About This Trip

13-day tour featuring Trondheim, Narvik, Tromsø and the exquisite beauty of the Lofoten Islands

Join your tour hosts, Mardi and Karl Woodling, on an adventure to Northern Norway! Discover quaint fishing villages, savor breathtaking scenery, walk through the life and legends of Vikings, fisherman, polar bears, WWII history, AND enjoy Midsummer’s Eve in the fantastic Lofoten Islands!

Dates & Prices

  • Jun 15 2022 to Jun 27 2022
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: TBD Price includes airfare from MSP/DFW plus taxes/fees and fuel surcharge. Unless paid in full, fuel and all taxes are subject to change and will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment. Inquire about airfare from your home city.
  • Land Only from: TBD Services begin in Trondheim and end in Tromsø. Includes domestic flight from Bodø to Leknes.
  • Single Room Supplement: TBD

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul or DFW, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge (for airfare from your home city, please inquire)
  • Domestic airfare from Bodø to Leknes
  • 11 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 1 lunch [L] and 10 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach, train & ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Trondheim and Tromsø
  • Cable car excursion in Narvik
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Nidaros Cathedral, Norwegian Aquacenter, Arctic Circle Center, Blood Road Museum, Stockfish Museum, Viking Museum, Galleri Lofotens Hus, Lofoten Aquarium, WWII Museum, Boat Museum, Polar Park, Arctic Cathedral
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2 - 13

Disclaimer

This tour is not yet confirmed. Pricing and itinerary will be confirmed later in 2021. To reserve your space on this tour, please complete the early registration form and submit your fully refundable $400 deposit (payable by check). Once airfare is confirmed and pricing is finalized, you will receive a confirmed, priced itinerary, the applicable terms and conditions and information pertaining to travel insurance. To reconfirm your participation, you will also be asked to complete our Tour Registration Form. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you will receive a full refund of your trip deposit..

Please note: upon acceptance of the confirmed itinerary and price, your deposit of $400 per person becomes non-refundable.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 MSP / DFW ―Trondheim

Depart the Minneapolis/St. Paul or Dallas/Ft. Worth on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for airfare from other US cities, please note on application.

DAY 2: THURSDAY, JUNE 16 Trondheim

Arrive at Trondheim Værnes Airport. Transfer to hotel in city center. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Nidelven Hotel.

[D]
DAY 3: FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Trondheim

Morning sightseeing tour features the Nidaros Cathedral, one of Scandinavia's most splendid cathedrals. Afternoon free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
DAY 4: SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Trondheim―Stiklestad―Namsos

Drive to Stiklestad, site of the battle of 1030 which led to the death of King Olav Haraldson (later St. Olav) and the acceptance of Christianity in Norway. Learn about life of the Vikings in this region during that time period. Proceed to Namsos, an important trade center. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Rock City.

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DAY 5: SUNDAY, JUNE 19 Namsos―Brønnøysund

Enjoy the coastal scenery of Helgeland as we drive north. Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of fish and seafood, an industry employing approximately 21,000. Visit the Norwegian Aquacenter and learn about aquaculture. Continue to Sandnessjøen. Dinner and overnight at Thon Hotel Brønnøysund.

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DAY 6: MONDAY, JUNE 20 Brønnøysund―Mo i Rana

Proceed to Mo i Rana, located along the beautiful Helgeland coast in the southern part of Nordland county. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Meyergården.

[B][D]
DAY 7: TUESDAY, JUNE 21 Mo i Rana―Arctic Circle―Bodø

Drive to the Arctic Circle, which marks the boundary of the midnight sun of the Arctic summer and the sunless winters of the north. The Arctic Circle Center provides a visual presentation of the flora, fauna and countryside north of the Arctic Circle. Visit the Blood Road Museum, portraying the plight of prisoners of wars under the German regime from 1942-45. Proceed to Bodø for dinner and overnight at Scandic Havet Hotel.

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DAY 8: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 Bodø―Leknes―Svolvær

Depart Bodø for flight to Leknes on the spectacular Lofoten Islands, known for its distinctive scenery. Arrive in Leknes and drive to the fishing village with the enigmatic name of Å at the southernmost point of Lofoten. Lunch. Visit the Stockfish Museum, which provides an insight into the production of Norway’s oldest export commodity, stockfish. Proceed north past Reine, once selected as the most beautiful village in Norway. Continue to Svolvær for dinner and overnight at Thon Hotel Lofoten.

[B][L][D]
DAY 9: THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Excursion in Lofoten

Sightseeing in the Lofoten Islands includes the Viking Museum at Borg; the Galleri Lofotens Hus in Henningsvær with an exhibition of classical painters from Northern Norway; and the Lofoten Aquarium in Kabelvåg. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
DAY 10: FRIDAY, JUNE 24 Svolvær―Narvik

Drive to Narvik, established as an ice-free port for the iron ore mines in Kiruna, Sweden. A visit to the WWII Museum provides information about that time period in history. A late afternoon excursion by cable car takes us to 2200 feet for an awesome view of the area. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Narvik Hotel.

[B][D]
DAY 11: SATURDAY, JUNE 25 Narvik―Tromsø

Depart for Gratangen. Tour the North Norway Boat Museum. Visit the Polar Park, the northernmost wildlife park in the world. Proceed to Tromsø, the capital city of Arctic Norway. Dinner and overnight at Clarion Hotel the Edge.

[B][D]
DAY 12: SUNDAY, JUNE 26 Tromsø

Sightseeing tour of Tromsø includes a visit to the Arctic Cathedral and Polar Museum. Balance of day free. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
DAY 13: MONDAY, JUNE 27 Tromsø―Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Tromsø Airport for return flight. Longer stays may be requested upon registration for a minimum charge of $150.

[B]