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SAINT BRIDGET, SAINT OLAF AND THE ROUTE OF SAINT JAMES IN SCANDINAVIA

DAY 1 MADRID- STOCKHOLM Meet at the agreed upon time to embark on regular flight to Stockholm. Arrival in Stockholm. Meeting with the guide to take a panoramic tour of the city. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 STOCKHOLM Breakfast. Departure for Uppsala where we will be able to admire the Gothic Cathedral and resting place of the medieval kings and the University library Carolina Rediviva with the Codex Argenteus (Silver Bible), manuscript from the 6th century that originally contained the copy of part of the Bible translated in the 4th century from the Greek language to the Gothic language by the Arian Bishop Ulfilas, inventor of the Gothic alphabet. It also holds some of the oldest texts in Castilian, although written in Arabic alphabet. Lunch. Return to Stockholm. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 STOCKHOLM- VADSTENA Breakfast. Departure for Vadstena Tour of the Cathedral and of the Convent from the 14th century (only the outside may be visited as the convent is cloistered). After the canonization of Bridget in 1391, the Convent became the most important spiritual center in all of Sweden and it was favored by donations from the royal family. Visit of the exterior of the castle. Lunch. Afternoon free. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 VADSTENA- COPENHAGEN Breakfast. Departure for Copenhagen. Lunch en route. Crossing of the Oeresund Straight that separates Sweden from Denmark. We will be able to admire the technological wonder of the complex that includes the longest suspension bridge in the world. Arrival in Copenhagen and Panoramic tour. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 COPENHAGEN Breakfast. Tour of Roskilde and Viking Boats Museum. Lunch Return to the port of Copenhagen to embark on the ferry to Oslo. Passage in interior cabins with buffet dinner on board. Night on board.

DAY 6 OSLO Breakfast. On arrival, city tour of Oslo in which we highlight the Catholic Cathedral of St. Olaf. Lunch. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 OSLO– LAERDAL Breakfast. Departure in bus to the Laerdal Valley. Outside visite of the Stavkirke (medieval church built entirely in wood) of Borgund. Only 30 some churches of this type have been conserved in Norway, and they are the oldest buildings in the world constructed in wood that preserve the original wood and are The oldest buildings in the world constructed in wood that conserves the original wood. Lunch en route. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 LAERDAL-AALESUND Breakfast. Departure for Aalesund. TWe will take the ferry to cross from Fodnes to Manheller and the tunnel of Fjaerland. Then we will take the ferry from Anda to Lote. Tour of the ruins of the Roman Catholic monastery of Santa Sunniva, patron saint of Norway situated on the island of Celje. Guide and boat passage to the island. Continuation to Aalesund. Ferry Koparnes-Aarvik and Haried – Sulesund. Lunch en route. Arrival in Aalesund. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 9 AALESUND – TRONDHEIM Breakfast. Departure for Vestnes, where we will embark to cross the fjord of Romsdal to Molde. During the passage we will contemplate the impressive mountain chain that borders this fjord. Lunch en route. We will continue our route to Kanestraum, to embark on a short ferry passage to Halsa. After skirting the fjord of Orkanger we will arrive in Trondheim, third city in Norway. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 10 TRONDHEIM Breakfast. Panoramic tour including the Stone Gothic Cathedral, only one of this type in Scandinavia and resting place of Saint Olaf, warrior saint who converted Norway to Christianity. Lunch. Tour of the island fortress of Munkholmen where the first monks resided. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 11 TRONDHEIM – MADRID Breakfast and, at the scheduled time, transfer to the airport. To leave on a flight to Madrid. Arrival and

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