Past Travel Events
Tour to include Oslo, Gubrandsdalen, Sognefjord and Bergen
This past July 26 through August 5, 2010 was the Bethel Foundation and Sugar Creek Bible Camp Norway Tour. The itinerary for this trip was:
Monday, July 26 - Depart Minneapolis/St. Paul
Tuesday, July 27 - Arrive Oslo
An orientation city tour will introduce you to Oslo. See the city center and City Hall, site of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Royal Palace, Karl Johansgate and enjoy a walk in Vigeland sculpture park. Tour ends at your hotel. Check in, relax, and meet your tour members for a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.
Wednesday, July 28 - Oslo
Breakfast at the hotel. You have a full day for independent sightseeing, shopping and more today.
Thursday, July 29 - Oslo and Gudbrandsdalen
Breakfast at your hotel. Depart by private motor coach to Hadeland Glassworks for a guided tour. There is time on your own for shopping, followed by a special lunch. Continue to Lillehammer for a stop at the ski jump from the 1994 Winter Olympics. Ride the ski lift to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking view of the city and Gudbrandsdal valley below. Ride the lift down again, board the coach and continue through town, and a bit further north in Gudbrandsdal valley to your hotel, Nermo Hotell.
Nermo Hotell is a small hotel with its history dating back to 1643 when the Nermo family bought the farm. Today the hotel is run by 5th generation of the Nermo family, and is a modern hotel in Hafjell. The hotel is situated on the eastern side of Hafjell and offers a tremendous view over Gudbrandsdalen and Gudbrandsdalslågen. The beauty of Nermo Hotell is a warm and kind reception, friendly staff, first class food and relaxed atmosphere.
Friday, July 30 - Gudbrandsdalen
Breakfast at the hotel. Today will include a farm visit in Ringebu, a tour and lunch at the historic Dale Gudbrandsgård and a walk on Pilgrim trail. Dinner and overnight at Nermo Hotell.
Saturday, July 31 - Gudbrandsdalen and Fortun/Luster
Breakfast at the hotel, then depart by motor coach. In Lom, visit the stave church and enjoy lunch on your own. Continue driving over Sognefjellet. Olsaksfest should begin today, and depending on the schedule, participate in this wonderful festival. Dinner and overnight in Luster area at Turtegro Hotel.
Sunday, August 1 - Luster and Skei
Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the schedule, attend Olsaksfest. Continue to Skei for overnight. Time for shopping subject to opening hours. Dinner and overnight at Skei Hotel.
Monday, August 2 - Skei and Balestrand via Forde
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour Austruptunet, visit the town of Førde and continue to Balestrand arriving early afternoon. Enjoy a cultural walking tour of the village this afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel.
Tuesday, August 3 - Balestrand and Bergen
Breakfast at the hotel, morning at leisure in the beautiful Kvikne Hotel. Your luggage will be picked up and taken to Bergen. The group will travel by express boat to Flåm, departing at 11:55 a.m.. On arrival in Flåm, board the famous railway and ascend the mountain to Myrdal, where you change to the main train line continuing to Bergen. Arrival transfer and check in at the hotel. Dinner is on your own this evening. Overnight at Hotel Augustin.
Wednesday, August 4 - Bergen
After breakfast, you will be met by your local guide for a walking tour of the city center including the historic Bryggen area and more. The afternoon is yours for independent sightseeing and shopping. Farewell dinner and overnight at Hotel Augustin.
Thursday, August 5 - Depart Bergen for Minneapolis/St. Paul
Breakfast at the hotel, then depart for Troldhaugen for a tour of Edvard Grieg’s home and museum enroute to Minneapolis/St. Paul Humphrey Terminal.
Tour Price Includes
- Roundtrip airfare on Icelandair from Minneapolis/St. Paul in economy class.
- Nine nights accommodation in specified hotels.
- Breakfast daily.
- Seven dinners.
- Arrival transfer in Oslo with orientation city tour local guide.
- Private motor coach from departure Oslo until Balestrand.
- Guided tour and lunch at Hadeland Glassworks.
- Lillehammer Olympic ski lift round trip.
- Warm lunch, dessert and guided tour at Dale Gudbrandsgård.
- Entrance to Lom stave church and Astruptunet.
- Guided cultural walk in Balestrand.
- Express boat transportation Balestrand – Flåm.
- Second class train transportation Flåm – Bergen.
- Luggage transfer Balestrand to Bergen.
- Arrival transfer in Bergen.
- Bergen walking tour with local guide.
- Guided tour of Troldhaugen.
- Bergen departure transfer.