Examples of our previous tours give you a feeling for what our tour experiences are like and you can learn more here. At this time we are focusing on our upcoming 2024 tour with the highlights on this page and the full 2024 details on our 2024 tour page.

MAY 28 - JUNE 9, 2024
13 days
Reservations are basically closed. There is a small possibility to join the tour by contacting Erling Hansen directly who will see if can get another room, and purchase more tickets.

Highlights of the 2024 tour are shown below with the full details of the 2024 tour on 2024 tour page.

We ask our members what they would like to experience on a tour. For 2024, members asked to be able to experience more of Norway, especially first time travelers to Norway.
The tour we created allows you to experience the three main cities in Norway (Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim), mountains, valleys, ferries, fjords, a fjord cruise on Geirangerfjord, 2 extra special 4-star hotels (one where Princess Märtha Louise will be married), and a scenic journey through fjord country, ending in Trondheim where you may wish to extend your time for more personal experiences.


Simply send an email with your name, city and state, number of travelers, and any other information that might help us, are you traveling as a family group, will you already be in Norway or joining us from Europe, etc.) to Later, if you are actually traveling with us we will ask for more specific information.

Our 2014 tour group on a hill outside Trondheim overlooking the city. <Click/Tap for a larger version>.

OUR TOURS: We travel to Norway every five years to experience Norway. Members often comment that a highlight of Trønderlag of America tours is that they are small group, custom tours, built from the ground up with unique special venues to meet the needs of our members.

Creating a custom tour is more complex, takes more time, and initially has a more undefined nature until the blend of travel, accommodations, and venues solidify. Then it just gets better and better. Who thought we would travel above the Polar Circle, attend church with the King and Queen  during our 2014 tour or march in Trondheim's Syttende Mai parade on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Norwegian constitution?


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS (Full details on our tour page)

MAY 28 - JUNE 9, 2024 - 13 DAYS


  •     Custom Small Group Tour
  •     Stay in Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim
  •     City tour with local guide in Oslo and Bergen
  •     72-hour Oslo Pass with unlimited rides on public transportation in Oslo, plus entrance to more than 30 museums and attractions
  •     Possible tour of the NRK-building (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)
  •     Transfer between airport and hotel on arrival and departure
  •     11 nights in hotels with breakfast
  •     2 special 4-star hotels (Princess Märtha Louise will be married at one of these)
  •     5 dinners
  •     2 light evening meals (Hotel Bakeriet)
  •     4 lunches
  •     Train ticket Oslo – Bergen
  •     Full size comfortable charter bus (even for our small group tour) as we travel from Bergen to Trondheim
  •     All ferries along our route
  •     Train ticket Voss – Myrdal – Flåm (Flåmsbana)
  •     Ferry across Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway
  •     Fjordcruise on UN World Heritage List Geirangerfjord
  •     Funicular(cable railway) ticket to Mount Fløien, one of Bergen's "city mountains"
  •     Entrance and tour of Austrått Fortress, Brekstad
  • Tour of Nidaros Cathedral
    Tour of Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum

Oslo's Opera House - the new Munch Museum is nearby.
Directly across the street from our hotel

Stroll through Bergen's harbor area
Travel on the funicular(cable railway) to the top of Mount Fløien for fantastic views of the harbor area

Nidelven in Trondheim (viewed from Den Gamle Bybro)

YES - we will travel on Trollstigen!

We take a fjord cruise on UN World Heritage List Geirangerfjord

  4- Star Kviknes Hotel - Balestrand, Norway
"The jewel of the Sognefjord"

  4-Star Hotel Union - Geiranger, Norway

The Norway Building - Orkanger, Norway
Two of our members on this tour helped the project group who brought the building back to Norway from America and received special certificates during a ceremony inside the building during our 2019 tour.

Our Tours Are Special!


OUR 2019 TOUR:

One major change for our 2019 tour was starting in Oslo. Normally we start in Trondheim and then range out with a series of day trips in addition to genealogy research. We also have included multi-day trips reaching above the arctic circle and through the mountains to Røros.

Starting in Oslo increased the appeal of the tour, especially for those who had never been to Norway before. A 72 hour "Oslo pass" gave us the opportunity to use public transportation for both group and individual activities. Another highlight was taking the train to Trondheim through Norway's beautiful countryside. We arrived in time for Olavsfestdagene (a church and cultural festival) with 300 events, a medieval market, and 800 international and Norwegian artists a presenting a rich program of classical music, folk, pop and jazz.

We also attended "Spelet om Heilag Olav" (The St. Olav Drama), the oldest outdoor historical play in Norway. The play depicts the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030 which resulted in death of King Olaf II of Norway (later Saint Olav). The play has been performed every year since 1954.

2019 Tour Group (Yes, it rains in Oslo)
OUR 2014 TOUR:

We had been planning this special tour for years and just had to be here for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Norwegian constitution AND marching in Trondheim's Syttende Mai parade.

For our 2014 trip, we sent research requests to the Regional Archives in advance and when we toured the archives, each person's research materials were waiting for them as we arrived at the facility.

We held this trip one year early to coincide with 200th anniversary of the signing of the Norwegian constitution. We gained approval and marched in the Syttende Mai parade where we were the third unit. The "Children's Parade" which proceeded us had 20,000 children marching! We had a private tour of Nidaros Cathedral and a private performance on the restored Steinmeyer Organ acknowledging our financial donation to aid in its restoration. Another highlight was attending a special Ecumenical service at Nidaros attended by the King & Queen, the head of Parliament and other dignitaries. During our time in Trøndelag we were interviewed by Three different newspapers, primarily because of advanced knowledge about our donation to Nidaros.

2014 Tour Group

OUR 2010 TOUR:
For our 2010 trip, we started in Steinkjer and on to Inderøya along the
scenic road "Den Gyldne Omvei", known for a beautiful landscape, farms, art shops end then on to Mo i Rana, very close to the Arctic Circle. After crossing the Arctic Circle we visited the world's strongest maelstrom, Saltstraumen. We also visited Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen and multiple islands. One island, Vega, is on the Unesco World Heritage list. On to Rørvik,  back to Steinjker, Sticklestad where St.Olav died in the year 1030. Finally back to Trondheim and the
Bakeriet with time in Trondheim before we left.

2010 Tour Group

OUR 2005 TOUR:

One uniqueness of this tour was our tour guide. We hired the Principal of a Folkehøgskole (Norwegian Folk High School) who possessed extensive knowledge of the history of this year's area of travel. As part of the tour we had a meal at and toured his Folk High School. We visited a prison where the Nazi soldiers made the captives crawl from one end of the court yard to the other and walked through the woods where unmarked graves had simple markers placed to remember those who died and were buried there.

2005 Tour Group - At Austrått Fort. The triple turret was for the German Kriegsmarine battleships but instead of being installed on multiple levels in a ship, it was installed in multiple levels in  the side of a cliff.

Image credit Arthur van Beveren - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
The loading mechanism and elevators to take the shells from the bottom of the cliffs to the guns on the top.