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June 7-25, 2020…..17 days in Scandinavia with Dave Anderson

Sunday June 7   Our tour begins with an evening flight from Chicago to Copenhagen

Monday June 8  We arrive in Copenhagen, go to our hotel to freshen up and then we will stretch our legs on Copenhagen’s famous  walking street.  Dinner and overnight at our Copenhagen hotel.

Tuesday, June 9  Today we will visit Roskilde, the incredible cathedral where Danish Kings and Queens are buried.  We will stop at the famous mermaid statue in the Copenhagen harbor and a great fountain nearby.  We will stop at two amazing Copenhagen cathedrals including the Gruntvig Cathedral.  Dinner tonight in Tivoli Gardens, one of Europe’s most famous amusement parks.  Same hotel.

Wednesday, June 10  We head a little north of Copenhagen to the beautiful and massive Christian IV Castle.  The castle tour will take two hours.  After lunch we head east to Helsingør for a short ferry boat ride to Helsingborg, Sweden.  After looking around the city center, we will travel to the very old Helsingborg suburb of Råå, where we will stay overnight at the Sundsgården Folkhögskola.  Dinner and great accommodations.   Sundsgården is a Chrsitian “folk high school” where Dave and Barb Anderson have stayed many times.

Thursday, June 11  After breakfast, we will travel south to the great university city of Lund where we will visit the 1000-year old Lund Cathedral.  We will have time to look in shops in Lund and have lunch there.  Dave and Barb Anderson have hosted the Rökeblås (Röke is the village the founder of the band lived in and blås is the Sweden word for “blow”) band for ten US tours over the past 40 years.  The band is the “biggest big band in the world”.  For the US tours we called the band “The Young Musicians From Sweden” and “The BIG Big Band From Sweden”.  We will be guests for dinner at the Prayer Chapel in Röke and then we will be overnight guest in the homes of the band’s members.

Friday, June 12  After meeting back at the Prayer Chapel, we will drive to Karlshamn where we will stop at the famous statue depicting Karl and Kristina who are emigrating to America in the early 1900’s.  He is looking out to the sea; she is looking back!  Then we are on to the Castle in Kalmar on the east coast and for a brief driving tour of the very interesting island of Öland complete with very old windmills.  Dinner and overnight in Kalmar.

Saturday, June 13  On our way to Gothenburg, we will visit the very interesting emigrant museum in Växjö and the 1000-year old KostaBoda glass museum and factory.  We will glass being blown and we can shop in their shop for “firsts” or “seconds”.  We will arrive in Göteborg (Gothenburg) about 5:00 PM where we will meet host families at a Church of Sweden (Lutheran) church, pastored by Dave and Barb Anderson’s long-time friend, Rev. Mattias Sundkvist.  Dinner and overnight in host homes.

Sunday, June 14   After church and lunch we travel on to Oslo, Norway, arriving in time for dinner and overnight in our Oslo hotel. 

Monday, June 15  The day is packed with sightseeing including the Viking Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, and some time to shop in Oslo.  Dinner and overnight in the same hotel.

Tuesday, June 16  We begin our trip north…on a road with mountains, waterfalls, passing through Nesbyen, Gol, Borgurid, Laerdal, and finally to Flåm where we will have  a 1.5 hour ride on the “Flåmsbanan” train which will take us from sealevel to 880 meters.  This railroad was built in the early 1900s.  Fantastic scenery!  Then we will have dinner and overnight in a hotel.  The sights along the way are incredible….as are the sights tomorrow and the next day!

Wednesday, June 17, We drive on to a hotel “in the middle of nowhere”….Grotli.  The sights along the way will wear out your camera.  The dinner and breakfast at the Grotli hotel will keep you going for a long time.  The hotel is called Grotli Høyfjellshotell.

Thursday, June 18 will be one of the most beautiful mountain routes you have ever seen in your life.  More fjords.  More hairpin curves.  More waterfalls….on our way to the Geiranger Fjord.  After three ferry boat rides that day we will arrive in Molde and that night we will have dinner, overnight, and breakfast at one more Folkhogskola.  The setting is beautiful.  This is the city where the Nazis thought that the Norwegian Royal Family were hiding out during the early days of their invasion of Norway.  So they bombed Molde but the Royal Family had already escaped to England.

Friday, June 19  Another beautiful day of Norwegian roads on our way to Trondheim, the old capitol of Norway.  We will visit the Nideros Cathedral….which began to be built 1000 years ago over a period of 230 years.  In fact, the Cathedral’s statuary was completed in 2001.  In 1537 this cathedral became a Lutheran church along with all other former Catholic churches in Noway….as the result of the Reformation in Germany.   We will have dinner and overnight at a Trondheim hotel.  There will be time to shop in Trondheim.

Saturday, June 20 Today we will drive to Gavle, Sweden where we will have dinner and stay overnight in a Gavle hotel.  This will be an all-day drive, with a lunch stop along the way.

Sunday, June 21  After breakfast we will drive one hour south to Sweden’s university city—Uppsala—where we will attend church.  After lunch we will visit the great Uppsala Cathedral and we may even have time for brave people to climb one of the 389’ twin steeples.  The church dates back to 1435…some years before the Reformation.  Assuming we have time, we will also visit a very interesting room at Uppsala University where medical students learned how to dissect bodies in the Middle Ages.  We will arrive in Stockholm in time for dinner and overnight in our 4-night hotel.

Monday, June 22 will be a day of sightseeing in Stockholm including a visit to the incredible Vasa Ship Museum, the Town Hall (where Nobel prizes are awarded), and Stockholm’s 1000-year old Old Town called Gamlastan.

Tuesday, June 23 will be a day “on your own”.  You can do half-day and full-day tours, shop ‘til you drop, visit museums, and whatever else you can think of.  Dave and our guide will help plan your day.  Dinner tonight is on your own. 

Wednesday, June 24 is our last day in Stockholm.  More sightseeing is planned and a final tour dinner before going back to our hotel.

Thursday, June 25, we will be transported to Arlanda, Stockholm’s international airport for our flight to Chicago.

Airline information and flight times will be announced soon.

The tour cost:  $4,995 double occupancy.  This price includes airfare, hotels, sightseeing entrance fees, meals except noon lunch and one evening dinner, luxury coach, and local guides.  Ask about single occupancy surcharge.

If you are interested in joining this tour to Scandinavia, please fill out the Reservation Form and send a $300 deposit to Fellowship Tours, P. O. Box 51510, Phoenix, AZ  85076.  Dave Anderson is available for questions at 480-838-8500 or by Emailing him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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