Who are we?

Rita de Lange, founder of Fjord Travel Norway

Rita de Lange – the founder of Fjord Travel Norway

Thank you for visiting Fjord Travel Norway’s website!
Norway is known for its natural beauty, the fjords, the Northern Lights & the Midnight sun. When I started the company in 2000, my goal was to share this with people around the globe – and 20 years after, this is still what motivates us!

Why book with us?
Our main goal has always been a happy and pleased customer. Based on our local know-how we focus on authentic, sustainable and eco-friendly travel experiences in Norway, always trying to provide the very best, hassle-free and seamless itineraries, activities & accommodation, through continuous quality assurance and quality control.

We provide easy-to-follow itineraries & explanations, to ensure you will have no problems finding your way around. You will also be provided with an emergency telephone number, in case you should need assistance after our office hours.
Our team of experienced travel professionals is always here to assist you, offering you personal service from the time of booking through your travel in Norway!


Franziska

Franziska Schwarzlmüller - Managing Director

FRANZISKA SCHWARZLMÜLLER

Managing Director
Franziska, who is originally from Germany, fell in love with Norway during her first visit in 1995. After finishing her Master degree in Tourism Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, she moved to Norway in 2006 together with her family. She has worked all her professional life in the Norwegian tourism industry. Having been able to travel the whole length of this remarkable country, she is keen to share her passion for Norway with you.

Lene

Lene Holmelid-Hansen - Booking & Accounting

LENE HOLMELID-HANSEN

Booking & Accounting
Lene moved from the southeast of Norway to Bergen in 1998 to study at the University of Bergen, and after finishing her studies, decided to stay. She has worked in Fjord Travel since 2007, after a few years in other areas of the travel industry. She works in booking & accounting, and is eager for travellers from all over the world to discover the many beautiful places in Norway.

Yvonne

Yvonne Solheimslid Bjorke - Booking & IT

YVONNE SOLHEIMSLID BJORKE

Booking & IT
Yvonne was born and raised between beautiful fjords and mountains, in the tiny village of Ardal, located on the shores of Sognefjord. Having lived 10 years abroad, Yvonne, got a higher appreciation of all the natural beauty Norway has to offer. She has enhanced this appreciation with her love for travel and a 1-year study in Nature and knowledge tourism – natural and cultural landscapes in Norway. She also has a Bachelor- and a Master degree from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at London University. Enabling visitors of Norway to experience her amazing and beautiful country gives her great pleasure.

Fjord Travel Norway owners

Rita & Lars: the owners

“THE PEOPLE BEHIND”

The owners
Rita de Lange started Fjord Travel Norway in 2000, with support of her husband Lars Glaso. Rita grew up in Bergen while Lars grew up in Trondheim.

They met as students at the University in Bergen, both graduating as psychologists. Rita worked for a while as a clinical psychologist, while Lars’ interests eventually led him into a professorship in organisational psychology and leadership.
When Rita decided to change her path into the travel business and started the company, Lars believed in her idea and invested, and has been a support on the sideline ever since. After 20 years the company is still family owned.

In 2017 Franziska took over as the general manager of the company. However, Rita still keeps her hand on the business from the sideline, both as head of the board as well as co-owner, along with Lars. 

From the first day in business, Rita’s main goal was to show the beauty of Norway to customers throughout the world, providing quality and authentic travel experiences. She is happy to see that Franziska and the rest of the team have kept her goal and values.


View all our Tours & Cruises

Contact Fjord Travel Norway:
Use our contact form, send e-mail to [email protected], or
call us on +47 (55) 131-310 (Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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

Tours and cruises: