Travel and Learn 2023: Norway and Optional Chasing the Northern Lights Safari Trip Extension

Known for remarkable landscapes and joyous, social people, we'll travel through Norway's best. Our pace of travel will give you time to absorb the wild settings and quirky cities, moving from the iconic to the unexpected without rushing. Peppered around fjords, glaciers, lakes, natural fortresses, and coastal islands, we will find cities that sparkle with Nordic charm. You'll have the opportunity to extend your travel with a Northern Lights Safari. Whether a dental provider or a healthcare professional, you and your guests gain valuable insights through breakfast seminars presented by Drs. Angie and Scott Rake, University of Minnesota oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and hand-selected Norwegian culture and healthcare presenters.

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September 8, 2023 7:00 am - September 15, 2023 8:30 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

Optional extension trip Chasing the Northern Lights Safari

September 15-19, 2023

Course Number: CF3605



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Register for the course to hold your position as a course attendee.

Complete the Travel One, Inc. form to hold your position as a traveler. You will provide your travel companion's information on the form.

Continuing Dental Education Program

More details on the CE program will be available soon.

With space permitting, registered attendees may invite one adult guest to attend presentations at no charge.

Your seminar program will include six hours of oral and maxillofacial content. The continuing education program combines pre-travel Zoom webinars and within-Norway seminars.

The program is eligible for AMA Category 2 credits.

2023 Preliminary Travel Itinerary


1.5-hour Zoom presentation: Ask an Oral Surgeon

We will present this presentation via Zoom before travel begins. We will share the date of the presentation and the link to the video in mid-Spring 2023.

Learn How To
  • Determine when to call your oral surgeon
  • Evaluate infections and communicate urgency
  • Consider what to look for in pathology 
  • Discuss iatrogenic trauma and optimal care 

Friday, September 8

Arrive at Bergen International Airport, where you will be greeted upon arrival by Travel One staff and expert guides. No need to wait any longer for the adventure to begin – after collecting your bags, you will be escorted to private vans and treated to a tour of this idyllic Scandinavian town. After exploring Troldhaugen, the Bryggen Wharf, St Mary’s Church, and other sites, you will embark on a scenic drive to the tranquil Solstrand hotel.

Saturday, September 9

Partake in one of Solstrand’s immersive activities, such as sea kayaking, biking, hiking, and more. Lunch and a three- course dinner will be served between your activities and relaxation.

Sunday, September 10

Today we will head northeast out of Bergen, encountering our first of many Fjords on our way to the port of Gudvangen on the stunning Naeröyfjord. Those who elected to participate in the RIB boating experience will suit up and prepare for this two-hour expedition while the rest of the group will enjoy more scenery along the drive to the Skjolden Hotel.

Monday, September 11

Pack your water bottle and your gloves – you’re going to need them! Today we will be hiking to the Nigardsbreen Glacier, and those who are feeling a little more adventurous will have the opportunity to go rappelling into its icy blue crevasses.

Tuesday, September 12

Travel along the Sognefjord to the ancient Urnes Stave Church, one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites you will get to witness on this trip. After an expertly guided tour, the group will board a small ferry to the village of Solvorn, from which you will spend the day navigating alongside the world’s longest and deepest fjord before it transforms into majestic mountains. After a day of driving and boating, you will rest your feet for the night at the stunning Hotel Union Geiranger.

Wednesday, September 13

Enjoy your surroundings in untouched nature or book a treatment at the hotel’s world-class spa for a relaxing morning retreat. We will check out of the hotel and take one last scenic drive on the infamous Eagle’s Road. A ferry will transport you to the port town of Aalesund, where your flight to Oslo awaits. After landing in Oslo, you will be taken to the city’s best hotel: Hotel Continental, located perfectly in the heart of the Norwegian capital. Enjoy dinner and the city at your leisure for the evening.

Thursday, September 14

A privately guided half-day tour of the city will introduce you to the main sights that Oslo has to offer. The new Opera House, 14th century Akershus Castle, and elegant Royal palace are sure to delight. Those stops are only just the beginning, as you will also have the opportunity to walk among the Vigeland Sculpture Park and Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. After a two-course lunch, you will be able to spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure.

Friday, September 15

Travelers who are departing for the U.S. will enjoy one last breakfast before catching their return flight home.

Those who are joining us for a trip to the Arctic Circle will pack their things and fly to the northern town of Alta, where the Northern Lights expedition and other activities continue as previously planned for the next three days.

Monday, September 18

Your Norwegian adventure ends with an afternoon return flight from Alta to Oslo, where you will say your goodbyes and spend the remainder of your time in Norway on your own. Travel One will reserve a room block and arrange transportation to the airport on September 19.

*Itinerary is subject to change