From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
1871The Bournonville Ballet
25 July 1871
Travels to Norway, through Sweden: via Elsinore-Helsingborg, then to Jönköping and Göteborg.
28th July - 2nd August
In Göteborg, where he attends, amongst others events, the opening of the agricultural exhibition. While in Göteborg he meets Anna Bjerring, who has arrived with the boat from Frederikshavn. She turns him against her by imposing herself on him with words of reproach.
On from Götebörg to Karlstad (he is very impressed with this region, which would later become known as a result of the depictions given by Selma Lagerlöf. In the diary, HCA notes; "I feel I am in poetic mood"). Then continues across the Norwegian border, via Kongsvinger, to Christiania (Oslo).
5th - 25th August
In Norway. Is greeted by Bjørnson on arrival at Christiania railway station. Whilst here he lodges at Hotel Victoria. Visits Bjørnson at his country home on several occasions and goes on outings in the region around Christiania.
Went on excursion to Ringerike. By carriage to Sandvigen, staying the night at Hønefoss, by train past Tyrifjord to Drammen and by ship back to Christiania.
Accompanies Bjørnson and others on an outing to Sandvigen. They sail over there aboard the steamship 'Louise', "a filthy little ship" (diary, same day). A festive dinner with a great ball is held in the evening, and "Danish, Norwegian and Swedish flags flew" (the diary). The guests overnight there and return to Christiania on the next day.
A party is held in honour of HCA at the Botanical Gardens. The principle speech of the evening is delivered by Pastor Jørgen Moe, also a publisher of fairy-tales.
Is invited to the freshmens' reception party, where he is asked to read aloud and is applauded and cheered.
Departure from Christiania. Takes the same route home as on the way there (receiving a great deal of attention at every Swedish railway station along the way). From Elsinore he pays a short visit to the Collins' in Hellebæk.
Back in Copenhagen, where he moves in with the Melchiors at Rolighed.
9th - 18th September
Staying with the Henriques family at Petershøj in Klampenborg.
18th September - 23rd October
At Rolighed once again.