“The Best of Norway” – An Introduction
You are invited to
participate in a once-in-a-life-time adventure!
Discover the Land of the Midnight Sun with a small group of Norway
enthusiasts led by Ed Egerdahl, a seasoned, knowledgeable Norway guide. This custom tour is purposely scheduled at
the height of the Midnight Sun. Norway
never fails to surprise even those who have traveled here before. The natural landscape of Norway, more
stunning and diverse than in most other European nations, will awe and inspire
The power of Norway’s
amazing environment pulses through Norwegian art: paintings portray the people
in their natural element, music celebrates the rugged landscape and poetry is
formed from the very rocks! Norwegians
are firmly connected to their ancient past.
Families tend to remain in one place for many generations and nearly
every community includes buildings that are 5, 6 or even 10 centuries old! This living yet ancient “Old Country”
heritage exerts a strong pull on travelers from the “New World”
Explore the treasures
of this beautiful land where history and myth wait around every bend of the
road. This will be your adventure, not a
standardized cookie-cutter tour. In our
upcoming group meetings, we will thoroughly explain alternatives and options
and listen carefully to your opinions. The relationship between you and your
guide is unique and personal. Built-in
flexibility will enable tour members to pursue special interests or find family
roots. An individual interest may
develop into a spontaneous and exciting excursion that captures the imagination
of the whole group.
“The Best of Norway” is
well balanced between South and North.
Through valleys, over mountains, along fjords, through city streets with
culture and history we will wend our way north to the ancient Viking capital,
Your tour leader, Ed Egerdahl, has made Norway’s
language and culture his specialty. He
has taught and led tours for over 30 years.
He will make your tour fun and educational; every tour member will share
in his knowledge of culture and history.
“The Land of the Midnight Sun” – A Custom Itinerary
2015 Summer Tour:
Tour starts in Oslo on June 26 with the following itinerary:
Downtown Oslo - 2 nights
Hallingdal - 1 night
Bergen - 2 night
Geiranger - 1 night
Ålesund - 2 nights
Trondheim - 2 nights
Røros - 1 night
Lillehammer - 1 night
Possible Add-On to Lofoten (Above itinerary would be revised)
Trondheim to Bodø - overnight train
Bodø to Lofoten - ferry
Å - 2 nights
Bodø - 1 night
July 11 - Flights home
PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary above and prices are subject to change. It will however give you a good idea of what is planned.
“The Best of Norway” - General Terms and Conditions
Total land package in Norway - $3,500.00
Single room supplement - $650.00
Lofoten Add-On - $600
Transatlantic Airfare is not included.
Home - Oslo
Oslo - Lom
Lom - Voss
Voss - Bergen
Bergen - Geiranger
Geiranger - Ålesund
Ålesund – Kristiansund
Kristiansund - Trondheim
Trondheim – Overnight
train to Oslo airport and flights home or
Trondheim - Overnight train to Bodø
Lofoten Add on:
Bodø - Lofoten
- Flights Home
The basic land package price is $3,500 per person double occupancy.
The price does not include trans-Atlantic airfare.
Lofoten Add-On price is an additional
$600 per person.
The single supplement is $650 for basic tour, $150 additional for Lofoten Add-On
A deposit of $550 per person reserves your place on the tour.
Your full payment is due by the first group meeting in mid May.
Make checks payable to:
(Scandinavian Language Inst.)
616 Fir Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
Tour directors and expert
guiding throughout the tour.
Hotels of high
Transportation via a first
class bus/van between cities, and ferry fares.
Buffet breakfasts daily.
Several dinners along the way.
Picnic lunches: Tour
members contribute to a “kitty”. The
tour directors purchase the food, arrange for and sets up picnics when we are
fees and exhibit guides as per itinerary. Transfers, touring and sightseeing as per
Cancellation: A per person charge will be levied for any cancellation received as follows: 125 to 45 days prior departure: $100 fee. 44 to 30 days prior departure: 25% of tour price. 29 to 7 days prior departure: 50% of tour price. 6 days or less prior departure: 100% of tour price. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
Refund, Unused or Changed Tour Arrangements: All unused services or tour arrangements during the tour, including hotel, ground transportation sightseeing tours and special features, are neither refundable nor exchangeable. Any claims for reimbursement or refund must be received in writing by the Scandinavian Language Institute (S.L.I.) within 14 days of the conclusion of the scheduled tour.
Responsibility: The Scandinavian Language Institute and its agents, act only as agents for the transportation companies, hotels, resorts, cruise/ferries and other public services. We shall not become liable for delays, losses, accidents incurred by said persons or operators to passengers and baggage from whatever cause. The insurance and acceptance of receipts, tickets or vouchers shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. The airlines and any other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not aboard their conveyances. The passenger contract in use with the carrier concerned will constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the tour participant. S.L.I. reserves the right to withdraw any tour prior to departure – or in emergencies, make changes for equal or better value. Not included is the costs of passports, travel insurance, international airfare outside Norway, tips to tour director or driver, laundry, beverages and food not listed in itinerary, and other personal expenses.
“The Best of Norway –
The Land of the Midnight Sun” Summer Tour 2014
Meet in Oslo June 26th – fly
home July 8th/July 11th
Transatlantic Airfare is not included
FOR EACH FAMILY PLEASE FILL
OUT AND RETURN THE COUPON BELOW
WITH YOUR TOUR PAYMENT OR DEPOSIT MADE PAYABLE
I am making
my full payment of #______@ $3500 per person $______________
enclosing my deposit #______ @ $550 per person $_____________
I am enclosing my single supplement
of $650 – basic tour $______________
Add-On payment of $600 per person $_____________
I am enclosing my single supplement
of $150 – north tour $______________
traveling alone _________ I would like a roommate ________
(print as it appears on your passport):
CITY _____________________________________________________________ STATE
_________________ ZIP ____________________________
PHONE _______________________________________________________ or
have read and agree to the tour conditions explained on page 1 of this document