The Geirangerfjord, protecting the environment
The Geirangerfjord and surrounding area have prepared a strategy in relation to the increased focus on environmental problems caused by tourist traffic in the area. The pollution of the physical environment, both on land and at sea, has received significant media attention in recent years. The Geirangerfjord is recognised for its status as an area of natural heritage, and we must therefore exercise extra caution when it comes to potential sources of pollution. We must also examine and identify relevant initiatives which may help us reduce pollution or the risk of pollution.
- Cooperation with cruise ship owners who have already executed different environmental initiatives
- Charting requirements
- Ensuring satisfactory documentation
- Completion of Hellesylt quay by 2011
- Completion of Stranda quay by 2011
- Geiranger – ensuring completion of new disembarkation facilities in Geiranger by utilising new quay technology. An ongoing project.
- Maintain good cooperation with the pilot master in relation to anchoring and mooring
- Geiranger – offer environmentally friendly tender facilities within short period of time (electrical, hydrogen and/or hybrid) in cooperation with supplier
- Continue efforts from 2007 on control of traffic entering the area
- Participate in the “Early Warning system” led by Cruise Norway AS
- Cooperation with local tour operators in order to improve logistics on shore