Guides with extensive local knowledge can be provided by Seasons of Norway.
This is by far the most popular trip. The guide will join you on your journey to this sacred and legendary island, and will talk about the Viking era, about the heyday of the manor farms, about Peder Balke – the famous Norwegian painter whose work was exhibited at the National Gallery in London in 2015 – and about Toftes Gave, a reform school for boys in operation until 1949. In addition, you may even get to hear one or two legends.
Guided vintage-bus trip Ideal as a joint activity for groups without own transport. Vintage buses, formerly used throughout region, will take you on a trip around Helgøya. The guide joins you on board to talk about the history of the island (from the Viking era to today’s exciting developments), about the island’s great son, Peder Balke, and about its darker history – the Toftes Gave reform school for boys.
Alternative sightseeing trips are:
– Medieval churches around Mjøsa
– The aquavit route
PRICE: On request
SEASON: All year
DURATION: 1 – 2 hrs (depending on the content of the tour)