See the great whales, the wildlife, the northern lights and other wow-moments in an environment-conscious manner ... because Vesterålen in Northern Norway recently got labeled as a sustainable destination. So did Valdres and Rjukan, located in Eastern Norway.
More destinations are to be announced later this year!
In the wild landscape of Svalbard, snowmobiles are a main form of transportation. Hurtigruten is now the first company to make electrical, emission-free snowmobiles available on the archipelago, so hop on to go on a wilderness safari or chase the northern lights – and experience the Arctic silence!
Silent, too, is the new hybrid catamaran MS Bard, set out to sail in the waters of Svalbard. When the boat approaches glaciers, animal life or settlements, it will run silently on 100 percent clean energy.
Get onboard the most environmental-friendly ship along the Norwegian coast. With one of the world’s largest battery packs these ships can sail for four hours with zero emissions. Additionally, liquid natural gas contributes to cut the CO2 emissions by 25 percent.
Enjoy the view while you are cycling uphill the mountain road. Now you can rent electric bikes in Åndalsnes in Northwestern Norway. The bikes are equipped with a GPS with pre-programmed bike rides. One option is Trollstigen, the famous road with 11 hairpin turns …
… or take a “Tour de Romsdalen” and bike and hike to Vengedalen, walk for 20 minutes to Litlefjellet viewpoint and enjoy the sight of the impressive Trollveggen. With a little extra help cycling uphill, you’ll remember the view better than the struggle.
Further south in Fjord Norway, the town of Voss have announced the new and electric Vossa bike.
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The brand new Thon Hotel Svolvær puts a big emphasis on locally sourced food. As a guest you can join the locals when they go fishing and learn to prepare the fish in the hotel's open kitchen. On the rooftop, there’s a garden providing the hotel with organic vegetables, salads and herbs. And talking about locally grown food …
… this summer sees the opening of the new Ramme Fjordhotel in Hvitsten, less than an hour’s drive from Oslo.
Try ecological farm food in the cosy restaurant and go for a walk in the wondrous Havlyst park. The artist Edward Munch used to come here for some peace and quiet. You might want to try it too? Don’t miss out on concerts, exhibitions and theaters!
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Welcome to the future! The groundbreaking zero emission ferry Zeabuz is developed by scientist from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Cameras and sensors scan the water for potential obstacles so that the ferry gets you safely across urban waterways.
Zeabuz is launched in Trondheim first, and in other Norwegian cities later on.
In between Oslo and Bergen you’ll find the mountain village Hol where people have been farming and made cheese for hundreds of years. Now the cheese village is becoming a certified Économusée, a site for exploring how the craftsmen are working.
See, taste, experience and take part in award-winning cheese traditions!
With the new summer pass you can travel as much as you’d like in Trondheim and the surrounding area of Trøndelag by bus, train, ferry and fast ferry in one week for less than 1000 Norwegian kroner.
PS! Nordland travel pass makes you discover Nordland in Northern Norway for one week for the same price (excluding trains), and go island hopping to Bodø along the Helgeland coast all year around!
This is not an illusion! The new designer cabin FLO floats on the idyllic Haldenkanal, an hour drive from Oslo.
You should also check out the outstanding "fjord mirror" Fjordspeilet with a view to Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjord. Scroll down to see more places to stay that feels like a dream.
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