Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas. 

2017 is right around the corner, how will you be celebrating?

The holiday travel trend is becoming increasingly popular. From romantic Valentine’s Day getaways and New Year’s Eve trips, to visiting Santa in Finland, or even celebrating another country’s cultural holiday, the options are endless. Holidays are staples of any country, so why not experience them first hand?

Visiting another country to celebrate its cultural holiday, such as Syttende Mai in Norway, or the Festival of Light in India, is a wonderful way to experience the local culture that you wouldn’t otherwise see. Or make your Christmas even more special and start a new tradition along the way. You might even save some of those valuable vacation days if your trip coincides with one of our own national holidays that you already have off!

The most important thing to remember about holiday travel is to plan ahead (at least 6 months is recommended but more time to plan is better), since flight and hotel availability could become challenging. Believe us, you are not the only one who came up with that fantastic idea to spend midsummer in Sweden or New Year’s Eve in Iceland! Around the holidays, even the locals will be traveling. Planning ahead assures that your arrangements will be confirmed at the best possible price. This isn’t a time to wait for “deals”. Here at Borton Overseas, we will make sure that you know what museums and attractions are open or closed and what events are taking place so you can plan your time there accordingly.

Here are our top picks for 2017 holiday travel:

Intimate South Africa – A great option for an extra special Valentine’s Day or anniversary. Sleeping under the stars never looked this good!

Chile’s Wine Country for Couples – This romantic escape to Chile will take ‘wine and dine’ to a whole new level. We recommend for Valentine’s Day or any other special celebration.

Skiing in Norway – Got some extra vacation days? Why not hit the slopes like an Olympian? It is sure to make for an extra special Easter holiday. Also a great choice for a spring break adventure!

Syttende Mai in Norway – Norway’s Constitution Day is a fantastic time to truly experience the Norwegian culture!

Midsummer Celebration in Sweden – Sweden takes the Summer Solstice very seriously. Come celebrate it with maypoles, picnics and parades!

Diwali in India – Celebrate India’s biggest holiday of the year: The Festival of Light!

Norwegian Christmas Experience – Gear up for the holidays with our annual Holiday Signature Journey! In the past, we have gone to Denmark and Sweden to visit their famous Christmas Markets. We head to Norway in 2017!

Christmas with Santa Claus – Did you know Santa has his own village in Finland? This package is perfect for the whole family complete with active adventures and of course Santa himself!

Merry Migration – “I’m dreaming of a striped Christmas…” Spend Christmas in Tanzania and experience the thrill of being amidst the migration herds and the predators that follow them!

New Year’s Eve in Iceland – This is our annual Signature Journey to ring in the New Year in Iceland, one of the most popular travel destinations of 2016. Independent departures are also available.

Chilean New Year – Chile goes all out with one of the best firework shows in the world. You could either freeze watching the ball drop in New York or you could take in their magnificent display from a chair on the beach!

Let us help you celebrate the holidays in style!

Almost all these packages can be customized to your specific dates and preferences.

Call us – we will craft the perfect trip just for you! 1-800-843-0602