During the summer the first two campsites in Norway, Kristiansand Feriesenter in Vest-Agder and Jølstraholmen in Sogn og Fjordane celebrated their new Green Key status. These two sites are the first campsites ever in Norway to receive the award, a third site is in the process. The campsites are an excellent examples for other campsites around the country on how to run a sustainable establishment.
A few years ago, about 50 carefully selected camping sites in Norway, have set up a network for campsites called the ‘Nasjonalt campingnetverk’ which among other things has the objective of improving quality and service offered to its guests. During this time they have conducted a large and extensive guest survey, which has provided many suggestions on how organisations can and should improve. One of the areas that was highlighted by the guests was sustainability and environmental certification, and now the campsites in the network work towards achieving this.
On 12 October 2015 this network in cooperation with the NHO Reiseliv, will organise the conference ‘The futures campsite industry’, where sustainability will be one of the three main themes. FEE Norway will participate and present Green Key and a manager at one of the pilot Green Key campsites will share their experiences and results in process towards Green Key certification.