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Module 11:
What about sustainable travel
in Norway?

In Norway, we are very proud of our nature with dramatic waterfalls, crystal clear fjords, majestic mountains, and spectacular glaciers. And we intend to keep it that way – it is a priority both on a national and a local level to preserve these landscapes.

In this module you will learn about travelling green in Norway.


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Hiking in Beitostølen.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Visitnorway.com

Sustainable destinations in Norway

The map below is for you reference only – the module material starts below.
See where in the country the prestigious "Sustainable destination" certification has been awarded so far. The certification is a seal of approval for destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism.

Eastern Norway
Eastern Norway is where you find the capital Oslo, some of the highest mountains in the country, and a number of well-developed ski resorts.
From jumps and turns in Trysil bike arena, to rafting, climbing, and hiking – experience Trysil in summer! Read more
Summer in Trysil
More and more visitors come for the peace and quietness by more than 900 lakes, just interrupted by folk music and wild animals. Read more
Femund Engerdal
Geilo is one of the first alpine resorts in Norway and offers fantastic winter outdoor adventures, from alpine and cross-country skiing to… Read more
Geilo
Family-friendly Trysil is Norway’s largest ski destination. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, Trysil was one of the first holiday spots in Europe… Read more
Trysil
The Lillehammer region is known to the world for the Olympic winter games in 1994 and the Netflix series Lilyhammer. Go there for real and take part… Read more
The Lillehammer region
Fjord Norway
The most well-known Norwegian fjords can be found in the region known as Fjord Norway, located in the western part of the country.
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
Northern Norway
Northern Norway is the place to go for the midnight sun and the northern lights. Tromsø is the most well-known destination, but there are many others worth a visit!
The Lyngenfjord and the Lyngsalpene mountain range form an Arctic area of exotic and family-friendly outdoor activities based on pure fun… Read more
The Lyngenfjord region
From local food and mountains soaring above deep blue fjords to the midnight sun and the northern lights – discover the Arctic capital,… Read more
Tromsø
Trøndelag
Trøndelag in central Norway is perfect for history and Viking experiences, but also for everyone who is interested in Norwegian nature, local food and cultural events.
The Golden Road is a surprise of many colours – easily accessible in the middle of Norway. This fun detour landscape gives you great… Read more
The Golden Road
The traditional town of Røros, which is known as one of Norway’s sustainable destinations, is a modern community in which people live and… Read more
Røros
Southern Norway
Known as Norway’s Riviera, Southern Norway is the most popular summer destination for Norwegians. It is great for family holidays with water activities.
Start planning here for dinner at the underwater restaurant “Under” or a stay at Lindesnes lighthouse. Don’t miss a day at 800… Read more
Plan your trip to Lindesnes and Mandal
Traditional villages, living folk traditions, and activities that really get your heart rate going. In the Setesdal valley, new adventures await… Read more
Plan your trip to Setesdal
From close encounters with the weather and long forest walks, to the underwater restaurant “Under” and charming white-painted wooden… Read more
Lindesnes and Mandal
Visit the cradle of Norwegian folk traditions! Stop in charming villages, enjoy fun activities, and travel with a steamboat on the Byglandsfjord. Read more
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    A woman drinking from a waterfall in Beitostølen
    Hiking in Beitostølen.
    Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS / Visitnorway.com

    Sustainable destinations in the pipeline

    The following destinations are expected to become certified as sustainable in the next year.

    eLearning - What about sustainability in Norway?
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    Test your knowledge

    Finished the module? Check your knowledge by doing the test below.

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    When you are looking for sustainable choices for your clients, you may come across the Sustainable Destination symbol. To achieve this award, what do the destinations have to do?

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    Reindeers in Norway
    Reindeer.
    Photo: Arne Nohr