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Summer Tour to Norway

This summer's tour is set to start in Oslo in late June.  Plan now to join us next year. 

“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 you. 

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, Trondheim. 

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.  


City Itinerary

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


      Bodø - 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.)


Mail deposits to:
Ed Egerdahl
616 Fir Street
Edmonds, WA  98020

Price Includes:

Tour directors and expert guiding throughout the tour.

Hotels of high standard throughout.

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 between stops. 

Entry fees and exhibit guides as per itinerary.  Transfers, touring and sightseeing as per itinerary. 


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. 

Scandinavian Language Institute

“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




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