Dates: June 22 to July 6, 2014
Prof. Kim Andersen, Honors Hall 130D, (509) 335-7694


The 8th-11th centuries constitute the roughly 300 years historians have termed 'the Viking Age.’ During this time the
peoples of Scandinavia put their cultural imprint on Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Since those early days of
Vikings, Scandinavia has developed into modern Western European nations of high living standards, universal healthcare, and
a vibrant social and arts scene. In particular, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden are characterized by a highly social and academic
consciousness of their common cultural, Viking past and beyond to ancient times. Along with rst-hand experiences of
contemporary life in the three nations, we will search for remnants of ancient Norse cultures (before and after the Viking age) in museums and sights with the purpose of making connections between present and the past to form a holistic understanding only possible when venturing beyond textbooks. We will arrive in Oslo, sail to Copenhagen, and travel by train to Stockholm. Stay in hostels and hotels. Course requirements include preparatory meetings during spring 2014 to conduct research, a travel journal, and a post-travel research paper examining the conuence of Scandinavian art and culture.

Required readings include: An up-to-date guide to Scandinavia, e.g. The Rough Guide to Scandinavia; Frommer's Scandinavia, by Darwin Porter, et al, or Lonely Planet Scandinavian Europe by Graeme Cornwallis, et al. Other texts handled by the


Day 1 Sunday, June 22           Departure Seattle
Day 2 Monday, June 23         Arrival OSLO. City walking tour
Day 3 Tuesday, June 24         Town Hall, National Gallery, Akershus Fortress
Day 4 Wednesday, June 25   The Viking Ship Museum, The Norwegian Folk Museum
Day 5 Thursday, June 26       Historical Museum, Edvard Munch Museum, Vigeland Park                                                                     
Day 6 Friday, June 27             DFDS Ferry to COPENHAGEN
Day 7 Saturday, June 28        Town Hall, Christiansborg Castle, Tivoli
Day 8 Sunday, June 29           Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Castle, National Museum
Day 9 Monday, June 30         Roskilde Cathedral, Viking Ship Museum
Day 10 Tuesday, July 1          Kronborg Castle, Elsinore
Day 11 Wednesday, July 2     Train to STOCKHOLM City walking tour, ‘Old Town’
Day 12 Thursday, July 3         Stockholm City Hall, Royal Palace, National Art Museum
Day 13 Friday, July 4             Vasa Ship Museum, Medieval Museum
Day 14 Saturday, July 5         History Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum,
Farewell dinner

Day 15 Sunday, July 6            Departure STOCKHOLM


Thon Hotel Cecil, Oslo. Stortingsgata 8, 0161 Oslo; Telephone: +47 23 31 48 00

Generator Hostel, Copenhagen, Adelgade 5-7, 1304, Copenhagen, Denmark; Telephone: +45 7877 5400

STF Vandrarhem Stockholm/af Chapman, Stockholm, Flaggmansvägen 8, 11149 STOCKHOLM;
Reception: +46 8-463 22 66


Read my description of the trip:

From Vikings to Open-Faced Sandwiches: 15 days from Oslo to Copenhagen and Stockholm