Norway Tour

Textile Traditions of Norway

Textile Traditions of Norway with Sara Bixler

04 AUGUST, 2024

13 days

$5,885

per person, twin share (land tour only).
$1,090 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

 

 


Tour Leader

Sara Bixler

Tour Info

 

OVERVIEW 

Enjoy Norway from the very best perspective--with a view of textiles! Tours of three woolen mills let you discover each one’s unique approach to processing wool from yarn to stylish finished goods. Norwegian textile traditions also come to life with visits to cultural attractions, such as the Norsk Trikotasjemuseum (Knitting Museum of Norway), located in Bergen. Shopping opportunities include renowned retailers.Map Textile Traditions of Norway
Norwegian textile traditions also come to life with visits to cultural attractions, such as the Norsk Trikotasjemuseum (Knitting Museum of Norway), located in Bergen. Shopping opportunities include renowned retailers. At the duty-free Heimen Husfliden in Oslo, peruse the country’s largest selection of knitting and weaving yarns and needlework accessories.
The natural beauty of Norway is also very much a part of this tour. Enjoy a fjord cruise and a train ride aboard the Flåm Railway. Take in the picture-perfect mountain settings seen at every turn. Marvel at the centuries of history found at sites such as the Norsk Folkemuseum, which includes 160 buildings from throughout Norway spanning centuries.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oslo - The fast-growing capital city of Norway is a wonderland of innovative architecture, museums, and neighborhoods, yet forest land and parks cover more than half its footprint. In Oslo you will find wonderful shopping and dining as well as urban farms and a wealth of green experiences.
  • Flåm - Small but impressive Flåm is a tourist destination beyond compare due to its natural beauty. It is a popular cruise harbor and is the terminus for the FlåmRailway. Attractions include the Flåm Railway Museum, fjord cruises and small farms.
  • Bergen - This charming city, Norway's second largest, has retained its small-town ambiance. It was once the Norwegian center for trade with Europe. Today, it has repurposed its picturesque Hanseatic wharf district into an area that houses a museum, shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Detailed Itinerary

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START & FINISH

The tour begins at 6.00 pm at group hotel in Oslo on Day 1, Sunday August 4. The tour concludes after breakfast at group hotel in Oslo on Day 13, Friday August 16.

Itinerary

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

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Tour Leader

 

SARA BIXLER

Sara Bixler is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pennsylvania. Her love of travel and different cultures inspire her work and the curriculum offered at Red Stone Glen, set on an idyllic 50-acre property in south central Pennsylvania. There, students enjoy a unique opportunity to study a diverse range of fiber-arts courses, ranging from weaving to tatting. The center also presents informative lectures on relevant topics. Sara has devoted years to experimenting with color in weaving. She has focused on how color relationships are affected by yarn size, luster, sett, and weave structure. She is known for her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically as it relates to weaving. She is passionate about sustainability and the natural world, and that dedication is reflected in her work.

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Inclusions

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

What is included in the tour price?

  • 12 nights' twin-share accommodation at well-appointed hotels with private bath or shower
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as stated in the itinerary
  • Transportation including coach, funicular and cruise, as stated in the itinerary
  • Admissions and experiences as stated in the itinerary
  • An English-speaking guide to accompany the group throughout the trip

What is not included in the tour price?

  • International airfares 
  • Individual transfers between airport & hotel
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage at hotels & personal expenses

 

Hotels

 

HOTELS

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