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- August 6, 2013
- September 10, 2013
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OverviewTravel on and off the beaten path in Scandinavia’s cosmopolitan cities and breathtaking landscapes and experience the Midnight Sun as it illuminates long summer days. Explore the treasures of Sweden’s Stockholm, including the medieval Old Town and a museum highlighting Scandinavia’s ship-faring culture. In Oslo, learn about Norway’s history and contemporary culture through tours of the Norwegian Folk Museum, Frognerpark, and the Viking Ship Museum.
Crossing into western Norway, see breathtaking fjords with soaring snowcapped mountains, lush forests, and deep crystalline waters, which you’ll experience by foot, ferry, coach, and rail. Highlights include a cruise through the dramatic Geirangerfjord, a World Heritage site, and a thrilling ride on the Flam Railway. Farther south, in picturesque Bergen, tour the lively fish market and the 14th-century Hanseatic merchants’ quarter, a World Heritage site. Conclude in Denmark’s Copenhagen as you stroll the istoric streets, see City Hall Square, and behold the dazzling crown jewels at Rosenborg Palace.
Special ValueThis tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.
Smithsonian ExpertsThroughout this tour, travel in the company of an exceptional Smithsonian Study Leader. Terje Leiren is a professor of Scandinavian studies and history at the University of Washington, Seattle. Read an interview with Study Leader Terje Leiren. Terje will lead the July 2013 departure. Melissa Gjellstad is an assistant professor of Norwegian at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Melissa will lead the June 2013 departure. Glenn Kranking is assistant professor of history and Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. Glenn will lead the August 2013 departure. Roland Thorstensson, a native of southern Sweden, is an expert in Scandinavian studies. Roland taught Swedish language as well as courses in Scandinavian literature, poetry and music, Nordic film, and other topics. Roland will lead the September 2013 departure.
Special HighlightsExperience the natural beauty of Norway's Geirangerfjord, and on departures in June and July enjoy the Midnight Sun.Take a thrilling excursion aboard the Flam Railway.Tour charming Bergen, an important shipping and trading center throughout history.Explore Stockholm’s medieval Old Town and Norway’s pastoral capital, Oslo.
World Heritage SitesThis tour features the following World Heritage sites in Norway:
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- West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord