Emigration Anniversary Tour to Norway

June 2025

The Restauration replica. Photo courtesy restauration.no.

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the first organized emigration from Norway to the United States. On July 4, 1825, the ship Restauration set sail from Stavanger, Norway, with 52 emigrants on board. This tour will begin in Oslo with a visit to the Norwegian Emigration Museum in Ottestad. The tour will travel around the southern tip of Norway and will be in Stavanger on July 4 to watch the departure of the sailing sloop replica, Restauration, as it recreates the journey made 200 years ago. Join us for a trip though the fascinating history of Norway during the 1800s as we enjoy the incredible landscape of this beautiful country.

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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.