Combining a blend of majestic scenery while learning about the intriguing story relating to Celtic and Norse history and myths the tour provides an historic and fascinating tale of human endeavor, takes you back in time and gives you an opportunity to experience and discover some of the best locations many of which inspired sets in the Disney filem "Frozen".
Spiritual meditations will be led by the Rev Tracy Crowe from the USA.
Day 1: Collection at Oslo Airport (Gardermoen).Tour briefing and presentation. Overnight at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel with B&B
Day 2: Driving inland to the lovely Valdres area.Overnight at the Quality Hotel & Resort at Fagernes with Dinner B&B.
Day 3: Visiting the site of the old St Thomas Church near Fillefjell, then to the iconic Borgund Stave Church, Leardal Tunnel to naeroy Fjord then north to Loen. Overnight at the superb Alexandra Hotel with Dinner B&B.
Day 4: Visiting Selje Monastery,and St Sunniva`s Cave; the Loen Celtic Cross. Overnight at the Alexandra Hotelwith Dinner B&B
Day 5: Visiting Loen church and the 1000 year old Celtic Cross. Heading over the mountains to reach Lom - an important stopping point on the east/west Pilgrim`s Trail. Overnight at the historic Fossheim Hotel with Dinner B&B.
Day 6: visting Lom Stave Church - our third sacred site. Driving inland before heading north taking the main Pilgrim`s route to overnight at Oppdal at the Skifer Hotel with Dinner B&B.
Day 7: driving north to Trondheim. Visiting the island of Munkholmen with its Round Church - another sacred site. Time to relax in Trondheim.Overnight at the Niidelven Hotel with B&B.
Day 8: visiting Nidaros Cathedral - resting place of St Olav Norway`s patron saint.The first Holy marker town laid down by the Celtic Monks.
Own and free time in Trondheim. Overnight at the Niidelven Hotel with B&B.
Day 9: Visiting Tautra Monastery - with its Nuns from America bringing alive the traditions of the former Cistercian Mariakloster established in 1207. Return to enjoy own and free time in Trondheim.
Overnight at the Niidelven Hotel with B&B.
Day 10: leaving Trondheim hheadfing south over famous Dovrefjell Mountains into the lovely Gudbrandsdal Valley en route to Lillehammer - host to the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Overnight at the Victoria Hotel with B&B.
Day 11: Visiting Maihaugen - a paradise for lovers of history. Free time in Lillehammer . Then driving to visit Hedmark Museum and the magnificent remains of Hamar Cathedral - another scared site. Heading into Hamar with free time before overnight at the Hamar Hotel with B&B.
Day 12: heading south passing through central Oslo.Stop to "walk the roof" at the Opera House.Then to Tonsberg - Norway`s oldest town. Own and free time prior to overnight at the Quality Hotel with B&B.
Day 13: visit to St Olav`s Churh/Cloister and Museum with remains of a Round Church ,another sacred site.Returning to Oslo - the Viking capital.Visit Akershus Fortress with its connections to "Frozen" and then own and free time in the city.Overnight at the Opera Hotel with B&B.
Day 14: visits to the Viking Ship Museum and Norwegian Folk Museum in the morning. Free time to explore and discover Oslo`s many attractions in the afternoon; visit the Frogner Park and see the superb Vigeland Sculptures; wonder at the Holenkollen Ski Jump; visit the Ibsen or Munch museums or wander along Aker Brygge wharf and discover its many shops and harbour.
Return to the hotel for a final End of Tour meeting.Overnight at the Opera Hotel with B&B.
Day 15: Departure.Leave hotel after breakfast.Transfer to airport for flights as required.
- Accommodation in single rooms or sharing in twin or double rooms as appropriate
- Discount available for Early Booking
- Due to the content and nature of this trail of discovery it is not suitable for children. Over 18 years of age only.
- bring comfortable footwear for excursions.
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