2021 Heritage Tour:

Explore a Thousand Years of Norway

Summer 2021

Tour group walks through Maihaugen Museum outdoor area in Norway.
tour group rows Viking Ship on Vesterheim tour

Explore Norway’s past, present and future on this unforgettable journey. Stand on the spot where Norwegian history happened, revel in the beauty and culture of Norway today, and ponder what the future holds for this country and its citizens. We will discover the significance of the Vikings, the Plague, the Reformation, ninetheenth-century immigration, and WWII. At every point along the way, we’ll experience the spectacular scenery, delicious food, and warm hospitality that is Norway.

Cities and Sites included:
Oslo
Tønsberg
Lillehammer
Eidsvoll
Rjukan
Sailing on the Viking Ship Saga Oseberg
Maihaugen
Oscarsborg Fortress
Eidsvoll: Norwegian Center for the Constitution
Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

Vesterheim led a similar tour in 2019. Find pictures from that tour here.

Reserve Your Spot on Tour

For more information about upcoming tours:

Katherine Johnson
563-382-9681, ext. 240

Tour Guide and Leader

GUIDE: Knut Werner-Hagen

Knut’s knowledge and warmth will make this a truly memorable tour. 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. Knut has led several tours to Norway for Vesterheim and he had the privilege of guiding His Majesty King Harald V and the Prime Minister of Norway.

LEADER: 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.

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