Information dissemination

Information dissemination is a basic value of UNESCO's work and it has high priority in the world heritage areas. Information dissemination has a key function in the protection work and in creating new activity that contributes to positive development in the area.

There are large amounts of information available about the West Norwegian Fjords world heritage area. A series of written studies and assessments in different professional fields have been produced, and there are also many books...

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Logo and identity development

A logo/identity has been developed for the world heritage area Vestnorsk. The logo has been developed in close cooperation with the design agency ElleMelle in Ålesund. Otherwise representatives for both area parts have been involved; the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the county governors.

There were three aspects to West Norwegian Fjords' embarking on the work to develop their own logo and identity for the area:
- A desire for identity...

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World heritage information centre

In connection with the official marking of the world heritage status for West Norwegian Fjords in June 2006, the information centre for the world heritage area was opened at the Norwegian Fjord Centre in Geiranger. The then Minister for the Environment Helen Bjørnøy proceeded over the opening.

In the information centre you can experience the drama of the landscape and its impact on the senses, through a multi-visual presentation of the world heritage area West Norwegian Fjords. The...

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Publications

The brochure West Norwegian Fjords

The State party is responsible for developing information brochures for the seven world heritage properties in Norway.

The Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management (DN) and the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (RA) have jointly published the information brochure West Norwegian Fjords. The brochure is published in the Nynorsk form of Norwegian and the languages English and German.

The brochure provides a good introduction to why West Norwegian Fjords...

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Signage and information boards

In parallel to the work of developing new logo and identity for the West Norwegian Fjords a signage template was designed for the world heritage area. The work group was the same for both projects.

The template is developed in cooperation with Arkeoplan in Molde, and the first information boards for the world heritage area West Norwegian Fjords were put up in 2008 and 2009.

Information boards
Poster templates for the information board constructions have been developed. The templates have...

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Public talks about West Norwegian Fjords

The most common way to disseminate information about the world heritage has been through public talks and storytelling.

The secretariat has since the beginning been actively working on information dissemination through different channels such as public talks about the world heritage area, expert talks and articles, information visits to schools, organisations and local communities. Similarly, speeches on the topic of world heritage are important information channels.

It is best to combine...

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Experience the world heritage - Geirangerfjord area

The West Norwegian Fjords represented by the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord areas are among the world's best examples of the fjord phenomenon, and the area is one of the most archetypal fjord landscapes in the world. The landscape is rich in contrast, with unique interaction between natural landscape and cultural historical landscape. There is a great range between fjords and mountains, and this gives a varied picture of the fjord phenomenon with its distinct formations, living geological...

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Experience the world heritage - Nærøyfjord area

The West Norwegian Fjords represented by the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord areas are among the world's best examples of the fjord phenomenon, and the area is one of the most archetypal fjord landscapes in the world. The landscape is rich in contrast, with unique interaction between natural landscape and cultural historical landscape. There is a great range between fjords and mountains, and this gives a varied picture of the fjord phenomenon with its distinct formations, living geological...

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