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Norway Knitting Retreat

2022 dates to be confirmed

8 days from £2,099pp

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This very special tour has been Inspired by our head of Craft Holidays, Alison White’s own travels around Norway – designed to take you on a discovery of a rich textile heritage and unique culture.

Please Note: All details are from our previous tour and may change slightly for our new departures.

  • Enjoy inspirational knitting workshops with Sarah Hazell 
  • Explore the ‘city of the seven mountains’ in a guided walking tour of Bergen 
  • Visit to Lyngheisenteret Healthland Centre with guided tour and film 
  • Learn about the authentic wool process at Hillesvåg Wool Spinning Mill 
  • Explore Norway’s knitting heritage with a guided tour of the Museum of Norwegian Knitting Industry 
  • Discover more about traditional Norweigan crafts at the Osteroy museum and Oleana factory 

Norway Knitting Retreat

Last year the Norwegian Tourist Board invited me to discover the history and traditions of the knitting industry in Norway. This tour includes all the highlights of my trip, which will take you on a journey from the remote heathlands north of Bergen to the modern and vibrant colours at Oleana’s knitwear factory. On route we’ll discover just how important the textile industry was to Norway and some of the steps that are being taken to recover and preserve these traditions for the future. Finally, we’ve combined all this with workshops with Sarah Hazell to create the perfect balance of discovery and relaxation, Norwegian style! – Alison White, Head of Craft Holidays

A message from our expert:

I am so looking forward to this tour! The project will be an infinity loop scarf featuring blocks of colour work and stitches associated with the nordic tradition. Working in the round will enable us to focus on colour and pattern. I will also be adding some beaded and embroidered features to add a modern twist. We will use a provisional cast on and look at different ways to graft in the round - Sarah Hazell


Your Accommodation

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

★★★★
Overview

Newly renovated in 2019, this 4-star hotel occupies a fantastic location in the middle of Bryggen in Bergen. With its grand architecture, full of Baroque and Rococo designs, the hotels address on Slottgaten has been considered one of Bergen’s most exclusive streets since the eighteenth century.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
You can enjoy a delicious breakfast with many organic products; includes eggs, fruit and vegetables, orange juice, cereals, breads and jams. Afternoon tea is also included every day between 3pm and 6pm - tea and coffee are served with pastries.

The hotel also has a Gym, Sauna & steam room and free Wifi.

Room Facilities & Amenities

Standard room
Standard rooms are 18 sqm come equipped with safe, mini bar, ironing board & iron and kettle. They also have a bathroom with shower and are located at the rear of the property. Standard rooms are available as a double to share or for sole use.

Superior room
Superior rooms are 23 sqm and are equipped with safe, mini bar, ironing board & iron and coffee machine. They also have a bathroom with a shower or bath and either a city view or rear balcony. Superior rooms are available as a double to share or for sole use. Please note these rooms are on a request basis, please call us to enquire.

 Deluxe room
Deluxe rooms are equipped with safe, mini bar, ironing board & iron and coffee machine. They also have a bathroom with bath. Deluxe rooms are available as a double (23 sqm and have a city view) or a twin (30 sqm at the rear of the property) to share or for sole use. Please note these rooms are on a request basis, please call us to enquire.