SCANDINAVIA 2019

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNCG'S EMERITUS SOCIETY PROGRAM

GUEST LECTURER DR. HEPSIE ROSKELLY

JULY 10 to 19, 2019

ACCOMMODATIONS: THON ROSENKRANTZ HOTEL, OSLO; HOTEL RIVAL, STOCKHOLM;  71 NIHAVN, COPENHAGEN

$4350 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Single Supplement $1500 

PLEASE NOTE THIS TRIP BEGINS IN OSLO AND ENDS IN COPENHAGEN

Tour includes 9 nights accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, all trip-related admissions and guides, transportation and gratuities. Cost does not include airfare, airport transfer or alcoholic beverages.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH

TOUR BEGINS AT 2:00 P.M.

WALKING TOUR

What better way to stretch our legs and begin to get to know Oslo than this leisurely walking tour that introduces to a thousand years of history.

IMPRESSIONS

Several times during the week we'll pause to reflect on the sights and sounds we encounter.. Hepsie will facilitate as we share stories and photos that begin to reveal the character of the beautiful land we're visiting. We start naturally with First Impressions: What's most striking so far?

DINNER :: ELIAS MAT & SANT

We have an early dinner at this cozy, traditional restaurant close to our hotel.

THURSDAY, JULY 11TH

VIKING MUSEUM

There can be no better introduction to the life of the Vikings than this museum which includes three Viking ships as well as a wealth of Viking artifacts

LUNCH :: CAFÉ ARKADIA

We grab a quick lunch at the Café Arkadia

NORWEGIAN FOLK MUSEUM

The largest outdoor museum in Europe this vast complex includes 150 original buildings from all over Norway as well as a artifacts relating to centuries of everyday life. We won't see them all but we will see--and learn--a lot!

OPEN DINNER

 FRIDAY, JULY 12TH

NATIONAL GALLERY

In this fine national art museum, we focus on the works of native son Edvard Munch, including what is widely considered to be his masterwork, The Scream.

IBSEN MUSEUM

We tour the apartment that Henrik Ibsen lived in until his death in 1906.  In addition to domestic interiors, the museum contains materials related to the writer’s life and work

LUNCH :: KAFE OSLO & LITTERAHUSET

We have lunch with a Norwegian writer at Kafe Oslo, a part of this beloved ‘only in Oslo’ cultural institution, Litterahuset—think of it as a living museum for writers

OPEN AFTERNOON

IMPRESSIONS: Old and New Culture: How does the past intersect with the present? 

DINNER: ENGEBROT CAFÉ

Considered the oldest restaurant in Oslo and by happy coincidence one that was once frequented by Henrik Ibsen, Bjornstjerne Bjornsbon, Edvard Grieg and Edvard Munch (...but we pick it because it's delicious!)

 SATURDAY, JULY 13TH

VIGELAND PARK

We tour this famous and highly idiosyncratic sculpture park, the largest in the world dedicated to a single artist, Gustave Vigeland, before dashing off to our last Oslo visit

MATHALLEN OSLO

Old building, new use.  Opened in 2012 in a disused manufacturing site, Oslo’s new food hall established itself from Day One as a foodie’s dream. We take a tour, we nosh and we say good bye to Oslo

We then depart by direct train to Stockholm

OPEN DINNER

SUNDAY JULY 14TH

WALKING TOUR

It’s hard to argue with this time-tested way of getting to know a new city.  We see the sites with a local expert and we switch things up a bit this time to include the subway, at least for a few stops.  Since the early 1950’s, Stockholm has been building stunning--and quirky--subway stations

ABBA MUSEUM

After a lunch break, we tour this crazy fun museum, considered not only one of the 'must sees' of Stockholm but also a rich source of insight into the contrarian Scandinavian soul

VASA MUSEUM

A maritime museum featuring the perfectly preserved 17th century sailing vessel the Vasa.  As with the Titanic, this was a ship designed to dominate the seas during Sweden’s colonial peak only to sink during its maiden voyage

DINNER :: TIMMERMANS 1857

A charming and delicious choice for tonight’s dinner

 MONDAY, JULY 15TH

IMPRESSIONS: Landscape and Sea: How is nature a part of cultural and civic life?

ARTIPELAG

We go deep today into the notions of land and sea, as experienced through the Stockholm archipelago.  We are accompanied by a naturalist as we make a trip to Artipelago, part 'art island', part nature preserve and all beautiful

DINNER OPEN

 TUESDAY, JULY 16TH

We depart this morning by direct train to Copenhagen

WALKING TOUR

 We mix old and new this time around. We tour the sites of old, historic Copenhagen along with those of ‘new’ Christiana, a funky wonderful ‘free town’ as declared by a band of free spirits in 1970’s Copenhagen.  Watch you don't get a contact high…yep, it's that alternative...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH

KAREN BLIXEN HOUSE MUSEUM

We tour the charming and well-preserved home of Karen Blixen, aka Isaak Dinesen, in the coastal town of Rungstedlund

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

One of the world’s premier art museums and one truly borne of the Scandinavian spirit.  Located a short drive north of Copenhagen and given as a gift to the Danish people by its founder, this once private estate hugs the sea while surrounded by gorgeous parkland, making it a cherished destinations for Danes of all ages. 

OPEN DINNER

 THURSDAY, JULY 18th

DANISH DESIGN MUSEUM 

It seems fair to assume that Danish Modern is as close as it gets to aesthetic received wisdom.  We just all know it—or do we? Our tour allows us to reacquaint ourselves with the past while learning about the new in this world capital of design

OPEN LUNCH & AFTERNOON

IMPRESSIONS: Food, Family and Comfort: How do feelings about food and family--and hygge--shape Scandinavian life?

DINNER ::  GROFTEN, TIVOLI GARDENS

For our farewell dinner we dine in the delightful and historic Groftens which is in the heart of the equally delightful and historic Tivoli Gardens

 FRIDAY, JULY 19TH

Tour ends after breakfast