DAY 1 TUESDAY, JULY 26
Depart the USA on your transatlantic flight. If requesting alternate travel
dates or departure cities, please note on application.
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Arrive Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
Transfer to downtown Oslo. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time
change. Dinner and overnight at the Scandic Victoria Hotel.
DAY 3 THURSDAY, JULY 28
Breakfast at hotel. Morning
sightseeing tour of Oslo's capital city with local guide includes a visit to
Vigeland Park and the Viking Ship Museum. Balance of day free for independent
explorations. Overnight at hotel.
FRIDAY, JULY 29
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Skien. Visit the Brekke Park Museum in Skien.
Some leisure time in Skien before dinner. Dinner and overnight at Thon Hotel
5 SATURDAY, JULY 30
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Ulefoss. Canal cruise from Ulefoss to Lunde.
(Depart at 10:35am — arrive at 1:05pm) Proceed to Lerkekasa vineyard and taste
some local wine. Continue to Kviteseid Bygdetun and Kviteseid Church. Drive to
Vrådal. Dinner and overnight at the Quality Straand Hotel Vrådal.
Following the cruise individuals may choose one of the
following options instead of the vineyard and Kviteseid: Kayak on the canal (NOK
250) or Bike along the canal (NOK 200). Pre-registration requested. Please
indicate interest on application form. Cost payable in Norway.
SUNDAY, JULY 31
Breakfast at hotel. Drive
to Eidsborg Church and West Telemark Museum or farm visits as per individual
arrangements. In Morgedal, visit Norsk Ski Museum and Sondre Norheim's home.
Return to Vrådal for dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 7 MONDAY, AUGUST 1
Breakfast at hotel. Opportunity to participate in a variety of optional
activities such as Gaustaban up to Gaustatoppen (NOK 350), Krossoban to
Gvepseborg and walk along "Solstien" (Sun Trail) (NOK 120) or visit the
Industrial Worker's Museum at Vemork (NOK 85). Dinner and overnight at the
Pre-registration required for the
Saboteur's hike (2 hours) - NOK 490. Please indicate interest on the application
form. Cost payable in Norway.
DAY 8 TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
Breakfast at hotel. Following a visit the Hardangervidda Park Center, enjoy a
short excursion to Selstali Seter or a hike on the Hardanger Plateau. Return to
Gaustablikk Høygellshotell for dinner and overnight.
DAY 9 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
Rjukan-Voss: Breakfast at hotel. Drive to
Hardanger, the heart of Norway's cherry, apple, and pear orchards. Opportunity to purchase pewter at factory prices at Hardanger Tlnn. Cross the Hardanger fjord on the new
Hardanger Bridge, approximately 300 feet longer than the Golden Gate Bridge. Dinner and overnight at Fleischer's Hotel.
DAY 10 THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
Breakfast at hotel.Drive to Gudvangen. Cruise the spectacular Nærøyfjord and
Aerlandfjord to Flåm. Board the Flåm railroad, deemed by some as the most
fantastic train ride in Europe. Within 15 miles descend 3800 feet to
Myrdal. Morning departure on the the Flam Railway, deemed by some as
the most thrilling train ride in Europe. Within 15 miles ascend 2800 feet to
Myrdal. Change to the famed Oslo/Bergen Line and continue to Voss. Change to the
famed Oslo-Bergen line and continue to Voss. Meet motor coach and continue to
Bergen. Dinner on your own. Overnight at Clarion Admiral.
DAY 11 FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
Three hour morning sight-seeing tour includes a visit to Troldhaugen, home of
internationally known musician and composer Edvard Grieg. Farewell dinner
and overnight at Clarion Admiral.
DAY 12 SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to airport for return flight. Longer
stays may be requested upon registration for a minimum charge of $100.