Edvard Munch - Package Tours

Edvard Munch - from cradle to grave

On this tour, you will experience a region which has been important in Munch’s extensive art production. The trip will give you an introduction to Munch and his art combined with the idyllic fjord, its small coastal towns and the proximity to the capital. The tour includes visits to Oslo, Drøbak, Hvitsten, Moss, Son and Fredrikstad.

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet

Join us for a tour and lunch in Oslo’s new magnificent building, the Opera house. On this tour, you will get an insight into what happens backstage before the curtain goes up. You will hear about the architecture, the Opera and Ballet.

 

Munch in Oslo

The tour starts at Edvard Munch’s 

burial site at Our Savior’s Cemetery and then continues to the other Edvard Munch experiences in Oslo. Munch’s bequest to the City of Oslo covered around 1,100 paintings, 15,500 prints, 4,700 drawings, six sculptures, his graphic printing plates as well as some other objects. These works went into the collections of the Munch Museum and represent more than half of Munch’s total production. 

 

The “Christmas Town” of Drøbak

With its picturesque wooden houses, galleries, small shops and cozy cafes Drøbak is worth a visit. Less than 30 km from downtown Oslo you will find Drøbak with Tregaardens Christmas House and Father Christmas’ Post 

Office, with its own special post stamp.

 

Ramme Gaard – Hvitsten

The history of Ramme Gaard began in 1910, the year Edvard Munch bought Nedre Ramme in Hvitsten, a house he retained until his death in 1944. Here Munch produced some of his greatest works of art! In addition to being a unique product for those interested in fine art, Ramme Gaard is an eco-cultural meeting place with one of Norway’s most beautiful gardens. We will enjoy an organic meal based on the farm’s own products and maybe get a taste of the local “Absinth”.

 

Edvars Munch’s Summers at Jeløy

The scenic island where the Kristiania Bohemian bloomed in the long summers at the end of the 1800s, has since attracted artists of many genres. Here Edvard Munch rented Grimsrød Farm with 24 rooms and a tenant farmer in the years 1913–16. The artist stayed here from early spring to late autumn, and was very productive. The famous “Workers on the way home” is originated here.

 

“Munch’s mothers”

Enjoy a guided tour of Munch’s early history. Laura Cathrine Munch (née Bjølstad), Edvard Munch’s mother was born in Fredrikstad. She married Christian Munch in Glemminge (Glemmen) Church. In 1863 little Edvard was born. Laura died young at the age of 31, leaving behind her husband and five children. Laura’s sister took responsibility for the welfare of the five minor children and became Edvard Munch’s beloved Aunt Karen. She soon understood Edvard’s talent, and supported him all her years. She was often used as model by Edvard Munch, e.g. “Spring” (1889) and “The sick child” (1885).

 

Edvard Munch’s house in Åsgårdstrand

It was in 1889 that Edvard Munch spent the first of many summers in Åsgårdstrand. In 1897 he bought a spartan fisherman’s cottage built at the end of the 18th century. Edvard Munch’s house is now a small museum, open to the public where everything has been retained as it was when the artist lived there. Edvard Munch painted many of his masterpieces in Åsgårdstrand, such as “The Bridge”,”Four girls in Åsgårdstrand” and ”The Dance of Life”. These are now on view in major International art galleries.