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Nordlund shares Nordic splendor with HCLL

The Sept. 20 program of Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning features a virtual tour of Iceland, Sweden and Norway.

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Among the scenic places Linda Nordlund visited during her travels to Scandinavia is the Hanseatic Quarter in Bergen, Norway.
Contributed / Linda Nordlund
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The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents Linda Nordlund with “Travels to Iceland, Sweden and Norway” on Sept. 20.

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Linda Nordlund will lead a virtual tour of Iceland, Sweden and Norway at the Sept. 20, 2022 edition of Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning.
Contributed / Marty Leistikow

The program runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Armory Arts and Events Center in Park Rapids.

Guests will see some of Scandinavia’s top attractions, from the world’s most spectacular fjords and coastal scenery to historic towns and the best in modern architecture.

Experience Iceland’s geothermal grounds and gigantic waterfalls.

Continue on to Sweden, seeing Stockholm, a city on 14 islands, with its famous “Gamla Stan” old town known for its narrow lanes, reminding visitors of medieval times when seamen carried their goods. Traveling in the countryside gives northern Minnesotans a touch of home with its hills, forests and farmland.

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The audience will also see Norway by way of trains, buses, ferries and the Hurtigruten, a world-famous postal boat that sails up the fjord-lined coast. The virtual visit includes the charming cities of Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim with their top attractions, like the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the oil museum, stave churches, the opera house and the famous city hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded.

A highlight is seeing where many northern Minnesotans immigrated from and why they settled where they did, plus the rich culture that has impacted many lives in this area.

The program is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

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