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The midnight sun is a drawcard when arranging a summer event in Northern Norway - Photo: Istockphoto.com
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The midnight sun is a drawcard when arranging a summer event in Northern Norway Photo: Istockphoto.com

10 good reasons to hold your next meeting in Norway

A unique conference and incentive destination, Norway is not only easily accessible, safe and beautiful, it also offers great value for money.

1. Easy access

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 navigated 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 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.

3. Nature

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.

4. Quality

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.

5. Know-how

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.

6. Food

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.

7. Authenticity

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.

8. Diversity

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 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Choose between idyllic countryside and urban highlife – or simply have both.

9. Relaxation

Although service standards are high, day-to-day life in Norway is laid-back. The 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.

10. Security

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.

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Download a catalogue visualising Norway as a conference destination in images, or submit any queries you may have through the Request for proposal form on the right hand side.

Last updated:  2013-11-15
Dog sledding in Northern Norway, a truly exciting nature experience - Photo: Werner Hölscher
Dog sledding in Northern Norway, a truly exciting nature experience
The Oslo Opera House, one of many stunning new buildings in Norway - Photo: Jaro Hollan / Statsbygg
The Oslo Opera House, one of many stunning new buildings in Norway
There are many gourmet restaurants to choose from in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Nancy Bundt/VisitOSLO
There are many gourmet restaurants to choose from in Oslo, Norway
Incentives with a traditional mountain ambience in Gålå, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
Incentives with a traditional mountain ambience in Gålå, Norway

A unique destination for meetings and events

Norway: The natural choice for your next meeting or incentive

Norway boasts modern conference venues close to nature and a wide array of incentive activities that make for truly memorable meetings.

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About Norway

Closeness to nature, easy access from Europe and strong focus on sustainability make Norway a top destination for arranging meetings and incentives.

Facts about Norway

Norway has a population of 5 million and covers an area of 385,155 square kilometres. The official Head of State is King Harald V.

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