Norway welcomes hundreds of direct flights from Europe and provides good access from the rest of the continent by rail, road and ferry. The distance from the airports to the city centres and meeting venues are short and the cities are compact and easily navigable by foot. Norway also benefits from extensive national transport links, and regional infrastructure is of a high standard.
2. Value for money
Hotel prices in Norway are competitive when compared to other European cities. The standard of accommodation is good and a full breakfast buffet is always included in the rate. Rates are all inclusive, with no hidden taxes or charges. Norway also boasts a stable economy and low inflation.
Norway is a safe destination with a low crime rate. Even in the capital, Oslo, visitors can walk safely through all parts of town. Norway is also politically stable, giving precious little cause for social unrest. Life is good here - global surveys consistently rank Norway among the countries offering the best quality of life in the world.
Wherever you are in Norway, you will feel close to nature. The landscapes themselves are awe-inspiring, and the combination of outstanding scenery and fresh air can work wonders for a group itinerary. From snowy winters and the northern lights, to soaring fjords and the midnight sun, Norway's natural charms are legendary.
Norway does not have a star rating system, but hotels and conference facilities are of an excellent international standard across the country, with capacity for groups of up to 8,000.
Service in Norway is professional and of a high standard, whether organising a grand gala dinner or planning an outdoor group adventure. English is widely spoken, so communication is never a problem.
Menus change with the seasons, putting an emphasis on fresh, local produce. Groups can choose from a host of gourmet dishes, ranging from the traditional to the international, and keen anglers even have the chance to catch their own dinner.
Conferences and incentives in Norway are based on the philosophy that people are touched deeply by experiencing authenticity. Activities are inspired by the local way of life, focusing on tradition, culture and nature, to leave participants with unique memories.
A big part of Norway's appeal lies in its diversity, with an abundance of choice. Hold a creative event in a chic state-of-the-art venue or transport groups into a traditional mountain hut ambience. Combine a corporate meeting with midnight golf or complement a conference session by hosting your own Arctic Olympic Games. Choose between idyllic countryside and urban highlife - or simply have both.
Service standards might be exacting, but day-to-day life in Norway is charmingly laid-back. The large cities have a far more relaxed atmosphere than many of their continental cousins, making Norway the perfect place to recharge your batteries while meeting your business objectives.