Norsk Hostfest - Minot, ND

Pure Scandimonium!!

Departing september 25 for 5 days / 4 nights

Norsk Hostfest is North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival. Each year tens of thousands of people attend the event annually to celebrate and partake in the Scandinavian culture and entertainment. Over 200 internationally recognized artisans, craftsmen and chefs participate. The experience is an eclectic array of contemporary and traditional. The cuisine as well as the clothes, art and jewelry are authentic, fine quality and exquisitely Nordic.

The Nordic history and heritage is alive from the Clog Shop and the Import Shop to the Solje Shop and the General Store. Unique and fascinating shops abound in the International Marketplace. Buy silver jewelry, Norwegian sweaters, authentic Scandinavian gifts, fine art and souvenirs.

The cuisine cannot be matched — and you won’t find such a wide variety of authentic Scandinavian food anywhere else in North America. People come to Norsk Hostfest just for the superb fare! Choose from four sidewalk cafés. The Scandinavian Kitchen, Swedish Bakery and many more. Indulge in such culinary favorites as Danish Aebelskivers, lutefisk, lefse, Oof-Da Tacos, rice pudding, Swedish meatballs and viking-on-a-stick.

Feel the warmth of the Scandinavian hospitality at Norsk Hostfest as you meet and make new friends. There is a tradition here of introducing yourself with, “Hi, and where are you from?” And you’ll hear it often. If you participate and ask the right person, that person being the “Mystery Viking,” you’ll win $100! A surprise and potential new friend is around every corner. Dance with a troll or play “Knock The Fleas Off The Black Plague Rat!” Camaraderie — this is what Norsk Hostfest is all about.



PLEASE NOTE - General Admission is included in our tour, but due to customer feedback, we will offer the available Headliner Entertainment at the relevant ticket supplements below enabling you to have the choice of your entertainment.

Each HEADLINER show is available for a supplement of $60 per person per show.  Please note, if you plan on seeing 2 headliner shows in any one day then the second show is $85 (the cost of the first show is reduced to $60 as there is no need to purchase a general admission ticket for that day - offsets the cost of the first headliner) – therefore combo price of 2 headliner shows in one day is $145 per person.


Headliner Show OPTIONS:


The Texas Tenors will be performing in a double header performance followed by Tanya Tucker. Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC’s America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special You Should Dream. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States including the Cleveland Pops, Houston Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony to name a few. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine. In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. For four decades, her sultry voice and vivacious stage presence has helped to make her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the Country Music genre. Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Along the way, she has provided some of the biggest country music hits of each decade, including, “Blood Red and Goin’ Down,” “Would you Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)” and “Texas (When I Die),” just to name a few. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs, and three CMT awards.

Texas Tenors

Tanya Tucker


Daniel O'Donnell

It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad.
He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19. In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 38 albums and has now amassed THIRTY TWO Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight number one hits in the UK music video/dvd charts over that period.


Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck never wanted to be a singer. A career in music, yes, but he was extraordinarily shy. The youngest boy of a family of ten children originally from Leicester, England, he grew up in Madras, India, where his father was stationed during World War II. Engelbert’s childhood was dominated by the love of his parents and his brothers and sisters. He knew he could sing harmonies, but the power of his own voice came as a surprise to him and other people. “It’s just so loud, but I discovered I can be tender with it at the same time.”Like all great icons, he is a man of great depth – masculine and loving, shy inside and uninhibited onstage, prepared to play the sex god to the hilt and still, at this stage of his career, managing to get away with it.


Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and branded entertainment. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through The Michael Bolton Charities as well as other philanthropic organizations. To date, Michael has seen 9 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 #1 singles. His most recent album Songs of Cinema, a selection of iconic film soundtrack songs, was released alongside an original Netflix production Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special, which ranked among the network’s best comedies upon debut. Michael currently stars in Bolt of Talent, a brand new music travel competition series produced with Fox Networks Group/StarWorld in Asia.


Johnny Reid

With an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, this JUNO Award winning singer has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. A critically acclaimed vocalist and soulful singer-songwriter, Reid is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by his extensive catalogue of hit songs and album sales totaling over 1.5 million units.


The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sun-drenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events across the globe. They have continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth— and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play— it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Tuesday September 25th 2018
Ends: Saturday September 29th 2018


What's Included

  • Round trip luxury transportation with pick-up points in Rapid City, Sturgis & Spearfish plus North along US Hwy 85
  • 1 night accommodation at Prairie Knights Casino & Hotel then 3 nights in Minot, ND
  • Shuttle tickets included between the Hotel & Arena / Show Arena each day 
  • General admission tickets each day to the Hostfest Arena
  • All Baggage handling, taxes and fully Escorted


  • Price: $995pp (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: add $495

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $350pp due at time of booking
  • Please include the cost of any headliner shows you would like with your initial deposit
  • July 20th 2018 - Final Balance Due 
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • Picture ID is recommended
  • A good appetite for all the delicious food!!

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