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Hvalstrand in Asker, Norway - Photo: Tor Arne Midtbø
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Hvalstrand in Asker, Norway Photo: Tor Arne Midtbø

Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Nine Norwegian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label this year.

The nine Norwegian beaches to have been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label this year (2012) are:

  • Bystranda and Hamresanden in Kristiansand
  • Sjøstrand, Holmenskjæret and Hvalstrand in Asker, not far from Oslo
  • Storøyodden in Bærum, just outside Oslo
  • Helleneset in Bergen
  • Sjøbadet in Moss
  • Ringshaugstranda in Tønsberg

The award is handed out by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches and marinas by awarding sites that meet strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.

Some 3,849 beaches and marinas in 46 countries in Europe, Tunisia, Morocco, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and the Caribbean have been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label this year.

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Last updated:  2012-06-05
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Hvalstrand in Asker, Norway - Photo: Tor Arne Midtbø

Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Nine Norwegian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label this year.

Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Source: Visitnorway

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