Voss og fjordane Guideservice was established by Ingjerd Dymbe Anda in 1988 in Voss.
Ingjerd started as a tour guide for the famous roundtrip Norway in a Nutshell® in her late teens. As a student, she continued working for the tourist industry as a tour leader onboard cruise ships along the coast of Norway during the summer.
After returning to Voss, she worked as a teacher and founded Voss og fjordane Guideservice in 1988. Well aware of the importance of good training for tour guides, she developed an extensive educational program. Right from the beginning, the aim was to provide professional guide services.
Voss og fjordane Guideservice became rapidly the main supplier of guide services for shore excursions for cruise ships in the Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord regions.
When AHI or Alumni Holidays®, the premier operator of deluxe travel programs sponsored by American college and university alumni associations, included Norway in their travel programs, they chose Voss og fjordane Guideservice as their Norwegian agent. Our company developed and was in charge of the week-long program for the Alumni Campus Abroad®, which featured seminars provided by local experts in Voss and included half day to day tours.
Voss og fjordane Guideservice has also provided and administrated tour guides and train crew for the famous Flåm Railway and Norway in a Nutshell® roundtrip.
In 2004, Ingjerd Dymbe Anda was one of the four people who started Vossafjell, a company specialized in mountain activities and guided hiking tours. In 2007, after many years of cooperation, Vossafjell, Stalheim Hotell and Gudvangen Fjordtell started the company Heritage Adventures.
In February 2009, International Travel Group (ITG) became a co-owner of Voss og fjordane Guideservice. The company is now a part of a large corporate group together with other guide companies covering the whole Norway and a bus company.
At the present, Ingjerd Dymbe Anda is co-owner and chairman of the board of Voss og fjordane Guideservice. Ivana Kuzmova has been manager of the company since 2012.