Embark on a journey that takes you to the great frozen Kingdoms of the North; through Norway up to the Arctic Circle, down to gracious Edinburgh and finishing in the remote landscapes and ancient cultures of the Orkney Islands. There is also an optional extension to the awe inspiring landscapes of Iceland after the tour.
Norway is a remote land possessing otherworldly beauty, ancient history and a thriving arts and cultural scene. It is a land of Viking heritage, beautiful music, magnificent fjords and rich medical and military history. Travel with Professor John Pearn through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world and experience Norway’s music, folk culture and long history – and the midnight sun - on a journey to the Arctic Circle and back. Continue to the gracious city of Edinburgh with its long history and culture and onto the remote Orkneys with their ancient Neolithic and Viking heritage. You may also continue to the magnificent glacier lands of Iceland and learn of its rich Viking heritage after the tour.
Professor John Pearn is a clinician and medical historian based in Brisbane, Australia. He has been an Academic and Clinical Teacher for 50 years in Medicine and Health Sciences, based at the University of Queensland. He is the Author of some thirty books and more than 200 published papers on the history of medicine and health. As Major General John Pearn, he served in the Defence Reserves for 35 years, ultimately in the appointment of Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force. He commanded the 2 Field Hospital, formerly No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station which was the pivot medical unit on the beach at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. Professor John Pearn was a founder, later President and then Honorary Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine. He is an historian of the Order of St John. He has been a Member of the Council for the International Society of the History of Medicine for many years; and its Vice President for the last four years. His books include the history of one of the Greek Islands and research publications on Simpson (of Gallipoli fame) and on ancient Greek medicine.
Extension to Iceland
Costs from US $6,286 pp sharing, depending on cabin grade, excluding international flights and transfers (all flights included within tour)