Runriket - Gällsta

Vallentuna

In Gällsta, there are three rune stones that mention four generations of the same clan. There is a fourth stone as well, but it has no inscription, only a cross. One of the stones has been signed by Öpir, one of the most common rune carvers of the late 11th century. On another stone, you can clearly see the repair marks that were made after it had been cut in two in the 19th century to be used as gateposts at a nearby farm.

Directions

Runriket is about 25 km north of Stockholm
city and the gateway to Runriket,
Jarlabankes bro, is located in Täby kyrkby.
You can reach it by car, bus or with the
Roslagsbanan light railway. Visit sl.se for
local public transport information.