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Lag Visit to Norway 2019

Travel Tips Newsletter (January-June) (pdf)  

Oslo - June 17-19

Hotel Accommodations at Oslo’s Thon Panorama Hotel: 6/17 through 6/18 (included in tour price)

Breakfast included with room



Sunday, June 16          Optionl Harbor Cruise with shrimp bar from 7 pm to 10 pm. 

Monday, June 17         Museums on the Bygdøy:    Viking Ship Museum


                                                                                    Fram Museum

                                                                                     Lunch at the Museum of Cultural History

                                        Akershus Fortress Tour

                                       Wine at the Holmenkollen Museum

                                       Dinner at Thon Holmenkollen Hotel (included)

Tuesday, June 18          FREE DAY

                                      Option: Guided tour of Vigeland Park & Vigeland Museum

                                      Lunch on your own

                                      Option: Group sojourn to the Bygdøy to visit other museums there

                                      Option: Dinner at the Opera House

                                      Option" Opera House Performance of Cinderella  

Wednesday, June 19   “Group Photo Day”

                                       City Hall

                                       Nobel Peace Center

                                       Lunch at Askeladden (Norderhov) farm (included)

                                       Ringerikes Museum - Norderhov Church



Hadeland - June 19-24

Hotel Accommodations at the Sanner Hotel: 6/19   through 6/24 (self-pay at check-out)

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel; all lunches included.

Wednesday, June 19:     Stevne (genealogy) office open beginning at 2 p.m. Stamps and cards available for purchase.

                                         Welcome dinner at 7 p.m. with program at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 20:         Stevne (genealogy) office open 8-9 a.m.

                                          Jevnaker Church

                                         Lunch, Tour and Shopping at Hadeland Glassworks

                                         Kistefos Museum

                                         Lunner Church with performance by Vårin Mack Borander

                                         Dinner at the hotel at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 21:               Stevne (genealogy) office open 8-9 a.m.

                                          Tingelstad New Church

                                         Nes Church

                                         Dåpstradisjon (Baptism Traditions museum) and lunch at Sysselgarden/Aschim farm


                                         Dinner at the Sanner at 6 p.m.

                                          Evening performance at 8 p.m. by Mannskoret KK at St. Nicolai Church


Saturday, June 22:          Farm visits/local bus tour

                                         Lunch & shopping at Gran Sentrum/farmer’s market

                                         Group photo outside at 5:30 p.m. (weather permitting)

                                         Banquet at 6 p.m. followed by program including Furuleiken folk dancers

Sunday, June 23:             Church service at St. Nicolai at 9 a.m.

                                         Tour of Nicolai Church

                                         Church coffee at Granavollen community hall

                                         Lunch and afternoon Hadeland Folkemuseum: Handsverksdag

                                         Dinner at the Sanner at 7 p.m.

Monday, June 24:           Lillehammer:  Olympic Venues and lunch & tour of Maihaugen Museum

                                         Farewell Dinner at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25:           Check-out/Departures

                                         Kontaktforum will arrange transport to Gran bus stop/rail

                                         Extended tour departs PROMPTLY at 8:30 a.m. from the Sanner

Stevne office will be open for questions and genealogy help on some afternoons after we return to the Sanner and perhaps after some evening meals. To skip a dinner and not be charged (or to invite guests) notify the Sanner reception desk at least 24 hours before the meal.

Extended Tour - June 25-July 3

Hotel Accommodations at the Sanner Hotel: 6/24

Hotels 6/25-7/1 included in tour price

Breakfast each morning at the hotels

Gather in lobby each morning at 8:15 for boarding; bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. 6/25-6/27, 6/29, and 7/1

Tuesday, June 25:           Kongsberg Silver Mine

                                         Lunch stop to be determined (self-pay)

                                         Heddal Stave Church



                                         Dinner & Overnight at Gaustablikk Hotel

Wednesday, June 26:     “Group Photo Day”

                                         Nutheim Hotel (coffee stop included)

                                        Telemark Canal; lunch buffet (included)

                                        Gestapo Museum in Kristiansand

                                        Kristiansand Cathedral (if time allows)

                                        Dinner (included) & Overnight at Thon Kristiansand

Thursday, June 27:         Coastal drive to Stavanger

                                         Stop at Jøssingfjord and Helleren

                                         Lunch at Soknedal (included)

                                         Three Sword Monument

                                         Iron Age Farm

                                         Dinner (included) & Overnight at Thon Stavanger

Friday, June 28:               Pulpit Rock Hike (all day)  or

                                         Morning walking tour of Stavanger, ending at Oil Museum

                                         Afternoon: Free time – Lunch & dinner on your own

                                         Cruise on Lysefjord: Noon (harbor)  Food available onboard (self-pay)

                                         Flor og Fjære cruise & dinner: 5 pm (harbor)  Group will leave hotel at 4:40 pm

                                         Overnight #2 at Thon Stavanger


Saturday, June 29:          Scenic drive on Coastal Highway

                                         Avaldsnes – Nordvegen Museum (lunch self-pay)

                                         Dinner (included) & Overnight at Thon Bristol in Bergen


Sunday, June 30:             Walking Tour of Old Bryggen ending at Fløibanen

                                          Afternoon: Free time – Lunch & dinner on your own

                                          Dinner at Ulriken (self-pay)   Meet in hotel lobby for departure; time TBD

                                          Overnight #2 at Thon Bristol in Bergen


Monday, July 1:               Cruise on the Nærøyfjord (food available onboard, self pay)  or stay on the bus for drive (self-pay lunch) to

                                          Flåm Railroad

                                          Dinner and overnight at Stalheim


Tuesday, July 2:               Those leaving tour in downtown Oslo should have their luggage loaded last.

                                           Drive back to Oslo, stops/self-pay lunch en route TBD

                                          Royal Palace tours – Group 1 -  4 p.m. (should include all leaving the tour in downtown Oslo)

                                                                            Group 2 – 5 p.m.

                                             Overnight at Thon Gardermoen  (dinner on-your-own)   

                                             Shuttle available from the hotel to the airport for 70 NOK


Unforeseen circumstances may result in a change

in itinerary on any leg of the tour.


Previous visits to Norway





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