2020 Heritage Tour:

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

July 29-August 13, 2020

You are invited to experience Hurtigruten’s classic northbound voyage along the Norwegian coast in a way only Vesterheim can offer. Your tour begins in the picturesque city of Bergen and the beautiful surrounding Hardangerfjord countryside before boarding Hurtigruten for “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage.”

Enjoy seven days and six nights sailing through the calm, sheltered waters of Norway’s shoreline. 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.

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Reserve Your Spot on Tour

Download the form below, print and send it, with a $500 deposit per person, to:

Vesterheim, P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101

For more information about upcoming tours:

Katherine Johnson
563-382-9681, ext. 240

Tour Guide and Leader

GUIDE: Knut Werner-Hagen

Knut Werner-Hagen has been leading tours with Vesterheim since 2013. He holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Oslo and has written numerous 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.

LEADER: Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson, Vesterheim’s Coordinator of Tours to Norway, will make your tour experience worry-free, interesting, and memorable from your first inquiry to your last farewell. Her work in education, college recruiting, and planning international study tours contribute to delivering you a superior travel experience.

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