Thursday and Friday I had the pleasure to visit Vega – a beautiful island off the coast of Helgeland in the northern part of Norway. The nature is stunning, but even above that – the food we got at Vega Havhotell was the best I’ve ever had.
Brendan and I was invited by the amazing Per Ulrik Arntsen to speak at the itSMF conferance. Brendan did some out-of-the-box stuff and ended up getting the whole audience sing along with an off-the-wall song, while I jumped around and covered the importance of communication.
We stayed at a nice hotel run by a warm and energetic couple. Anna is funny and very service minded. Jon is very direct, funny and an excellent cook. He makes all the food from fresh local ingredients. The dinner we got was legendary, and the talk Jon gave before we got the food set a new standard for how to treat customers. I hope to record an interview with Jon one day so that many more people can get to experience his no-compromise attitude toward service.
All-in-all – it was a very memorable trip. I’ll be back there in the not unforeseeable future.
If you ever visit Norway, make an effort to drop by Vega. You’ll be blown away.