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Norwegian Fjords Take Home a Webby Award

May 22, 2012

OSLO and NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The official travel guide to Norway, visitnorway.com [http://www.vistnorway.com ], was
awarded a Webby [http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php#best_home_page ] for the
best Homepage/Welcome page [http://www.visitnorway.com/360/geiranger ] in tonight’s 16th
annual Webby Award ceremony in New York.

Visitnorway.com won in the Best Homepage/Welcome Page category for their 360 degree
footage of the spectacular Geirangerfjord [http://www.visitnorway.com/360/geiranger ]. The
award-winning images allow the user to control camera zoom and position during a
spectacular virtual tour of the fjords.

Norwegian director of tourism, Per-Arne Tuftin, is thrilled to take home a Webby: “We
are very proud to be able to call this the best homepage in the world. We hope this will
inspire more people to get up-close with the Norwegian fjords.

“The Geirangerfjord area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and we want to share this
amazing part of Norway with the rest of the world. These images are the closest you will
get to the Norwegian fjords without actually being there,” Tuftin continues.

Since publishing these award-winning images, Visitnorway.com has since released a 360
degree film [http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Games-and-more/Wingsuit-Video ] of a BASE jump
in Stryn, Norway. The breath-taking video
[http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Games-and-more/Wingsuit-Video ] was filmed from a camera
placed on the helmet of the famous Norwegian BASE jumper Jokke Sommer, while he was
performing one of his daredevil wing-suit jumps. Feel the thrill for yourself here
[http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Games-and-more/Wingsuit-Video ].

Watch other 360 images on visitnorway.com
[http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Games-and-more/Wingsuit-Video ]

About the Webby Award:

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the
Internet. Established in 1996 during the web’s infancy, The Webbys are presented by The
International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive
1,000-member body of leading web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and
creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners or Nominees
as well as other Internet professionals.

Contact:

        Per-Arne Tuftin, director tourism in Norway, Visitnorway,
        mob: +47-909-94-898, Email: per-arne.tuftin@innovasjonnorge.no

        Mona Raa Ravndal, Senior adviser, Visitnorway, mob: +47-942-97-048
        Email: morav@innovationnorway.no

SOURCE Innovasjon Norge


Source: PR Newswire