On St Olaf's Way in Norway

Norway: This Scandinavian country shows its wilderness on a grand scale. In this classic journey we explore Norway’s western fjords, sailing on the world famous Hurtigruten line from Bergen to Kirkenes, visiting settlements situated deep in the Arctic Circle. We travel across the land of the Vikings, Norse raiders who terrified the people of the southern lands between 800 – 1066 AD.

Norway, Vikings, Gods & Pilgrims - one day 9.30am - 4.30pm

NORWAY - VIKINGS, GODS AND PILGRIMS:
As well as visiting the fascinating cities of Oslo and Bergen we look at Norwegian culture and follow the old Pilgrims’ route along St. Olav’s Way from Oslo to Trondheim. We attend a Viking feast and explore the Norse Myths.
Some of the amazing cities we visit in the Norway Course
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Course Information

The Norway - Vikings, Gods & Pilgrims Full Day Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Gear Demonstrations.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Saturday 20 April
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • NORWAY - LANDSCAPE & MYTHS.
  • We visit Oslo, Viking Ships Museum.
  • Alesund, birthplace of Rollo (Founder of Normandy).
  • Bergen and Edvard Greig.
  • Stave Churches.
  • SESSION 2.
  • VIKINGS IN ENGLAND, FRANCE.
  • Timeline of the Vikings.
  • Olaf Haraldsson (Olaf II – St. Olaf).
  • Battle of Stiklestad.
  • Harald Sigurdsson (Hardrada).
  • Battle of Stamford Bridge.
  • SESSION 3.
  • ST. OLAF'S WAY.
  • Pilgrims on the St. Olav’s Way.
  • We journey from Oslo to Trondheim.
  • Crossing the Dovrefjell.
  • Tour of Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral.
  • SESSION 4.
  • THE HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE.
  • We sail from Bergen to Kirkenes.
  • A Viking Feast.
  • An Arctic Circle Baptism.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Understand the impact and legacy of the Vikings.
  • 2. See the wonderful Norse Landscape.
  • 3. Plan your own itinerary in Norway.
  • 4. Plan your pilgrimage on St. Olaf's Way.