“THE PEOPLE BEHIND”
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.