Sweden, Denmark, Norway Scandinavian Summer Sojourn

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Sweden, Denmark, Norway Scandinavian Summer Sojourn

Sweden, Denmark, Norway

Scandinavian Summer Sojourn

With Stephen mitchell, Professor of Scandinavian and Folklore

auguSt 11–24, 2013


ScaNDiNaviaN Summer SojourN

august 11–24, 2013 (13 nights/14 days)

See the best-preserved Viking ships at the beautifully designed Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, and the Rökstenen rune stone, considered to

be the first piece of written Swedish literature, in rural Sweden.

Delight iN the warm DayS

aND loNg eveNiNgS of

Summer iN the laND of

the miDNight SuN during this

comprehensive exploration of

Scandinavia. enjoy the alluring capital

cities of Stockholm, copenhagen, and

oslo as well as the beautiful country

towns and exquisite fjords, lakes,

glaciers, and mountain scenery.

modes of travel—local ferries,

chartered boats, and trains—are

uniquely suited to the geography

of the region, and you’ll stay at

centrally located hotels,

a charming pastoral manor

house, and the historic

Kviknes Hotel along a

remote arm of one of norway’s most

scenic fjords. the beautiful light of

summer evenings, the crisp air of the

fjords and lakes, the lush greenery of

forested mountainsides, the sweet

pastries and savory smorgasbords for

which the region is loved, and the

warm smiles of welcoming local

residents comprise a delightful feast

for the senses. there is history at

every turn—from viking ships and

stave churches to ancient rune stones

and Hanseatic merchant homes—and

Harvard study leader Stephen

mitchell’s insights into Scandinavian

culture, folklore, and literature will

further enrich your experience.

(Left) Copenhagen’s iconic Little Mermaid statue is loved by visitors from all over the

world. (Cover) Enjoy a canal cruise from Nyhavn, Copenhagen’s 17th-century waterfront

district lined with colorful old townhouses and home to many historical wooden ships.

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haa StuDy leaDer

Stephen mitchell, professor of

Scandinavian and folklore at Harvard,

was trained in anthropology and

Scandinavian literature at the

university of california (Berkeley),

Lunds universitet in Sweden, and the

university of minnesota. His research

focuses on cultural history in northern

europe, emphasizing such areas as folklore, performance,

and old norse literature. He is the author of Heroic Sagas

and Ballads, a study of the medieval icelandic mythicalheroic

sagas and their heritage in more recent Scandinavian

ballads and other oral traditions, and of the medieval section

of A History of Swedish Literature. together with colleagues

from the university of aarhus, denmark, he annually teaches

Harvard’s viking Studies Program in Scandinavia.

Enjoy more than 200 unique bronze, granite, and wrought iron sculptures in Oslo’s Vigeland Park, the work of Norwegian sculptor

Gustav Vigeland. (Inset) Stay at the classic Kviknes Hotel, dramatically situated along Norway’s Sognefjord.

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WHy traveL

WitH

tHe Haa?

• Expert Harvard

faculty and

study leaders

• Over 80 destinations

on all 7 continents

• Choice of

land & rail, cruises,

rivers & lakes, and

family adventures

• Travel with fellow

Harvard alumni

• Local culture,

history, and cuisine

at each stop

• Relationships

that last beyond

your itinerary


SCHeDule By Day

Delight in the fairy-tale-like charm of the

medieval Hopperstad Stave Church.

Sunday & Monday, auguSt 11 & 12

Home / Stockholm, Sweden

Depart the U.S. on overnight flights

to Stockholm. On arrival, transfer to

the hotel. Gather for a welcome

reception and dinner this evening.

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel (R,D)

tueSday, auguSt 13

Stockholm

Stockholm is built on 14 small islands

situated between the sparkling

waters of Lake Mälaren and the Baltic

Sea. A morning coach tour includes

City Hall, site of the annual Nobel

Prize banquet, and the Vasa Museum,

where the painstakingly restored

17th-century warship Vasa, lifted from

the bottom of Stockholm’s harbor in

1961, is on view. The afternoon and

evening are at leisure.

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel (B)

WedneSday, auguSt 14

Stockholm

Cruise into the beautiful Stockholm

archipelago, comprised of more than

20,000 islands dotted with

quintessentially Swedish red wooden

cottages and fortresses, and walk

about one of the islands.

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel (B,L)

thurSday, auguSt 15

Stockholm / Värnamo

En route through the picturesque

Swedish countryside to the rural

region of Småland, stop at the

Vadstena Monastery, considered

Sweden’s most important religious

site in the Middle Ages, and the

Rökstenen rune stone, dating to circa

800 A.D. Spend the evening at a

lovely lakeside country manor near

Värnamo. Toftaholm Herrgård (B,L,D)

Friday, auguSt 16

Värnamo / Copenhagen,

Denmark

Drive through pastoral Skåne to a

local farm for lunch. Continue across

the landmark Øresund Bridge to

Copenhagen. From the picturesque

old fishing district of Nyhavn, cruise

the canals past the Amalienborg

Castle and the famous statue of Hans

Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid.

Admiral Hotel (B,L)

Saturday, auguSt 17

Copenhagen

Travel to historic Roskilde, the seat of

the Danish kings until 1417, to visit the

award-winning Viking Ships Museum,

where the remains of five Viking ships

are displayed. Also visit the 12th-

century Roskilde Cathedral, a

UNESCO World Heritage site that

houses the tombs of 38 Danish

monarchs, and the archaeological

ruins at nearby Lejre, considered the

heart of ancient Denmark.

Admiral Hotel (B,L)

Sunday, auguSt 18

Copenhagen / Oslo, Norway

Explore the outstanding collections of

the National Museum, which traces

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Cruise the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest in the world, and its narrower arms such as the

Aurlandsfjord (above).

the region’s civilizations from ancient

times. Visit the Rosenborg Castle and

Treasury, built as a summer residence

by King Christian IV in the early 1600s

and home to the Danish crown jewels.

Take the overnight ferry from

Copenhagen to Oslo, enjoying a

traditional smorgasbord dinner

en route. DFDS Ferry (B,L,D)

Monday, auguSt 19

Oslo

Cruise through the Oslo fjord and dock

in the heart of Norway’s capital city.

Enjoy a city tour by coach and a stroll

through Vigeland Sculpture Park, with

more than 200 works by native son

Gustav Vigeland. After lunch at a local

restaurant, the rest of the day is at

leisure. Hotel Continental (B,L)

tueSday, auguSt 20

Oslo

Take a short ferry ride to Bygdøy

Peninsula, to explore the Norwegian

Folk Museum’s wonderful collection

of historic rural buildings and

churches and the Viking Ship

Museum’s exquisitely preserved

ships. This afternoon is free for

independent exploration.

Hotel Continental (B)

WedneSday, auguSt 21

Oslo / Balestrand

Travel by train from Oslo to Myrdal

Station, the upper terminal of the

Flåm Railway. Board the train for a

spectacular descent some 2,850 feet to

the village of Flåm, situated on a narrow

arm of the Sognefjord, the longest and

deepest fjord in the world. Cruise across

the fjord to picturesque Balestrand and

the classic Kviknes Hotel for a two-night

stay. Kviknes Hotel (B,L,D)

thurSday, auguSt 22

Balestrand

Cross the Sognefjord to Vik and visit the

beautiful Hopperstad Stave Church, one of

Norway’s most intact medieval stave

churches. Continue to Fjaerland for a tour

of the Norwegian Glacier Museum,

stopping for views of the Bøyabreen arm

of the immense Jostedalen Glacier.

Kviknes Hotel (B,L,D)

Friday, auguSt 23

Balestrand / Bergen

Cruise aboard an express ferry from

Balestrand to the beautiful town of Bergen,

Stroll through the lively fish and flower

market to the Hanseatic Museum, where

exhibits illustrate how the Hanseatic

League merchants lived and worked. Also

visit the Bryggens Museum, constructed

over the remains of a medieval settlement

uncovered in the 1950s. Gather this

evening for a special farewell dinner.

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (B,L,D)

Saturday, auguSt 24

Bergen / Home

Transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)

Sognefjord

BERGEN

North

Sea

BALESTRAND

FLÅM

NORWAY

DENMARK

DetailS

Activity Level: Moderate

Group Size: 34 maximum

OSLO

PriCiNg

$8,695 per person, double occupancy

$10,495 per person, single occupancy

SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM

VÄRNAMO

COPENHAGEN

WHat tO exPeCt

This is an active program that is at times physically demanding.

Daily programs involve one to two miles of walking, often on cobbled

streets, uneven terrain, or up and down hills, and may involve

extended periods of standing in museums and churches. Participants

must be physically fit and in active good health. Participants with

medical issues and/or dietary restrictions must make them known to

us well before departure, and impairments regarding mobility must be

disclosed prior to booking. If you have any questions about the level of

activity of this program or your ability to participate, please call HAA

Travels at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806.

HigHligHtS

• Explore the rich history and cultural traditions of Scandinavia with

Harvard professor Stephen Mitchell and local experts.

• Cruise the stunning Stockholm Archipelago, the dramatic Oslo

fjord, and the narrow arms of Norway’s Sognefjord, the longest and

deepest fjord in the world.

• Sample the best of local cuisines, including elaborate smorgasbord

buffets, Denmark’s open-faced sandwiches, and an authentic farm

lunch hosted by local families.

• Experience the country charm of a Swedish lakeside manor house

and the dramatic setting of a historic Swiss-style inn along a

remote arm of one of Norway’s most scenic fjords.

• Delve into Scandinavia’s rich Viking heritage at two museums

that feature superbly preserved Viking ships, fascinating Viking

artifacts, and exhibits chronicling Viking shipbuilding techniques

and craftsmanship.

• Marvel at the engineering feats of the recently built Øresund

Bridge between Sweden and Denmark and Norway’s amazing

Flåm Railway.

AIR

RAIL

LAND

WATER

Baltic

Sea


Explore Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city, sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Built on 14 small islands, Stockholm is known

for its natural beauty, its architecture, its wonderfully clean waterways, and its many parks.

GENERAL INFORMATION

TOUR COST INCLUSIONS: All

accommodations and meals as specified

in the itinerary; All sightseeing as specified

in the itinerary; Full program of briefings,

lectures, and presentations; Wine with

welcome and farewell receptions and

dinners; Soft drinks with all group lunches

and dinners; Professional tour manager;

Bottled water on coaches; Group arrival

and departure transfers; Baggage handling;

Gratuities to porters, wait staff, guides, and

drivers; Entrance fees; $50,000 Emergency

Medical Evacuation Insurance.

TOUR COST EXCLUSIONS: U.S. domestic

and international airfare; Passport or

visa expenses; Medical expenses and

immunizations; Airport transfers except as

noted above; Travel and trip cancellation

insurance; Optional excursions or deviations

from the scheduled tour; Excess baggage

charges; Meals not specified in the itinerary;

Dishes and beverages not part of the included

meals; Liquor except as noted above; Personal

items such as e-mail, telephone and fax calls,

laundry, and gratuities for non-group services.

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS, & FINAL

PAYMENT: To reserve a space on this

program, a $1,000 deposit is required per

person. Please either call us at 800-422-1636

or 617-496-0806 or fill out and mail or fax

the registration form found in this brochure.

Reservations are acknowledged in order of

receipt until the maximum enrollment has

been reached. Final payment deadline is

April 13, 2013, 120 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Notification

of cancellation must be received in writing

by HAA from the participant. Cancellations

within 14 days of booking: full refund;

cancellations received up to 120 days prior

to departure will be assessed a cancellation

fee of $1,000 per person. Cancellations

received within 120 days prior to departure

are subject to 100% penalty of all deposits

and payments.

ITINERARY CHANGES: The itinerary

contained in this brochure is accurate at

the time of printing. We reserve the right to

change the program or accommodations as

conditions warrant.

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purchase of trip cancellation insurance.

An application for insurance will be

provided by HAA upon confirmation.

RESPONSIBILITY: Certain other provisions

apply regarding limitations of liability and

rights of HAA and the tour operator. The

statement of responsibility is available

at http: /alumni.harvard.edu/haa/travel/

trips/scandinavia-2013. If you are not able

to access the internet, please call HAA

Travels at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.

DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort has

been made to ensure the accuracy of

information presented in this publication.

Neither HAA nor the tour operator is

responsible for errors in or damages

resulting from use of the information

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QUESTIONS: Please call HAA Travels at

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MARK VAN BAALEN

AFRICAN GRAND

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TO CASABLANCA

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ON YORKTOWN

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THE BRITISH ISLES

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THE ONCE AND

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MISSISSIPPI AND

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ON YORKTOWN

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FIVE INLAND SEAS

ON YORKTOWN

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PRAGUE TO PARIS

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RHINE RIVERS

CRUISE ON

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WINTER IN THE WEST:

A COLORADO

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FAMILY TURKEY

JUN 22–JUL 4, 2013

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A CHINA FAMILY

TOUR OF CLASSICAL

HIGHLIGHTS,

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PHOTO CREDITS (FROM DREAMSTIME.COM): Nyhavn © Plotnikov; Little Mermaid

© Ekaterina Pokrovsky; Vigeland Park © Tyler Olson; Aurslandfjord © Tupungato; Stockholm

© Tupungato. (FROM ISTOCK.COM): Rune stone © Mari Jensen; Norwegian girl © Helaman

Abacherli. (FROM SHUTTERSTOCK.COM): Kviknes Hotel © David Young.

(COURTESY INNOVATION NORWAY): Viking Ship Museum and Hopperstad Stave Church.

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