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Discover new travel experiences that focuses on sustainability and local traditions.
Sustainable Vesterålen .
Photo: Innovasjon Norge
Sustainable Vesterålen .
Photo: Innovasjon Norge
  1. 1. Sustainable destinations

    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!

    Sustainable Vesterålen .
    Photo: Innovasjon Norge
    Sustainable Vesterålen .
    Photo: Innovasjon Norge
  2. 2. Electrifying Svalbard

    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!

    Electric snowmobile .
    Photo: Even Tryggestad
    Electric snowmobile .
    Photo: Even Tryggestad

    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.

    Come along on daily trips from Longyearbyen to the ghost town Pyramiden or the Russian settlement, Barentsburg.

    MS Bard at Svalbard .
    Photo: Eveline Lunde
    MS Bard at Svalbard .
    Photo: Eveline Lunde
  3. 3. Havila voyages

    Ship ahoy!

    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.

    Sail to Kirkenes in Northern Norway, Bergen in Fjord Norway or hop on and off at any harbor in between.

    Havila Voyages .
    Photo: Capella
    Havila Voyages .
    Photo: Capella
  4. 4. Let the electric bike guide you!

    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 …

    Trollstigen .
    Photo: Ivars Utinsns
    Trollstigen .
    Photo: Ivars Utinsns

    … 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.

    Find more tips to epic bike rides!

    Litlefjellet in Romsdal .
    Photo: Øyvind Heen / Fjords.com
    Litlefjellet in Romsdal .
    Photo: Øyvind Heen / Fjords.com
  5. 5. Hotel with a greenhouse rooftop

    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 …

    Thon Hotel Svolvær .
    Photo: Thon Hotel Svolvær
    Thon Hotel Svolvær .
    Photo: Thon Hotel Svolvær

    … 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!

    Find environmentally certified hotels in Norway.

    Ramme Fjordhotell .
    Photo: Ramme Fjordhotel
    Ramme fjord hotel .
    Photo: Ramme Fjordhotell
  6. 6. Self-driving ferries

    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.

    Find greener ways to explore Norway.

    Zeabuz self-driving ferry .
    Photo: Zeabuz
    Zeabuz self-driving ferry .
    Photo: Zeabuz
  7. 7. Electric canal cruise

    Green luxury! Rent an electrical cabin cruiser from Canal Boats Telemark and sail through the impressive lock chambers of Telemarkskanalen. Enjoy the silence and the singing birds – because the motor barely makes a sound!

    Canal Boats Telemark .
    Photo: Kasper M. de Thurah
    Canal Boats Telemark .
    Photo: Canal Boats Telemark
  8. 8. The cheese village becomes Économusée

    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!

    Hol ysteri in Hallingdal .
    Photo: Christine Baglo
    Hol ysteri in Hallingdal .
    Photo: Christine Baglo
  9. 9. Convenient summer travel pass

    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!

    Bus in Trondheim .
    Photo: AtB AS
    Bus in Trondheim .
    Photo: AtB AS
  10. 10. Close to nature

    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.

    Find more unique places to stay

    FLO Haldenkanalen floating hut .
    Photo: Haldenkanalen Regionalpark
    FLO Haldenkanalen floating hut .
    Photo: Haldenkanalen Regionalpark

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