Sustainable travel with Fjord Travel Norway

Sustainable Tourism To Norway by Pixabay

All our trips are based on our core value of sustainable tourism with 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.

We offer trips to destinations that are working for sustainable tourism like the Geirangerfjord area, the Sognefjord area, Lysefjord, Lofoten Islands, Geilo, Røros, Oslo, Tromso and Alta.


Experience the Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Flam Railway in Flam Valley

TRANSPORT

Travelling in Norway can be difficult due to Norway’s topography with rugged terrain, mountain crossings, fjords cutting into the landscape and long distances. This makes it difficult for other than locals to plan and put together a proper way to travel, especially in an eco-friendly way.

We use public and environmentally friendly transport wherever possible for our trips like scheduled trains, boats and buses. Our service providers have a strong focus on reducing the environmental footprint within tourism, so that visitors can explore Norway in an eco-friendly manner.

Due to the long distances in Norway, we sometimes have to use domestic flights. We use domestic airlines who aim to reduce their CO2 emissions, invest in green technology and work to achieve more sustainable travel.

Eco-friendly cruise on UNESCO Naeroyfjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Eco-friendly cruise on UNESCO Naeroyfjord

NAEROYFJORD CRUISE

The eco-friendly vessels cruising the UNESCO Naeroyfjord represents a new standard within design and technology. They are designed to give travellers the outmost experience in all kinds of weather with large windows and gangways inspired by mountain paths. On the top deck you can enjoy a better and different nature experience compared to other passenger vessels.

There are two eco-friendly, premium vessels sailing on the Naeroyfjord, one is a hybrid vessel and the other is a fully electrical vessel. We use these vessels wherever possible for our itineraries.

Beach cleaning activity by Stefan Dall, Hurtigruten

Beach cleaning activity by Hurtigruten

Unnecessary disposable plastic is replaced on board Hurtigruten by Ole Martin Wold, Hurtigruten

Eco-friendly trays on board Hurtigruten

HURTIGRUTEN

The company mission of Hurtigruten is focused on sustainability with innovation, technology and concrete measures. In addition, the cruise company’s sustainability ambitions are linked to sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action and life below water. Further, they value quality education, gender equality, peace and justice.

The earth’s vulnerable ecosystems and wildlife are threatened by climate change, plastic waste, and unsustainable mass tourism. As a counter-measure, they are investing in hybrid electric-powered expedition cruise ships and they were the first major travel company in the world to remove single-use plastic from their entire fleet. It is important for Hurtigruten to contribute to the livelihoods and welfare of small coastal communities by using local suppliers for excursions and sourcing ingredients of local produce. On its journey along the Norwegian coast, Hurtigruten will not leave visible or lasting signs of their visits.

On board Hurtigruten, you can find an expert expedition team that is eager to share their knowledge of the culture, history, wildlife, ecosystems, and more of each destination visited.

Green Hotels by Pixabay

Green Hotels in Norway

Local & seasonal food by De Historiske Hoteller

Local & seasonal food

Nordic Eco Label by Pixabay

Nordic Eco Label

HOTELS

Most of the hotels that we use are sustainable businesses with a strong environmental sentiment aiming at eco-friendly consumption, reducing waste and saving energy.

Thon Hotels takes their social responsibility seriously and are focused on waste reduction and environmentally friendly waste disposal, energy efficiency, using and ordering environmentally friendly products, improving work environment, and organic food. They aim to protect the environment without sacrificing the comfort of their guests.

Scandic Hotels firstly formed the sustainability idea of “Hang up your towel if you want to use it again” and this is now the standard in the hotel industry around the world. Scandic is a leader in the development of sustainability in the hotel sector and sustainability is an integrated value in all their operations.

Radisson Blu Hotels have a long history of being a responsible business. They believe that sustaining the world’s beauty and diversity is an important part of their success. Caring for the planet and its people extends beyond the walls of their hotels.

Fretheim Hotel has a passion for history that meets their care for the future. They have a strong vision of bringing their rich history to life and not have a negative impact on the natural environment that surrounds them.

Kviknes Hotel has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by Eco-Lighthouse, proving they take sustainability seriously.

Hotel Ullensvang is committed to operating in the best environmentally friendly way possible. Hence, ensuring that guests, staff and local community can enjoy the beautiful surroundings the hotel is situated in.



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What our customers say:

  • 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!

    Robert, Australia

  • 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.

    Alison, United States

  • 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.

    Candan, Turkey