Augustana Announces an Alumni-and-Friends Tour to Norway August 4-17, 2020


Norway. Some at Augustana call it “the Motherland,” and some call it “home.” All of us know Norway as the ancestral home of Augustana and, as a country known mostly for its natural beauty: fjords, mountains, the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun. Whether we can claim Norwegian blood or not, alumni and friends of AU are Norwegian at heart and we celebrate those roots every chance we have. This celebration continues in August of 2020 as a group of Augustana University Alumni and Friends begin a voyage “home” to explore our roots, celebrate heritage and build new bonds with a country and people we have come to love.

We’ll celebrate the old and new Norway as we visit major cities and smaller villages. Join us to take in the sights and sounds of Norway — a ruggedly beautiful country of mountains, fjords and glaciers. We’ll experience delightfully long summer days, unspoiled fishing villages and rich historic sites that include Viking ships and medieval stave churches.

The tour, led by Brad Heegel (class of 1976), a veteran leader of choir, band and alumni tours throughout the world, begins August 4 with a departure from Minneapolis to Oslo. The group returns from Bergen on August 17. Stops include Oslo, Lillehammer, Roros, Trondheim, Mode, Loen, Geiranger, Flam and Bergen. Costs, based upon 2019 fares, are estimated to be $5,695 per person, which includes air, hotel, entrances, all breakfasts, two lunches and eight dinners, as well as the services of an in-country tour director.

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For complete information, contact:

Brad R Heegel ’76
Director of PVA Development
Augustana University
605.274.5508 (direct)