Norway Trip for Soccer Women

Travel and PLAY with Soccer Women in the Lofoten Islands and major cities in Norway. We organize a fantastic and breathtaking adventure with global impact guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Scroll down to learn more about the 2020 trip itinerary and our 2018 trip.

Summer 2020 – Two trips with overlapping days in Lofoten!

GROUP #1: July 30 to August 10 (or July 31 to August 11)

  • July 30 – (Option 1) Departure from local airport.
  • July 31 – (Option 2) Depart from local airport.
  • Aug 01 – Arrive Oslo Airport. Flight to Trondheim. Overnight in Trondheim.
  • Aug 02 – Drive to Sunndalsøra for Soccer activity (3 hours). Overnight in Sunndalsøra.
  • Aug 03 – Drive to Trondheim. Day in Trondheim. Overnight in Trondheim.
  • Aug 04 – Hurtigruten Ferry: Trondheim – Kristiandsund – Rørvik
  • Aug 05 – Hurtigruten Ferry: Brønnøysund – Svolvær. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 06 – Soccer field visit. Day in Henningsvaer. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 07 – Soccer field tour around Lofoten. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 08 – Day in Henningsvaer. Soccer event. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 09 – Day in Lofoten. Hurtigruten Ferry: Svolvaer – Bodø departure 8:30pm.
  • Aug 10 – (Option 1) Flight Bodø to Oslo. Depart Oslo to home airports or overnight Oslo.
  • Aug 11 – (Option 2) Depart Oslo to home airport.

TRIP #2: August 04 to August 15 (primarily age 60+ players)

  • Aug 04 – Depart from local airport.
  • Aug 05 – Arrive Oslo Airport. Flight Oslo to Svolvaer. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 06 – Soccer field visit. Day in Henningsvaer. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 07 – Soccer field tour around Lofoten. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 08 – Day in Henningsvaer. Soccer event. Overnight in Henningsvaer. Both groups.
  • Aug 09 – Day in Lofoten. Hurtigruten Ferry: Svolvaer – Bodø departure 8:30pm.
  • Aug 10 – Hurtigruten Ferry: Bodø – Rørvik.
  • Aug 11 – Hurtigruten Ferry: Ferry Trondheim – Ålesund.
  • Aug 12 – Hurtigruten Ferry: Ferry Ålesund – Bergen. Overnight in Bergen.
  • Aug 13 – Train Bergen to Myrdal. Flåm Railway. Soccer field visit. Overnight in Flåm.
  • Aug 14 – Train Myrdal to Oslo. Overnight in Oslo or overnight train to Oslo.
  • Aug 15 – Depart Oslo to home airports.

We will play friendly age 30+ games at Henningsvaer Stadium in the Lofoten Islands. The itinerary is flexible for the group that attends. We make the arrangements for the hotels/fisherman’s cabins, private bus transportation, flights to/from Lofoten, soccer games, and help to select and reserve activities such as kayaking, boat fjord tours, fishing, biking, surfing horseback riding and hiking. Drone, video and still photography will be provided by Lofoten Photographer Ole Johan Wiik of Lofokus.

Group size may be limited to between 10 and 16. Questions? Contact Brandi using the form or by email to “SanDiegoSoccerWomen@gmail.com.”

Trip Costs:

  • Individual costs include:
    • Airfare to/from Oslo will depend on where you are located and when you purchase. We can help you figure out the best deal and times, and coordinate flights together, but you will pay the cost directly to the airline.
    • Flight between Oslo and Lofoten Islands.
    • Ferry and train travel between cities.
    • Car rental in Lofoten, if desired.
    • Hotel accommodations, when individual bookings make sense.
    • Meals.
    • Activities and excursions not booked through the group.
  • Group costs includes:
    • Private bus transportation throughout the trip.
    • Hotel/Home Rental Accommodations, when group booking offers benefits for us.
    • Activities and excursions booked as a group.
    • Drone/still photography while in Lofoten.
    • Team jerseys.
    • Team gift exchange with opponents.
    • All soccer events.
    • Travel planning fees.


In July 2018, a squad of recreational women’s soccer players – ranging in age from 41 to 77 – traveled on a nine-day trip to Norway.

LINK to our 2018 Trip INFORMATION: Press and Media / Player Page / Map and Itinerary

The San Diego Soccer Women team accepted an invitation to play friendly matches at the famous Henningsvaer Stadium in Lofoten Islands and at an exhibition event at Norway Cup in Oslo. The squad will meet with Norwegian government officials and United Nations representatives. As local ambassadors for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), #GlobalGoalsLocalLeaders, the nineteen athletes chose to highlight and raise awareness for three of the seventeen SDGs during their travel.

    • GOAL 3 | Good Health and Well-Being The physical, emotional and mental benefits of exercise
    • GOAL 5 | Gender Equality Equitable opportunities for women and girls worldwide
    • GOAL 10 | Reduced Inequalities Discrimination based on age, abilities, gender, marital and parental status, or sexual orientation.

Locally-supported by the United Nations Association of San Diego (UNA USA San Diego) for this initiative, the San Diego Soccer Women organization promotes soccer for age 30+ women year-round. Future participation is planned in the Global Goals World Cup in September 2018 and at Global Goals advocacy events during the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Follow the journey on their social media channels. The UNA USA San Diego, as well as FIFA, Girls Soccer Network and Goal Five broadcasted updates on social media.

As local partners with the San Diego Chapter of the United Nations, the team played for worldwide gender equality, health and wellness and inclusion.