Pulpit Rock, Credits: TripAdvisor
We are kind of getting used to it. Still it is always great to get a reminder that we are not the only ones being impressed of what the Norwegian nature offers. The pulpit rock near Stavanger is on a list of of 12 truly mesmerizing places you can't miss in the world recommended by TripAdvisor. Our Stavanger office can organize trips to this amazing place combined with other attractions in the city and the area around. Just drop us an email and we will start working on your group request immediately.
We are constantly filling in little by little new content to our webpage www.norwaywelcome.no. During our latest large increase in activity, our webpage is getting quite a nice number of hits. We don't pretend or intend to be a complete tourist guide to Norway, just briefly tease a bit with some pictures and short films from our main destinations. Check Visit Norway for more insight. Our main product is to deliver services on the destinations. To create interest and show the beauties of a destination and the big varieties among them is of course an important part of our business. We want to give you a reason to go. Please contact us for more information. We will also supply you with pictures and films to use on your webpage or promoting material. Please notice: by Norwegian law you have to credit the photographer on/next to the picture by publication.
A part of this process is to put down the own webpage for www.trondheimwelcome.no. RIP. All content from this webpage is now moved over to the main site www.norwaywelcome/trondheim. Our operation office in Trondheim is still of course more than ever operating.
Photo: Lars-Inge Nilsen
The three hectic days of IBTM travel trade show 2015 in Barcelona is over. The Norway Welcome team experienced huge demand for our services, big interest for Norway and had great fun.
Especially it was nice to be a part of a wonderful team at the Norway Convention Bureau's stand both during the days from 10 till 18 and the social life afterwards in the evenings.
Thanks all. Now the work begins with following up all the leads. See you next year!
Norway - The top deal destination!? We have tried to say so. The idea of Norway being insanely expensive is very cemented in people's minds. We have with some success managed to convince people that hotels are reasonable and maybe the price of a pint in the local pub is not so important after all. It is the total picture that counts. Our currency has dropped considerably the last year, we have an extensive flight network for very low prices both international and domestic, the hotels are reasonable including more services than often elsewhere. Fox News has an article referring to Travelzoo that states Norway is THE TOP DEAL destination. Before Cuba!
Got it? Check it!
Due to an abundance of inland water, Norway is rich in hydroelectric power, which constitutes around 98 percent of the electricity used nationwide. This, along with powerful incentives like waived or reduced tax and fees, has made electic powered cars more popular in Norway than anywhere else in the world. Walking the streets in my hometown this summer I was asked by my German friend if Tesla was a Norwegian car brand. They were all over the place. Also the public transportation is mostly powered by electricity, natural gas or even bio-gas made from organic waste. buses are running on either natural gas, hydrogen or even bio-gas made from organic waste. The normal emission cars are more and more restricted in the cities by reducing number of parking places, extending the public transportation lanes and building the cycle path net. Our cities are getting cleaner and air is fresher than a few decades ago.
So we think we have reached the goal? Of course not. Most political parties have focus on sustainability and environment in their programs. In the recent local election for municipalities and district government the environmental party "The Greens" was the one with biggest increase in votes.
Want to freshen up? Come over!
Inspired by our National Broadcasters (NRK) big success of Hurtigruten (the 12 day coastal voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes by the Russian border and back) minute by minute and other extremely slow TV programs, one of our largest newspapers VG is now broadcasting directly from the North Light Observatory in Tromsø in Northern Norway. Check what they are saying and follow the action (?) here. (Sorry, this link is not working any more.) And of course, Aurora Borealis doesn't come by order. You might or might not have luck. Just as in real life.
"Without trying to win any prizes for speed or action this coverage aims to give viewers the next best thing to actually being there. The Northern Light has both been the victim of horrifying myths as well as romantic legends. Locals recount one such myth where waving of a white flag underneath the light may result in the light abducting them. Conversely, every year many travel north to conceive their children under the Northern Light believing it will make the children more beautiful.
Last year, the Northern Light was awarded the activity most British people would like to see before they die. Where this spectacle beat other well known wonders such as; The Great Wall in China and even the Pyramids in Egypt. Furthermore, in 2013 the Northern Light in Norway was awarded the most desirable travel experience by Lonely Planet readers. As a result tourism to the region has boomed, and is likely to rise even more due to increased solar system activity during this winter season.
Unfortunately, inclement weather and patience are just about the only things that can hinder viewing this miracle. Where this is exactly the reason VGTV have embarked on this ambitious project."
Contact us and we'll arrange a life time experience for you in Tromsø area.
We are a small nation of just about 5 million inhabitants. But we generate a lot of travels. Since our highway system only limits to the outskirts of our largest cities, and hardly there, we use planes to get around. In 2014 more than 50 million passengers were registered on Norwegian airports. The route between Oslo and Trondheim is among the 10 busiest routes in Europe (busier than London - Amsterdam) and between Bergen and Stavanger among the 20 busiest! That is why it is fairly reasonable to fly in Norway and we have many departures to choose from. For example between Oslo and Trondheim there are 23 return flights daily. Ticket price from 30€ one way and 1 hr flight time. In addition we have cheap air fares from abroad to all the major airports in Norway. Here you can get a flight ticket from London for under 20€. Takes you about 2 hours flight time to get here.
Come on over and see you soon. We'll help you organizing an unforgettable stay!
After some months of setting up Norway Welcome and it's affiliate Trondheim Welcome delegating many of the tasks I have in other companies to my colleagues and employees, things start shaping up and we can look forward to the new year coming up as our first fully operational year in the incoming industry to Norway.
Me and my partners are excited about the wonderful positive feedback we have got in the industry locally here in Norway. Now it is about to getting the business going and show we can deliver a fantastic and streamlined product tailor made to our demanding clients.
Welcome to our fascinating world with Norway Welcome! See you in 2015!!