Why choose kimkim?
We customize complete trips with authentic flavor and unique experiences that speak to your personality. Planning with us means working with an experienced, creative, and highly-vetted local specialist who lives and works in Norway and will collaborate one-on-one with you to create the ideal vacation.
Your trip will be personalized from start to finish, according to your specific tastes. Whether you want to experience the beauty of the fjords, chase the Northern Lights, discover the streets of Bergen with a local, or camp in a Lavuu hosted by a Sami family, our specialists will put together the trip that is right for you.
This commitment to experiences and attention starts with our quick and fun onboarding process and continues through the length of your stay in Norway.
Customizing Your Perfect Trip
Once we have a sense of what you’re looking for, you’ll be matched with the right specialist for you. That might be based on the region of Norway you’re looking to visit (like Bergen or Tromsø ) or activities you’re interested in (like guided trekking or self-guided road trips). Because of their expertise and experience, they’ll also steer you toward the right location and time of year for your ideal adventure, ensuring you have access to fantastic trails for hiking, the best chance to spot the Northern Lights, or the best conditions for ski touring or dog sledding.
Your customized experience will also incorporate personalized approaches to lodging, guides, and even transportation. Our Norwegian specialists like to keep excursions meaningful by eschewing “bus excursions” in favor of private tours or intimate group settings. Rather than being dropped off with 100 other people on a fjord cruise from Flåm, imagine being on a small boat that only fits up to 12 people, with guides who know the waters and love to share stories as you pass villages and waterfalls.
We only want you to interact with the best of the best at every point on your vacation. That’s why every professional you’ll work with on your trip—from hotel proprietors to guides—are continuously evaluated by our specialists.
Local Specialists, Insider Knowledge
Our experts give suggestions based on traveler reviews and their own personal experience. Their tips and insight not only add immense value to our process but set us and our style apart from our competitors.
These are experts who have spent years putting together tours and know the value that creativity and insight bring to your vacation. They are also passionate travelers and proud ambassadors of Norway, eager to bring you to a small village you've never heard of or to a dramatically scenic yet lesser-known fjord—they want to show you the best the country has to offer!
Access to Hidden Gems
Our focus is on creating meaningful experiences that immerse you in Norwegian culture. You’ll be led to Norway’s hidden gems: think trekking through lesser-known mountain ranges, hopping on board a traditional fishing boat with a local fisherman, or learning the secrets of Bergen with a local.
Unique Ways to Experience Norway's Highlights
Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit Norway's most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience.
If you're keen to take in the world-famous views along the Flåm railway, our local specialists can get you away from the crowds by heading to a family-run farm stay in a nearby village once you arrive. Still largely unknown to tourists, you'll have the opportunity to go out for a scenic paddle on a secluded lake and dine on local favorites both grown and prepared on the farm.
Likewise, if you want to visit notoriously crowded sites like Trolltunga or Pulpit Rock, your specialist will match you with a guide for a personalized tour based on what excites you. They can arrange for you to take an alternative route to get there, to go at times with perfect light for photos but smaller crowds, or something else altogether. Experience Norway like a local, learning about traditions, customs, and culture in an intimate setting, rather than in a big group, or trying to navigate on your own with a guidebook.
In-Destination Support and Suggestions
Kimkim’s travel experts are also there for you after you’ve booked your trip. Your specialist will provide additional tips to help you make the most out of your vacation, and we're even available to help once you land in Norway. That means anything from suggesting a perfect restaurant in Ålesund to facilitating last-minute changes to your itinerary (whenever possible) or assisting you if you hit a snag in your travel plans.
Kimkim trips are 100% climate neutral. Plan your trip with us and support sustainable initiatives around the world, reducing your impact and strengthening communities along the way. Learn more
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