Yes, we have a huge impact on the world, the nature and the local communities when we travel.
For good – and for bad.
But you can make a difference.
You can travel better.
The bonus? Your total travel experience will also improve!
The Norwegian travel industry has pledged to cut their carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2030.
We also need to take better care of nature, increase local value creation, and secure working opportunities all year round.
This way, the local communities can thrive and become even better places to live and to visit.
Lonely Planet rated Norway as one of the top destinations to travel to in 2022, because we already work hard with sustainability.
And we promise to work even harder.
By travelling to less visited places or off-season, you'll be able to visit and find unique places to stay and things to do recommended by the locals, without having to think about large crowds.
Take nothing but pictures, and bring your garbage back home.
Let the Norwegian animals guide you to the laws of nature!
... meaning, travel less, stay for a longer time.
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Combine travelling and working with a workation.
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By spending your money on local businesses, you will help strengthen the local economy and local workplaces.
By choosing to be a better tourist, you will make the locals happy.
And remember: A smile always creates more smiles!
...and more generations of travellers will be able to follow in your adventurous footsteps.
Want it all served in one plate?
Visit one of Norway's many sustainable destinations.
Every time you see a tuft of grass on Visitnorway's pages, you know that the associated products and offers are a part of the environmental scheme. “The tussock”/Green Travel is a common navigation to all qualified environmental schemes used among tourism enterprises in Norway. The symbol helps you find environmentally certified alternatives.
These following certifications fall under Green Travel. Individually and collectively they guarantee that the labelled experiences follow strict rules and guidelines for the production and management of waste, energy, transport, use of chemicals and demands for subcontractors. These measures go beyond what the Norwegian law requires.
“The tussock”/Green Travel is a common navigation to all qualified environmental schemes used among tourism enterprises in Norway. The symbol helps you find environmentally certified activities and accommodations when planning your trip to Norway. Every time you see a tuft of grass on Visitnorway's pages, you know that the associated products and offers are a part of the scheme. This makes it easier for you to go green.
These certifications fall under Green Travel: Ecotourism Norway, The ecolabel Nordic Swan, Eco-Lighthouse, The Green Key, ISO 14001 and Blue Flag. Individually and collectively they guarantee that the labelled experiences follow strict rules and guidelines for the production and management of waste, energy, transport, use of chemicals and demands for subcontractors. These measures go beyond what the Norwegian law requires.
The following certifications fall under Green Travel
This national certification is awarded to businesses and operators that hold a high international level in ecotourism. Over 100 strict criteria on environmental performance, host-role, local community integration, and purchasing must be met and often improved. The certificate is renewed every three years.
More than 5000 products in Norway are certified with Nordic Swan, which indicates that they satisfy strict demands within energy efficiency, materials, and chemicals, all the way from raw materials to end product and waste management.
Eco-Lighthouse enterprises work towards satisfying requirements and implementing environmental measures on a systematic and ongoing basis in order to create more environmentally friendly operations and safer work environments. Enterprises are certified subject to independent assessment and must undergo a recertification process every three years.
Global ecolabel, recognized by GSTC, for hotels, small accommodations, campsites, and attractions. Certified businesses must meet strict criteria for waste, energy, water, procurement, green areas, CSR, and staff involvement. High standards are maintained through annual certificate renewal, rigorous application process, documentation, and frequent audits.
ISO 14001 is given to enterprises that have a high-quality environmental managing system for organizational performance.
See our selection of companies that work hard to make you happy all through your trip.
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