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Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Twelve Norwegian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label in 2014.

The twelve Norwegian beaches to have been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label in 2014 are:

  • Bystranda and Hamresanden in Kristiansand
  • Sjøstrand, Holmenskjæret, Hvalstrand and Hvamodden in Asker, close to Oslo
  • Storøyodden in Bærum, just outside Oslo
  • Helleneset in Bergen
  • Sjøbadet and Tronvik in Moss
  • Ringshaugstranda in Tønsberg
  • Foten in Fredrikstad

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 3,203 beaches and marinas in 48 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:  2014-06-09
Bystranda in Kristiansand, Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen©Inspirasjon Sørlandet AS
Bystranda in Kristiansand, Norway
Helleneset in Bergen, Norway - Photo: © Bergen og Omland Friluftsråd
Helleneset in Bergen, Norway

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Hvalstrand in Asker, Norway - Photo: Tor Arne Midtbø

Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Twelve Norwegian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label in 2014.

Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Source: Visitnorway

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