Scenic Norway: Nature and Culture Tour
July 17 – 30, 2019
**IMPORTANT NOTE: Before booking air reservations, contact tour leader Paul Regnier at [email protected] to check on tour status. We must reach minimum number of participants in order for this trip to go**
This summer treat yourself to the tour of a lifetime – to a land where fearless Vikings once lived. Scenic Norway: Nature and Culture Tour explores cascading waterfalls, rocky fjords, spectacular mountain scenery, quaint villages, historical landmarks, and more! It includes a two-day cruise along the rugged western coast of Norway with a stop in the Lofoten Islands. This stunning archipelago has long been an inspiration for photographers and artists because of its natural beauty, unique lighting conditions, and idyllic villages.
We’ll experience Scandinavian culture by sampling local cuisine and learning about their folklore and modern-day customs. One day is reserved for exploring the capital city of Oslo, with possible visits to the Viking Ship Museum, Nobel Peace Center, Vigeland Sculptures in Frogner Park, and Resistance Museum. The spectacular beauty of Norway’s natural landscapes and historic architecture should not be missed! This is an escorted tour with Norway native Arnhild Hillesland, tour leader Paul Regnier, and a staff liaison from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
- Experience the Arctic Circle. Visit the Polairia Museum in Tromso – the world’s most northerly aquarium. Enjoy the midnight sun and a Midnight Sun Concert.
- Cruise from Tromso to Trondheim. Sail along Norway’s rugged coastline on the MS Finnmarken in the waters of the Norwegian Sea.
- Explore Dovrefjell National Park. Visit an alpine wild plant garden and an historic hotel with buildings dating to 1720. Possible hike to search for wild muskox!
- Drive Trollstigen – the Trolls Road. Experience fantastic scenery on this serpentine mountain road with eleven hairpin turns. Considered to be a masterpiece in engineering.
- Visit the 1994 Winter Olympics village of Lillehammer. Walk the grounds, see the Olympic Ski Jumping Arena, and explore the Maihaugen open-air museum with buildings dating to the 13th century.
Pricing and Registration
Price per person is $5,975 based on double occupancy. Single supplement is available for an additional $850 ($6,825). A deposit of $1,000 is required to secure reservations. All registrations are first come, first served with deposit. Final payment is due May 1, 2019.
To Register: Please send name, address, phone, email, single or double occupancy, and deposit to Paul Regnier, Door County Tours (address and contact info below). Make checks payable to Door County Tours.
Cost includes: The cost includes a $300 donation to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, land transportation, one domestic flight from Oslo to Tromso, two nights on the MS Finnmarken, 13 total nights lodging, most meals (see schedule), two guides, modern coach transportation, and local park fees. The tour is limited to 25 travelers and two leaders. Airfare to and from Norway is not included. The tour begins and ends in Oslo.
Not included in costs: Flights to/from Norway, (Oslo Gardermoen Airport – OSL), some meals (see schedule), port excursions, optional activities, muskox and fjord hikes, fjord museum, baggage fees, incidental costs, alcoholic drinks, and tips for guides and driver.
Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing or email and are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. In addition to the cancellation fee, the following cancellation penalties are as follows: 60-45 days prior to departure, 25% of total price; 44-15 days prior to departure, 50% of total price; 14 or less days prior to departure, 100% of total price. For questions, scheduling special needs or requests, contact Paul Regnier. See contact information below.
Deadline to register is March 31, 2019.
Door County Tours
Door County Tours
PO Box 136
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Paul Regnier owns and operates Door County Tours LLC, which specializes in customized group travel focusing on programs highlighting natural and cultural history. He is a frequent traveler and professional naturalist. He received his B.S and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.