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Sustainability seriously – at The Fjords

– Our guests enjoy the silence, the experience and the stories along the way along our fantastically beautiful Norwegian fjords. The electric boats allow travelers to hear birds chirping and listen to the sound of gurgling water, instead of boat engines and vibrations. Guiding takes place via their own mobile and travelers choose whether they want to participate. The silence and tranquility is magical, and we have the feeling of being completely in nature, but without leaving a trace, says John Vonli, general manager at The Fjords.

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Rørt Bjørn Sundquist – shares stories from his hometown Hammerfest

The atmosphere in the studio was charged when Bjørn Sundquist read stories from his own hometown. We felt both goosebumps and tears in our eyes at the empathy Bjørn had in the storytelling, because this time it is also real. -Join this personal tour with Sundquist here in Hammerfest, says tourism manager Sten Harald Norund Hansson, who has now launched a lot of exciting things in the Voice Of Norway audio guide!

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The coastal pilgrimage route – an experience all year round

– With the Voice Of Norway smart guide, the Coastal Pilgrims Path will be available all year round. The guide, who is on his own mobile phone, tells the story of the place the walker is at, and the information is available around the clock, says Laila Skaret, general manager at the Gurisenteret in Smøla, which is the northernmost of the 4 pilgrimage centers along the Coastal Pilgrims’ Trail.

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Family experiences in Herøy and Havlandet – teacher by hologram

– There are no opening hours or closed doors when the tourist resort Fosnavåg launches its new venture product – hologram, says Hilde Gråberg Bakke in Opplev Havlandet. The aim of the venture is to create even greater interest in attractions and experiences, in an exciting way. Young and old are most welcome to meet both people from the Viking Age, hear about secrets and go on a treasure hunt, says Hilde and mentions that the hologram experiences are free.

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Vanylven – a new tourism hub

The world’s largest sunflower, Cleopatra’s periodont diamonds, witch burning, Viking graves, the most beautiful summit hikes at 1000 m above sea level, salmon rivers, stone museum and future ship tunnel! Yes, Vanylven can offer something very special. -Now we create an audio guide so that visitors can more easily find all these hidden gems, and so that the stories are not forgotten, says Erlend Løvold in Vanylven Utvikling.

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Sustainable dissemination of cultural heritage

In Norway, we have committed ourselves to follow UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and it is the Cultural Council that is responsible for implementing this UNESCO Convention. We have looked at the possibilities for sustainable dissemination and protection of both intangible and tangible cultural heritage.

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Vy launches an audio guide on the Bergen Railway

– In order to deliver on our vision of “more and more satisfied customers”, the travel experience and entertainment on board is an area of focus, says Linn Therese Blindheim, customer experience advisor, Vy tog Vest. The audio guide on Bergensbanen was launched in May 2022.

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Hologram – revolutionizes the experience of stories and cultural heritage

– Hologram is a hundred times better than going to a museum, says Aksel Torset! Engaged, he turns his mobile around and sees the 3D model of the Viking ship on Edøya. Actually, the Viking ship is in the ground below him. With the technology AR (Augmented Reality) we can revolutionize the experience of history and cultural heritage in a sustainable way!

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6 tips – how to write good audio stories

– You have probably experienced it: Goosebumps that spread over your body when you hear beautiful music, the high pulse and terror when the music in a horror film reaches you, the pleasure you feel from a good narration in the audio book. Hearing helps to enrich our senses and the human voice is what has the most influence on us. We give you 6 tips so that you can engage your listeners in the best possible way.

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Arctic Train offers an audio guide on Ofotbanen

– There has been a great demand for guiding on our section along the Ofot Railway – which is one of Europe’s most beautiful train journeys. With the Voice Of Norway audio guide, all tourists now have access to the stories along the route, both rally stories, war stories and about hiking opportunities in the area. The trip will be richer in content and it will provide opportunities for more experiences in the area, says Kjetil Westby Bjørkaas, project manager in Arctic Train, who welcomes everyone to both the northern lights show and arctic experiences.

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Behind the scenes during AR recording

-I walk into the room, then I hear it, the desperate voice, the way she breathes, the woman’s immersion in the play. Then comes the howl! What happens during the recording of AR is part of what you get to experience in the Voice Of Norway audio guide.

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Travel like the locals – with FRAM

FRAM now offers 29 exclusive guided bus routes in Møre and Romsdal. The focus is added value for travelers and showing off sights in the county, says Marit Holen at FRAM in Møre and Romsdal County Municipality.

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Color the stories with your voice

It was the horror of giving a speech at his own wedding that started the whole story of how he could use his voice to please others. The road there was both tortuous and exciting, but now Sean Antony is sitting in his sound studio in Essex, England, creating sound stories that make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, that bring joy and surprise. But, the trip first went to Norway so that he could learn pronunciation in Æ Ø and Å , and to see fjords and mountains. And how did the wedding speech go?

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With the mobile phone as a guide

People want to experience more! With the mobile phone as a guide, they experience more where they are, and can stay in your exact location a little longer. The smartguide solution is suitable for all industries and all people. Is your location visible?

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With the mobile phone as a guide along Akerselva

Did you know that they produced hats, paper, brushes, radios, yeast, nails, sail cloth, Solo and much else here along Akerselva? That the river could turn blue? Or that we had child labor in Norway? Life along the Akerselva was unique and now you can follow the entire industrial history from the 18th century until our time. Use your mobile phone as a guide.

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Smøla succeeds in implementing an audio guide

The small island community of Smøla had a total of 766 downloads of the audio guide in late summer 2020. – We have succeeded in engaging business players, says Lena Knutsen, and adds that the entire local community is proud of its place and has a desire to succeed with the use of audio guides to provide added value to visitors.

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Now we put your place on the map

Has your region made arrangements for visitors in the summer of 2021? Check out the benefits of including all sights throughout Norway in the same audio guide – in an infection-friendly way!

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Tourists find the treasures in Langesund, Bamble municipality
– with audio guide

– The Solkysten in Telemark offers the most and now you can explore it yourself! In Bamble, you will hear the story of the gold treasure, the hunt for smugglers, about the little love houses in the hidden park and experience the city’s history while walking along alleys and narrow streets. The stories are told by ear while you are in the area, with an audio guide on your own mobile phone.

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If you want to be heard, you must have a voice

– You have probably experienced it: Goosebumps that spread over your body when you hear beautiful music, the high pulse and terror when the music in a horror film reaches you, the pleasure you feel from a good narration in the audio book. Hearing helps to enrich our senses. Jon Henriksen is our narrator in the app Voice Of Norway and we have had a chat with him about his love for the language.

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Experience Havlandet with the bird mountain Runde, the coast and fishing stories. The travel guide is an app on the mobile phone.

– With a narrator’s voice that slips comfortably into the ear canals, tourists hear stories about Viking graves, puffins, the Round Treasure, diving, lighthouses and much more. This makes the attractions more exciting, and it provides more value for tourists who visit Havlandet, says tourism developer Hilde Gråberg Bakke at the Fosnavåg company Havlandet AS, which recently launched guiding with the Voice of Norway app.

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At Smøla, you plan unique holiday experiences via app – just the way you want it!

-We see a new type of traveler who wants to obtain information themselves and plan their journeys based on their own interests. “Availability” thus became an important keyword when we were to make planning easier for our visitors. Now we offer a mobile app so that tourists can hunt for the cultural treasures they are interested in, says Lena Knutsen, business consultant Smøla Business and Culture Center KF.

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