The Inman Line had no direct service from Norway, so the Norwegian emigrants who chose to travel on the Inman Line ships had to go via England. This was also the case for emigrants from other countries like Sweden and Denmark. The commonly used route for Norwegians and Swedes was by the Wilson Line ships from ports in Norway and Sweden to Hull on the east coast of England. From Hull they had to cross over to Liverpool on the vest coast by train to board the transatlantic steamer. http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_shiplist.asp?co=inmanhttp://www.norwayheritage.com/p_shiplist.asp?co=inman
The ship Hero was a feeder ship, belonging to Wilson Line, landing in Hull or Grimsby on the English east coast, the emigrants would then go by train to an English west coast port and take a larger steamer to cross the Atlantic.
But there is no "gap" in the departures, so if there was a 6 week instead of 10 day journey, perhaps it was on the "big" ship from England to America. http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_route.asp?ro=W07http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_route.asp?ro=W07