Welcome to our worldwide travel agent page!
All of our products are available to travel agents worldwide and we welcome bookings from our industry partners. We are also official Hurtigruten and Havila Sales Representatives and Agent worldwide. Please email or call one of our offices in Norway, United States, Canada or Australia to speak to our staff for any agent queries and bookings.
50 Degrees North is independently owned and operated from offices in Lillehammer, Norway; Minneapolis, United States; Vancouver, Canada; and Melbourne, Australia. We are a fully registered company in each Norway and Australia and follow all industry regulations set forth by local governments.
Our vision is to be top-of-mind for operating innovative, authentic and responsible travel experiences above the 50th parallel north. Please read this table to find out about whether working with 50 Degrees North suits you and your clients.
We are a Virtuoso Tour Operator, not a Virtuoso 'On-Site'.
50 Degrees North Pty Ltd is full participant of the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) with ATAS Accreditation number; A10454. We are a Virtuoso preferred supplier and CATO Registered Operator TO1112. 50 Degrees North Nordic AS has, by law, issued a guarantee to the Travel Guarantee Fund (Reisegarantifondet or RGF), which protects you as the customer in the unlikely event that we should become insolvent.
In December 2021, 50 Degrees North has successfully passed the stringent TFS Supplier Verification process, and is proud to present the Verified Supplier badge. We have been approved again, for 2022 and 2023 with the certificate expiration date of March 31, 2024.
In order for a TFS Registered Supplier to receive a Verified Supplier badge, a member of the TFS verification team must conduct an independent review of its company information to include confirming legal ownership, office location(s), professional licensing, industry accolades and awards, commercial liability insurance and sustainability practices.
TFS also endeavours to evaluate a Verified Supplier’s risk of business failure and risk of insolvency by checking its payment history and financial statistics with leading credit bureaus and rating systems as available.
50 Degrees North recently achieved B Corporation certification. As a B Corp, we're part of a global movement working towards a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.
50 Degrees North is a Virtuoso Adventure, Ultraluxe and Sustainability Community Member for 2024.
We cater for group travel, whether large or small. We have a dedicated team of group & events specialists, who can coordinate all aspects of group travel and local land arrangements such as accommodation, transfers, inventive dinners and activities. Email our Groups Department directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand that every group is different and can customise packages to suit your interests and requirements according to the travel purpose. Our itineraries are competitively priced, given our strong relationship with our local suppliers and preferred rates with airlines, hotels and transport suppliers.
Read further about our Scandinavian Group Travel here.
We have a luxury department to cater for high-end, super luxury clients. Whether your clients are into interior design and architecture, fitness and wellbeing, sight-seeing and adventure, or relaxation and deluxe comfort, this dedicated team tailor-makes itineraries to suit each clients wishes and desires.
Read further about our Luxury Team here.
Furthermore, our 24-hour, 7 day a week emergency support service offered by our Norwegian office provides peace of mind and timely assistance for all our travellers.
50 Degrees North provides personalised service and will go the extra mile to ensure the seamless delivery and coordination of your journey.
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Commonly Asked Questions
- Accreditations and Memberships
- Groups Department
- Luxury Department
- 24-hour Support Service from our Norwegian office
- How do we book a 50 Degrees North package?
- How do we pay you?
- How much deposit do you need and when is full payment due?
- Do you pay commission?
- Do you offer wholesale airfares?
- Are flights included on your trips?
- When do I get my documents?
- My clients are not interested in a 'tour', can you custom make an itinerary?
- Do we have Design Fees?
- Do you book hotels only?
- I appreciate that you need a booking form completed, but will you contact my client directly?
- Where can I find your booking form and terms & conditions?
- Do you have sales reps that can come and see me?
- Can I read some Travel Agent feedback and reviews?
- Agent Training Webinars
- Marketing material
You can email us on email@example.com or simply give us a call on
1300 422 821 (Australia),
+1888 880 0286 (USA/Canada) or
+47 21 04 01 00 (Norway).
Or you can click the 'Book tour' on any of the tour pages on our website and complete the booking form. We will then get straight to work confirming your booking.
Payments are accepted as follows:
Norway / North America / rest of the world: by bank transfer or credit card payments.
Australia: by Mint, PaymentGate, TravelPay or bank transfer.
New Zealand: by Mint or bank transfer.
Bank details are listed on our invoices, which you receive when payment is required.
Typically, a deposit of 20% is required unless it’s in very busy times (Christmas bookings) or voyages to the Arctic region where a deposit of 25-30% is required. Full payment is normally due no later than 70 days before departure, 90 days if you have an Arctic Expedition Voyage in the trip.
Yes we do, contact us for more details.
No, we do not but if you need help with flight options between small towns in our region, feel free to speak to us for advice.
Yes, internal flights are sometimes. We try to make this as clear as possible under the 'Trip Details' tab online and inclusions header in our brochure. However, if you are unsure please check with us.
We issue documents 30 days before the date of first service. If you need them earlier than that, please give us as much notice a possible and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.
No problem, all our staff are of Nordic background, or have travelled in the region extensively, with many years of experience in the travel industry. A great network of partners in our region means that there are very few things we can’t do. Over the years, we have organised weddings, skiing trips and food tours, just to name a few of the ‘out of the ordinary trips’ we’ve organised.
Please see our link to our Design Fees USD and EUR.
Please see our link to our Design Fees AUD.
Generally no, as we are a tour operator rather than a wholesaler of individual services. In most cases, we are contractually unable to itemise hotel rates, as hoteliers give us competitive package rates on the proviso that they are always sold in conjunction with a package only. So, when it comes to hotel only bookings, you are better off using an OTAs or an accommodation wholesaler.
No. They are your relationships and we are grateful for the hard work you put in. In an emergency situation out of business hours, we may have to contact your client directly (such as last minute boat cancellations etc.), but you will always be kept in the loop.
In the greyish black navigation bar at bottom, under ‘Booking’. No need to print the booking form, just complete and submit and this generates straight to our reservations team.
We most definitely do. Please contact us if you’d like a visit.
Of course - and check out our extensive and insightful Testimonial Page as well.
"Thank you for assisting me with recent bookings to Scandinavia. Your knowledge has been a terrific learning skill for myself in a region I am not that familiar with. Also your patience with clients who change their minds has been a wonderful thing. I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to individual travellers and also travel agents alike. Again thank you for everything."
Lilly Siegel - Toorak Travel -Toorak, Melbourne
"This is a very belated note to thank you for your advice and the arrangements you booked for my travel within Scandinavia in August/September last year. The accommodation you booked for us was all of an excellent standard in their respective classes and always well located. Your advice about using self-drive to get between Trondheim and Bergen and the use of car ferry services and Express Boat etc was spot on and we are very grateful for the contribution you made to an excellent holiday.
Given my experience, I have no hesitation in recommending Fifty Degrees North to colleagues, friends and family."
**Barry Mayo - House of Travel. **
Group Departure to Greenland, Iceland & Faroe Islands, July 2016
"Fifty Degrees North, a travel company based in Melbourne with an office in Norway, acted on behalf of WEA in making all local arrangements in the four countries visited. From my first contact with the owner and manager, Tietse Stelma, in designing the tour, all requests for information were answered promptly and efficiently. In all my subsequent dealings, I found the staff very professional.
Having a base in Scandinavia in a similar time zone to our travel where contact could be easily made and assistance given was extremely helpful in the case of missing luggage for one of our group. It was a great reassurance to have Satu’s assistance and without it the luggage is unlikely to have been located so soon. Similarly, it was reassuring that Alice in Melbourne was keeping oversight from afar. I strongly recommend Fifty Degrees North for future tours to these parts."
Jonathan Anderson, July 2016, WEA Adelaide
We are proud to share bite-sized, practical 30-minute training webinars for you to discover our incredible destinations and experiences.
RECENT AGENT WEBINARS
MINI-COACH, HAVILA AND SMALL GROUP TOURS EXPLAINED: presented by Tietse Stelma, CEO and co-founder. Watch here
EUROPEAN ARCTIC - Summer & Autumn in the European Arctic – Lapland, Sámi, Svalbard & early Northern Lights presented by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth. Watch here
LAPLAND CHRISTMAS & FESTIVE NORDIC CITIES - Christmas Holidays across Scandinavia, including capital cities and add ons - presented by Mari Räsänen, 50 Degrees North’s General Manager, Melbourne.Watch here
ESTONIA, GREENLAND, FINLAND & NORWAY - Wellness & Slow Holidays in Scandinavia by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth. Watch here
SCANDINAVIA - Active Holidays in Scandinavia by Tietse Stelma, 50 Degrees North's CEO and Norwegian co-founder. Watch here
SCANDINAVIA - Fly & Drive Programs in Scandinavia with our Nordic Manager, Satu Vänskä-Westgarth. Watch here
ICELAND - Secluded and Private with our Nordic Manager, Satu Vänskä-Westgarth. Watch here
FAROE ISLANDS - Learn about the Faroe Islands with our Nordic Manager, Satu Vänskä-Westgarth. Watch here
FINNISH LAPLAND - Join Mari Räsänen as she brings to life our escorted Christmas in Lapland tours. Watch here
NORWAY UPDATE - Presented by the 50 Degrees North CEO and Norwegian co-founder, Tietse Stelma.Watch here
NORTHERN LIGHTS - Norwegian Destination Specialist Camilla Dahle describes 50DN’s escorted multi-country Lapland Circle tour in detail.Watch here
SWEDEN HIGHLIGHTS - Swedish Destination Specialist Anna Hård gives practical tips and insights regarding travel itineraries in her home country of Sweden. Watch here
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