When Country Lane Tours arranged the fi rst Viking Tour in 2002 it was also the first time a group of cars from the UK had joined in with the annual Tjoloholm Castle Classic, an amazing event with over a thousand varied machines from all over Scandinavia.
We were honoured to be given our own dedicated space on the field and there were subsequently five more visits until sadly the last direct ferry sailing to Scandinavia ceased in 2014. Since then there have been many requests for the tour to run again and it was finally decided last year to do so in 2021, especially as it coincides with the 400th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the beautiful city of Gothenburg. Of course getting there requires a little more driving but with the usual Country Lane Tours detailed road book and back up it isn’t a problem! Whilst the main part of the tour remains the same as previous, taking in fabulous driving roads through Sweden and Norway, amazing scenery, mountain passes - the Sogndal only opens on May 1st each year and it’s slightly odd to see people skiing in swimming costumes! - plus numerous varied attractions including the Flam Railway, Volvo & Saab museums, guided tours of Gothenburg & Oslo, and Telemark canals.