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Kayaking, Lofoten.
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Norway is constantly working to improve and increase sustainability – a goal that also applies to the meetings industry. Find green hotels and venues, and make more sustainable choices when arranging meetings, conferences and incentives in Norway.

Energy efficiency and waste reduction

Local and organic food

Most hotels and conference venues in Norway make an effort with recycling and aim to control energy, water consumption and waste generation.

Energy-saving devices such as automatic light switches, low-flush toilets, wash basins with sensors, eco-labelled chemicals, and energy efficient dishwashers and washing machines are now common. In many hotels bed linen and towels are no longer changed daily unless specifically requested by guests. A number of disposable products have been replaced, and some hotels, like Scandic, have replaced mineral water with bottled tap water.

Many hotels feature organic products on their menus. For example, Scandic have decided to say no to genetically modified (GM) foods and serve organic breakfast and fair trade coffee.

Scandic hotels also feature local food specialties in several of their hotels, to showcase both the culinary identity of each region and the diversity of Norwegian cuisine. This also contributes to the development and growth of small scale food producers.

Couple drinking water Dalsnibba
Natural drinking water in Dalsnibba.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / www.fjordnorway.com
Lysebu Hotel
Delicacies at Lysebu Hotel, Oslo.
Photo: Lysebu Hotel
Dandelion Alnes
Alnes, Fjord Norway.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / www.fjordnorway.com
Biking in Romsdalen
Biking in Romsdalen.
Photo: Sverre Hjornevik visitnorway.com

Initiatives for a better environment

Stavanger Byrkjedalstunet Coffee
Stavanger Byrkjedalstunet Coffee.
Photo: CH - Visitnorway

Travel to your meeting by train

Reach your meeting destination by train, and experience the beautiful Norwegian landscape at the same time. Here are the average travel times from Oslo S:

Bergen: Around 7 hours
Bodø: Around 8 hours (1 change)
Lillehammer: Just over 2 hours
Stavanger: Around 8 hours
Oslofjord Convention Center (nearest train station is Stokke): Around 1,5 hours
Trondheim: Around 7 hours

You can find timetables and tickets at nsb.no.

 

Certification

An increasing number of Norwegian hotels acquire an environmental certification, meaning they have taken great steps in waste management, energy efficiency and reduced chemical and water usage. The main green certifications you will meet in Norway are: 

Ecolabel Nordic Swan 
Eco-Lighthouse (Miljøfyrtårn)
ISO standard 
Ecotourism Norway
Green key
Blue Flag
 

 

Search for green meeting venues

To find sustainable products, click on "Filter your search" below and select "Green Travel - Eco-certified providers".

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