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

  • July 30 – Depart from your local airport.
  • July 31 – Arrive Oslo Airport. Overnight in Oslo.
  • Aug 01 – Day in Oslo. Soccer event. Overnight in Oslo.
  • Aug 02 – Train from Oslo to Flam Railway. Soccer field visit. Overnight in Flam.
  • Aug 03 – Flam to Voss to Bergen. Overnight in Bergen.
  • Aug 04 – Day in Bergen. Overnight in Bergen.
  • Aug 05 – Bergen to Trondheim. Soccer activity. Overnight in Trondheim.
  • Aug 06 – Trondheim to Bodo. Overnight in Bodo. Both groups meet.
  • Aug 07 – Ferry Bodo to Lofoten. Charter bus to Henningsvaer. Overnight in Lofoten. Both groups.
  • Aug 08 – Day in Lofoten. Soccer event in Henningsvaer. Overnight in Lofoten. Both groups.
  • Aug 09 – Soccer tour around Lofoten. Both groups. Flight to Oslo. Overnight in Oslo.
  • Aug 10 – Depart Oslo to home airports.

TRIP #2: August 04 to August 15

  • Aug 04 – Depart from your local airport.
  • Aug 05 – Arrive Oslo Airport. Overnight in Oslo.
  • Aug 06 – Flight to Bodo. Overnight in Bodo. Both groups meet.
  • Aug 07 – Ferry Bodo to Lofoten. Overnight in Lofoten. Both groups.
  • Aug 08 – Day in Lofoten. Soccer event in Henningsvaer. Overnight in Lofoten. Both groups.
  • Aug 09 – Soccer tour around Lofoten. Both groups. Overnight in Lofoten.
  • Aug 10 – Day in Lofoten. Overnight in Lofoten.
  • Aug 11 – Ferry Lofoten to Bergen. Stops along the route.
  • Aug 12 – Ferry Lofoten to Bergen. Stops along the route.
  • Aug 13 – Ferry Lofoten to Bergen. Bergen to Flam Railway. Overnight in Flam.
  • Aug 14 – Flam to Oslo. Overnight in 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.
  • We are super-flexible with what you need since we are a small group and want each person to get the most out of the experience!
  • Our squad last year benefited from some easy fundraising and sponsorship. We will do that again this year to offset costs!


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.