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Exclusive Norwegian Experience: From the Vikings to World War II

Fri November 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST


Fri November 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
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Join University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Professor Emeritus Terje I. Leiren for a journey back in time to learn about this exclusive itinerary that combines our 12-day cruise along Norway’s stunning coastline with two fascinating cultural and historic topics: the Vikings and the history of World War II in Norway. A renowned historian, Dr. Terje I. Leiren has contributed to and appeared in a number of television documentary productions for PBS, A&E, and the History Channel about Scandinavian history from the Vikings to World War II, and this is your opportunity to hear about this exclusive cruise from the man himself!

The northbound journey follows in the footsteps of the Vikings and includes Norse-related lectures, films, and excursions. Lecture topics include Viking Religion and Society and The World of the Vikings. As guests travel from Bergen to Kirkenes they’ll learn about the Vikings and participate in special, included excursions such as a visit to Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim and attend a Viking feast.

The southbound journey from Kirkenes to Bergen shines a light on the history of World War II in Norway and includes World War II–related lectures, films, and special, included excursions. Guests will walk along the seaside of anti-aircraft bunkers and enjoy a private visit to the Lofoten War Museum. Dr. Leiren will discuss the Norwegian resistance to German occupation and present lecture topics such as Norway, Neutral and Invaded and The Norwegian Resistance to German Occupation.

Join us for a live online presentation with Professor Emeritus Terje Leiren to hear more about this incredible cruise and the fascinating topics that will be covered through intriguing lectures, films, and special shore excursions.