The 18th Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo 2018 offered legends of Norwegian black metal bands as well as cultural excursions. For the first time, festival participants could enjoy a guided tour to the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s sites in Oslo. Black metal fans are a cultural bunch of people, not only interested in metal bands like Satyricon and Napalm Death. Proof was the about 20 participants joining the guided tour offered by Northway – unique tours of Norway.
One of the guests from Norway had never been to the National Gallery in Oslo before. Now he could learn from Edvard Munch specialist and co-owner of Northway, Silvia Leine, about Munch’s life and art in the Edvard Munch room, containing world famous paintings like the Scream, Madonna and Girls on the Bridge.
Northway is a Norwegian travel agency, specializing in small tailor made guided tours (maximum 20 people). Its task is to organize memorable travel experiences for private travelers as well as businesses. The tours are tailor-made according to requirements. A representative from Northway will gladly accompany during the entire tours to ensure quality assurance.
“The huge interest for Edvard Munch’s art during the later years has enticed us to cooperate with some of the foremost specialists on the artist,” says Silvia Leine, looking forward to the opening of the new Edvard Munch museum in Oslo in 2020.
«A very inspiring tour in Oslo on a beautiful day. Thanks to Silvia who is a great story-teller with a true interest for Edvard Munch – as a human being and as an artist»
«I was very happy to be able to join a brilliant tour in the footsteps of Edvard Munch. With driver Tom behind the wheel and his lovely assistant Merethe, we had a pleasant trip to Åsgårdstrand. Silvia, the founder of the tour and this travel concept, was brilliant. She was professionally well prepared. From a nice start at the Munch’s Café with delicious pastry «Krabbelurer» , the local guide took us through the footsteps of Edvard Munch to the famous «bridge» and further on to his home. This was a very nice experience allowing us to come closer to this great artist. Finally we walked the Munch street, again well guided. We had a delicious lunch at Dal Guesthouse. Back in Oslo we visited the Freia Chocolate Factory and the «Freia Frieze», 12 original paintings by Edvard Munch. The tour ended at the Munch Museum. This was just a fantastic day Silvia, and even the weather gods were kind to us this day. I warmly recommend this tour. Many thanks!»
«In the footsteps of Edvard Munch in Oslo»: good start in the morning with coffee and some huge croissants at United Bakeries in the shopping center Paleet, while we were given a briefing of the tour. We had an excellent guide in the Munch Room at the National Gallery. The lunch at Karlsborg in the Ekeberg Sculpture Park was very nice. A pleasant and interesting tour , where Silvia showed that she knew a lot about Edvard Munch»
«A very nice tour in the footsteps of Edvard Munch with highlights from his art»
«A successful arrangement and an excellent Tour Leader»
«Silvia C. Leine is passionately interested in art, and especially in the art of Edvard Munch. She arranges art experiences with Munch as the main character. Her company Northway AS is offering unique travel events, and I joined one of the tours today here in Oslo. We started at Grand Café and continued to Pilestredet where Munch spent seven years of his childhood. We had a fantastic and spectacular guided tour in the Munch Room at the National Gallery. Our walk in the cold, but sunny Oslo continued to the hillside of Ekeberg where we had lunch, overlooking central Oslo. We were told the story about the famous painting «The Scream» , and also the latest news about the new Munch Museum (under construction). Silvia has many years of experience in the travel market, and is a unique communicator»
«An exciting tour in Oslo, where we learned about Edvard Munch’s life and art. The tour was well planned and executed. Silvia Leine is a pleasant person with a lot of knowledge in her field»
“Many thanks for a fantastic and educational tour to Åsgårdstrand! It was very interesting to learn more about Edvard Munch’s life – he was not at all like I had expected. We were also shown a strong movie about his last model, beautiful Hanna – what an incredible story! You really made good research Silvia. We also had a well prepared lunch – very tasteful and nicely presented. I am so happy that I joined this tour, this is a great concept!”