburg) Kurorten Mösseberg , Falköping...
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