From: Innovation Norway []
Sent: 27. februar 2009 21:25
To: Innovation Norway E-list
Subject: Travel News From Norway!

Go to exotic Norway.

If you are looking to make travel plans to Europe this year, make sure you consider Norway as your next destination; especially if you are looking for rewarding and unique experiences in unmatched nature, and a deeper understanding of our long and interesting history and traditions. Norway is at the forefront internationally with modern design, art and architecture, which can be experienced at the exhibition Detour, taking place in Washington, D.C., this spring.

We encourage you to visit our website, and to join our new Facebook-group Visitnorway USA, for helpful information, and to find inspiration for one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Innovation Norway, New York, February 2009


Detour - A Peek of Norway in Washington, D.C. Along the fjords, waterfalls, mountains, coasts and countryside of Norway runs 18 National Tourist Routes. The Detour project is a collaboration between the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the foundation Norsk Form. Close to 200 architectural projects have sprung up along these routes, in the form of lookouts, information centres, picnic areas, and observation platforms designed as striking landmarks. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the magnificent and varied natural landscape, as well as some of the architectural achievements, along popular tourist routes in Norway. National Building Museum in Washington, DC, from January 29 to May 25, 2009. For more information please see Detour Online.


Book your Norway package through Picasso Travel Nordique Tours by Picasso Travel offers the best way to explore the beautiful coastline of Norway visiting its world famous fjords and charming towns along the way. Seeing the fjords is an experience of a lifetime - magical, mystical, astounding, and with a choice of 3, 4, 5, and 7 night packages Nordique Tours is sure to have the perfect option for you. Call your favorite travel agent or 1-800-995-7997.


Juvet An enriching meeting with rugged Norwegian scenery, cultural history and modern architecture. By the Gudbrandsjuvet (Gudbrand's ravine), between the Trollstigen Road and the Geirangerfjord, a tourism enterprise has been established that is somewhat out of the ordinary. A landscape hotel that offers a short stay holiday concept based on geotourism comprises of ten detached hotel rooms on separate sites in virtually untouched landscape. Each room has its own unique view of this craggy Norwegian scenery. In the high season our guests are offered a five day stay complete with activities and experiences organized in the Western Norwegian fjord landscape. Due to open this summer! For more information and booking see:


Brekke Tours: Your Scandinavia Specialist Explore Scandinavia and the unique cultures of each country! Our escorted tours feature exciting itineraries and encompass regions not always featured in other tour packages. Explore your roots with our Norwegian Heritage tours or if you prefer to travel independently, let us design an itinerary specifically for you. Inquire about our special discounts for groups! To view escorted tour itineraries and independent travel options, request a brochure at 1-800-437-5302 or visit us online at


Tromsø - Midnight Sun Capital For more than 2 months in summer, the sun remains above the horizon, bathing Tromsø in a golden glow at midnight. Glaciers walking in the Lyngen Alps, kayaking on the fjord, deep sea fishing or whale watching in the Atlantic are ways to enjoy this endless light. Do also look for atmospheric seafood restaurants, well-populated cafes, bustling festivals and thought-provoking art. The Tromsø summer is untamed natural beauty and elegant city chic, day and night.


Hadeland Glassverk Spring Sale 2009 - get your hands on the hottest European glassware The spring sale 2009 will take place from March 19 to April 8. With 30 - 80% reductions on designer and quality glass, we have many excellent offers in all our nine shops. Dinner and coffee services, carafes, cutlery, wine glasses and much, much more at mad spring prices! Bring along the entire family for a fun day shopping, plus you can combine enjoyable activities in the Hadeland region, with the good bargains at the Hadeland Glassverk.


Contact Forum Hadeland - America Hadeland is a region in the south eastern part of Norway, about 50 minutes drive from Oslo. The Contact Forum assists members of the Hadeland Lag of America free of charge with genealogy research, ordering of overnight stay and car rental. It also assists in finding the places from which their ancestors left, and eventually family members in Hadeland. This is a collaboration project between the historical societies of Hadeland and Hadeland Lag of America. For more info: and


Oslo - Capital Cool! Winter still has a hold on Oslo in March. Although the days are getting longer and brighter and remind us that spring is just around the corner, there are still good skiing conditions in the Oslo forest, whether you prefer cross-country or downhill-skiing. In the Vigeland Sculpture Park, not far from the city center, a whole day of ski events for children takes place on March 8th. 7000-9000 children meet to compete, drink hot chocolate, eat hot-dogs and enjoy themselves in the snow. It's known to be the world's largest ski event for children.


Save money with the Bergen Card How long are you planning to stay in Bergen? With a Bergen Card, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied for at least 48 hours. Get ready to explore Bergen, the City of Culture, the practical and inexpensive way! With your Bergen Card, you can enjoy free bus travel within the city limits, free admittance to most museums and attractions and discounts on a variety of cultural and sightseeing attractions and parking. For more information and more news from Bergen, please go to There you can also register and receive information about new and existing tourism products, cultural events and other events in Bergen.


Hurtigruten 50% Off North and Southbound coastal voyages - There's no time like now to step board Hurtigruten - and into adventure! Our unique upscale cruises along Norway's majestic, rugged coast and through its magnificent fjords, known as the "World's Most Beautiful Voyage," are legendary. Book selected 7 and 6-day Norwegian Coastal Voyages departing May 1 - June 15, 2009 and receive 50% off. For more information visit us at



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Photo credits: Courtesy of Moods of Norway/; Courtesy Turistvegprosjektet/Detour; Courtesy Picasso Travel; Courtesy Juvet/FjordNorway; Courtesy Brekke Tours; Courtesy Ingun A. Maehlum/VisitTromsø; Courtesy Hadeland Glassverk; Courtesy BT Stokke/Gran; Courtesy Nancy Bundt/VisitOslo; Courtesy VisitBergen; Courtesy Hurtigruten.