Denmark Trip - 2024

June 29 - July 6

Join President Rachelle Keck on a trip to celebrate Grand View's heritage as America's only Danish founded University.

Please direct any questions to Sanne Petersen at Global Tours by emailing
Note: Sanne is located in Denmark, and is seven hours ahead of Central Time.


Sunday, June 30

Arrive in Aalborg

Arrival morning in Aalborg Airport – own transfer by taxi to Hotel Comwell Hvide Hus.

Lunch at Comwell Hvide Hus.

Tour the amazing Lindholm Høje, one of the most beautiful monuments of the Viking Age in Scandinavia. Here you can really feel the winds of history as you lookover the 700 stone-encircled tombs from the Viking Age.

Monday, July 1

Tour of Skagen

Grenen is a unique natural phenomenon where the two seas, Skagerrak and Kattegat, meet and the waves culminate with each other. It is a fascinating experience to stand on the tip of Jutland and watch the waves from the two seas merge.

Guided tour by Bitten Holmsgaard

9:00 AM - pick up at Hotel
10:30 AM - arrival to Skagen
Lunch at the unique seaside Brøndums Hotel.
Return to our Hotel in Aalborg. Dinner on your own.

Tuesday, July 2

Aalborg University

Aalborg University is the best engineering university in Europe, according to the prestigious 'Best Global Universities' ranking. AAU ranks number one in Europe and 11th in the world in engineering.

Guided tour by Sanne Petersen & Mr. Kjeld Nielsen, Research Group Coordinator Mass Customization Group
9:30 AM - pick up at Hotel
10:00 AM - arrival at Aalborg University
Lunch on Campus
3:00 PM - Return to Hotel
5:30 PM - Hotel Lobby gather to walk to dinner
6:00 PM - Group Dinner at MEAT, Vesterå 1 . 9000

Wednesday, July 3

Mayor's Lunch - Hotel Comwell Hvide

At this ceremonial luncheon we will appoint a Danish/American as Mayor for the day for the city of Aalborg.

12:00 PM - Hotel Comwell Hvide Hus
Lunch is a Danish Buffet of hot & cold dishes including standard beverages and a complementary glass of spirits

The Gala - Hotel Comwell Hvide Hus

6 PM - 11:30 PM - Hotel Comwell Hvide Hus
Doors open at 5:15.

The Gala is when the Danish American friendship is paid tribute to more formally. An evening filled with hygge, a menu created accordingly to the season, speakers, music, dancing and perhaps a small surprise. Ryan Sam, a Danish musician from New York, will be the entertainment.

Dinner includes a welcome drink and a seasonal 3-course dinner. Wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea during dinner are included. Cash bar after dinner throughout the evening.

11:30 PM - Fireworks on the terrace!

 Thursday, July 4

Christian The Fourth’s Guild

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - 8 minute walk from your hotel to Jens Bangs Stonehouse

Christian The Fourth´s Guild was founded on the 16th of December 1942 in Duus´ Wine-cellar in the marvelous renaissance-building, Jens Bang's Stenhus (= Stonehouse).

The initiation-ceremony has through all the years followed the same traditional pattern for all new members - royal or not. In connection with the 4th of July celebrations in Rebild and Aalborg the Guild every year initiates the main speakers and other prominent guests, and this is why names of presidents, ministers, ambassadors, politicians, actors, and other famous culture personalities can be found in our list of members. Today Christian The Fourth´s Guild is without any doubt the only society with only one home base that has got so many - and so many well-known - members from all over the world.

Tent Luncheon
In keeping the tradition, the tent luncheon sets the Rebild 4th of July mood with traditional Danish food, music, speakers and singing – and don’t forget the snaps (spirits)! Cash bar.

11:30 AM - Bus pick up at Hotel
12:00 PM - Arrive Rebild Hills
12:30 - 2:30 PM - Tent Lunch Rebild Hills

Rebild fest 2024 - 4th of July Celebration
4th of July in the hills of Rebild! The Rebild fest is a day of celebration of liberty, democracy, and friendship between our two nations. Come join us in the hills with good atmosphere, music, speakers, greetings from near and far – altogether in a good combination of great traditions!
This year's American keynote speaker is Dr. Rachelle Keck, President of Grand View University,

3:00- 5:15 - Rebild Hills

After Party
5:15 - 6:00 PM - Rebild Hills
End 4th of July in style! After Party is officially well into the night but our bus transport will leave at 6:00PM.

6:00 PM - Bus Return to Hotel
6:30 PM - Arrive Hotel

NOTE: If you stay later at Rebild fest, transportation will be at your own expense.

Friday, July 5

Tour of Aalborg

See all that Aalborg has to offer on your own or add-on the following guided tour.

Guided tour by Bitten Holmsgaard
10:00 AM - pick up at Hotel
12:30 PM - lunch at the Den Bette Kro is included
2:OO PM - return to Hotel
Evening on your own.

Unique tour of Aalborg –the capital of North Denmark. Bitten Holmsgaard, local guide and member of Rebild National Park Society. She has put together this tour especially for Grand View. You will experience Bitten’s own favorite places, see secret spots that tourists never find, and be entertained by storytelling of the highest caliber.

During the tour we delve into more than 1,000 years of history. From the Vikings to modern street art, medieval monasteries to modern architecture all along the stunning new waterfront.

Enjoy the view over the Limfjord, take a look inside Aalborg’s beautiful new House of Music, pass two medieval monasteries, hear about the city’s witches and see some of the modern murals for which Aalborg has become so famous in recent years that the city is called the street art capital of Denmark.
As we say here in Denmark “without food and drink the hero does not last.” So in the middle of the tour we sit down to enjoy a typical Danish lunch. The restaurant has been carefully chosen. And it is aquavit that has put Aalborg on the world map.

The tour is on foot. Expect about 2-3 miles of walking during the day.

Saturday, July 6


Or extend your trip:

Copenhagen, Denmark - 45 min flight
Olso, Norway - 1 hr 10 min flight
Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1 hr 15 min flight
London, United Kingdom - 1 hr 40 min flight
Stockholm, Sweden - 2 hr 25 min flight
Hamburg, Germany - 2 hr 35 min flight
Paris, France - 3 hr 15 min flight