Every year my local tool dealer puts on an 11 day cruise here in Norway which caters to woodturners. The cruise includes free turning courses held by internationally known American, English, Norwegian and other woodturners. A lot of tools including bandsaws, sanders, turning tools, etc. are taken with. The cruise starts in Stavanger and sails to Honningvåg/Norkapp (land of the midnight sun). It’s probably pretty expensive, but surely a lot of fun for those who can afford it. A great way to see Norway without abandoning your woodturning. A lot of port calls along the way where locals can come aboard and buy tools.
I haven’t been on any of these cruises, but they are fully booked every year, so I think they are quite popular. I thought it would be worth mentioning in case any LJ members were interested in taking a cruise like this. Here’s a pic of the boat.
If you are interested, you will have to wait until next year as the ship is currently on this year’s cruise.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.