Corporate Travel Solutions

Create Meaningful Connections through Shared Adventures

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Business man with a cup of coffee at Storfjord hotel

An Incentive Journey Through Norway

We can’t think of any better way to boost or celebrate your company’s performance than collectively winding down and sharing adventures to connect and encourage renewed inspiration. This is where we come in.

The Luxury of Local Insiders

As the only B Corp certified travel company in Norway, we have made a commitment to sustainable business development and Up-grades experiences for our guests. We deliver seamless, end-to-end solutions for workations, incentive travel, educational travel and team-building with our unique expertise and exclusive service. All practical details and logistics will be taken care of, so you can focus on inspiring and enriching your team both at a personal and business level.

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Private cruise in the Hjørundfjord

When you don’t need us we’re in your pocket. When you do, we’re by your side

Our in-house technology was created not to replace but enhance our personal experience - and your personalised digital itinerary will provide the essential information you need, as well as insider tips and recommendations. However, if you should need us, we can easily be reached.

Why Norway?


Why Norway? Oh, where to begin. The glaciers. The aurora. The skiing. The fjords. The beaches (no, seriously). All year round, there are amazing authentic experiences to be had, and as local experts and travel curators we love to tailor perfect incentive escapes. What’s more? Lonely Planet rated Norway one of the best countries to travel to in 2022. They said, ”Norway is almost unfairly blessed in terms of natural beauty. And it’s also leading the charge on sustainability, green tech, and cultural highlights”

What's the Nordic Way?

The economic system of the Nordic Model makes for a trust-based community, the foundation for creativity and technological innovation. On top of that, the Norwegian connection to nature paves the path toward a healthy ecological lifestyle for any corporate structure. Several of our incentive journeys immerses clients in this ‘Nordic way’.

For example, a seamless 8-day end-to-end incentive journey taking groups from Oslo to the Western Fjords and then on to the northern Lofoten Islands can inspire and enrich travellers by showcasing Nordic living through encounters with Norwegian nature and culture.

As a three-fold immersive experience, it explores:

  • How do Norwegians cultivate environmental sustainability through their cultural & art history?
  • How do Norwegians connect with their raw & wild landscapes?
  • How do communities, not just survive, but thrive in the harsh and beautiful Arctic?

Combining high technology with a human touch, Up Norway’s journeys are ideal for corporate clients looking to bring their teams closer together and heighten the overall value of their company.

Incentive trip to Lofoten for recruitment company Ascender

Away from the capital’s hustle and bustle, Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad, Lofoten serves as a base for your escape from the office to embrace new energy and ideas. Guests are housed in stylish rorbu apartments, suites and cutting edge hillside lodges. The brand new restaurant Fangst is a modern Bistro style restaurant where chefs are committed to presenting the Lofoten fauna and seafood on your plate.

In addition to having the Lofoten islands as your backyard, you'll find excellent meeting facilities for up to 20 attendees. Imagine motivational meetings with local entrepreneurs, spectacular hiking trips at all levels, arctic surfing classes, rustic Lofot-fishing, and kayaking under the midnight sun.


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Overview of Hattvika Lodge in Lofoten
Testimonials from our Corporate Travellers

“Incredible to be able to experience Lofoten this way and all together a fantastic experience. The night at Lofoten Food Studio, VIP-treatment at Unstad Arctic surf were highlights. Kristian was a superb host and bus driver Ståle a star! We have learnt about local history and culture - and gained knowledge we would not have gotten if we had traveled on our own".

Kasim Bijou Sandset

Ascender

Travelled on a 4-day incentive trip to Lofoten

"We have returned home with full hearts, memories we will treasure forever & a deep gratitude to you and your team for making the trip to Norway extraordinarily heart-warming. After a brutal few years for the travel industry we couldn’t have asked for a more uplifting and inspiring trip to remind us of the importance of travel."

Georgina Coke

The Insider Collective

Travelled on a journey through the Oslo region, Sunnmøre and the Lofoten islands

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Dinner at Nonsvik Farm with Gurine

Journey through Norway for boundary-pushing travel designers

On request from Georgina Coke, founder of the Insider Collective, we designed a journey for 10 thought leaders within sustainable luxury travel. Included in their experience was a mini-conference at the world's most sustainable furniture factory The Plus by Vestre where the guest speakers included innovators within sustainable development such as Polestar, Othalo and Feddie Ocean Distillery. Their journey included elements such as guiding at the Kongsvinger Women’s Museum, drinks at the Munch Museum's Tranen cocktail bar, introduction to local living on a cruise in the Hjørundfjord, culinary experiences at Nonsvik Farm, seasafari to Skotholmen Island and the Kitchen on the Edge of the World at Holmen Lofoten.


Workation in Åndalsnes for insurance company Storebrand

A team of 11 travelled by train from Oslo - Åndalsnes including the spectacular Rauma Railway and used this slow way of travel as an opportunity to reflect upon what they wanted to get out of their journey. They were welcomed warmly at mountain lodge Aak, and invited for a guided e-cyling trip Up Scenic Route Trollstigen and a challenging hike to the magnificent Rampestreken viewpoint. Meals were enjoyed around the community table accommopanied with stories by a crackling fireplace. After a productive morning, the journey ended with the Romsdalen Gondola and lunch at the mountain top before returning by rail to the capital.



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Hiking in Åndalsnes

"In the office today, there was a reputable buzz about our successful trip. Keywords were: Fantastic, feeling of mastery, beautiful, absolutely wonderful, cosy, tough, insanely fun, cool, no complaints, everyone happy, professional and not least that everyone felt well taken care of."

Pat Torgeirsson

Storebrand

Travelled on a 3-day workation in Åndalsnes

"Up Norway made it possible for all of us to enjoy our activities and create memories together - absolutely essential for a good business culture and a strong team"

Endre Dingsor

Forte Digital

Travelled on a Team Building at The North Cape

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Forte Digital Nordkapp group journey

Teambuilding at The North Cape for tech solutions company Forte Digital

After a period of strong growth, start-up Forte Digital wanted to gather their fresh team of 75 colleagues for a team building adventure. On their first day, guests were invited to participate in activities such as ATV-safari, deep sea fishing and sea rafting, before a dinner event was held in a large sami-inspired lavvo. On day 2, the group was split into teams and competed in a Destination 71° North competition inspired by the reality TV-series and led by program host Tom Stiansen.

Department Autumn Kick-off for Norwegian bank DNB

This department of 24 colleagues requested a corporate program within short proximity from Oslo where the team could reconnect after a long period of remote work. Their two-day kick-off included experiences around Norway’s largest lake Mjøsa; tasting at the historical Atlungstad aquavit distillery, and a farm stay at Hoel Manor with Farmen and Mesternes Mester inspired team activities, local storytelling and food.



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Driving an old car at Hoel Gård
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Group walking at Storfjord Hotell

You might have questions about our journeys? Here are some of the most common ones.

Danny Dodd working at Up Norway

Danny Dodd

Travel Curator
Hi! I'm Danny, and I'm a Travel Curator here at Up. Get in touch, and I'll do my best to answer any questions you might have.
December 15th, 2021

Uncork your wine knowledge – with Norway’s champion sommelier

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Henrik Dahl Jahnsen wine sommelier at Britannia Hotel
December 15th, 2021

Uncork your wine knowledge – with Norway’s champion sommelier

Henrik Dahl Jahnsen is the Wine Director at Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, and earlier this year he won the Norwegian Championship of Wine for the 5th time. He is currently fizzing with anticipation about post-pandemic Norway opening up and looking forward to filling the glasses of wine-loving guests from all over the world.

Liv Nordgarden

Liv Nordgarden

Travel Content Creator