Bygdelagenes Fellesraad and Norwegians Worldwide Collaborate on a Hurtigruten Cruise
August 31 to September 16, 2017
These two organizations have been very
active in the Norwegian-American Community in the Americas. Although they are
separate international organizations many of their members belong to both groups
and have many similar goals. As we move forward into the 21st Century the two
organizations are hoping to work together in planning events of interest to
members of both groups. This is our first attempt by planning a Cruise on the
Kong Harald, a Hurtigruten ship.
This cruise is renowned for its beauty and
helps us all understand more about the unique land of our forefathers. How
proud we all are to link to this country and also the inheritance we keep in our
hearts even though our alliance is to the country we have chosen to live.
Understanding more about where we came from provides a sense of wisdom about who
Think about joining us for the first collaborative venture by signing up
for a Hurtigruten Cruise beginning in Bergen and traveling the entire route all
the way to the North of Norway and back to Bergen. There will be an opportunity
to tour around Bergen at the beginning of the trek and to tour around Oslo at
the end of the trek. What a great opportunity to see Norway and also visit two
significant cities in the country. I hope you will consider this trip. Many
people have said this cruise is on a bucket list. Now is the time to check this
off by signing up for our fall tour.
While on the cruise there will be
opportunities to visit with fellow tour members, attend special lectures and
events about Norway and also plan some special interest discussions. Examples
for special interest discussions: special places to visit in Norway, how to
trace your family lineage, where to learn about folk art, or important museums
to visit. Note: there are many special short tours available at stopping
points along the route. You may wish to check the web page for Hurtigruten to
see if you are interested in any of them. Also one may take short walks from
the ship during these stops to see the local towns.
We will leave
Minneapolis/St. Paul or the city of your abode on the 31st of August. Arrive in
Bergen on the first of September. Have a short time to tour Bergen and then
board the Kong Harald, one of ships in the fleet for Hurtigruten, on September
3rd for our cruise. The cruise will travel north along the coast of Norway all
the way to Kirkenes (the Northernmost part of Norway) and then head south
traveling back to Bergen. Upon arrival in Bergen on September 14th, we will
head toward Oslo and have two days to explore Oslo. Then we are homeward bound
on September 16th.
Please note that we have reserved 30 places on the
cruise and registration should be made as soon as
possible to assure space on the ship.
For further information you may wish to contact
either Kris Grodahl at firstname.lastname@example.org (612-
581-6507) from Norwegians Worldwide, Minneapolis
Chapter or Marilyn Sorensen at email@example.com
(651-633-1329) from Bygdelagenes Fellesraad, who
have been the planners for this trip along with
Brekke Tours (1-800-437-5302) and Karen Freundlich,
a sales manager from Hurtigruten.
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