Norwegian Adventure Company - Arctic and Coastal Norway

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ARCTIC & COASTAL NORWAY Life Changing and Sustainable Adventures


CREATING DAYS TO REMEMBER


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ABOUT NAC Norwegian Adventure Company is a locally based Coastal Cruise and Adventure Company and are specialists on Arctic and coastal Norway. Our HQ is in Svolvær in the Lofoten islands, and our sales office is in Oslo, Norway’s capital. Our guests are active explorers from all over the world - corporate groups, private groups, friends, families, and single travellers. We create bespoke adventures that combine spectacular nature, unique destinations, organised activities, local culture, and culinary experiences from the region. NAC’s operations are high quality seamless productions, focusing on local sustainability and an eco-friendly footprint. Welcome to Arctic and Coastal Norway, powered by nature!

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KEY FACTS ABOUT NORWAY

POPULATION 5.400.000

CAPITAL OSLO

LANGUAGE NORWEGIAN

CURRENCY NORWEGIAN KRONE

TIME DIFFERENCE GMT+1 I ET+6

BEST TIME ALL YEAR

COASTLINE 100.900 KM

POWER USAGE 98% HYDRO ELECTRIC

THE SKI NORWAY INVENTED THE SKI 4000 YEARS AGO

NORTHERNMOST POINT IN EUROPE

SOGNEFJORDEN LONGEST FJORD 205 KM

POLAR BEARS SPITSBERGEN

MIDNIGHT SUN MAY – JULY

NORTHERN LIGHTS SEPTEMBER – FEBRUARY


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Reasons travelling to Norway with NAC Arctic and Coastal Norway Tailored Adventures

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Meet Our Guests

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Our Destinations

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Adventures for Everyone

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Guiding and Safety Meet the Team

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WELCOME TO NORWAY OUR NORTHERN PLAYGROUND

Norway is a fascinating destination; a nature lover’s paradise that also boasts numerous vibrant, trendy and historic cities to explore. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, culinary lover, or simply want to snuggle up in a glass igloo and watch the stunning Northern lights, Norway won’t disappoint.

Adventures North of the Ordinary

Our favorite part is the coastal region, which has been our Northern playground for adventures and explorer cruises since 2005. This beautiful coastline is the world’s second longest (100,900 km) and comes with a whole plethora of Nordic legends.

From Cape Lindesnes to Spitsbergen

Stretching from Lindesnes in the south to Kirkenes in the north and then further beyond to the northern island of Svalbard, close to the North Pole. We fulfil the dreams of modern explorers through a combi­ nation of nature, cultural and local culinary experiences and tailored seasonal activities. These are designed to be inclusive for all fitness levels and multi-generational.

Norway, a nature haven

Today Norway is still a nature haven, with a small population of around 5.4 million people. The country enjoys political and economic stability, with friendly

locals happily speaking English with our foreign guests. Even though most parts of the country are off the beaten track, Norway has an extensive network of roads, ferries, and small airports with regular flights between cities and small towns, and further connections to mainland Europe, US, Asia, and the South Pacific. Within three hours of boarding a flight in the capital Oslo, you can be in the middle of the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard – an island with more polar bears than people.

Creating days to remember

Opportunities abound in coastal Norway, whether you want action or relaxation, fun in the snow or lounging under the midnight sun, seeing the sights, or pushing your boundaries, kayaking, skiing, hiking or fishing – the choice is yours. We are here to tailor your next adventure, whether for a weekend or a month. We create days you will remember, hopefully for the rest of your life.


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Whether you want action, relaxation, lounging under the midnight sun, seeing the sights, pushing your boundaries, kayaking, skiing, hiking or fishing – the choice is yours.

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REASONS TRAVELLING TO NORWAY WITH NAC 1. Sustainable Adventures

4. Personal service – digitised travel documentation

2. Meet the locals – extensive local knowledge

5. Responsible travel

Northern and Coastal Norway is an adventurous playground. Throw yourself into something like hiking, biking, skiing, or kayaking safe in the know­ ledge that a comfortable bed and a delicious, local culinary experience awaits you at the other end. Or sail into a calm fjord surrounded by steep moun­tains, hunt for the Northern Lights or golf underneath the Midnight Sun. We give you authentic experiences in Norway!

Our team all live in relevant local communities of Norway, representing deep local knowledge of the destinations and ensuring that our guest get the best of every destination. With our hands-on experience we’re making sure our guests get to the mustsees, but also find their way off the beaten track.

3. Tailor-made flexibility

We make personalised itineraries, mixing adventure with the right level of relaxation to suit you. For larger groups or corporate and conference travellers we also offer more fixed programmes. Whichever type of schedule you decide upon, our guests have the flexibility to change plans and adjust the experience along the way.

We believe the perfect travel balance is one combining personal service with the latest digitised services. We’ll provide you with online updates and digital programmes/applications on your phone, along with travel documents, tickets, and schedules. Throughout your journey we offer a personalised service and on-site representation from our travel experts and project managers who will always be available to you.

NAC support the local economy, culture, and communities we work in. By opting for us you can choose small, lesser-known destinations and environmentally friendly transport and lodging. Our activities have a low environmental impact and are generally made in small groups with educated guides and local staff. We live here and so it’s vital that our travels have positive impact, leaving local communities with financial benefits and a low footprint from our activities.

6. Safety

Safety always comes first. When travelling with NAC we are always there to support our guests, from the moment you reach the airport of the desired desti­ nation until your departure. We offer hands-on expertise and service, and work diligently to ensure a safe travel experience for our guests, employees, local communities, and partners.


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We live here and so it’s vital that our travels have positive impact, leaving local communities with financial benefits and a low footprint from our activities. NAC Team

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TAILORED ADVENTURES

Ski touring Hiking Climbing Mountain biking Kayaking

Arctic surfing Glacier walking Sea eagle safari Whale safari Coastal cruise

Deep sea fishing Northern lights Midnight sun Arctic golf Snowshoe walking

Dog sledding Local culinary Local art & history Local culture


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10 SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURES NAC believes in the positive influence travel can have. Not just for individuals and their experiences, but for the destinations that receive them and the whole, global community. We would like to inspire, develop your understanding, educate, evoke your curiosity, and hopefully give you a life changing and sustainable experience in Arctic and Coastal Norway. If you want to have an incredible feel-good experience, here are 10 sustainable adventures around Arctic and Coastal Norway.

1 Embrace slow travel Hiking the mountains of Arctic Northern Norway – a slow, human powered activity, offering time for reflection, silence, and food for the soul.

2 Kayak the Fjords Kayak the Norwegian Fjords – You get to enjoy the fjords from the sea level, led by certified and local guides. Get close to Norwegian wildlife, and feel the power of paddling into the open, North Atlantic Ocean.

3 Sustainable destinations off the beaten track Most of NACs Norwegian destinations are labelled Sustainable Destinations. These destinations have committed to working systematically towards a more sustainable tourism development, preserving local communities and cultural heritage, and reducing the environmental footprint from tourism.

4 Sail in – Hike up - Ski down Ski from mountain summits to sea level in picturesque places in the North. Ski from mountain summits to sea level in picturesque places along the Western - and Northern coast of Norway.


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5 Midnight Sun Golf Try golfing at Midnight where you can play 24 hours a day during summer or underneath the Northern Lights in September and October.

6 Local culinary experiences Try out a hyper-local food experience in unique and adven­ turous surroundings, with food products and raw materials coming directly from the farm. A sustainable, fine dining experience without any waste.

7 Give back experiences Give something in return to the local community when you are visiting and participate in one of our “give back” activities.

8 Arctic Wildlife Experience Arctic Wildlife at Svalbard, and discover the fantastic Polar night, with sled dogs and local culture.

9 Harvesting Seaweed in Lofoten Seaweed is a sustainable and healthy source of food. We will harvest it from the icy waters of Lofoten with our partners from Lofoten Seaweed.

10 Arctic Surf Try to catch the waves above the Arctic Circle. With its breath-taking landscapes, stunning fjords, and mindblowing scenery, the region is home to one of the most beautiful cold water surf spots on Earth.

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MEET OUR GUESTS Whether you plan your next adventure as a corporate group, with family, friends or as an individual traveler, coastal Norway is equally impressive in summer as in winter. Within 1-3 hours travel time from Gardermoen - Oslo airport in any direction, you are in the centre of the rugged and raw Norwegian nature. From initial planning, to implementation we’ll put together an itinerary merging experiences, adventures, and local culture, to fit your budget and create days you will remember for the rest of your life.

OUR GUESTS • PRIVATE GROUPS • FRIENDS • CORPORATE GROUPS • SINGLE TRAVELERS • FAMILIES • MICE – MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES, EVENTS


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Life experiences doesn’t get better than this! Thank you, Norwegian Adventure Company, for enabling us to live the dream! Fiona & Alasdair Reay, England

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DON’T LISTEN TO US, LISTEN TO OUR GUESTS

This trip was unbelievable! The staff, the guides, the boat, the food and the adventure were top notch! Every day was thrilling! Kelly Fisher, USA

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An amazingly beautiful and well-organized tour in magnificent scenery and wonderful surroundings - recommended! Jacob Aars-Rynning, Norway

An unforgettable trip to the Lofoten Islands has come to an end. There’s been some fantastic days full of new experiences, and it has been a pleasure to see how we all came together and helped each other climb the mountains, catch the fish, and cheer each other on to walk the extra mile. Experiences like this really strengthen the unity among all colleagues across countries. It is safe to say that this has been a trip to remember, and we could not have imagined a better way to kick off the celebration of our 20th anniversary. Medidyne Nordic

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OUR DESTINATIONS Southern Norway

Starting your adventure on the south coast, the fantastic capital of Oslo is a perfect hub for inbound international flights. It’s a vibrant city packed with culture, foodie delights and lies scenically alongside the fjord. From Oslo you can marvel at the beautiful, rugged coastline as you head further south with one small village after another with typical red and white wooden houses. Alternatively, you can travel in style on historic boats through the water routes. Upon reaching the windy southern tip at Cape Lindesnes, nature changes suddenly, it gets wilder and rougher, and the open ocean welcomes you.

HOT SPOTS SOUTHERN NORWAY • Oslo • Arendal • Kristiansand • Lindesnes

Trondheim – The Middle of Norway

Trondheim and the surrounding areas have several attractions including the most famous one, the Nidaros Cathedral, an impressive sight right in the centre of the city. The history of the cathedral and Olav the Saint makes it one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in Europe. Just outside the city you find areas that are great for walking and hiking and dotted with many historic sites.

Northern Norway

Northern Norway can be found on the bucket list of many seasoned travellers. The lure is the raw, wild nature, massive sea swells, Arctic fjords, exciting activities and the incredible light, midnight sun in the summer and northern lights during the autumn and winter. You can venture to the unforgettable island of Svalbard, half-way to North Pole. The region has been settled for thousands of years due to its relatively warm climate, ice-free harbours and excellent fishing. An adventure above the Artic circle is a lifechanging experience.

Western Norway & the Fjords

This part of Norway is known for its beautiful fjords and alpine mountains that start in the North Sea and rise for hundreds of kilometers inland. The region has been a favourite of European nobility and other famous visitors since the late 1800’s, including Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and the British climber William Cecil Slingsby, who made many first ascents there. The whole region is packed with world heritage sites, fantastic nature and glaciers, spectacular hikes, centuries old stave churches, picturesque cities and so much more.

HOT SPOTS WESTERN NORWAY • Bergen • Flåm & the Fjords • Stavanger • Ålesund

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Helgeland Bodø Lofoten islands Vesterålen Narvik

Andørja Senja Tromsø Kvaløya Lyngen

SPITSBERGEN • Longyearbyen (SVALBARD)


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LOFOTEN

// OUR DESTINATIONS National Geographic’s travel magazine has named the Lofoten islands “the world’s most beautiful archipelago” - and we couldn’t agree more. There is nowhere that you can compare to Lofoten; the magical mountains and sea, the region and the town, local industry and recreation intimately linked, a strong sense of community, and an absolute tourist magnet. With its unique location above the Arctic Circle on 68N and 14E, Lofoten has a distinctive charm; it’s diversly beautiful throughout summer, autumn, and winter.

ABOUT LOFOTEN

The Lofoten islands are known for its stunning mountains, deep fjords, great deep-sea fishing, and idyllic fishing villages. Experience the light, with the midnight sun in the summer and the Northern Lights in the winter. Hike, ski, snowshoe, kayak, or just stroll in the splendour of mother nature above the Arctic Circle. Fantastic local culinary experiences, culture and handicraft, fascinating history and

a friendly welcome from the locals await you in Arctic Northern Norway. With this powerful combi­ nation of nature, culture, local cuisine, and tailored seasonal activities, we fulfil modern explorers’ dreams — for all ability levels and ages.

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A sustainable adventure Northern lights Arctic fjords Whale watching Local culinary experiences Fantastic nature Tailored activities for all levels Culture & fascinating Sami history Friendly & welcoming locals

DURATION & SEASONS

Norway: Tromsø, Spitsbergen, Oslo, Bergen Nordics: Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki Northern Europe: Berlin, Brussels, London, Amsterdam Southern Europe: Paris, Rome, Venice, Lausanne

4 - 7 nights // Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter


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The Lofoten islands are known for its stunning mountains, deep fjords, great deep-sea fishing, and idyllic fishing villages.

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TROMSØ

// OUR DESTINATIONS NATURE & CITY BREAK IN THE ARCTIC CAPITAL City break or the great outdoors? Why choose when you can have both! Tromsø region offers a vibrant city centre, surrounded by raw nature. Enjoy long days in the summer when the sun does not set or be enchanted by the northern lights and Arctic wildlife in autumn and winter.

ABOUT TROMSØ & THE REGION

Nature, culture, city-life, local food, and drink — Tromsø really does have it all. Experience the vibrant Arctic capital combined with tailored activities in the surrounding nature; whale watching, hunt for Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights, Sami culture,

dog sledding, snowshoe walking, skiing, hiking, and kayaking. With a combination of nature, culture, regional cuisine, and tailored seasonal activities, we fulfil modern explorers’ dreams, for all ability levels and ages.

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TIPS FOR COMBINING TROMSØ WITH ONE OR MORE REGIONS:

A sustainable adventure Northern lights Arctic fjords Whale watching Local culinary experiences Fantastic nature Tailored activities for all levels Culture & fascinating Sami history Friendly & welcoming locals

DURATION & SEASONS

Norway: Spitsbergen, Lofoten, Oslo, Bergen Nordics: Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki Northern Europe: Berlin, Brussels, London, Amsterdam Southern Europe: Paris, Rome, Venice, Lausanne

4 - 7 nights // Winter & Spring, November - May


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Nature, culture, city-life, local food, and drink - Tromsø really does have it all.

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SPITSBERGEN / SVALBARD // OUR DESTINATIONS

SVALBARD – EXPERIENCE TRUE ARCTIC WILDERNESS Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Located on top of the world, it contains endless areas of unspoiled, raw Arctic wilderness. Venture to the glaciers, fjords, and majestic national parks. This is truly the place for those who want to experience spectacular scenery unlike anything you can find anywhere else.

ABOUT SVALBARD

A visit to the high Arctic Archipelago – roughly midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole – is full of contrasts and amazing nature-based experiences. The Arctic silence creates a unique atmosphere, and you will experience tranquility that is virtually unrivalled anywhere else on Earth. Up here at 78° N, you will soon become part of the most beautiful Arctic adventure imaginable. Majestic

mountains, blue sea ice, almost never-ending glaciers and a rich wildlife dominate the landscape, along with the vibrant life in Longyearbyen. With a combination of nature, culture, local culinary experiences, and tailored seasonal activities, we fulfil modern explorers’ dreams, for all ability levels and ages.

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A sustainable adventure Northern lights & Midnight sun Glaciers Arctic wildlife; polar bear, whales, walrus Local culinary experiences Fantastic nature Tailored activities for all levels Friendly & welcoming locals

Norway: Tromsø, Spitsbergen, Oslo, Bergen Nordics: Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki Northern Europe: Berlin, Brussels, London, Amsterdam Southern Europe: Paris, Rome, Venice, Lausanne

DURATION & SEASONS 4 - 7 nights

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Within three hours of boarding a flight in the capital Oslo, you can be in the middle of the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard - an island with more polar bears than people.

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THE FJORDS & BERGEN // OUR DESTINATIONS

Experience the Hanseatic city Bergen, also known as the gateway to the fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture, and exciting urban life all year round.

BERGEN & FLÅM

Located in the heart of the fjords, Bergen & Flåm have a great range of things to see and do; the fjords & glaciers, visit “bryggen” a Hanseatic world heritage site, hike at one of Bergen’s seven mountains, visit the fish market, experience Flåm and the Flåm Railway through the mountains, enjoy local

art and music, and eat in one of Bergen’s famous restaurants. With a combination of nature, culture, local culinary experiences, and tailored seasonal activities, we fulfil modern explorers’ dreams, for all ability levels and ages.

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A sustainable adventure The Fjords Flåm Flåm Railway Local culture & history Art and music Experience the fjords Local culinary experiences Tailored activities Friendly & welcoming locals

Norway: Oslo, Lofoten, Tromsø, Svalbard Nordics: Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki Northern Europe: Berlin, Brussels, London, Amsterdam Southern Europe: Paris, Rome, Venice, Lausanne

DURATION & SEASONS 4 - 7 nights

// Spring, Summer, Autumm, Winter


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Sognefjorden (205 km) is the world’s second longest fjord.

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ROUND TRIP / ARCTIC & COASTAL NORWAY // OUR DESTINATIONS

Norway is a fascinating destination, a nature lover’s paradise that also boasts numerous trendy and vibrant cities to explore. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, culinary lover, or simply want to snuggle up in a glass igloo and watch the stunning Northern lights, Norway won’t disappoint. The rugged and beautiful Norwegian coastline is the world’s second longest (100,900 km) and comes with an abundance of Nordic legends. On this round trip you adventure from Bergen in the Southwest to Svalbard in the far North – halfway to the North pole.

Combining nature, culture, local culinary experiences and tailored seasonal activities, we fulfil modern explorers’ dreams, for all ability levels and ages.

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A sustainable adventure Hanseatic City of Bergen The Fjords & Flåm Glaciers World’s most beautiful archipelago Northern Lights & Midnight Sun Arctic wildlife Local culinary experiences Fantastic nature Tailored activities for all levels Friendly & welcoming locals Flåm Railway

DESTINATIONS

Nordics: Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki Northern Europe: Berlin, Brussels, London, Amsterdam Southern Europe: Paris, Rome, Venice, Lausanne

Oslo, Bergen, Flåm, Lofoten, Tromsø, Svalbard

DURATION & SEASONS 12-15 nights

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Round trip adventure from Bergen in the Southwest to Svalbard in the far North

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SVALBARD Longyearbyen

KIRKENES TROMS Tromsø

FINNMARK Alta

VESTERÅLEN NARVIK LOFOTEN

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COASTAL CRUISE


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OUR CRUISES • Arctic Haute Route // Ski & Sail • Arctic Haute Route // Hike & Sail • Lofoten Coastal Cruise // Nature & Culture • Arctic Wildlife Cruise / Wildlife & Culture

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COASTAL CRUISES

ARCTIC HAUTE ROUTE

// SKI & SAIL ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE The world’s most beautiful ski and sail adventure. A fantastic boutique cruise to experience Northern Norway’s spectacular scenery, the best ski touring destinations, local culinary experiences and, with luck, the magical Northern Lights.

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COASTAL CRUISES

ARCTIC HAUTE ROUTE

// HIKE & SAIL ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE The world’s most beautiful hike and sail adventure. A fantastic boutique cruise, experiencing Northern Norway’s spectacular scenery, the best hiking destinations, local culinary experiences and the Midnight Sun.

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Hike & sail – there’s nothing like it - welcome to Northern Norway’s hiking heaven.

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COASTAL CRUISES

LOFOTEN COASTAL CRUISE

// THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL COASTAL CRUISE On this fantastic cultural cruise, you will experience some of Northern Norway’s finest hidden treasures, the islands in the most beautiful archipelago in the world. Destinations include Narvik, Svolvær, Henningsvær, Gravdal, Reine and Hamarøy. An atmospheric journey in local culture, history, culinary experiences, and Arctic nature.

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Experience some of Northern Norway’s finest hidden treasures and wild Arctic nature.

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FAMILY TRIPS CROSS GENERATION EXPLORERS

Norway is a natural playground for all generations, and it’s our job to tailor the perfect adventure for your family and budget. The Arctic & Coastal region is a magical land of mountains and fjords, glaciers and waterfalls, northern lights, and colorful troll folk­lore, history, and local culture. Boasting a kidfriendly culture with sights, cities and adventures your whole crew will enjoy regardless age and ambitions.

SMALL GROUPS HUGE ADVENTURES

Uncover new and exciting adventures in Coastal Norway and let NAC tailor the perfect itinerary for your group; Friends, couples, colleagues, girls’ weekend, anniversaries, we tailor your adventure from A – Z and according to budget. Think about it; how much time you use Googling for flights, transfer, accommodation, restaurants, activities, guides, and the lists continues, never being sure if the price is right and the quality is good. NAC saves you time and energy and knows what’s hot & not.

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Kid-friendly culture Life changing adventures Mind blowing nature Authentic culture Fascinating history Tailored activities for all age groups Handpicked lodging & culinary Safe travel arrangement Young, English-speaking guides

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Personalized itinerary Life changing adventures Off the beaten track Fascinating culture & history Local culinary experiences Authentic accommodation & luxury Tailored programmes NACs local competence English-speaking guideS


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MEETING & CONFERENCES

// MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES AND EVENTS Arctic and Coastal Norway offers a wide selection of inspiring locations for the intrepid incentive traveller. NAC blends sustainable activities, local culture, natural beauty, urban qualities, and unique wildlife into one unforgettable corporate adventure. From boardroom brainstorming to action packed agendas, conventions or strategic breakaway sessions – whatever your objective, our expert team of seasoned project managers are always on hand to ensure the programme’s success from A-Z.

Take your next corporate or group event to

Norway’s own Arctic back garden, it’s equally impressive in summer as in winter. Within 3 hours travel time from Gardermoen airport, Oslo you are in the centre of rugged Coastal Norwegian nature. From initial planning, to implementation we’ll put together an itinerary merging experiences, adventures, unique workspaces and social time to make your event an outstanding success.

Photo: Funken Lodge

DESTINATIONS

Bring employees or clients on an experience of a lifetime; build relationships and bonds and create inspiration and memories that everyone can bring back to their working environment. In our experience communication and group dynamics become something completely different when you are away from the workplace, and this is amplified with shared experiences in beautiful nature. We are specialists in designing and delivering

tailor-made events to suit our customers’ work ethos, requirements and budget. Working closely with you we’ll find the experiences and adventures that best suits your group or business.

Photo: Thon Hotel Lofoten

Spitsbergen, Tromsø, Narvik, Svolvær, Lofoten, Bodø, Trondheim, Ålesund, Bergen, The Fjords - Flåm, Kristiansand, Oslo.


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We’ll put together an itinerary merging experiences, adventures, unique workspaces and social time to make your event an outstanding success.

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SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL


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SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL can mean a lot of things. According to the United Nations (UN) sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy. Following this logic, sustainability in tourism means: Respect for the people who call the location home, the culture and customs of the area, and the socioeconomic system. Attempting to have a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people. Ensuring that development brings a positive experience for local people, tourism companies and the tourists themselves. Norwegian Adventure Company are committed to creating sustainable experiences in harmony with the local environment, nature and with our project partners. We have five focus areas: the experience itself, the raw materials used, the connection to the local community in each destination, the wellbeing of guests and that of our partners.

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RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL A vital part of our vision in Arctic & Coastal Norway is to help take care of communities, society in general and our environment. Since we started out in 2005, we have used local suppliers whether it is purchasing transport services, local raw materials, guide and hosting services and worked co-operatively with local accommo­dation providers at various destinations. We make a positive contri­­bution, on a variety of levels, to the local societies and environments in which we have chosen to work. For us, the road to sustainable experiences begins with a recognition that we have a responsibility through our operations and activities, which is supported by a long-term vision and operational plan. We care deeply about ethical, eco­­nomic, and environmental issues that affect our activities. For example, we’ve chosen that all the main elements of the culinary menus on our adventures (and the raw materials in the food) must be locally produced by sustainable agricultural and production methods.


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RESPONSIBLE AND MEANINGFUL TRAVEL - FOR YOU AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: By selecting Norwegian Adventure Company travellers: 1.

Support the local economy

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Support the local culture and communities

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Can choose small, lesser-known destinations

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Can choose environmentally friendly transportation at the destination

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Can choose environmentally friendly lodgings

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Can choose environmentally friendly activities with a low environmental impact

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Can participate in rewarding volunteer activities to support local communities

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Can choose hyper-local, culinary experiences based upon local produce without any waste

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Can choose environmentally conscious destinations in Norway

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WHAT WE DO ON SUSTAINABILITY 1 THE TASTE OF A PLACE Norwegian Adventure Company are committed to promoting local culture, traditions, and raw materials from the regions we operate in. We encourage our guests to try truly local delicacies and drinks. Catching their own fish and perhaps having it cooked by award-winning chefs. We promote local raw material suppliers and purchase locally through the Arctic Adventure Cuisine dining experience.

2 SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY We encourage guests to taste local delicacies and consider unique crafts and local experiences with a low environmental footprint. In this way we all help to keep a destination as an authentic, thriving place to stay and visit.

3 OFF THE TOURIST TRAIL We facilitate trips to stunning and slightly less-known places outside the usual tourist trail. As a point of practice, NAC has developed routes and concepts that deliberately go to places where you can be alone in nature and enjoy the lack of crowds. Often, you’ll be far away from the main tourist areas.

4 LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE We’ve made a serious, long-term commitment to being viable and competitive. This is evident in our relationships and in our interaction with the local community, our guests, the natural world, and our project partners.


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5 PRESERVATION OF NATURE, CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Through our adventures, NAC seeks to help preserve, show respect to, and highlight the local cultural heritage, authentic culture, traditions, and distinctive features of Northern Norway.

6 BOUTIQUE & SUSTAINABLE Using our experiences and adventures, we want to contribute to the preservation of the natural landscape in Arctic & Coastal Norway, and promote the areas without compromising its resources or beauty. We operate with small groups on a tour, which helps to support this objective, hence our boutique adventure profile.

7 CLEAN ENVIRONMENT AND ZERO FOOD WASTE Through our activities, we aim to minimise the guest’s air, water, and land pollution, as well as minimising waste; we are working towards having zero food waste in our operations.

8 SAFE AND ENRICHING EXPERIENCE QUALITY Our activities are safety and quality controlled. We work to provide safe, satisfying, and enriching experiences for all guests, regardless of gender, race, disability, or other factors.

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ARCTIC ADVENTURE CUISINE


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Arctic cuisine is associated with seafood, but a growing revolution has begun. Land-based farmers are beginning to offer an array of specialties using vegetable, herb, and dairy products from the region, as well as quality meats such as lamb and reindeer. scany. We sit upon a hidden treasure in the North that few Norwegian and foreign tourists know about – Our menu; devised from highest quality local ingredients by some of the world’s best chefs, has a distinctive seasonal quality that showcases the best that Arctic nature can offer. Nothing grows fast in the cold. Slow growth and a harsh climate have an effect on the animals, organisms and plants that live there. The best chefs claim that the flavours are both more distinctive and purer at the same time. An Arctic kitchen is more minimalist. It’s a place where less is more when it comes to cooking techniques, where you taste the flavors in the raw material itself and in how the ingredients are combined.

We let you taste Arctic and Coastal Norway on a plate

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NORTHERN NORWAY ON A PLATE Since 2018 we’ve been on a journey of discovery through Northern Norway with Gunnar Hvarnes to develop our own Arctic Adventure Cuisine. This is a journey through the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, with more than 30 small and large raw material producers from the mountains, fjords, sea, and land of the region. Our food concept and menus evolve through three distinct culinary seasons - winter, summer, and autumn. Arctic Adventure Cuisine is an integral part of all NAC Coastal Cruises and can be offered as a distinct concept for food lovers from corporate – and private groups.


Photo: Lofoten Seaweed Company

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WE BELIEVE IN ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE Norwegian Adventure Company are acknowledging the lack of equal opportunities when it comes to travel experiences, and that diversity, equity, access, and inclusion require more than short-term solutions. We believe the travel industry needs to widen its scope, making inclusivity more visible in their product development, marketing, and communication. We believe in a more inclusive society and adventures for everyone and will strive to become an adventure company for all. If you, your group

of travellers or company have questions regarding inclusion or facilitating the travel for everyone, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to come up with ideas and solutions to your request, and we will continuously work with access for all.

We believe in a more inclusive society and adventures for everyone


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We believe in a more inclusive society and adventures for everyone - and will strive to become an adventure company for all.

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GUIDING & SAFETY SMALL GROUPS HUGE ADVENTURES

Norwegian Adventure Guides is a subsidiary of Norwegian Adventure Company, and from our mutual base in Svolvær, Lofoten islands, we deliver guide services all over Norway.


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From our base in Svolvær, Lofoten islands we deliver guide services from Lindesnes in the South to Svalbard up North. Safety always comes first, and we are committed to promoting sustainable, nature-friendly and safe adventures in line with solid, traditional Norwegian values. Whatever type of group, whether you are a beginner or vastly experienced, you will get the same high level of care and attention. Our mountain guides are internationally trained (IVBV/UIAGM/IFMGA) and have the highest professional qualifications in mountain sports. Through our expertise and local knowledge, we take care of what you need to have a positive, educational, and safe experience in the mountains. We want you to concentrate on enjoying northern nature and the adventure while we take care of the rest.

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MEET THE TEAM Our team are all living in local Norwegian communities and have deep local knowledge of the destinations, ensuring that our guest get the most out of every destination. With our hands-on approach we ensure our guests get to the mustsees, but also find their way off the beaten track.

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AGENT COOPERATION / OFFERING

Sustainable adventures on the edge of the world

A local DMC partner and presence managing logistics and hospitality

Responsible travel that adds financial value to local communities

Quality assured lodging, activities, transport, local cuisine

Digitised itineraries and communication with clients

Local expertise on the ground

Competitive pricing

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Book your next adventure. Make it North of the ordinary.



Business address: Skolegata 6, N-8300 Svolvær I Sales office: Løvenskiolds gate 26, N-0260 Oslo Phone: +47 22 55 60 50 I E-mail: info@nac.as I Web: www.nac.as Member of Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund