Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Oslo, Gothenburg, Helsingborg (Elsinore), Copenhagen
Folk Dancing, Folk Music, Folk Lore, Culture, Art, History, Adventure!
When : June 9-22, 2020
Led by: Lee Otterholt
- See all three Scandinavian countries! Dance with local groups in all three countries! Learn folk dancing with locals.
- Cruise from Norway to Denmark! Dramatic canal boat ride in Sweden!
- For dancers, non-dancers, and anyone with a love of travel and culture.
- Price includes city tours, hotels, breakfasts, 4 dinners, all dance events!
- Find out 29 Reasons Norway ist the most beautiful
Land Only: $2995
Norway in a Nutshell extension: $655
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Jim Gold International tour of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
led by Lee Otterholt. Video created by Penni Rubin
Day 1: Tuesday, June 9: Fly to Oslo on airline of your choice.
Day 2: Wednesday, June 10:
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 11:
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 12:
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 13:
Weekend Workshop continues. All meals included from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.
Day 6: Sunday, June 14:
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 15:
Ferry to Denmark. Explore picturesque Skagen at the very tip of the Jutland 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 16:
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 17:
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 18:
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 19:
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 20:
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 21:
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 22:
Fly back to US. (The Comfort Hotel Børsparken is very close to the Oslo S train station. Trains run from there to the Oslo airport all day and night.)
Or take the “Norway in a Nutshell” extension
(Lee will help you make Norway in a Nutshell extension arrangements.)
Day 14: Monday, June 22:
Morning train to Bergen, over the top of the Norwegian mountains. Explore Bergen afternoon and evening. Overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Tuesday, June 23:
Take morning train to Voss, then bus to Gudvangen to take 2 ½ hour fjord cruise through spectacular scenery to Flåm. Then take Europe’s steepest railroad from sea level at Flåm to the snowy mountain tops at Myrdal to catch the train back to Oslo. Overnight at Comfort Hotel Børsparken in Oslo.
Day 15: Wednesday, June 24:
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.)
About Lee Otterholt:
Lee Otterholt, born in the USA of Norwegian-American parents, has lived and worked most of his life in Norway as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He founded the Center for International Folk Dance in Oslo; he was also professor of dance folklore at the Norwegian National College of Ballet, and University College of Oslo. Lee established folk dance and performing groups in Norway, taught at festivals and workshops throughout Europe, United States, and East Asia, and is the author of folk dance and instructional manuals used in Norwegian schools. Lee was one of the choreographers for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer.
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