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 been developed so that the information points will have a tidy, professional look. Two main posters for the world heritage are have been developed, one for the Nærøyfjord area and one for the Geirangerfjord area. A poster template for walking has also been developed. A natural extension of this work on topical posters is to make them for other activities in the world heritage area, e.g. skiing/hikes to the peaks, canoeing and perhaps cycling.

Topical posters have also been developed for information about different objects of natural or cultural heritage. These are placed out in the terrain in consultation with the protected area management board and the county governor.

The new posters can be used by partners of the world heritage area West Norwegian Fjords. Contact the secretariat for more information and to receive material.

Walking path signage
A great deal of work has been done to signpost the most frequented paths in the world heritage area. A separate signpost template has been developed from the work of Innovativ Fjellturisme (innovative mountain tourism), and a grading system is established where the walks are assessed according to degree of difficulty. This is reflected in colour codes and a number grading scale.

The colour codes vary between green (beginner) through blue and red to black (very experienced walkers). In the system the walks are also classified according to altitude differences, whether there are clear paths, and how demanding the terrain is.

The marking in the terrain is partly done through signage (Wooden arrows with place names and grading) and partly with painted marks in the terrain itself (red V (for world heritage) in the Geirangerfjord area and red dot in the Nærøyfjord area).