About Fjord Travel Norway –
Fjord Travel Norway is a family owned, Norwegian company, founded by Rita de Lange in 2000.
Our aim is to show and share the beauty of Norway with people around the globe, based on our local know-how, offering our personal service
Sustainable tourism is our core value. We offer eco-friendly travel that leaves as little an environmental footprint on our nature as possible. We strive daily to give you an authentic and local experience with public and environmentally friendly transport like trains, electrical cruise ferries and buses. As well as focusing on the environmental aspect of our tours, we cooperate closely with local activity, transport and accommodation providers. We set strict requirements to our partners and ensure that they operate within our standards.
Being locals, we pick out and cooperate with the very best local providers to make up the vacation packages. We know them, and they know us.
|Company name:||Fjord Travel Norway AS|
|Street address:||Ostre Nesttunvei 4-6, 5221 Nesttun, Bergen – Norway|
|Telephone:||+47 55 13 13 10|
|Fax:||+47 55 13 13 11|
|Org. no.:||NO 982 076 811|
|Managing director:||Mrs Franziska Schwarzlmüller|
|In operation since||2000|
|Customer Protection||Through the Norwegian Tour Guarantee Fund (RGF) – external link|
Fjord Travel Norway is:
A lawfully registered company: Foretaksregisteret (tel.: +47 75007500)
A registered incoming tour operator; member of the Reisegarantifondet (Tour Guarantee Fund tel.: +47 51859940)
A member of the Bergen Tourist Board (tel.: +47 55313860)
A member of VIRKE, one of the main Business Federations in Norway
Rita has always been closely related to the travel business, being the daughter of a cruise director taking American tourists on fjord cruises on board the tiny Norwegian cruise ship “MS Meteor” back in the early 1960’s.
As a student she chose clinical psychology, whereas every summer she worked in the tourist office in Bergen. Having a strong motivation towards entrepreneurship, she soon left psychology and started the business in 2000.
Back then the internet was in its infancy. By accident her brother was already into making web sites, so he suggested to set up a company web site for Fjord Travel Norway – most likely one of the very first Norwegian travel web sites!
To her surprise, Rita immediately started receiving lots of emails from Americans, whereupon she soon realised that the internet was the future; an ideal sales channel for a travel company like hers, although nobody believed her!
Looking back, we now know the answer!