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For generations, members of De Historiske have aimed to offer their guests an authentic Norwegian experience. They take pride in taking care of nature, culture, and the environment in their hometown.
Sustainability is a huge part of the staff’s daily routine. Our members work continuously to reduce food waste and develop menus in close collaboration with local producers and subcontractors. Traditional ingredients are often revived in the hotel’s own kitchen garden, sourced from nearby producers, or simply found in the forest. More measures taken to gain sustainability is to utilize geothermal heating to reduce the energy usage. To better experience the destination up close, many of the hotels also offer bicycles and electric vehicles.
De Historiske are also certified through “Eco-Lighthouse” - which ensures continuous development for the good of the environment. Eco-Lighthouse enterprises work towards satisfying requirements and implementing environmental measures on a systematic and ongoing basis to create more environmentally friendly operations and safer work environments.
Read more about two of our pioneers:
• Solstrand Hotel & Bad has always been a step ahead when it comes to the use of future technology. The hotel work determinedly to make their ecological footprint as small as possible. In 1986 Solstrand got their first heat pumps which made it possible to use Bjørnafjorden as a heating source. Since then they have heavily invested in environmental technology in order to reduce the hotel’s energy usage. In 2012 they qualified for the B energy rating, a milestone when considering the hotel’s historical building from the 1800s.
Read more about the sustainable goals here
• At Sundvolden Hotel, a focus on sustainable development is included in all decisions that are made. The hotel shops locally as much as possible, and is constantly looking for new, local suppliers. Among many initiatives the hotel’s old heating system has been replaced by modern pellet heating, which is operated exclusively using regionally produced pellets.
Read more about Sundvolden here
De Historiske is certified through “Eco-Lighthouse” - which ensures continuous development for the good of the environment.
Traditional ingredients are often revived in the hotel’s own kitchen garden, sourced from nearby producers, or simply found in the forest.
Our members take pride in taking care of nature, culture, and the environment in their hometown. Some has been around for centuries!