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NORTHERN EUROPEAN TOURS

From the Coasts of Scandinavia to the Cities of Germany; these tours are sure to inspire your next great adventure

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Clear Morning in the Faroe Islands

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Foggy Morning in Dublin, Ireland

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SCANDINAVIA
Tours to Norway, Sweden, Finland, & Denmark

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VIKING EXPEDITION

Trip Type: History

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 18-35

14 Days from $3100

Departure Dates Available in April, September, & October

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  • Hostel Dorms: $3100

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2 September 2024

7 October 2024

7 April 2025

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Days 1-4: Copenhagen

After arriving in Copenhagen, we'll spend our first full day exploring the origins of the Viking era by visiting the National Museum of Denmark and the Museum of Copenhagen.

We'll then spend our second full day in Copenhagen learning about the warrior culture of the Vikings by visiting the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde and the Trelleborg Viking Fortress of Harold Bluetooth.

We'll then spend our final day in Denmark on a visit to the living history site of Land of the Legends to learn about efforts to bring Medieval Norse culture back to life.

Days 5-8: Stockholm

After taking a train to Stockholm, we'll spend our first full day in Sweden learning more about the shift to Christianity in the Viking era through visits to the Swedish National Museum and Skepptuna Church.

Participants will then get a day to freely explore the history of culture of Stockholm and its surrounding landscapes on their own.

We'll then spend our third full day in Stockholm exploring the Viking Museum and the Museum of Medieval Stockholm to learn about the complicated politics and violent resistance to conversion to Christianity within the Viking world.

Days 9-14: Oslo

After taking a train to Oslo, we'll spend our first full day in Norway learning about the last legacy of the Vikings through visits to the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo's Viking Ship Museum.

After that, we'll spend our next day exploring the legacy of the Medieval Norse on contemporary Scandinavian culture with visits to Viking Planet and Oslo Sweater Shop.

We'll then spend our third full day in Norway on a day trip to the nearby living history village Vestfold to see how historians and archaeologists are bringing the Norse world back to life in Norway.

We'll then spend our final day of the trip exploring how botanists are bringing back historical flora from the Medieval Era with a visit to the Oslo Botanical Garden.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

EARLY MODERN SWEDEN

Trip Type: Architecture

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 65+

8 Days from $1950

Departure Dates Available in April, May, & September

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  • Hotel Dorms: $1950

  • Private Hotel Rooms: $2250

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2 September 2024

7 April 2025

5 May 2025

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Days 1-8: Stockholm

After arriving in Stockholm, we'll spend our first full day visiting the city's royal architecture with visits to the Royal Domain of Drottingholm and Stockholm Palace.

We'll the spend our second full day exploring the architecture of everyday Early Modern Swedes with a walking tour of the Gamla Stan neighborhood and Stortorget square.

For our third full day in Sweden, we'll take a day trip to nearby Uppsala to explore the Baroque architecture and gardens of this Swedish city.

We'll then spend our fourth full day exploring the architecture of Stockholm's lesser known Early Modern churches- Hedvig Eleonora Church and German Church.

After that, we'll spend our next day exploring the Swedish History Museum for a final lesson on the larger story Stockholm's architecture tells about its past.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Stockholm on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

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FOLKWAYS FINLAND

Trip Type: Folklore

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 18-35

8 Days from $1825

Departure Dates Available in May, July, & August

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  • Hostel Dorms: $1825

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5 May 2025

7 July 2025

4 August 2025

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Days 1-8: Helsinki

After arriving in Helsinki, we'll spend our first full day learning about the history of Finland with visits to Pronssikautinen Hauta and an afternoon hike in the Kyöpelinvuori forest.

We'll the spend our second full day learning about Finnish literature and poetry with visits to the National Library of Finland and the National Archives of Finland.

For our third full day in Helsinki, we'll learn about Finnish religious influences on its folklore with visits to the Temppeliaukio Church and Suomenlinna Church.

We'll then spend our fourth full day exploring Finland's traditional architecture with a visit to Seurasaari Open Air Museum before relaxing at Loyly Sauna.

After that, we'll spend our next day with a visit to the National Museum of Finland for a final lesson on the mythology and history of Finland.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Helsinki and nearby towns on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.