PRN: Norwegian Fjords Take Home a Webby Award

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Norwegian Fjords Take Home a Webby Award

 
[22-May-2012]
 

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

The official travel guide to Norway, visitnorway.com, was awarded a Webby for the best Homepage/Welcome page 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. 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 of a BASE jump in Stryn, Norway. The breath-taking 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.

Watch other 360 images on visitnorway.com

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


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