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Our sustainability work

Hostelling International Norway want all travelers, young and old, groups and individuals, to travel as sustainably as possible. We cooperate with local organizations to promote sustainable travel, and work to reduce our hostels' carbon footprint. Our efforts are based on HI’s Sustainability Charter. Together with our guests, we want to provide green experiences while focusing on the social aspect of travelling - the people that you meet. 

HI Norway has volunteers that focus especially on sustainable tourism through the EU-funded European Voluntary Service-programme, some of their activities can be seen on Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim's Facebook page. The organization also has social volunteers that have their main focus in Western Norway - their exciting outdoor activities with guests can be seen here

Travel Green!

  1. When in Rome, do as the Romans do
    Gather as much information as possible. Help look after the landscape by not littering natural areas. Protect the nature. Hostel staff is always prepared to give you the best local tips.
  2. Eat local
    Local products and services give you a unique flavor of the area and help support local communities.
  3. Swap and share
    Many of our hostels have areas where you can leave or swap books, food, clothes and other travel necessities.
  4. Reduce, reuse and recycle
    Support us in our efforts to recycle – ask at the hostel if it’s unclear where you can dispose of recyclables. Switch the lights off, turn down the heaters, unplug what you’re not using and leave the car behind. You’ll see at lot more and it’s cheaper!
  5. Be Social
    HI Hostels are great places to meet people from all around the world – you’ll always get an opportunity to enjoy a meal with other guests in the guest kitchen or other common areas and make valuable friendships