2023 Heritage Tour:

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

June 2023

You are invited to experience the classic northbound voyage along the Norwegian coast in a way only Vesterheim can offer. Your experience will begin in the picturesque city of Bergen and the breathtaking Hardangerfjord countryside before boarding a beautiful new Havila sailing ship.

Enjoy seven days and six nights sailing through the calm, sheltered waters of Norway’s shoreline aboard an environmentally friendly Havila ship. The ports of call range from major cities to small fishing hamlets with stops for as long as 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. Your last days of this fantastic 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 make this an unforgettable travel experience.

For more information contact:
Katherine Johnson
563-382-9681 ext: 240
NorwayTours@vesterheim.org

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.