2022 Heritage Tour:

Explore a Thousand Years of Norway

June 1-14, 2022

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

The beautiful capital city of Oslo will be home base for this journey through the countryside of Norway’s past, present, and future. We will discover the significance of the Vikings, the Plague, the Reformation, nineteenth-century immigration, and WWII.

The tour begins as we venture south to Tønsberg to sail the Viking ship, Saga Oseberg; then north to Eidsvoll to visit the Constitution Building where the Norwegian Constitution was signed in May 1814. In Lillehammer we’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of Maihaugen, an impressive outdoor museum of farming culture and home to one of Norway’s oldest stave churches. Back in Oslo, we will ferry to Oscarsborg Fortress, a place that played a pivotal role in Norway’s fight against German occupation during WWII. Traveling west to Rjukan, we will visit the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum and the renovated heavy-water cellar made famous during WWII.

As we journey through Norway’s past thousand years, our expert guide Knut Werner-Hagen will give presentations and share stories that bring the history of Norway to life. At every point along the way, we’ll experience the spectacular scenery, delicious food, and warm hospitality that is Norway.

Note: Although we are proceeding with the plan to travel in summer 2022, circumstances may cause us to change plans and not go. Please know your safety as our guests is our top priority.

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 memorable and relaxing.

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