Member Rating 3 out of 5 by SHRN on December 19, 2002

This is well worth the trouble it takes to get to this castle/estate but this outing is not for the physically frail. We took the trolley that runs from downtown Tahoe to this site and it is a good two hour trip, at least with all the stops the trolley makes and the switching of trolleys to get on the right one, plus the wait time for the trolley to come back and pick you up. And then when you arrive, there is a half mile to a mile walk down a very steep, dusty, loose gravel path to the castle that sits on the shore of the lake. And don't forget you have to walk back up in the stifling heat. But once you get through all that the castle is worth seeing.

It has been beautifully restored and has interesting stories to its history told by a very informative guide. After seeing the castle you can swim and picnic on the shore of the lake and/or walk to some mahgnificent looking waterfalls. But be aware and plan to bring plenty of liquid refrshment and something to eat because there is nothing on site to eat or drink and this attraction, like many of the attractions in Tahoe is literally in the middle of the dry, desert-like mountains. Plan on taking the whole day to make this trip.

Vikingsholm Castle
Highway 89
South Lake Tahoe, California, 96143
+1 530 525 7277

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