To take local action against climate change The Travel Book has decided to become an eco-friendly travel blog. Our sustainable journey begins with our Nordic Adventure in March 2019. On this upcoming adventure we are travelling from Denmark to its neighbor countries Sweden and Norway, to inspire our followers to travel eco-friendly to closeby and local destinations in the North.
To limit our CO2 emission we have taken following actions:
• We are travelling to closeby and local destinations
• We are only collaborating with partners who have a sustainable product, value chain or CSR activity.
• Our aircraft transportation is exchanged with a hybrid car.
• Feather down jackets are traded with vegan dried flower down jackets with recycled outer layer fabric.
• Personal products, like beauty care and exercise equipment, are of recycled material and natural ingredients.
• Our food will be vegan and consist of organic, seasonal and local ingredients
We are excited to use our blog as a media of change to inspire others to travel more sustainably. You can follow our eco-friendly journey continuously here on this blog and on our social media Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.
BMW Hybrid car
We are driving in a hybrid car provided to us by BMW. The average CO2 emission pr km pr person in mixed terrain is in this car 33,5 gram CO2, which is lower than traveling by train (55 gram CO2 pr person pr km). Source: GreenMatch and BMW
ForSea operates a sustainable ferry route and uses modern technology to reduce its environmental impact, while continuously working to strengthen the Øresund integration. ForSea is environmentally certified according to the ISO 14001.
We will be staying in the beautiful Gothia Towers. A hotel that cares a lot about suistanability! They have a beautiful rooftop garen and support great projects as El Sistema in Venzuela.
Only 2 days before our arrival the new magnificent Clarion hotel The Hub opens in Oslo. This will be our home for a few days. Recycling, reducing food waste, sustainable raw materials, energy conservation, environmentally friendly materials, heating, local suppliers and partners are just some of the focal areas is some of their sustainable values.
We are going to visit Equator Aircraft. They have designed the first electric amphibian aircraft in the world!
Vinje - Telemark
We will be staying in a beautiful wooden cabin in Vilje between Oslo and Bergen.
The cabin is privatly owned and we have been invited as guest in their home.
Odda - Hadanger Fjord
We have been invited to stay in this beautiful home, owned by a Norwegian family. It is located close to Hadanger Fjord and right on the waterfront.
With the city's best location and an elegance characterized by local history and New Baroque architecture, the hotel 'Clarion Havnekontor' today stands as the most fashionable hotel in Bergen. Besides being fahsionable it is eco-friendly!
This mountain lodge is more than 100 years old and build by english men. All food here is made by what is possible to find around the mountains. It is all organic, ecological and seasonal.
Geilo is one of the pioners for green and sustainable skiing resorts in the world!
Besides alpin skiing you can do a thousands things as crosscountry, hiking, icefishing, dog sletching etc.
One of our biggest dreams are coming through. We are going on a dog sledding tour!
It might be freezing cold. But to spend a day at the ice fishing is a must while being in Norway doing winter season!
Northern light appears quite often at Sjusjøen, and you can look at it from your bed covered by reindeer skin and two powerful heaters will keep you warm even in the harshest Norwegian conditions.
WärmlandWe cannot wait to sleep in the Wilderness village in Sweden. This cabin is all about back to the basics! No heating or hot water, simply just beautiful nature and us.
The 33 foot tall house is constructed in two stories, 14 sqm each. The lower, a sheltered room in close relation to the surrounding forest. The upper: a roofed outdoor space stripped from walls allowing an uninterrupted view over the valley below. The dualism of the site with its closeness to nature combined with the expansive view has set the rules for the small house and is expressed in the two contrasting spaces sharing the purpose of providing a sanctuary and a peaceful vantage point for the visitors.
In 1993, Scandic decided to become a leader in sustainability and drive the development of sustainability in the hotel sector. It was at Scandic that the idea to “hang up your towel if you want to use it again” was formed – an idea that is now the standard in the hotel industry around the world.
We have been invited to stay in this beautiful almost 200 years old place located in Linköping region.
We will end our journey in a spa hotel called The Lodge.
The restaurant in The Lodge uses seasonal and local ingredients to create stunning swedish dishes.
Driving back home to Copenhagen and Denmark via the beautiful Øresundsbro that connects Denmark to Sweden.
What is our focus
We guess everybody is changing their focus throughout life. We have most recently tried to recreate our focus points. Therefor, it was important to be able to check the 3 points below for our Nordic Adventure.
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We are a young couple that has been together for four years and are both very passionate travellers. We have hundreds of journeys in the pipeline! We are fanatic about travelling and are always eager to discover new impressions of well-travelled cities or to deliberately search for an undiscovered paradise. Can’t keep our feet on the ground!
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