Emigration Anniversary Tour to New York City

October 2025

The Restauration replica. Photo courtesy restauration.no.

For the first time, Vesterheim is joining with NAHA, the Norwegian-American Historical Association in Northfield, Minnesota, for an exciting tour in the United States to New York City! The replica Restauration sailing ship sailing from Stavanger, Norway, will arrive in New York Harbor on October 9, 2025, the same day that the original Restauration arrived 200 years before. Join the party to welcome the crew and celebrate their journey across the Atlantic as they retraced the path of the original emigrants. Explore the impact of Norwegian Americans on the New York City area while visiting Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Scandinavian East Coast Museum in Brooklyn where Victoria Hoffmo, head of the museum, will be our tour guide. This three-four day tour can easily be expanded for your own visits to Broadway shows and musicals. 

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Reserve Your Spot on Tour

For more information about upcoming tours:

Rolf Svanoe
563-382-9681, ext. 240

Tour Leader

LEADER: Rolf Svanoe

As Vesterheim Coordinator of Tours to Norway, Rolf has many connections to Norway and experiences leading tour groups. Find out more about him here.