Norsk Hostfest in Minot, ND

Norsk Hostfest in Minot, ND

Celebrate 41 Years of Pure Scandimonium at the largest Scandinavian festival in North America!


Celebrate 41 Years of Pure Scandimonium at the largest Scandinavian festival in North America!

Founded in 1978, Norsk Hostfest in Minot, ND quickly grew into the largest Scandinavian festival in North America, entertaining more than 55,000 people annually.  The Scandinavian heritage and traditions of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden radiate throughout the halls.  From Nordic entertainment to culinary delicacies, you will experience a cultural immersion.  Big name entertainment can be found in the Great Hall of Vikings concert venue.  This tour INCLUDES 8 SHOWS!  Entertainment line-up:


The Texas Tenors  are a 3-time Emmy Award winning trio vocal group. As of 2017, the group had performed more than 1500 concerts in more than 20 countries plus 2 PBS specials.  The Texas Tenors will be performing in a double header performance followed by Tanya Tucker.


Tanya Tucker celebrated her first hit ‘Delta Dawn’ in 1972 at the age of 13. In 2002, she was ranked number 20 on CMT’s ‘40 Greatest Women of Country Music’ and in 2017 Tanya was featured in Rolling Stone as one of the ‘100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time’.


Daniel O’Donnell - It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad.  He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19. 


Engelbert Humperdinck started his career playing saxophone and began singing when he entered a ‘pub contest’ at age seventeen. The English singer borrowed his name from a German 19th century opera composer. He became famous with his version of ‘Release Me’, followed by hits like ‘There Goes My Everything’ and the ‘Last Waltz’.


Michael Bolton's signature success was seized with the album Soul Provider, selling more than 12.5 million copies world-wide, and showcasing several chart-toppers including the #1 hit single “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” which earned Michael his first Grammy. This pivotal album also includes the hit singles “When I’m Back on My Feet” Again,” “How Can We Be Lovers,” “Soul Provider,” and of course the Grammy-nominated “Georgia on My Mind.” 


Johnny Reid - With an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, the JUNO Award winning singer has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. A critically acclaimed vocalist, the blue-collared, soulful singer-songwriter Reid is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by his extensive catalogue of hit songs, album sales totalling over 1.5 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours. With the release of “Revival”, co-produced by Reid and the legendary Bob Ezrin (KISS Alice Cooper), the highly praised and top-ranked Canadian star will add to his remarkable catalogue – his first brand new collection of material since 2015’s PLATINUM “What Love Is All About”.  A six-time JUNO Award winner and twenty-six time CCMA Awards recipient, Reid connects with audiences of all ages, thriving as a performer and songwriter sharing his stories and songs around the world with incalculable influence. He’s a modern day working class hero with long standing collective appeal – one that captures the hearts of many one song at a time.


The Beach Boys - You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow.


Darci Lynne & Friends - Darci Lynne Farmer, a singing ventriloquist who turned 13 after winning the America’s Got Talent contest. Darci has made several guest appearances including appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and with her idol and mentor, Terry Fator.  Darci will travel on a national tour – Darci and Friends – from January to August 2018.


Alabama - Alabama is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy and a rocking edge that broadened country's audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Day 1

We are off to Scandinavia in America - Norsk Hostfest in Minot, ND. You will think you are visiting the northernmost part of Europe. Our deluxe coach takes us through the bluffs of Western Wisconsin and the lake country of Minnesota to Fargo, ND and our hotel for the night.


Day 2

Our route today continues through the prairie of North Dakota to the city of Minot. We arrive in time for the matinee show The Texas Tenors and Tanya Tucker in the Great Hall of Vikings. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner before taking our seats at the evening show - Daniel O'Donnell.

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Day 3 & Day 4

Each day of the festival a shuttle will take us to the festival grounds. Our day at Norsk Hostfest begins with a special Nordic breakfast. Visit the artisans who showcase ancient traditions or take a walk back in time at Tromso Cultural Village and Viking Village. Explore the Vikings’ unique crafts, learn about their livelihood, and watch them battle with real swords and axes. The wide array of Nordic dining options, incredible shopping experiences, and learning opportunities (including the Author’s Corner and Hostfest University) await us. At Hostfest University, enroll in one-of-a-kind folk school classes and educate yourself on everything Scandinavian. Learn the ancient art of nalbinding or perfect your Scandinavian wood carving skills. There are plenty of classes to choose from. Included each day will be two shows. Day 3 Matinee Show is Engelbert Humperdinck and the Evening Show is Michael Bolton. On Day 4 the Matinee Show is Johnny Reid and the Evening Show will be The Beach Boys. Dinner is included Thursday evening. Breakfast is daily, but there is one dinner included on day 3. Day 4 dinner will be on your own.

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Day 5

Our final day at Norsk Hostfest will be highlighted by a matinee show - Darci Lynne & Friends and another show in the evening is TBA. There will be more opportunities to soak up the Scandinavian culture. A late departure from Minot will take us to Fargo and our overnight accommodations.


Day 6

After four fun-filled days at Norsk Hostfest, we relax on the coach as we travel back to Wisconsin with memories of great entertainment, delicious food, and a new understanding of Scandinavian history and culture. A farewell luncheon is planned for today.

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*  Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation    

*  Hotel Accommodations for 5 Nights 

*  Sightseeing and Attractions Per Itinerary

*  Admission to Norsk Hostfest for 4 Days 

*  8 Shows Featuring Superstar Entertainers 

*  9 Meals:  5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, & 3 Dinners 

*  Luggage Handling for 1 Suitcase Per Person in Minot, ND 

*  Services of a Tour Director


Activity Level:  Moderate Physical Activity includes walking tours, as well as walking longer distances, up stairs or on uneven surfaces.


PAYMENT INFORMATION: $200 Deposit Due with Reservation Balance Due July 25, 2018

TRAVEL PROTECTION: $129 Per Person Double Occupancy $153 Single Occupancy and should be paid in addition to your deposit at the time of making your deposit.


Home pickups are only available in Southeastern Wisconsin on this tour.  The Single Share Program is not available on this tour.



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