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
Rita’s story: I have always been closely related to the travel business, being the daughter of the first Norwegian cruise director (Harald de Lange), taking American tourists on fjord cruises on board the tiny Norwegian cruise ship “MS Meteor” in the 1960’s. This way I cruised the beautiful fjords and met foreign tourists as a child. As a student I chose psychology, but I always had my summer job in the tourist office in Bergen, thus keeping the travel business close to my heart.
Eventually I found working as a psychologist was not the best way for me, and I had a strong motivation towards entrepreneurship. I got the idea of setting up travel packages to the fjords, to make it easier for foreign tourists to really experience the fjords and spend some time there. This was the first Norwegian company selling independent travel packages directly to the customers.
So I set up the business! In 2000 the internet was in its early childhood. My brother was helpful and made our first web site, and I soon realized this was the ideal place to be for a travel company like this, although nobody believed me! Looking back, we know the answer!
Our providers 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.
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
I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.
We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!
Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.