Flanking two sides of the River Fyris, Uppsala is a city awash in Nordic charm and was once the capital of Sweden. Sweden's fourth largest city, Uppsala is also home to one of Scandinavia's oldest universities, Uppsala University, dating back to the 15th Century, and the country's largest cathedral, the Gothic masterpiece, Domkyrkan. A land where Vikings once roamed, Valsgärde north of the city is a burial site for Viking chieftains and the 6th-century archeological site of Gamla delves into the city's pagan past when human sacrifice was practiced. A vibrant university town, the city has a youthful vibe and its bohemian cafes and bike-filled streets play host to a thriving student population. Annual events like the Reggae Festival and Uppsala Christmas Market truly showcase the spirit of the city and invite tourists to experience its charm.