Nordfjord is a beautiful region of majestic mountains, dramatic waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes and spectacular glaciers. It is our duty to ensure that the area stays beautiful and viable for our children and grandchildren. Taking care of the landscape, the communities and the traditional way of life is important to us.
Sustainable tourism is on the agenda of most destinations. In its strategy for 2019, Visit Nordfjord has made this a focus area, and we appreciate your feedback in connection with our work on eco-certification. Help us to make Nordfjord an even better destination.
There’s a lot you can do to make sure you leave a smaller footprint. The current trend in the tourism sector is that everyone is trying to do as much as possible in as little time as possible. If you stay longer in one place, you will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and you will have time to experience more. Here are a few tips on how you can make your holiday greener.
Use public transport
Using public transport that is heading in your direction is a good start.
Use environmentally-friendly means of transport
There are charging stations dotted across the area, and travelling around Norway in an electric car is easy. Electric cars are an environmentally-friendly and practical option for holiday travel. You can find an overview of charging stations at ladestasjoner.no and information for Tesla drivers at www.tesla.com/no.
Electric bicycles are also becoming more and more popular, and make it possible for most of us to traverse Nordfjord’s hilly terrain by bike.
Norway is a big, natural amusement park! Walking, cycling, kayaking, climbing and glacier walks are some of the fun activities you can do in Norway. You will find pretty much everything in Nordfjord. Use local guides who know the area like the back of their hand and who can make experiences more interesting. This is also a means of supporting the local economy.
Sample locally produced food and drink. Savour the taste of berries, fruit and vegetables that are sown and harvested locally, and meat and milk from sheep, goats and cows that graze in nature. Fish your own fish and pick what you like in the wild.
Support the local community
Tourism is an important source of income for many places. Think about spending money where it contributes most to the local community and environment. If you spend your money on locally-produced items and local experiences, you help make the destination a better place to live in and visit. Travel off-peak and check out places no one has been to before. And, not least, travel slowly and enjoy your holiday.
Leave nature as you found it
The public right of way shows that we are very confident that everyone will take responsibility for nature. Although large parts of the interior of Nordfjord are made up of national parks and other protected areas, we nonetheless have the opportunity to enjoy these outdoor recreation areas. It is therefore important that tourists always tidy up after themselves and leave the area they have visited as they found it.