Norsk Hostfest in Minot, ND

Norsk Hostfest in Minot, ND

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.  The 2018 lineup of headliners will be announced in March, 2018.  For example pasts artists were Daniel O’Donnell, Sara Evans, Chicago, Big & Rich, Emmylou Harris, Neil Sedaka, Dwight Yoakam, Oak Ridge Boys and Tommy James and the Shondells. This tour INCLUDES 8 SHOWS!



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 in the Great Hall of Vikings. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner before taking our seats at the evening show.

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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 featuring well-known stars. For example, in 2017 the artists were Daniel O’Donnell, Sara Evans, Chicago, Big & Rich, Emmylou Harris, Neil Sedaka, Dwight Yoakam and Tommy James and the Shondells. 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 and another show in the evening. 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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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


*  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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