knitting holiday in norway
Knitting Holiday in Norway
Strikkeferie (Knitting Holiday)
In partnership with Strikkeferie, we're offering Knitting Holiday Romsdal in Andalsnes, Norway. Absolutely beautiful, settled in a valley at the tip of fjords, Andalsnes is also home to Rauma Wool mill, Norway's leading yarn maker. We're hosting knitters from the USA with a focus on Norwegian knitting. This trip includes visits to Rauma Wool Mill, an historic sheep farm, a felting workshop, and Norway’s only winery. Enjoy a cooking class, related activities, sightseeing, and discovering the natural beauty of the area in addition to the knitting workshops held in an historic restored one-room schoolhouse.
You won’t feel like a tourist on this trip, rather like a cousin or friend visiting for the first time. Experience home-cooked traditional Norwegian meals, superior hospitality that is the hallmark of the Norwegian people, and events that connect you directly with the people, culture, knitting, and food of this part of Norway.
Overview: Knitting Holiday in Norway
Knitting Holiday in Norway
DATES & PROGRAMS:
• 2018: May 23-30 — Knitting Holiday Romsdal, a Norwegian knitting project, in English — Get on the wait list as we may have cancellations.
TO REGISTER: Registration is full, but please contact us to be on the wait list or first to be notified if we add October dates. Contact us (301.766.4543) with any questions. $500 per person non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
LOCATION: Andalsnes, Norway
THE EXPERIENCE: Join other knitters and visit Rauma Wool Mill, sightseeing in this area of extreme natural beauty, enjoy knitting workshops held in an historic, restored one room schoolhouse, and make new knitting friends!
LODGING: Grand Hotel in Andalsnes, accommodations through Trips for Knitters.
ACCESSIBILITY: We walk and climb stairs on this trip. While we take a coach to locations we visit, most venues involve walking and/or standing during tours. If you doubt your ability to tolerate a couple of hours on your feet, please contact us prior to booking the trip to discuss if accommodations are available. It may mean we simply need to insure your lodging is on the first floor; other times it may mean your ability to accompany us will be limited.
2018 PRICING: $2,800 — includes lodging, meals, knitting classes, most local transportation, and project yarn. Save $50 if you pay by check. 2018 payment in full is due January 15, 2018.
TRAVEL: You make your own flight arrangements to Oslo; travelers gather at the Oslo airport on May 23 for the 5-hour scenic train trip to Andalsnes with the Trips for Knitters leader.
TIPS FOR TRAVELERS: Are you on a Knitting Holiday in Norway? See our Tips for Travelers page for registered travelers. Read the Trips for Knitters Responsibility/Disclaimer Statement.
We'll explore two-color Norwegian knitting. With Norwegian instructors, learn about the variations and nuance of knitting in this tradition.
Workshops will be held at “Skolestua” – a school house from 1827. Skolestua is situated on Bakke farm with a view towards the mountains. A different kind of paradise.
Of course, bring your other knitting projects to share and work on. And — they have knitting needles in Norway (!) if you need something that you didn’t bring.
what to expect
Visits to Rauma wool mill, related activities, sightseeing and discovering the natural beauty of the area in addition to the knitting workshops held in an historic, restored one room schoolhouse.
Romsdal, the district within which the town of Andalsnes resides, is home to several of Norway's most beautiful attractions: Romsdalseggen, Trollwall, Trollstigen, Romsdalstrappa and Rauma Railway. See the websites for Visit Andalsnes and Romsdal.
Enjoy this unique environment with beautiful natural scenery, surrounded by mountains and fresh clean mountain air. We'll visit a working sheep farm, feel the pure Norwegian wool and visit the yarn shop at Rauma Ullvarefabrikk for inspiration and projects. See yarn being produced and Norwegian sweaters on the machines at one of the only places to produce 100% Norwegian wool.
Kniting workshops will be held at “Skolestua” – a school house from 1827. Skolestua is situated on Bakke farm with view towards the mountains. The house was restored in 2010 and is frequently let by tourists. For the week, it's all about knitting.
Different activities are arranged according to the season, weather and personal preferences. We'll visit Norway's only winery, a felting workshop and have a cooking class at an historic landmark sheep farm.
Plan for a short hike to the viewpoint Rampestreken, hiking along the mountain rivers, having lunch outdoors and visiting local places like Tuen vineyard, Sødahlhuset, Haun’håndlaga, Rosvang gaard. Won't it be fun to discover what all of this means!
Bring clothes for casual activities and hiking/walking shoes. You may also want slippers for indoors.
Lodging: Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel is situated on a slight rise overlooking downtown Andalsnes, the fjord and mountains beyond. Every room has a view. All rooms are en suite and can be shared (two twins or two in a queen) or not. The historic hotel has hosted dignitaries and leaders from many nations as they sought out the stunning natural beauty of the area. Facebook/GrandHotel
Hotel accommodations are included in the Trips for Knitters fee.
You make your own flight arrangements from a major airport near you to Oslo airport.
How do I get from the airport or train station to our lodging? Travelers gather at the Oslo airport for the 5–hour scenic train trip to Andalsnes with the Trips for Knitters leader. From there, knitters can relax and enjoy being in this country where knitting is common. All arrangements for this trip are through Trips for Knitters, not Stikkeferie.
The train from Oslo to Andalsnes and local transportation for our sightseeing are included in the fee.
The train leaves the Oslo airport on the first day of the trip, departing approximately 2pm. We'll leave Andalsnes on the last day of the trip, arriving at the Oslo airport about 3pm.
2018 pricing per person
Per person fee of $2,800 includes lodging, meals, train from Oslo to Andalsnes and local transportation, knitting classes, and project yarn. You’ll want to have money for optional tours, shopping and personal expenses. $500 per person non-refundable deposit due upon registration. Payment in full is due January 15, 2018, and we accept partial payments up to that date.
Save! Save $50 if you pay by check instead of credit card/Paypal. Discount taken at final payment. We ask that you please deduct the $50 from your final check in order to take advantage of the discount. Save! Save $200 per person if you share a room.
Contact us (301.766.4543) with any questions. $500 per person non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
• The $500 per person non-refundable deposit is just that: non-refundable.
• All cancellations must be in writing. Email is acceptable.
• Cancellation does not necessarily result in a partial refund.
• We strongly urge participants to purchase travel insurance to cover airfare and event expense in the event of cancellation. Shop through AAA, your travel agent or online sources such as Travelex.
- The $500 per person non-refundable deposit is just that: non-refundable.
- All cancellations must be in writing. Email is acceptable.
- Cancellation does not necessarily result in a partial refund.
- We strongly urge participants to purchase travel insurance to cover airfare and event expense in the event of cancellation. Shop through AAA, your travel agent or online sources such as Travelex.