Mr Hedgehog, our inspiration
On the 10th of May 2013, we had a special visitor on our lawn at our home in Feiring.
It was a hedgehog!
The closest I had been to a hedgehog was on Discovery Channel, on TV. As I was super excited about my first encounter with a hedgehog, I posted a picture of the cute visitor on Facebook.
In response to the post, I was surprised to find 42 LIKES, within less than a day! Many of the responses came from friends in Singapore. Apart from the hedgehog post, my pictures of Norway on Facebook had always been VERY well-received. My friends in Asia often marveled and raved about how beautiful and exciting Norway is.
Roger and I had often talked about starting a travel company but l must say that Mr Hedgehog gave us the impetus to kick it off. The incident and the constant overwhelming interest in Norway by friends in Asia led us to take stock. We soon realised that we have something special to offer, even out of Feiring, where we live. In Dec 2013. Scandiplanet was made official! As a tribute to Mr Hedgehog for giving the inspiration, his image is captured in the company logo.