INITIAL  ITINERARY,*  Norway Trip  Year 2000

Keith & Margaret Wheeler

(*O/N = Overnight + breakfast)


DAY 1 - Sat., June 24      SAN FRANCISCO-OSLO

7:15am depart SFO  -     UA flight San Francisco-Newark; arrive 3:48pm - short layover in Newark, NJ, to visit with friends at airport.

7:10pm depart Newark  -  SAS flight Newark-Oslo;


DAY 2 - Sun., June 25     OSLO

8:30am arrive Oslo, Norway.

Transfer to city center - tour Oslo on own.

*O/N Rica Oslo Hotel, OSLO


DAY 3 - Mon., June 26      OSLO

10am     Oslo sightseeing tour. (Tour starts from Tourist Information Center)

  5pm     Meet for dinner with Norway-List folks at Restaurant Hådverkeren, Oslo

O/N Rica Oslo Hotel, OSLO


DAY 4 - Tue., June 27      OSLO-FLÅM-BALESTRAND

  8:11am depart Oslo      2nd class train Oslo-Myrdal; arrive Myrdal 12:48pm

12:55pm  -  train Myrdal-Flåm on Flåm Line**; arrive Flåm,  1:55pm

      **Ranked on of the top 20 train rides in the world. Within 15 miles, descend 2800 ft. to the idyllic fjord community of Flåm.

  3:30pm depart Flåm  -   Flåm Express boat Flåm-Balestrand through fjords; arrive Balestrand 4:50pm

O/N Kvikne's Hotel, BALESTRAND.


DAY 5 - Wed., June 28       BALESTRAND

Visit sites around Balestrand

O/N Kvikne's Hotel, BALESTRAND


DAY 6 - Thu., June 29      BALESTRAND-BERGEN

7:55am   -  Sognefjord Express boat Balestrand-Bergen down Sognetfjorden and coast; arrive Bergen 11:40am - tour Bergen on our own

O/N Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, BERGEN


DAY 7 - Fri., June 30      BERGEN

Tour Bergen on our own

O/N Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, BERGEN


DAY 8 - Sat., July 1      BERGEN-HAUGESUND

2:00pm depart Bergen  -  local bus (Gaia Trafikk) Bergen-Haugesund; arrive Haugesund 5:35pm

Evening in Haugesund on our own.

O/N Rica Maritim Haugesund


DAY 9 - Sun., July 2      HAUGESUND

Day free for visit to Aksdal on own.  To Aksdal for pm "Emigration Festival Concert" (Singers Hanne Krogh from Norway & Tom Russell from US) - meet, & attend concert with, Rotraud & Einar Slogvik - meet Ingvar Frøyland, Cultural Officer, Tysvær Kommune

O/N Rica Maritim Haugesund


DAY 10 - Mon., July 3      HAUGESUND-STAVANGER

AM - try to find heather nursery south of Haugesund.

Midday ferry from Haugesund to Stavanger to check into hotel and tour downtown Stavanger on own.

O/N Radisson SAS Atlantic Hotel Stavanger


DAY 11 - Tue., July 4      STAVANGER

EMIGRATION FESTIVAL IN STAVANGER - Celebration commemorating the 175th anniversary of the sailing of the Sloop Restoration (on which were our ancestors Jacob Anderson Slogvik and the Madland family).  Concert in evening (Hanne Krogh & Tom Russell again, plus Mick O'Brian from Ireland).

O/N Radisson SAS Atlantic Hotel Stavanger


DAY 12 - Wed., July 5 -  Bus or Ferry to Slogvik Farm, Tysvær Kommune, north of Stavanger.

    DAY 12-17 (Wed., Jul 5 - 10) - Staying with Slogvik family on Slogvik Farm.

Visiting sites and ancestral farms in this part of Rogaland County.


DAY 18 - Tues., July 11 - Bus or Ferry to Velle home, Jørpeland east of Stavanger.

   DAY 18-24(Tue. Jul 11 - Mon. Jul 17) - Staying with Kristian Velle family in Jørpeland.

Visiting sites and ancestral farms in this part of Rogaland County.


DAY 25 - Tue., July 18        Jørpeland -STAVANGER-OSLO

7:36am - Leave Stavanger; 2nd class train Stavanger-Oslo (paralleling southern coast of Norway); arrive Oslo 2:42pm

Afternoon and evening in Oslo on our own

O/N Rica Oslo Hotel, OSLO


DAY 26 - Wed., July 19      OSLO

Tour Oslo on our own

O/N Rica Oslo Hotel


DAY 27 - Thu., July 20      OSLO-SAN FRANCISCO

11:00am depart Oslo;   SAS flight Oslo-Newark; arrive 1:05pm (short layover in Newark, NJ - possible visit with friends)

  3:00pm depart Newark;   UA flight Newark-San Francisco; arrive SFO 5:53pm


* Itinerary planning with help and guidance of Brekke Tours and Travel.


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