Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Folk Dancing, Folk Music, Culture, Art, History, Adventure!
Oslo, Gothenburg, Helsingborg (Elsinore), Copenhagen
When: June 13-26, 2017
“Norway in a Nutshell” Extension:
Explore more of Norway on your own by booking a “Norway in a Nutshell” tour.
Help and hand-tailoring by Lee just for you!
Led by: Lee Otterholt
- See ALL THREE Scandinavian countries!
- Dance with local groups in all three countries!
- Dramatic fjords, historic cities, and quaint villages!
- Cruise from Denmark to Norway!
- Enjoy dramatic canal boat ride in Sweden!
- Price includes: city tours, hotels, breakfasts, four dinners, and all dance events!
Price: Land only: $3495
“Norway in a Nutshell” Extension: $500-$800 depending on duration of extension (how many overnight stays)
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Day 1: Tuesday, June 13:
Fly to Oslo on airline of your choice.
Day 2: Wednesday, June 14:
Arrive in Oslo. Take train to Oslo Central Station(“Oslo S”). Walk to Comfort Hotel Børsparken, Tollbugt. 4, Oslo and check in. Lee will meet you in the lobby at 6 PM. Welcome dinner at an historic restaurant in center of Oslo. Then visit the Vigeland sculpture Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
Day 3: Thursday, June 15:
Sightseeing in Oslo including the new Opera House, Folk Museum, Akerhus Fortress and Norwegian Resistance Museum. Possible meeting with Norwegian folk dance group. Overnight again at Comfort Hotel Børsparken.
Day 4: Friday, June 16:
Drive to historic Sandefjord. Explore historic town and beautiful Land’s End peninsula. Begin weekend workshop at Skiringssal College: Join 50-70 other international folk dancers from all over Norway in a weekend of dancing, live music and instruction, led by Lee Otterholt. Dinner and overnight at Skiringssal College.
Day 5: Saturday June 17:
Weekend Workshop continues. All meals included from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.
Day 6: Sunday, June 18:
Weekend Workshop concludes with lunch at Skiringssal College. After tearful farewell to new folk dance friends (!), drive through picturesque towns on the south coast of Norway to hotel in historic Kristiansand. Possible meeting with local folk dance group.
Day 7: Monday, June 19:
Ferry to Denmark. Explore picturesque Skagen at the very tip of the J utland peninsula, where the Skagerrak meets the Kattegat Straight. (You can stand with a foot in each sea!) Visit a church buried by shifting sand dunes. Possible meeting with Danish folk dance group.
Day 8: Tuesday, June 20:
Drive down Jutland Peninsula to Aarhus, oldest medieval University town in Scandinavia, then on to hotel in exciting Copenhagen! Possible meeting with Danish folk dance group.
Day 9: Wednesday, June 21:
Morning tour of Copenhagen, including visit to the famous “Little Mermaid.” After lunch, free to explore city on your own: Visit the famous Tivoli Gardens, or the adventurous can explore the hippie neighborhood of Christiania. Overnight again in hotel in Copenhagen.
Day 10: Thursday, June 22:
Drive north to Helsingor, and visit Hamlet’s castle (which Shakespeare called Ellsinore.) Ferry to Sweden, then drive along beautiful Swedish West Coast to hotel in Gothenburg. Possible meeting with Swedish folk dance group.
Day 11: Friday, June 23:
Morning sightseeing in Gothenburg, along beautiful canals including stops at the “Fish Church” and the picturesque old part of town known as Haga Nygata. Drive on to hotel in Dalsland on the Lake “Vänern.” Experience a traditional Swedish Midsommer celebration in this most traditional part of Sweden!
Day 12: Saturday, June 24:
Take canal boat ride on the famous Dalsland Canal. See beautiful scenery while cruising through many interesting old locks then take scenic train ride back to starting point. Drive to historic Fredrikstad and possible dance meeting
with local folk dance group. Overnight at Scandic City Hotel in Fredrikstad.
Day 13: Sunday, June 25:
In the morning, explore the historic old fortress town of Fredrikstad, then drive back to Comfort Hotel Børsparken in Oslo and (tearful!) farewell dinner.
Day 14: Monday, June 26:
Fly back to US. (The Comfort Hotel Børsparken is very close to the Oslo S train station. Trains run from there to the OSL airport all day and night.)
“Norway in a Nutshell” Extension: Explore more of Norway on your own by booking a
“Norway in a Nutshell” tour. (Just Google “Norway in a Nutshell” to look over the possibilities. Lee can help with advice, but you book the extension online separately.)