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2018 Heritage Tour: Norwegian Coastal Voyage

July 18 - August 2, 2018

Prices and details to be announced!

Tour Guide: Knut Werner-Hagen
Tour Leader: Katherine Johnson

Your tour begins in the picturesque city of Bergen and the surrounding countryside before boarding the Hurtigruten for “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage.“ Enjoy 7 days and 6 nights sailing through the calm, sheltered waters of Norway’s shoreline. Each day Hurtigruten ships transport cargo, mail, vehicles, and a few hundred tourists along the Norwegian coast. The 34 ports of call range from major cities to small fishing hamlets with stops of a few minutes up to a few hours.

Your final port of call will be Kirkenes, one of the northernmost cities in Norway, nestled between Finland and Russia. The last days of your tour will be spent in Oslo enjoying all that a capital city has to offer—museums, unique shops, and local spots to relax and take it all in.

With the help of your tour guide, Knut Werner Hagen, every day of this incredible tour will be filled with opportunities to explore Norway and see breathtaking landscapes both on land and at sea. Knut’s knowledge and respect for the beauty and history of his beloved Norway will make this an unforgettable travel experience.

Knut Werner-Hagen

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

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.

To reserve your spot on the tour, download this “Tour Deposit Form” and send it, with a $500 deposit per person, to Vesterheim, P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA 52101.

Download Tour Deposit Form (PDF)

For more information about upcoming tours: Katherine Johnson at 563-382-9681, ext. 240, or NorwayTours@vesterheim.org.