Tour Guide: Knut Werner-Hagen
Tour Leader: Katherine Johnson
Vesterheim gives its special touch to the Hurtigruten’s classic Norwegian coastal voyage! With the help of tour guide, Knut Werner Hagen, every day of this incredible trip will be filled with one-of-a-kind opportunities to explore Norway and see breathtaking scenery, both on land and at sea. Knut’s knowledge and respect for the beauty and history of his beloved Norway make this an unforgettable travel experience. Beginning in Bergen and ending in Kirkenes, this voyage takes participants through the calm, sheltered waters of Norway’s shores—close to the landscape, wildlife, and culture. Days and nights will be filled with majestic coastal Norway—awe-inspiring fjords, expansive sounds, snow capped mountains, scenic skerries, and picturesque plains. The 34 ports of call, both historical and cosmopolitan, range from major cities to small fishing hamlets, and the stops vary from 45 minutes to 6 hours.
Knut Werner-Hagen holds a masters degree in history from the University of Oslo and has also written a number of articles and books. Knut served as an officer in the Norwegian Army for 30 years and, during the last 15 years of his career, he lectured on military history at the Norwegian Military Academy in Oslo. Knut has led a number of tours, including Vesterheim’s 2015 Coastal Voyage tours. He had the privilege of guiding His Majesty King Harald V and the Prime Minister of Norway. Knut brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to this unforgettable tour.
Katherine Johnson, Vesterheim’s Coordinator of Tours to Norway, looks forward to welcoming you on this spectacular tour to Norway. Katherine has had the privilege to plan and lead academic tours for graduate business students to China, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. Her congenial personality and attention to detail will contribute to making your tour experience interesting, memorable, and relaxing.
For more information about upcoming tours: Katherine Johnson at 563-382-9681, ext. 240, or NorwayTours@vesterheim.org.