Kimkim Trip Reviews for Norway

4.8
Based on 318 ratings
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.Trip of a lifetime.
Norway | Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2022

linda
linda c.
Woodstock, GA | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Christina helped us with planning our trip every step of the way. She was fantastic!! I told her when we would be there and what we wanted to do (in general) and she planned out every day perfectly. Every day was full of all the activities that would have taken me forever to get arranged. We arrived in Oslo, then took the train to Bergen/Flan and flew to Tromso. Tromso was the highlight of the tour - we saw the most amazing Northern Light show that we could have ever imagined, even our... read more

Christina helped us with planning our trip every step of the way. She was fantastic!! I told her when we would be there and what we wanted to do (in general) and she planned out every day perfectly. Every day was full of all the activities that would have taken me forever to get arranged. We arrived in Oslo, then took the train to Bergen/Flan and flew to Tromso. Tromso was the highlight of the tour - we saw the most amazing Northern Light show that we could have ever imagined, even our guide said it was one of the best he had ever seen. We could not have been happier. Thanks you so much for the trip of a lifetime!

Hotel Reviews
Thon Hotel Terminus
Oslo

This hotel was close to the train station and and very convenient. The front desk was quite helpful and even arranged for us to have an extra room on the last night because we mixed up our dates.

Authenticity & Character
Very Norwegian
Location
Only 4 minutes from train station.
Staff
Quite friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and exceptional breakfast
Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Flåm

This hotel was nice but we were not there very long. The balcony seemed nice but we did not get to use it.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø
Tromsø

This hotel was very nice and very convenient to several tour buses that picked us up right in from of the hotel. We walked all around Tromso and saw everyday life - walked along the pier and even caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Authenticity & Character
Very norwegian & contemporary
Location
Very nice location and beautiful hotel.
Staff
Exceptional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Activity Reviews
Sommarøy Arctic Day Trip
Norway

Nice drive and lunch at the island.

Quality of Experience
Food
Exceptional
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The driver & guide were both very personable and kept us well informed.
Transport
Buses were great
Aurora Husky Visit
Tromsø

This was just ok, we didn't really care for the Husky visit then on to eating? I smelled like a dog all thru diner - yuk. The lights were not a good this night, so we had been spoiled the night before.

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Local specialist: Christina Wang
Christina
Christina Wang
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Hi Linda :)

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
It is very helpful for both me and future travellers to read about your experience with the different activities and accommodations.

I am so glad to hear that you had a great visit to Norway.
And how amazing that the Aurora put on a good show for you, in the sky!

It was a pleasure working with you and I hope we will cross paths again, should you ever decide to return to Norway.

Warm regards,
Christina

Excellent Trip - Superb Service
Norway | Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2022

Brian
Brian B.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

We had an amazing trip to Norway, and appreciated all the work and responsiveness of the entire KimKim staff that was involved with our vacation including Ezdi, Julia, and Merée. So many great memories, and will try to highlight a few. We loved staying at Anker Brygge, and spending time in Svolvær. The cabins on the water are great, and the tour of the Lofoten Islands with Maurizio and Lofoten Lights was excellent. So glad the cruise up to Tromsø with Hurtigruten was included, a unique and... read more

We had an amazing trip to Norway, and appreciated all the work and responsiveness of the entire KimKim staff that was involved with our vacation including Ezdi, Julia, and Merée. So many great memories, and will try to highlight a few. We loved staying at Anker Brygge, and spending time in Svolvær. The cabins on the water are great, and the tour of the Lofoten Islands with Maurizio and Lofoten Lights was excellent. So glad the cruise up to Tromsø with Hurtigruten was included, a unique and beautiful trip through the Fjords, and saw Northern Lights over Lofoten Islands on our departure. Without a doubt the biggest highlight of the trip overall was staying in the glass igloo at Lyngen North. Incredible place, wonderful dinner, and we were lucky to have a very active aurora evening - stayed up late into the night watching the lights dance across the mountains. Back in Tromsø, enjoyed walking and exploring the town, shopping and hiking, and the cable car is definitely a can not miss experience. What a view. The dinner cruise was nice even with no Northern Lights to view. The only disappointment was that the Whale Watching Tour was not canceled/refunded. Easy to get overbooked, especially with a night activity followed by an early morning.

I was extremely satisfied with the booking process and communication as we changed itineraries and had questions leading up to departure. The KimKim team was great to work with.

Hotel Reviews
Anker Brygge
svolvær

The cabin on the water was wonderful. Spacious and peaceful, with incredible views across the water. Our experience was quiet, liked being away from, but able to easily walk to the restaurants and shops. Would definitely recommend and return.

Authenticity & Character
Unique cabin design.
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Scandic Oslo Airport
Gardermoen

Good location near airport, with smaller rooms and above average restaurant. Can catch shuttle from Airport (S55) or right out front of hotel to/from airport. Had trouble communicating with hotel before trip trying to arrange transportation. Was not easy getting a cab to hotel since it is relatively close (but not walkable). Once we learned about shuttle, it was easy getting back and forth.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø
Tromsø

Great location near water and easy to walk a lot of places within the city including across the bridge. Had a great corner room on 7th floor with wrap-around windows, overlooking water and town. Breakfast is very good.

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Activity Reviews
Glass Igloo
Tromsø

100% highlight and a must do. We were blessed and lucky to have a night filled with Northern Light activity. I would have loved the stay regardless - what a setting. The three-course dinner was our best meal of our vacation and the staff is terrific. The travel up to the igloo was simple, and bus ride went by quick due to views and two ferry boat rides that break up the 3-4 hours.

Quality of Experience
One of the most unique stays you'll have.
Food
The best dinner we had our 9 day trip.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff was fantastic.
Transport
Bus was comfortable and easy to figure out.
Tromsø Cable Car
Tromsø

A must do when in Tromsø. Incredible views from top.

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Guided Lofoten Winter tour
Svolvær

Nice half day trip exploring all sides of the islands. Loved our guide Maurizio, who was personable, knowledgeable, and made the day fun.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Maurizio was fantastic driver and guide.
Transport
Nice comfortable van. Easy to get in and out at the various stops.
Aurora Dinner Cruise
Tromsø

Beautiful cruise around Tromsø. Had a beautiful clear evening, however no lights. Enjoyed being on the water and a different perspective of the city. Food was average, staff above and beyond excellent.

Quality of Experience
Food
Main course was not very good. First course was fun sample of regional food and dessert was great.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Whale Watching Safari in Tromsø
Tromsø

Did not go. Despite trying to cancel 46 hours before trip, did not get refunded due to 48 hour cancelation rule. Not sure what they need two full days to prepare for.

Local specialist: Ezdi Trejo
Ezdi
Ezdi Trejo
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Hi Brian, thanks so much for the lovely review! I am very happy to hear that you had a great time and especially that the Northern Lights tour was amazing!

I wish you all the best
Ezdi

Picture perfect Norway October 2022
Norway | Oct 5 - Oct 12, 2022

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Tom D.
Dedham, MA | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Just finished the fourth trip planned by Kimkim , and the first time working with Merée in Norway. Excellent planning, great selection of hotels and activities. Due to a death in the family one week before our original date we needed to shift the trip out by two weeks. Not a problem for Merée and Sonia, many thanks.
My brother and I loved the Polar Fjord Sea eagle tour from Bodo. Primary focus of the trip was to photograph Northern Lights and we succeeded very well especially in Tromsa... read more

Just finished the fourth trip planned by Kimkim , and the first time working with Merée in Norway. Excellent planning, great selection of hotels and activities. Due to a death in the family one week before our original date we needed to shift the trip out by two weeks. Not a problem for Merée and Sonia, many thanks.
My brother and I loved the Polar Fjord Sea eagle tour from Bodo. Primary focus of the trip was to photograph Northern Lights and we succeeded very well especially in Tromsa with Trini. However the weather is obviously integral to chasing the Northern Lights and I would recommend getting in touch with the tour providers before hand to exchange contact information in case they need to be in touch.

Hotel Review
Eliassen Rorbuer
Moskenes

If you are in the area this is a must stay. Don't miss the sauna around the corner

Authenticity & Character
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I left my iPad behind and the staff found it and shipped it back to me
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Local specialist: Merée Ruzits
Merée
Merée Ruzits
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Hi, Thomas!
I am happy that you enjoyed your travels in Norway, it was a pleasure working with you on this plan. Thank you for the kind words!
All the best
Meree

Overall, our whole trip was an unforgettable ...
Norway | Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2022

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Claire M.
East Chattanooga, TN | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Overall, our whole trip was an unforgettable experience and we can’t thank Tom enough for all his hard work in planning it down to the tiniest detail. Every connection and transfer was smooth and easy, with absolutely no stress at all, which made it all the more enjoyable!
Oslo and Bergen are beautiful cities and we learned so much about the hidden gems of both from our amazing guides on our private tours.
By far our most memorable experience though was the fjord cruise! I’ve never seen a... read more

Overall, our whole trip was an unforgettable experience and we can’t thank Tom enough for all his hard work in planning it down to the tiniest detail. Every connection and transfer was smooth and easy, with absolutely no stress at all, which made it all the more enjoyable!
Oslo and Bergen are beautiful cities and we learned so much about the hidden gems of both from our amazing guides on our private tours.
By far our most memorable experience though was the fjord cruise! I’ve never seen a more beautiful place than the mountains, waterfalls and villages alongside the fjords.
We’re so glad we chose to visit Norway and it was a pleasure working with Tom and Kimkim travel!

Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen
Tom Christer
Tom Christer Larsen
Local specialist in Norway | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Im glad you had an unforgettable experience here and it was a delight and pleasure working with you too :)

Unforgettable Trip to Norway
Norway | Oct 9 - Oct 15, 2022

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Da-Wei L.
Alhambra, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Christina was fantastic! She put together an itinerary that was a great fit for my family, as we have two children ages 5 and 7 years old. The hotels were in great location, convenient for traveling, and the views were great. Her recommendations for restaurants, bakeries, and sits to visit were also spot on. More importantly, she has been very responsive throughout the planning and booking process. Even during the trip, she was able to help with some issues and well as answering my... read more

Christina was fantastic! She put together an itinerary that was a great fit for my family, as we have two children ages 5 and 7 years old. The hotels were in great location, convenient for traveling, and the views were great. Her recommendations for restaurants, bakeries, and sits to visit were also spot on. More importantly, she has been very responsive throughout the planning and booking process. Even during the trip, she was able to help with some issues and well as answering my questions very promptly. I highly recommend Christina and the Kimkim travel team for trips to Norway. I certainly will for my next trip to Norway!

Hotel Reviews
Reine Rorbuer
Reine

Very conveniently located. Close enough to the famous Reinebringen trail head to walk to (for adults), which is important due to lack of parking spaces at the trailhead area. Spacious with 2 bedrooms (one with bunkbed for the children) and a large great room (kitchen, dining room and family room all in one) with fantastic view of the harbor/bay. We parked our car right in front of our cabin, which is convenient. The restaurant on site is very good, and breakfast is included with the stay. There are convenience store (Circle K) and cafe all within a few minutes of walking from our cabin.

Authenticity & Character
Built in the style of traditional Norwegian fishing cabin. The decoration inside also reflected the area.
Location
Fantastic waterfront view
Staff
Friendly and responsive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Byporten
Oslo

Located the the same building complex as the Oslo Central station. We literally walked from the train station to our hotel in 5 min without having to step outside into the streets. The train will take you to and from the airport in 20min (the Express train only has 1 stop before reaching the hotel or the airport, depending on the direction of your travel). Many restaurant, sites (including the art district, the Opera House, Munch Museum) , shopping, are all within walking distance. The tram and buses right in front of the hotel can easily extend the travel distance conveniently. Buffet style breakfast is included with the stay, and has a very nice selection of items. Staff is very friendly and responsive. Rooms are modern, clean, and very well maintained. Definitely would stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Modern European design.
Location
Easy short walk to many attractions/sights. Buses and Trams stop right in the front of the hotel. Many restaurants and shopping close by, all with short walks.
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Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær

Our very first experience with traditional fishing cabin style hotel. Simple design and amenities but has enough space for our family of 4. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and family room and a good size kitchen with eating area. 7 min driving from the airport which is very nice. Connect to E10 (major route connecting the island chain) via a bridge. Secluded and quiet. Nice view of the bay from our cabin. Hotel has the best restaurant on the island.

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Activity Reviews
Explore Svolvær
Svolvær

Great for outdoor activities. Short drive to trailheads. We went during the rainy season but was still able to get in some hiking. The recommended bakery was fantastic.

Quality of Experience
Somewhat limited by rain. Would've like to get in some casual walks and run.
Transport
Car rental was a easy. Just a 15-20 meters outside as you walk out of the airport luggage claim.
Explore Reine and the Surroundings
Reine

The location and view from our hotel helped set the tone. Reine is easily one of the most beautiful places we have visited. Hiking up the Reinebringen trail is a must. Bonus with included buffet style breakfast.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hotel staff is friendly and helpful.
Transport
We rented a car and drove. One of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world.
Oslo City Walk with a Local
Oslo

The tour is tailored to our family since we have 2 young children ages 5 and 7 years old. Both me and my wife, as well as our kids, enjoyed the tour. Our guide Stig was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and has a great sense of humor. He also recommended things to see/do after the tour, as well as instructions on the transportation to make it very easy for us. Highly recommend him.

Quality of Experience
See above
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We learned so much more about the rich history of Oslo than we would've had we done this on our own. I am so glad we booked this tour.
Transport
Utilizing the public transportation was a breeze.
Local specialist: Christina Wang
Christina
Christina Wang
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Thank you for your kind words and nice review, Da-Wei.
This is very valuable feedback for other travellers, when they are deciding where to stay and if they should include the guided walk.

I am so happy we manage to put together a memorable trip for you and you family and that it all went smoothly for you.
I was a pleasure planning this trip with you!
I hope we get to welcome you and your family to Norway again :)

Best, Christina

Great trip planning experience and even better travel experience
Norway | Sep 25 - Oct 8, 2022

Katie
Katie W.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

My husband and I had an excellent experience planning and booking our recent trip to Norway (including the Lofoten islands, Vesteralen and Oslo) with kimkim. From the start, we felt that Christina, our local specialist, was not only knowledgeable, but was listening to us regarding what we were hoping to get out of our trip. When she first sent our itinerary to us, it was awesome to see that she had included the balance of time outdoors and experiencing Norwegian people, food and culture that... read more

My husband and I had an excellent experience planning and booking our recent trip to Norway (including the Lofoten islands, Vesteralen and Oslo) with kimkim. From the start, we felt that Christina, our local specialist, was not only knowledgeable, but was listening to us regarding what we were hoping to get out of our trip. When she first sent our itinerary to us, it was awesome to see that she had included the balance of time outdoors and experiencing Norwegian people, food and culture that we were hoping for. The locations that Christina recommended within Lofoten were absolutely stunning, and we felt that the pacing was a perfect - we were able to see a lot of different towns and parts of the region, but still have time to enjoy ourselves at each unique stay. Especially memorable was our stay with Lone at her family-owned guesthouse, Skagakaia, where we sat outside, staying warm next to a beautiful fire, watching the Northern Lights, full from her delicious home cooking. We also very much enjoyed our tour of Oslo with Stig, who described for us the past, present and future of Oslo as we walked around and learned even more about the people, culture and history. Since we had time left in Oslo after our tour with him, we were able to take him up on several of his wonderful recommendations for food and drinks. We appreciate all Christina and her colleagues and partners did to make this such a seamless and memorable vacation and trip for us. We wouldn't change a thing, and we highly recommend kimkim and plan to use the service again in the future. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Henningsvær Bryggehotell
Vagan

Beautiful hotel right on the water within walking distance to just about everything. Wonderful breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Just a warning that parking can be tight and guests may need to pay for parking if the hotel lot is full.
Staff
The staff were very accommodating to us in helping us do some laundry on site - thank you!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Thon Hotel Terminus
Oslo

Wonderful location and friendly staff. Great hotel breakfast.

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Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær

Beautiful place to stay, loved listening to the water at night. Very cozy and charming. Great restaurant with delicious food and friendly staff. Terrific location - easy to get to and easy parking!

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Skagakaia

Beautiful place to stay. Lone is an amazing host and we felt so welcome in her guesthouse. Very cozy and charming. Lone is an amazing cook and we enjoyed every meal with her. Terrific location right on the water with some wonderful views and a sculpture park within walking distance - easy to get to and easy parking!

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Location
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Lone is so sweet and a wonderful host. We enjoyed talking to her and learning from her about the area.
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Sakrisøy Rorbuer
Reine

Beautiful location and place to stay, loved listening to the water at night. Very cozy and charming. Kitchen is well equipped. Love having a fireplace and logs provided for a fire. Convenient location close to Anita's market and restaurant. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. It was wonderful.

Authenticity & Character
Pure coziness. Loved the personal touches, fireplace and well-equipped kitchen.
Location
Convenient location, yet right on the water. Couldn't ask for better.
Staff
Really appreciated the communication and help with our laundry - thank you!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean place!
Activity Reviews
Silent Trollfjord Cruise
Svolvær

This was great way to explore the fjords. Appreciate that the company is eco-conscious. We learned so much from expert guide, Julia, about the sensitive ecosystem in and around the fjords. Thank you!

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Chase the Northern Lights in Svolvær
Svolvær

Geir went out of his way to find conditions that could help us see Northern Lights - and we did! His enthusiasm for the Northern Lights is wonderful and contagious. It was endearing seeing him help budding photographers get the best shots of the Northern Lights that he could. This was the experience of a lifetime.

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Explore Oslo's hidden gems with a local expert
Oslo

Stig loves Oslo and offered a fun and informative tour of Oslo that allowed us to explore its past, present and future. We learned about the culture, history and people, but also received personal suggestions from Stig regarding his favorite places to frequent throughout the city - without and pressure. Stig is a wonderful and enthusiastic tour guide! So glad we got to see the city he loves through his eyes!

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Local specialist: Christina Wang
Christina
Christina Wang
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Hi Katie and Nathan.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your trip.
It warms my heart knowing you had such a great experience!

Thank you for letting me take part in your adventures with little updates a long the way.
It has been a pleasure planning with and following you!

I hope we get the chance to plan with you again one day.

Best,
Christina

I wasn't sure how trip would unfold as I have...
Norway | Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2022

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eric s.
South Bradenton, FL | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I wasn't sure how trip would unfold as I haven't used KimKim before however, all turned out aces! Tricia was extremely helpful in putting it all together. Norway is an extremely beautiful country (even in the rain!) and if you are an outdoor person you will appreciate the amazing countryside. Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger are great very manageable cities with a lot to see. All said, a wounderful experience.

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

After a long wait through covid restrictions, I'm delighted you got to finally experience the magic of Norway. Autumn is my favorite time of year and I'm grateful you were willing to visit in off-season (and brave Kjeragbolten!). So glad you took the chance on using Kimkim, Eric! It was a pleasure working with you and Jane.

Loved working with Flåm
Norway | Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2022

Kimberly
Kimberly R.
| Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Kimkim was fabulous to work with. They gave us a stress free, personalized trip. Our favorite part of the trip was our stay at an amazing hotel in Flåm with unparalleled Fjord views and floating sauna experience. This trip was everything we hoped for. We also had a big last minute travel change request and Kimkim made it happen with zero stress. They even worked with a hotel to find a necklace that I carelessly left behind! read more

Kimkim was fabulous to work with. They gave us a stress free, personalized trip. Our favorite part of the trip was our stay at an amazing hotel in Flåm with unparalleled Fjord views and floating sauna experience. This trip was everything we hoped for. We also had a big last minute travel change request and Kimkim made it happen with zero stress. They even worked with a hotel to find a necklace that I carelessly left behind!

Hotel Reviews
Flåm Marina
Flåm

We had one of the main-level apartments with 2 bedrooms and a kitchen and a patio. All units have amazing views. Truly incredible. We loved eating at the glass-enclosed restaurant for the breakfast buffet (included) and dinner. Everything is located within easy walking distance. All staff was very nice. We all agreed that this was the highlight of our trip. Also, if you enjoy doing sauna, ask to be booked at the floating sauna that is moored nearby. We did a group experience and it was so much fun besides being beautiful and restorative.

Authenticity & Character
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Breathtaking views but still easy walking distance to everything in Flåm
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Having our own deck and patio was very nice. FYI All of the accommodations in Norway are small by American standards. If you are a very big person, you will find all of Norway to be a bit narrow/small indoors.
Gudvangen Fjordtell & Apartments
Gudvangen

Beautiful apartment with meadow views out the back and lots of space.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy to walk to everything in the town
Staff
They made everything easy. it was no problem when I misplaced the voucher for my buffet breakfast. Buffet breakfast was great with fresh made Norwegian waffles and an abundance of pickled herring varieties in addition to all of the standard fare
Cleanliness & Comfort
Most comfortable place we stayed in Norway
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Kimberly!

Thank you so much for this feedback. It was great to plan this trip for your family and I am so happy that you got to enjoy the beauty of Norway!

Greetings
Krista

Amazing Experience !!
Norway | Sep 24 - Oct 8, 2022

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Nemish S.
India | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2022

Would like to thank Julia and her team for making our trip a memorable one. They helped us curate the best itinerary possible based on our travel dates. The hotels booked for us were at the perfect locations keeping our comfort in mind and all the activities booked and things to do suggested by them ensured we have a good time. We interacted with a number of guides for this trip on KimKim but want to have special mention to Julia & Meree as they helped us out with some last minute changes... read more

Would like to thank Julia and her team for making our trip a memorable one. They helped us curate the best itinerary possible based on our travel dates. The hotels booked for us were at the perfect locations keeping our comfort in mind and all the activities booked and things to do suggested by them ensured we have a good time. We interacted with a number of guides for this trip on KimKim but want to have special mention to Julia & Meree as they helped us out with some last minute changes with our bookings and reverted to our queries promptly.

Hotel Reviews
Thon Hotel Astoria
Oslo
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Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Flåm
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Byparken
Bergen
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ms Nordlys
Tromsø
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Ishavshotel
Tromsø
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Explore Oslo - Sights & Museums
Oslo
Free Day in Bergen - Board Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Bergen
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour
Tromsø
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Local specialist: Karolina Reinhardtsen
Karolina
Karolina Reinhardtsen
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Hi Nemish,

Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to hear you had a memorable time in Norway and that our team was able to assist you and make your trip go as smoothly as possible.

Greetings from Norway!

Our trip was exactly what we wanted. Tricia w...
Norway | Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2022

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Richelle S.
Castle Rock, CO | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2022

Our trip was exactly what we wanted. Tricia was very helpful in providing information and making adjustments where needed. She also went out of her way to keep in touch while we were on our trip to try to ensure we saw the northern lights (which we did!). The staff at Mefjord Brygge were helpful. Sebastian was knowledgeable and kind and made several suggestions regarding the best way to experience this beautiful country. We thoroughly enjoyed our time!

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Thank you right back for your easygoing travel vibe and wonderful feedback, Richelle. I’m so happy you had a trip to remember and Aurora showed up for you! Maybe see you back here someday :)

Excellent planning
Norway | Sep 19 - Oct 3, 2022

Anjana
Anjana A.
India | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

Our trip to Norway was planned very well by Julia. Her selection of hotels are excellent with respect to location, quality and food. Also, she was flexible with making changes to the initial plan so that our expectations are met. The tour chosen by Julia to see Northern Lights was excellent - Chasing Lights. Overall, I highly recommend Kim Kim if you are looking for a trip to Norway. read more

Our trip to Norway was planned very well by Julia. Her selection of hotels are excellent with respect to location, quality and food. Also, she was flexible with making changes to the initial plan so that our expectations are met. The tour chosen by Julia to see Northern Lights was excellent - Chasing Lights. Overall, I highly recommend Kim Kim if you are looking for a trip to Norway.

Hotel Reviews
Hotell Bondeheimen
Oslo

Excellent location, cozy & beautiful room. Very high quality food at their restaurant. Highly recommend this hotel.

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Thon Hotel Tromsø
Tromsø

Very comfortable and spacious room. Excellent location and very good quality food. Highly recommend.

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Scandic Copenhagen
København

Very good location, spacious room and good breakfast. Highly recommend this hotel.

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Scandic Torget
Bergen

Excellent location to get the best view of Bergen. But the room was very tiny. Breakfast was good. Recommend it if you are particular with location and room view. Else, it could be quite expensive.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was very clean but the room was tiny and hence reduced one star for less comfort.
Activity Reviews
Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise
Oslo

A perfect tour and a must do if you are in Oslo!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Northern Lights Chase
Tromsø

Couldn't ask for more! Excellent team with knowledge and communication skills. The team made sure we get as much as possible from the tour. Loved Meda and Julia! Highly recommend if you are in Tromso for Northern Lights!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

Hi Anjana, thanks so much for the lovely review! I am very happy to hear that you had a great time and especially that the Northern Lights tour was amazing!

I wish you all the best
Julia

Bergen, Aurland the fjords of Norway
Norway | Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2022

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NICOLE L.
Manchester, CT | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

The trip plan that Christina at KimKim.com put together was perfect for us. I stressed that we enjoy all kinds of local interaction and don't mind figuring our way around. We look forward to figuring out new countries on our own, it really gets you immersed in your destination. Then all I did was pick 1 city as the starting point and explained that we like to do one thing each day. She recommended a few places and away we went on trains and ferries!

The local guide John in Bergen, Norway... read more

The trip plan that Christina at KimKim.com put together was perfect for us. I stressed that we enjoy all kinds of local interaction and don't mind figuring our way around. We look forward to figuring out new countries on our own, it really gets you immersed in your destination. Then all I did was pick 1 city as the starting point and explained that we like to do one thing each day. She recommended a few places and away we went on trains and ferries!

The local guide John in Bergen, Norway was very knowledgeable and eager to engage, as was Luis in Aurland, Norway. He took us hiking/climbing - lucky for us he was very accommodating as we wore ourselves out the day before our hike, and wished to take it a little easier. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of all the history in that area of the fjords.

Christina was responsive throughout planning and travel, whenever we had a question she got back to us quickly which puts your mind at ease. We would not hesitate to use her services for traveling in Norway again.

We will happily book future jaunts with Kimkim.com!

Local specialist: Christina Wang
Christina
Christina Wang
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review, Nicole.
It really makes my heart smile, knowing you had a good trip!
I will pass on you kind words to the guides.

It has been a pleasure planning with you and if you ever decide to come back and visit a different part of Norway, I would love to be a part of it again!

Best,
Christina

Great trip!
Norway | Sep 8 - Sep 16, 2022

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Ramy B.
North Stamford, CT | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

This was a great trip. We were able to do everything we wanted to do. Our guides lead great hikes. Our hotels were lovely. Nearly all of our plans went seamlessly and we only had to reach out to our local contact once. I highly recommend KimKim and will definitely book again for the next country. read more

This was a great trip. We were able to do everything we wanted to do. Our guides lead great hikes. Our hotels were lovely. Nearly all of our plans went seamlessly and we only had to reach out to our local contact once. I highly recommend KimKim and will definitely book again for the next country.

Activity Reviews
Guided Hike to Kjerag
Stavanger
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Hike to Pulpit Rock Preikestolen
Stavanger
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Amazing guide! We loved her!
Transport
Blue Ice Hike
Bergen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Standard Extra Fjord Tour from Bergen
Bergen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ended up being a really big list of activities for our last day.
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

Hi Ramy!
Thank you for you nice review! I am glad you had an amazing time in Norway and were pleased with the kimkim service.
I wish you all the best,
Krista

City and Fjord Adventure
Norway | Sep 15 - Sep 22, 2022

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Ann S.
Arlington, MA | Reviewed on Oct 02, 2022

Tom helped us fulfill our dream of visiting the Fjords and spending a fantastic week in Norway. With lots of advance planning, every transfer and connection went off smoothly! We skirted rain at every turn and enjoyed beautiful scenery on the Flam Railway from Oslo to Myrdal, on a RIB boat adventure in Flam, from our hotel in lovely Aurland, and on an excellent ferry trip from Aurland to Bergen. The fjords were even more spectacular than I imagined! Tom also set up personalized tours in... read more

Tom helped us fulfill our dream of visiting the Fjords and spending a fantastic week in Norway. With lots of advance planning, every transfer and connection went off smoothly! We skirted rain at every turn and enjoyed beautiful scenery on the Flam Railway from Oslo to Myrdal, on a RIB boat adventure in Flam, from our hotel in lovely Aurland, and on an excellent ferry trip from Aurland to Bergen. The fjords were even more spectacular than I imagined! Tom also set up personalized tours in Oslo and Bergen and we especially enjoyed walking all around Bergen with John! All the extra information Tom provided came in handy when we were planning our days or looking for a nice restaurant.

Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen
Tom Christer
Tom Christer Larsen
Local specialist in Norway | Reviewed on Oct 02, 2022

Im happy to hear you had a wonderful time fulfilling your dream visiting us here in Norway and it was a delight planning and communicating prior and during your trip.

Norway is such a magical place, and this trip...
Norway | Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2022

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Sharon S.
Stevensville, MT | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

Norway is such a magical place, and this trip allowed us to burrow in further than our previous trip. Our trip had a nice flow, and our accommodations were excellent. We stayed in both an incredible boutique style hotel suite, and a fishing cabin in the Lofotens. Our overnight on the Hurtigruten Ferry gave us a taste of cruising and allowed us to take a RIB trip to the Saltstraumen Strait. We liked having 2 nights at our hotels so we could get there, explore and relax. Linda was attentive to... read more

Norway is such a magical place, and this trip allowed us to burrow in further than our previous trip. Our trip had a nice flow, and our accommodations were excellent. We stayed in both an incredible boutique style hotel suite, and a fishing cabin in the Lofotens. Our overnight on the Hurtigruten Ferry gave us a taste of cruising and allowed us to take a RIB trip to the Saltstraumen Strait. We liked having 2 nights at our hotels so we could get there, explore and relax. Linda was attentive to our needs with many great suggestions. Thank you for your organization and ease of planning.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Nidelven
Trondheim

Central location by the flower bridge with easy access to outside terrace restaurants and bars. This hotel had the best breakfast buffet ever!!!! It's hard to call it a buffet as there were stations set up with personal service for everything. The room was comfortable. The hotel staff was extremely helpful. We had an issue with our power cords and they were able to advise us on how to fix our access.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Location and breakfast
Staff
Helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hustadvika Havhotell
Fraena

I wish I had read the driving instructions to this hotel that you provided more thoroughly before I panicked. Turns out we were only 3 minutes away when we started asking directions. The room was comfortable and cozy. The staff was very pleasant. It was a bit isolated if you didn't want to eat at the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
MS Kong Harald
Tromsø

This ferry ride was great exposure to what cruising must be like. Our room was small but had everything we needed. We were only onboard 1 night. If we had gone further it would have been nice to have a room with a larger window. We sat on the observation deck most of the time. It was amazing how closely we navigated through the islands. We signed up to take the RIB Saltstraumen excursion. This may have been the highlight of our trip. For some reason we thought we had our room until we reached Svolvaer. But when we were paged we found out we should have checked out by 11. We were hoping to come back from the RIB adventure, take a warm shower and gather up our belongings for our departure. That was our mistake. The scenery along the passage was incredible!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nordis Hotel & Suites
svolvær

Wow!! What a great little boutique hotel!!! We loved our corner suite with a lovely view of the harbor and mountains. Our bedroom was spacious, and we appreciated having the sitting area and outside balcony as well. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for getting us such a lovely space.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Corner suite with balcony on the harbor
Staff
Friendly and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Reine Rorbuer
Reine

Quaint fishing cabin right on the harbor. Lovely space with lots of character.

Authenticity & Character
A true fishing cabin outfitted as you would hope, but with modern amenities
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Silent Trollfjord Cruise
Svolvær

Amazing time on the water. The guides were informative. The scenery was stunning.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed the underwater drone images.
Transport
Diverse scenery
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway and Gambia | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Sharon, thank you so much for your review and sharing the wonderful pictures! They are just amazing and I can see you had a nice trip! Am glad the flow worked out and that you got so many great experiences! Hope to see you both back in Norway again! :-) Best wishes, Linda

Highly recommend.. Picture perfect plan
Norway | Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2022

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Kavita P.
Mesquite, TX | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Amazing! It was our first time going with kimkim… was a little nervous, having never used a travel consultant online to do our bookings before. But every little detail was well thought out and paced out. We had a great balance of activity and relaxation. Norway is spectacular… Flam is a must see.
I would totally recommend KimKim… thanks so much Julia for planning the perfect holiday.

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Kavita, thank you for you nice review! I am glad you had an amazing time in Norway.
I wish you all the best
Julia

Norway Self Guided
Norway | Aug 19 - Sep 2, 2022

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Bayard T.
Tilton, NH | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

I substitute the word "Excellent" for your term "Amazing".
All things considered and relatively, our trip to Norway went extremely well. The logistics worked according to plan. The weather was very good. It was great fun. Julia was a big help with the hotels and area attractions. The few glitches we had were attended to and resolved quickly. I appreciate Julia's attentive and prompt responses to our requests. Good job!
As kimkim's role here was to find us hotels along the itinerary we... read more

I substitute the word "Excellent" for your term "Amazing".
All things considered and relatively, our trip to Norway went extremely well. The logistics worked according to plan. The weather was very good. It was great fun. Julia was a big help with the hotels and area attractions. The few glitches we had were attended to and resolved quickly. I appreciate Julia's attentive and prompt responses to our requests. Good job!
As kimkim's role here was to find us hotels along the itinerary we designed, I am providing our comments on your recommendations which might help with other clients
Excellent (5 Stars!!): (1) The Rosvang Gaard. Otto and Albert provided a memorable experience. The lodging, the food, the hospitality and the conversation were the best of the trip. (2) Juvet Landscape Hotel: unique, rustic, great views, excellent food and accommodations.
Very Good (4 stars and in this order): (3) Hotel Christiania Oslo: Central location, large ,quiet, cool room, good breakfast and an excellent pizza restaurant on property, (4) Det Hanseatiske Hotel: Older historic building with character helped with a very accommodating staff. Our room was recently renovated being very well done and was quiet and cool. Central location was a big plus. (5) Scandic Ishavshotel is the best combination of location and facilities in Tromso. The service staff went out of their way to help us with logistics and accommodate us with our room preference. Breakfast was very good. The hotel is big and busy. Lot's of dogs (and big ones) were guests too! (6) Hamn i Senja: Location, facilities, dinner and breakfast were very good. I recommend a second floor room as other guests are constantly walking by and near to one's first floor room window. (7) DragsvikFjordhotel is 200 meters up from the ferry crossing but was very good for out in the country. We had a 2 room suite and a very good dinners on site. (8) Grand Hotel in Oslo was just that: Grand! Unfortunately, the day & night we were there the weather was hot and with little air conditioning , our street side room limited a good night's sleep. (I should have changed rooms...) Very good breakfast and location.
Not Recommended: (9) Hardanger Fjordtun. The owner/operator is a nice guy but his cabin facility was not up to our expectations. (Maybe if we were in our 30's or 40's). This is a much diminished version of the Juvet Landscape Hotel. The cabin was too small all around. For a shower, one stood in was a dish pan! The 'view' was of trees directly to the cabin's front. There is no place to eat in the area so a picnic dinner is required. He and his partner went out of their way to make us a very good breakfast.
Question: What more information could we have provided to you regarding our preferences understanding that you must balance the product with the price?....For example, what description could we have given you to have put us in the old section of the Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand?
Thanks for the help. The trip was great
Regards,
Bayard and Susan Tracy

Activity Reviews
Tromsø Cable Car
Tromsø

This was a good idea. It's close to the city and gives very good views of the fjord and surrounding mountains. You can watch the paragliders takeoff beside you!

Finnabotn Tour
Balestrand

This was great fun even on a rainy day. It's just amazing to see the clouds off the mountains and the farms along the shoreline.

Drive to Kristiansund over Molde (Atlantic Ocean Road)
Åndalsnes

It was a beautiful day. I think this road is better seen in a storm with the surf coming over the road. But no one is complaining about a beautiful day at the ocean.

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Hi Bayard, thanks so much for writing such a detailed review! This is highly appreciated and I will definitely take it into consideration for the next time!
I am also really glad to hear that you had over all an amazing time! Albert and Otto are really one of a kind and I always love meeting them!
I wish you all the best!
Julia

Norway is a beautiful, clean, safe, amazing c...
Norway | Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2022

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Merle S.
Millville, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Norway is a beautiful, clean, safe, amazing country. The natural beauty took my breath away time after time. The glaciers, fjords, Art, sculpture, gardens, waterfalls, ferries, trains, food, hotels, and people surpassed my expectations. The kayaking in the fjord in Eidfjord was my favorite day. The walking tour with Marianne in Oslo was terrific and professional. We were in Oslo Bergen Eidfjord Stavanger and Skei. All were different and exceptional.

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

HI Merle, thanks a lot for the review! So happy to hear that you loved our beautiful country and that you had great experiences!

I wish you all the best!
Julia

The trip was great. The walking guide was fa...
Norway | Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2022

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Debbie S.
Delray Beach, FL | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

The trip was great. The walking guide was fantastic, very informative. The parts I didnt like was that it was a lot of driving. And after seeing everything we did, the Norway in a nutshell was repetitive.
The hotels were really very well located in Oslo & Bergen.

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

HI Debbie, thanks a lot for your review! I am very happy to hear that you had a great trip even if there was a lot of driving involved!

All the best
Julia

Great experience!
Norway | Aug 30 - Sep 7, 2022

Jordan
Jordan U.
Stony Point, NY | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

This was not only my first time using kimkim but my first time using a travel agency in general. It was an incredible experience! It was exactly what we wanted and could not have been better read more

This was not only my first time using kimkim but my first time using a travel agency in general. It was an incredible experience! It was exactly what we wanted and could not have been better

Hotel Review
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

Such a beautiful hotel and one of the best places to eat in Norway!

Authenticity & Character
The restaurant
Location
The views!!
Staff
Everyone was friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
It was hot
Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

HI Jordan! So fun to see all the pictures from your experiences in Norway! I am happy to hear that you had an amazing time! Now coming for the winter and Northern Lights should be one of the next adventures!
I wish you all the best
Julia

Great job. We had a blast Julia did a super j...
Norway | Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2022

Jay
Jay S.
Melville, NY | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Great job. We had a blast Julia did a super job arranging everything and was extremely accommodating

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Hi Jay, thanks for the review! I am glad you finally got to travel after you had to wait for so long!
All the best
Julia

Adventure in Norway
Norway | Aug 18 - Sep 7, 2022

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Sue C.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

As in all trips there were a few bumps along the way. Our first hiccup was the lodging at Svolvaer. Apparently there was a mix up in the confirmation and billing process and we were required to pay for the room. We got in touch with KimKim and Julia responded promptly and efficiently and the problem was resolved. We would rate the accommodation (Scandic Svolvaer) as over priced and mediocre. The room was so small that my husband could almost touch opposite walls in both directions with... read more

As in all trips there were a few bumps along the way. Our first hiccup was the lodging at Svolvaer. Apparently there was a mix up in the confirmation and billing process and we were required to pay for the room. We got in touch with KimKim and Julia responded promptly and efficiently and the problem was resolved. We would rate the accommodation (Scandic Svolvaer) as over priced and mediocre. The room was so small that my husband could almost touch opposite walls in both directions with arms outstretched. Certainly would not recommend it to anyone.

In Geringer we were scheduled for a RIB boat. We had the tickets but unfortunately our itinerary didn't indicate which company it was with. Karolina had indicated to us that the tours are all day and you just show up for one any hour starting at 10. Once we found the correct company we were told that our slot was 10 only. Thankfully they had an opening at 4:00 and we were able to go.

In Faerland we were scheduled for a mountain hike. Our "guide" was a 19 year old who knew very little about the area and said almost nothing the entire hike. He seemed more interested in getting it over so he could home and play video games. We are in very good shape but felt that he had no clue that people 3 1/2 times his age might want to stop once in a while just to enjoy the scenery and rest. The highlight of the hike was when his cousin appeared at the summit and we had a chance to talk with him. He was foraging for mushrooms and told us a lot about the forest in the area and what to look for.

In Aurland our lodging (Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri) was disappointing.
Our room was large and clean but was on a busy corner with a lot of traffic and had very thin shades that did not block out the glaring streetlight. We asked for another room but were told that they were all like that. We were confirmed for three days in Aurland which was a huge mistake. We departed the second day and booked a room at Fossli Hotel which was absolutely wonderful! It was not busy, served excellent food and the service and staff were very welcoming. The room was recently remodeled and was immaculate and comfortable. All of the windows and and balcony door in our room had blackout shades. It was a lovely stay with a beautiful view and great history. When we looking we were given some options in Eidfjord by Meree and we appreciated that. However once we got to Eidfjord and saw the cruise ships we were relieved that we found Fossli Hotel rather than one in a very touristy town.

The Naerøyfjord boat tour was ok. After our road trip viewing some of the most beautiful scenery of fjords and mountains and small farms dotting the countryside it was a let down. Too many tourists and certainly not the most beautiful scenery in Norway.

Looking at the plan now, we would have avoided Flam...cruise ships and wandering tourists everywhere. The train ride to the top was ok. We did the bike ride down however and that was great!
Three days in Aurland was a mistake as well.
Bergen was ok but also very touristy.

In reviewing our trip we feel that we did most of the work. We planned the route, secured our rental cars, booked all of our flights and found most of the lodging. In our initial conversation with Karolina we emphasized that we don't like "touristy" places and we are always searching for unique lodging when we travel. She gave us a few good suggestions but attention to detail and understanding our kind of travel was lacking. Many of the details were not tended to and our last few messages with questions and requests were not answered.

We have traveled extensively and are always looking for out of the way spots, unique lodging and a chance to get to know the culture and people of each country that we visit. "Canned" travel on cruise ships, "nutshell itineraries" and whirlwind travel to see everything is not what we want.
We had a great trip despite the bumps but will most likely opt to plan our own adventures in the future.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Svolvær
Svolvær

Overpriced and the rooms are miniscule.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
LOFOTEN LINKS LODGES
Gimsøya

Wonderful little cabin! Clean, comfortable and good location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel 1904
Ålesund

Beautiful hotel in a good location. Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær

Lovely little cabin!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Røisheim Hotel
Lom

One of our favorite accommodations ever! Wish we had stayed longer!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything!
Local specialist: Karolina Reinhardtsen
Karolina
Karolina Reinhardtsen
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hi Sue and Jim,

Thank you for your feedback! Sorry to hear there were a few bumps on the trip. We have a team of people working to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible but unfortunately there are things out of our control. I will address the matter of the planning of the trip as that is the part I am directly responsible for. When I received your list of request, I tried to match your must see items with what we have available. If you want to see UNESCO fjords, you can not avoid... read more

Hi Sue and Jim,

Thank you for your feedback! Sorry to hear there were a few bumps on the trip. We have a team of people working to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible but unfortunately there are things out of our control. I will address the matter of the planning of the trip as that is the part I am directly responsible for. When I received your list of request, I tried to match your must see items with what we have available. If you want to see UNESCO fjords, you can not avoid toursity places like Geiranger and Flåm unfortunately. I am glad you liked my suggestions, but as you said above, you planned most of your route. You sent me a word document with places, timelines and even restaurants that you wanted to visit so I did my best to add to it and arrange it so you'd have the perfect trip as how I understood your desires. I'm sorry your expectations were not met.

All the best,
Karolina

Unforgettable trip in Norway!
Norway | Aug 28 - Sep 6, 2022

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Emily C.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

We had an absolutely amazing time in Norway thanks to our trip planner Linda. Every place we visited was more magical than the last, and the lesser known towns she sent us to were our favorites. We never could have had this trip without her. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore these magical places.

We only had to reach out to KimKim once while we were away to get some advice on timing with the ferries. Linda was off that day, but her team member figured out... read more

We had an absolutely amazing time in Norway thanks to our trip planner Linda. Every place we visited was more magical than the last, and the lesser known towns she sent us to were our favorites. We never could have had this trip without her. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore these magical places.

We only had to reach out to KimKim once while we were away to get some advice on timing with the ferries. Linda was off that day, but her team member figured out exactly where we were based on our shaky directions from inside a tunnel, as was able to calculate our travel times and and give us advice on our next move. I was shocked at the level of customer service.

The tour guides Linda matched us up with here so kind and knowledgeable, it felt like walking around with our new Norwegian friends rather than being on a tour. Special shoutout to our inn keeper in Værlandet, who gave us food out of her own freezer when we arrived after the grocery store had closed. Above and beyond!

Hotel Reviews
Opus XVI
Bergen

So comfortable, the best sleep we got on the trip.

Authenticity & Character
Such a step up from the other hotel chains in Bergen.
Location
Great location, right in the heart of things.
Staff
Friendly and helpful!
Cleanliness & Comfort
I miss this mattress.
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland

So authentic and the food rivaled the Michelin star restaurants we went to.

Authenticity & Character
It felt like stepping back in time, so charming.
Location
The views!!!! How do you beat that?
Staff
Great advice from everyone at the hotel on how to spend our time, hikes, food, etc.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Værlandet Havhotell
Hamna

This is like no place I've ever been. Totally off the beaten path, unbelievably beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right on the water, amazing views!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Thief
Oslo

So trendy!

Authenticity & Character
Very cool vibe to the whole hotel, modern and trendy.
Location
Right in the heart of things!
Staff
Everyone was so kind and accommodating even though we had a really late check in.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Definitely felt like a 4 star hotel, modern and clean.
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway and Gambia | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hei Emily, such a pleasure to read your feedback! I am happy that everything went as planned, and they you enjoyed the route we had put together for you. Hope to see you back in Norway another time to explore! :-) Best, Linda

I had a spectacular trip!
Norway | Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2022

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Seth O.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

I had a spectacular trip through the country of Norway. Tusen Takk Tricia!!! You made my first international (solo) trip everything it could be and more! The route worked out perfectly and the activities were spot on for what I was looking to see and do. The trip plan went so well and removed much of the stress that may happen, for me at least, with planning everything myself. Tricia's knowledge of Norway and recommendations all came together to make for a smooth, easy to navigate... read more

I had a spectacular trip through the country of Norway. Tusen Takk Tricia!!! You made my first international (solo) trip everything it could be and more! The route worked out perfectly and the activities were spot on for what I was looking to see and do. The trip plan went so well and removed much of the stress that may happen, for me at least, with planning everything myself. Tricia's knowledge of Norway and recommendations all came together to make for a smooth, easy to navigate itinerary. I couldn't have asked for more. She checked in to make sure I was well on my way and was super supportive and responsive if/when I did call for help. I can't recommend using kimkim, and Tricia enough and will tell everyone and anyone the same.

Hotel Reviews
Thon Hotel Terminus
Oslo

Great location, enormous breakfast buffet, comfortable bed. A little noisy into the night but not too bad. Jet lag had me up anyway. I did change my room to the 2nd floor with a window which happen to be on a bus route. The 1st room on the 6th floor would've been much quieter but the view was non-existent.

Authenticity & Character
It was a typical hotel which was all I needed here.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri
Aurland

Quaint, unbelievably quiet, comfortable bed, nice breakfast and functional room with an unchanged classic charming style. Cool place to stay in this old sleepy town. Close to trails and good access to Flam. Good restaurant on the grounds too and the view of the fjord was awesome!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

Upscale, busy popular hotel. The location doesn't get much better than this. Beds were comfortable and the room was quiet from all sides. This is classic Bergen in all it's history.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen

I so very much enjoyed this walking tour with John. I think we covered the whole city in a matter of 2-3 hours! He imparted his vast knowledge of his hometown everywhere we went with great suggestions to take in all of Bergen following the tour. I love Bergen, Norway!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Oslo Food Trail With a Local Guide
Oslo

I enjoyed this tour around the city eating some local foods Oslo is known for. Walking and talking with Stig through his favorite parts of his hometown, eating the local treats along the way was truly a good time. Go Liverpool! :)

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Heritage Taste Fjordsafari
Norway

This unique experience was fun. Our guide, Erick (apologize for any misspelling here) was awesome on this tour. Zooming around the fjords, learning interesting, sometimes fascinating things about the history of the people who settled in and around the area.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

So much fun to read through your reviews, Seth! Thanks so much!!
You were a joy to chat with throughout planning and during your stay. You handled your first international solo trip like a pro. I'm already looking forward to your next visit...and continuing to practice the Norwegian language with you :-D

Lykke til med fremtidige reiser!

Tusen hjertelig takk,
Tricia

Thank you Kim Kim for planning our wondeful 8...
Norway | Sep 2 - Sep 9, 2022

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LENA P.
Greece | Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

Thank you Kim Kim for planning our wondeful 8 days trip to Norway.
The orgainzatin could not be better.
Communicating with Meree was quick, easy and professional.
Meree responded to all our needs and she was ready to make all possible changes that we suggested.
Activities great. The kayaking in Flam was really good. The person responsible excellent. (I think her name was Rea). The RIP boat person was also excellent.
The only thing is that the hotel booking in Oslo was not good. I know I have... read more

Thank you Kim Kim for planning our wondeful 8 days trip to Norway.
The orgainzatin could not be better.
Communicating with Meree was quick, easy and professional.
Meree responded to all our needs and she was ready to make all possible changes that we suggested.
Activities great. The kayaking in Flam was really good. The person responsible excellent. (I think her name was Rea). The RIP boat person was also excellent.
The only thing is that the hotel booking in Oslo was not good. I know I have asked Meree for a hotel in Oslo in a reasonable price, but this was very different from all the hotels we stayed.
We went our for a brekfast since the breakfast hall was so poor and smelly.
But overall it was a wondeful week million thanks to Meree and Kim Kim.
Lena and Filippos

Hotel Reviews
Thon Hotel Astoria
Oslo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Thon Hotel Ålesund
Ålesund
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Hotel Terminus
Bergen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fretheim Hotel
Flåm
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Union Geiranger Bad & Spa
Geiranger
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Fjord Kayaking
Flåm
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
RIB Boat tour Geiranger
Geiranger
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Merée Ruzits

Perfection
Norway | Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2022

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Keeley M.
Mequon, WI | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Tom was infinitely helpful in planning our trekking trip in Norway! All of our hytte & hotel bookings went perfectly when we arrived, and everything was well organized for us before our trip. Tom even went the extra mile and helped us find a laundromat for after our trek. We never would've been able to do all of these bookings with confidence ourselves from the US, we are beyond grateful that Kimkim made this trip possible for us. Thank you for organizing the trip of a lifetime! read more

Tom was infinitely helpful in planning our trekking trip in Norway! All of our hytte & hotel bookings went perfectly when we arrived, and everything was well organized for us before our trip. Tom even went the extra mile and helped us find a laundromat for after our trek. We never would've been able to do all of these bookings with confidence ourselves from the US, we are beyond grateful that Kimkim made this trip possible for us. Thank you for organizing the trip of a lifetime!

Hotel Review
Thon hotel Nidaros
Trondheim

Great location and breakfast, helpful staff

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen
Tom Christer
Tom Christer Larsen
Local specialist in Norway | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Its great that you were finally able to do your trek here, and it was nice to able to help you
make it happen and good it went well and was worth the wait 🙂

Souther Norway outdoor adventure
Norway | Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2022

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Jeff G.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Flawless execution of every step of the trip. Everything just worked. I showed up where the itinerary said to at the time and everything worked great. Recommendations for self exploration days were great. Hotels were located in the exact right location. 5/5 trip, would absolutely use KimKim again.

Thanks for an amazing trip

Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hi Jeff!

Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review! I am happy to hear that you had an amazing time in Norway and the trip went perfectly for you.

I wish you all the best!
Krista

Oslo to Bergen via the fjords
Norway | Aug 24 - Aug 31, 2022

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Sam T.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Really good suggestions and organisation. Picked venues I would never have chosen and activities that were all top rate. Would definitely recommend.

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

I appreciate this so very much, Sam! I enjoyed planning with you. Thanks for the visit :)

Julia planned my 14 day trip to fjords in Nor...
Norway | Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2022

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Chandrika J.
India | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Julia planned my 14 day trip to fjords in Norway. She did a superb job and my trip was amazing. I visited Flam, Balestrand, Bergen, Geiranger, Alesund, and Oslo. Every place was charming with a beauty of its own. As I was a solo traveller Julia had planned most of my excursions and given me enough options for my free time. It was indeed travel made easy and enjoyable! Thanks Julia and KimKim!

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

HI Chandrika, I am so happy to hear that you had an amazing time in Norway and that you enjoyed it!
All the best
Julia

A dream come true
Norway | Aug 19 - Aug 31, 2022

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sudhir m.
India | Reviewed on Sep 02, 2022

We have wanted to go to Norway for a long time to see the Fjords.We got great advise , where to go what to do from Tom. the planning stage was extensive with multiple revision to my itinerary.
The trip was planned and executed to perfection by Tom. It was personalised to my taste and liking. Tom even figured out a way for me to drive a Porsche 911 GTS , which was an absolute pleasure for me. All the hotels chosen were to my liking and beyond. From when we landed till we left Tom was in... read more

We have wanted to go to Norway for a long time to see the Fjords.We got great advise , where to go what to do from Tom. the planning stage was extensive with multiple revision to my itinerary.
The trip was planned and executed to perfection by Tom. It was personalised to my taste and liking. Tom even figured out a way for me to drive a Porsche 911 GTS , which was an absolute pleasure for me. All the hotels chosen were to my liking and beyond. From when we landed till we left Tom was in touch constantly to help me with my every whims and fancy, it was like have him as friend along with me in the trip. We are planning a trip in winter soon. My friends and relatives who saw the pictures want to come and wanted Toms contacts.
we had an amazing experience in food , places we went , the tours everything.
Cheers!
Thanks Tom

Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen
Tom Christer
Tom Christer Larsen
Local specialist in Norway | Reviewed on Sep 02, 2022

Thanks for those kind words, it was both fun to plan and a pleasure arranging your Norwegian journey. I also felt like I was your friend following you around your trip, and it was almost like i was a part of your journey as well (and wish I had been a part of that Porsche drive he he). Happy to hear you had a great time, and both you and family and friends are more than welcome to come back to Norway.

Cheers!

Best regards,
Tom

A memorable trip I had been to Norway t...
Norway | Aug 8 - Aug 24, 2022

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gerard b.
Fitchburg, MA | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

A memorable trip

I had been to Norway twice before so one may think I had done it all - far from it. Despite my age of 76 I had planned a hiking trip w
trip with Kim-Kim tours. It was an independent tour with Kim-Kim making most of the itinerary, booking guides, gondolas etc and making helpful suggestions
The result being, that despite
a couple problems, that this was an awesome trip and experience. The first 6 days of the 3 week trip I relived past experiences in Oslo, ... read more

A memorable trip

I had been to Norway twice before so one may think I had done it all - far from it. Despite my age of 76 I had planned a hiking trip w
trip with Kim-Kim tours. It was an independent tour with Kim-Kim making most of the itinerary, booking guides, gondolas etc and making helpful suggestions
The result being, that despite
a couple problems, that this was an awesome trip and experience. The first 6 days of the 3 week trip I relived past experiences in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen climbing pulpit's rock, dining on wharf in Bergen, cruising the archipelago in Oslo, etc., but I also had many new adventures like hiring a guide in Oslo (Kim-Kim suggestion) that was fantastic. Kim-Kim gave me an option of mountains to hike at every stop and also options on accomations. I rented a car in Bergen and headed to Kalvag, staying in unforgettable Knutholmen. Unfortunately it had rained all July in Norway so despite sunny weather the ground was saturated and gave way on my hike causing me to have a serious fall and injury. The owner of knutholmen was fantastic in helping me, but my hiking trip was ended. This is where Kim-Kim stepped up and not only saved my trip but made it the best sight seeing trip of my life. Linda, from Kim-Kim, each night provided me with incredible scenic drives and interesting stops and activities along the way. I have seen incredible scenery I would have never seen without her help. Norway turned out to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen. So instead of the fall ruining my trip, it turned it into a fantastic explorative journey that Kim-Kim enhanced with Linda's constant help. For example, Andalnes and route 93 with the Trollstigen drive are indescribable beauty suggested to me by Linda.
It was truly a trip I will never forget !

Activity Review
Oslo City Walk with a Local
Oslo
Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wit and knowledge
Transport
I used my own rental but kim-kim did move my bags once. Each country had excellent transports of busses, trains ferries
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway and Gambia | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Hi Jerry, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am really to read that you had a great experience and enjoyed our suggestions and planning. I hope to see you in Norway again another time. Still things to explore! :-) Best wishes, Linda

Julia was amazing!
Norway | Aug 3 - Aug 17, 2022

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Charles K.
Parole, MD | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

We just returned from two weeks in Norway and it was an incredible trip mainly thanks to Julia and her team at KimKim. Julia suggested places to us that we had never heard of loved going to. We would never have gone to them without her suggestions. Also, we had some weather-related travel problems during the trip and Julia worked hard to help find solutions to them. read more

We just returned from two weeks in Norway and it was an incredible trip mainly thanks to Julia and her team at KimKim. Julia suggested places to us that we had never heard of loved going to. We would never have gone to them without her suggestions. Also, we had some weather-related travel problems during the trip and Julia worked hard to help find solutions to them.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Ishavshotel
Tromsø

Great location and very nice rooms.

Hamn i Senja
Skaland

Fabulous room.

Anker Brygge
svolvær
Opus XVI
Bergen

Beautiful hotel in a great location. Great breakfast. Want to return

29|2 Aurland
Aurland

Very special place. Totally farm to table. Helpful staff. Beautiful grounds

Authenticity & Character
Staff
Hotel Christiania Teater
Oslo
Activity Reviews
Authentic Norwegian Cuisine & Guided Waterfall Hike
Aurland

loved the goat farm

Ferry to Botnhamn - Explore Senja island
Senja

A ride to a beautiful, peaceful location

Finnabotn Tour
Balestrand

Beautiful, peaceful,

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Thank you so much Charles for the review! I am sure you will not forget this vacation! - All part of the experience!

All the best!
Julia

A well planned trip. Loved our Norway stops w...
Norway | Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2022

Linda
Linda S.
Greensboro, NC | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

A well planned trip. Loved our Norway stops which gave good insight into variations of important coastal towns.

Local specialist: Merée Ruzits
Merée
Merée Ruzits
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hi, Linda!

Thank you for the kind words! Your travel group was a pleasure to work with and I am happy you enjoyed your stay. The rest of Norway and of course Scandinavia await you!

All the best
Meree

Our trip to Norway was amazing!
Norway | Aug 1 - Aug 12, 2022

sybil
sybil p.
Hinsdale, IL | Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

Our trip to Norway was amazing! We loved the summer farm in Innerdalen. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The hike to Romsdalseggen was worth the effort because of the views! Our planner, Linda did a fantastic job incorporating our ideas to create a fun and beautiful trip. read more

Our trip to Norway was amazing! We loved the summer farm in Innerdalen. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The hike to Romsdalseggen was worth the effort because of the views! Our planner, Linda did a fantastic job incorporating our ideas to create a fun and beautiful trip.

Hotel Review
Renndølsetra
6620

Such a beautiful place! Note that accomodations are rustic but it's the most beautiful place we stayed at while in Norway.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The owner was very friendly and answered our questions about the farm. The other staff were very nice and friendly even though they were very busy.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The view from my bedroom window.
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway and Gambia | Reviewed on Sep 03, 2022

Hi Sybil & All, thank you for visiting us in Norway and for the lovely review. :-) I really enjoyed planning your trip with you, and think you got to see a lot while you were here. Thank you for sharing your photos! Hope to see you back in Norway another time. Greetings to your family. Best, Linda

Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. T...
Norway | Aug 10 - Aug 15, 2022

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Virginia M.
Kansas City, MO | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. The planning of our trip to Norway (primarily focused on Oslo and Bergen) went well, and we got quick responses to any questions. The itinerary turned out to be a good mix of planned activity and the chance to explore leisurely. The only day that was packed was our Norway in a Nutshell day, traveling between Oslo and Bergen, and we were pretty tired after that. The hotels where we stayed were excellent.

I always felt that if we needed help, we... read more

Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. The planning of our trip to Norway (primarily focused on Oslo and Bergen) went well, and we got quick responses to any questions. The itinerary turned out to be a good mix of planned activity and the chance to explore leisurely. The only day that was packed was our Norway in a Nutshell day, traveling between Oslo and Bergen, and we were pretty tired after that. The hotels where we stayed were excellent.

I always felt that if we needed help, we could get it right away from a call to Kimkim. As it turned out, we didn't need help.

We are older travelers and did this trip entirely by public transportation. We are glad we did it and will likely come back to Scandinavia again.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Grand Hotel Oslo
Oslo

It is a very comfortable hotel in a great location. The service was outstanding. I would go back there again.

Authenticity & Character
The feeling of being in a grand old hotel
Location
In the city center close to the harbor (easy walking distance) and museums
Staff
Staff helped us get taxis when needed and were very efficient
Cleanliness & Comfort
It had the level of cleanliness I would have expected from a grand hotel
Hotel Norge by Scandic
Bergen

This renovated hotel is "hopping." There is a great deal of activity going on there, and it has a very contemporary vibe. I liked staying there except that the hallways are dark and the signage is a bit hard to read. Still, I liked staying there and the location is great. It is close to the train station, the KODE art museums, and the university. The harbor is not far away either.

Authenticity & Character
Like a modern international hotel
Location
Close to all the things we wanted to see
Staff
Good service, though our laundry order was mishandled because we weren't informed that there was no service on weekends.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very good housekeeping service
Activity Reviews
Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise
Oslo

Loved seeing the ships in the harbor and then the islands/peninsulas with houses on them!

Quality of Experience
Fun to talk with other people on the trip
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Nice older ship
Fjordcruise to Hardanger
Bergen

We enjoyed the cruise and the trip to Rosendal. It was a pleasant day to experience the water and the scenery. We liked Rosendal as well.

Quality of Experience
We particularly liked the cruise on the water. It's fun to look at the houses and also the fisheries (salmon farms).
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very professional
Transport
Very nice ship
Local specialist: Karolina Reinhardtsen
Karolina
Karolina Reinhardtsen
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hi Virginia,

Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the itinerary I planned for you.

Greetings from Norway!
Karolina

Beautiful Norway
Norway | Aug 6 - Aug 16, 2022

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Cindy M.
Cartersville, GA | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Thank you KimKim for planning our wonderful Norway adventure. Communicating with Meree and Sonia was easy. They both responded back quickly to my questions and made adjustments as requested. Everything you selected for our group was great from the hotels to the activities. The best part of the trip was it was worry free. Everything was scheduled and all we just had to do was show up.

We loved all the hotels we stayed at - Hansatic Hotel in Bergen, Trolltunga Hotel in Odda, Fretheim... read more

Thank you KimKim for planning our wonderful Norway adventure. Communicating with Meree and Sonia was easy. They both responded back quickly to my questions and made adjustments as requested. Everything you selected for our group was great from the hotels to the activities. The best part of the trip was it was worry free. Everything was scheduled and all we just had to do was show up.

We loved all the hotels we stayed at - Hansatic Hotel in Bergen, Trolltunga Hotel in Odda, Fretheim Hotel in Flam and Dragsvik Fjordhotel in Balestran. They each had their own charm and uniqueness.

All of the activities were wonderful. In Bergen we enjoyed the Funicular and the Ulriken Hike. The favorite activity of the whole trip was in Odda with the Trolltunga hike and overnight stay in a dome. The guides Oyvind, Stepan and Jana were great. Also enjoyed meeting Jostein. In Flam the ride on the Flamsbana Train and biking down to the Flam Valley was so much fun. A special treat along the way was interacting with the friendly goats and eating cheese at the Rallarrosa Farm. In Borgund we enjoyed the beauty of the Stave Church. We ended our trip in Balestrand and loved the view of the Fjords from the windows of our Dragsvik Fjordhotel. There is lots to do in Balestrand. We enjoyed kayaking with Jan, taking the rib boat to Finnabotn with Lars, biking around Balestrand village and ending our trip enjoying lunch and cider at Ciderhuset hosted by owners Gard and Tuba

Just driving around in Norway had us in awe. The views are breathtaking. Norway is a very beautiful country.

Hotel Reviews
Hansatic Hotel
Bergen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Trolltunga Hotel
Odda
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fretheim Hotel
Flåm
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dragsvik Fjordhotel
Balestrand
Authenticity & Character
Location
Views of the Fjords were amazing
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport Terminal
Bergen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to Airport - great for early morning flight
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Overnight Hike to Trolltunga
Odda
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides - Oyvind, Stepan and Jana were outstanding. Jostein provided informative information about the trip.
Transport
Bike in the Flåm Valley
Norway
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Kayaking Tour
Balestrand
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Jan was awesome
Transport
Finnabotn Tour
Balestrand
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Enjoyed Lars. He was very knowledgeable about the area.
Transport
Orchard Tour & Cider Tasting in Balestrand
Balestrand
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Gard & Tuba were great hosts.
Transport
Local specialist: Merée Ruzits
Merée
Merée Ruzits
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hi Cindy!

I am so glad that you enjoyed your travels in Norway. Thank you for this review, and kind words! It was a pleasure planning this trip for you. Rest of the Scandinavia awaits you, and of course, we would be happy to show you more of Norway!

All the best
Meree

Tricia helped create a fantastic trip to Norway
Norway | Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2022

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Margaret S.
Bethesda, MD | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Tricia helped create a trip in Norway focused on time in the fjords (including half a day of guide-led kayaking and another going out on a small boat to poke around a second fjord). Both experiences and the hotel we stayed at (the historic Kivknes, which may have one of the best fjord views possible) were amazing. The arrangements she made for train, ferries, hotels, experiences in Oslo, Flam, Balestrand, and the lovely Bergen all worked perfectly. She also, at my request, left us plenty of... read more

Tricia helped create a trip in Norway focused on time in the fjords (including half a day of guide-led kayaking and another going out on a small boat to poke around a second fjord). Both experiences and the hotel we stayed at (the historic Kivknes, which may have one of the best fjord views possible) were amazing. The arrangements she made for train, ferries, hotels, experiences in Oslo, Flam, Balestrand, and the lovely Bergen all worked perfectly. She also, at my request, left us plenty of time to do activites that we planned on our own (sauna and swim in the Bergen fjord for instance). The daytime temperature was usually mid-70s and even the famous summer rain stayed away all but one day. (One minor glitch involving a pullout couch at the initial hotel was worked out very quickly using the KimKim emergency number -- and our own efforts with hotel receptionl.) If Tricia is typical of KimKim we would definitely use KimKim again. Norway was really wonderful

Hotel Reviews
Clarion Hotel The Hub
Oslo

A large hotel in the very downtown port area. Convenient if not that scenic an area. Everyone in the hotel was extremely nice and helpful. And the rooms were comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

The hotel has an amazing setting in the middle of the fjord in the tiny town of Balestrand. We stayed in the old historic section, which has tremendous character and great balconies with stunning views, but be aware that the rooms are small. No king-sized beds here! Also since this part is "historic" the rooms are decorated in an older style but with all the basic amenitites. We loved the rooms and would happily have stayed longer. The dining room, where an emormous buffet is put on for breakfast, is open and glassy and overlooks the water. You can also dine there. We lunched one day on the long back porch overlooking the water. The activities did -- kayaking, boating, cidering -- were all within a 5 minute walk. There are a couple small restaurants nearby. We saw lots of hikers, but did not do that ourselves.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Norge by Scandic
Bergen

I'm giving this 5 stars because we had 2 rooms on the top floor with amazing balconies overlooking a very scenic part of the center of town. The hotel is very convenient, very helpful and has great beds. They arranged a pullout couch in one room that I'd love to find for my own house. Really comfortable. The hotel has a great location for walking around Bergen, which is a very pretty cobblestone-y city.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Kayaking in Balestrand
Balestrand

We had a guided kayak tours from the town of Balestrand which is so fantastic. A reason to visit again. Our guide "JT" was wonderful, helpful and just fun to kayak with. We were experienced kayakers and so he responded to that, but he often takes out people with no experience and clearly is a great teacher. There were 3 of us (adults) on this excursion and we all thought this was a highlight of our time in Norway.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Scenic Boat Trip to Fjærland
Balestrand

This was a private trip for just 3 of us with a captain --Tor -- whose family hails from Balestrand for generations. As a result he was a wealth of info throughout the trip about places and people. Tor was really fun and intersting, slowing at certain places to talk or let us drink from a waterfall (without leaving the boat or getting wet--very impressive). Extra info: he has great warm jumpsuits for all his clients. He also does fishing trips, though we did not do that part.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Balestrand Orchard Walk & Cider Tasting
Balestrand

Fun to hear about and see how cider is made. And then taste some of the ciders afterward.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen

John was our guide and despite having to walk in a downpour a lot of the time he was humorous, interesting about places and the history of those places and led us gently around the whole, mostly cobblestoned city.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Depart Norway
Norway
Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Margaret - thank you for all of these lovely details! It's so fun reading through your descriptions and hearing about the other parts of the trips we haven't yet had a chance to chat about. I am so vey grateful that the sun shined for you and your sons while you explored the fjords together.

It was a treat to plan for you and your family. Hope you come back to Norway someday :)

Norway family adventure!
Norway | Jul 29 - Aug 18, 2022

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Nancy P.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

A huge shout out to Tricia Cantlon and her team for making my family’s three week trip to Norway an experience of a life time. My 11 year old son and I were travelling with my 90 year old mother on this family adventure. Putting an itinerary together that would work for all of us required something different and Tricia’s work on pace, variety and activity selection really worked. We appreciated the opportunity to experience the character of Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen but were REALLY blown... read more

A huge shout out to Tricia Cantlon and her team for making my family’s three week trip to Norway an experience of a life time. My 11 year old son and I were travelling with my 90 year old mother on this family adventure. Putting an itinerary together that would work for all of us required something different and Tricia’s work on pace, variety and activity selection really worked. We appreciated the opportunity to experience the character of Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen but were REALLY blown away by the beauty of the Fjords on our 10 day road trip out of Bergen. Having the flexibility to experience the fjords at our own pace for this portion of our trip was great. Tricia’s attentiveness to us while we were in Norway was also really helpful. She and her team were always super responsive and helpful when I had questions or concerns. They continued to gently guide us through the entire trip and this contributed to a sense of ease along the way that was lovely.

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

I am so absolutely grateful I could help craft your trip to be an easygoing adventure. (And a shoutout to my coworker Tom for stepping in to answer questions when necessary!) It was so much fun to help you on this multi-generational vacation. You guys were such troopers in any weather and really got the full Norwegian experience on a long tour. I am so thankful that we connected and that the trip was what you were hoping for. Thank you for everything, Nancy!!

Loved our experience with KimKim and Tricia. ...
Norway | Aug 10 - Aug 16, 2022

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Elizabeth C.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Loved our experience with KimKim and Tricia. She was so adaptive to our needs, and she went above and beyond to make sure everything was set up perfectly. Made for an actually enjoyable holiday, not stressing our about all the details! read more

Loved our experience with KimKim and Tricia. She was so adaptive to our needs, and she went above and beyond to make sure everything was set up perfectly. Made for an actually enjoyable holiday, not stressing our about all the details!

Hotel Reviews
Thon Hotel Cecil
Oslo
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Gudvangen Fjordtell & Apartments
Gudvangen

Basic accommodations in a beautiful setting. Limited dining options.

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Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz
Bergen
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Location
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Preikestolen Fjellstue / Preikestolen BaseCamp
Jørpeland

Excellent base camp hotel for hiking. Dinner was fabulous! Rooms are basic but comfortable. Shower/bathroom combo is a little weird and messy but again, functional. Beautiful setting.

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Loved all the pillows!
Activity Review
Ferry from Bergen to Stavanger
Norway

Great experience!

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Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Elizabeth, thank you again for everything! As a mom of a toddler you deserve all the breaks you can get! I'm so happy to plan the details so you can concentrate on enjoying these moments with your family (And big thank you to my coworker Tom who also stepped in to help while you were in-country). Glad you got to see some of the big sites. It was a pleasure getting to know you a bit and connect with a fellow expat. Take care and good luck on your future adventures!!

Norway unforgettable
Norway | Aug 4 - Aug 14, 2022

Leon
Leon T.
Spain | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I started to plan this trip before contacting Kimkim. So we already had our flights and the first night in Oslo booked. Then I came in contact with Christina, and everything started to flow magically. I had an idea of combining city and nature impressions on the journey including some physical activity as well. Christina was able to come up with this perfectly. So in the end of the day we had our city walks as well as fjords tours - hiking, on boats, on trains and on kayaks, all of which... read more

I started to plan this trip before contacting Kimkim. So we already had our flights and the first night in Oslo booked. Then I came in contact with Christina, and everything started to flow magically. I had an idea of combining city and nature impressions on the journey including some physical activity as well. Christina was able to come up with this perfectly. So in the end of the day we had our city walks as well as fjords tours - hiking, on boats, on trains and on kayaks, all of which orchestrated skillfully together with transfers and hotel bookings. We only had to adjust the alarm clock and follow the detailed instructions in the itinerary.
We visited four different destinations - Oslo, Aurland/Flåm, Bergen and Ålesund - each of the with their own special flair. In Bergen and Oslo we had a 3 hour informal walk with a local guide, both of them really charming, professionally skilled and in love with their respective cities.
The hotels were up to our expectations and very well located. We haven't missed a chance to relax in the Spa! And after the rainy and chilly day in Bergen the sauna was quite what we needed.
These were very memorable 9 days which we enjoyed so much thanks to Chritina and team!
I'm pretty sure this will not be our last trip with them ;)
Leon & Laura

Local specialist: Christina Wang
Christina
Christina Wang
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Hi Leon & Laura,

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review.

I am glad to see that you had a great experience of planning with us.
You had a good balance of Norway's cities, mountains and Fjords.
I am so glad you liked it!

It was great working with, and planning your adventure.
As well as staying in touch while "on the road" and hearing about your experiences.

I hope we get to work with you again one day!

Best,
Christina

Norway Fjord Excursion: Itinerary was perfect for us! Meree was exce...
Norway | Aug 3 - Aug 16, 2022

David
David S.
Morrisville, NC | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Itinerary was perfect for us! Meree was exceptionally quick to respond to any requests for minor tweaks. All the hotels were amazing and the hosts completely accommodating. read more

Itinerary was perfect for us! Meree was exceptionally quick to respond to any requests for minor tweaks. All the hotels were amazing and the hosts completely accommodating.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Utsikten
Geiranger

As its name implies, the view alone is worth choosing this hotel while you are visiting Geiranger, but the food and service and the well appointed room make for a completely luxurious stay.

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Hotel 1904
Ålesund

Absolutely the best choice of a hotel to end our visit! Centrally located in Aselund and luxurious in every way. Staff was extremely accommodating!

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Local specialist: Merée Ruzits
Merée
Merée Ruzits
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hi David!

Thank you so much for this feedback. It was great to plan this trip for you and Cathy, and I am so happy that you got to enjoy the beauty of Norway!

Greetings
Meree

Bergen & the fjords
Norway | Aug 8 - Aug 15, 2022

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Juliet B.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Tom was very helpful in organising our trip, booking both accommodation and activities. We all enjoyed our boat trips, the cycling back down to Flam, and our guided tour round Bergen with Fartheim. read more

Tom was very helpful in organising our trip, booking both accommodation and activities. We all enjoyed our boat trips, the cycling back down to Flam, and our guided tour round Bergen with Fartheim.

Hotel Reviews
Valldal Fjordhotell
Valldal

Located right by the fjord with good rooms and nice food

Authenticity & Character
Location
Being right by the side of the fjord
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Aurlandsfjord
Aurland

Good restaurant with good food and staff. Room with balcony recommended for fjord view

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Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen

Breathtaking Trip!
Norway | Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2022

Danielle
Danielle L.
Seymour, CT | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Our trip to Norway was absolutely amazing and life changing. The itinerary Julia set up for our family of 5 (grandma, parents, and kids ages 5 and 7) was just perfect. I communicated with Julia in early 2022 to provide some comments around what we were looking for - seeing the fjords, being outside and active, etc. From there, Julia took my feedback and made the perfect itinerary. Everything was so easy and convenient, and our favorite parts of the trip were undoubtedly items I never would’ve... read more

Our trip to Norway was absolutely amazing and life changing. The itinerary Julia set up for our family of 5 (grandma, parents, and kids ages 5 and 7) was just perfect. I communicated with Julia in early 2022 to provide some comments around what we were looking for - seeing the fjords, being outside and active, etc. From there, Julia took my feedback and made the perfect itinerary. Everything was so easy and convenient, and our favorite parts of the trip were undoubtedly items I never would’ve planned on my own. We are so thankful to Julia and the KimKim team and I would 100% recommend using them!

Some of our most notable trip highlights include:
1) our taxi boat with Captain Tor where he drove right up to fresh waterfalls for us to touch and let our kids catch some fish along the way
2) everything about Fjaerland Fjordstove Hotel (this is such a charming place with a wonderful staff)
3) our private hike in Fjaerland where our kids picked fresh strawberries and blueberries

Thank you Julia and team!

Hotel Review
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland

This hotel is so wonderful and charming. The rooms are lovely! The staff are so friendly and helpful. The food is simply delicious. The location cannot be beaten.

Authenticity & Character
So charming!
Location
Beautiful views
Staff
Beyond helpful and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless and comfortable
Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Hi Danielle! Thanks so much for this lovely review and for sharing some of the pictures of your trip! It really looks like the whole family had an amazing time!
I wish you all the best!
Julia

A fabulous 10-day scenic/hiking trip in western Norway
Norway | Jul 30 - Aug 8, 2022

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Rosemarie N.
Los Altos, CA | Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Karolina planned the itinerary for a 10-day scenic/hiking trip through western Norway for my husband and me in August 2022. Kimkim's excellent secure online communication system made it really easy to for me to send my comments as the itinerary was being developed. Karolina was very prompt in responding to and adjusting the itinerary per my comments. My only complaint is that after I approved and paid 100% for the trip (I think in June), it took a long time to get final confirmation of all... read more

Karolina planned the itinerary for a 10-day scenic/hiking trip through western Norway for my husband and me in August 2022. Kimkim's excellent secure online communication system made it really easy to for me to send my comments as the itinerary was being developed. Karolina was very prompt in responding to and adjusting the itinerary per my comments. My only complaint is that after I approved and paid 100% for the trip (I think in June), it took a long time to get final confirmation of all my bookings. In fact, I did not get firm confirmation of all of my bookings for the trip until just a week before my departure from the US. Karolina was unavailable due to vacation twice during this period and said another associate would get in touch with me but that other associate never provided any updates. In the end, everything worked out and the trip went very smoothly. I was especially thankful that per my request, Karolina made the reservations for the electric charging station at Hotel Ullavang and for parking at P3 for our hike to the Trolltunga (a must as if we did not have the parking reserved, we would have had to hike an extra hour uphill). Also, much thanks to Julia who I was able to communicate with via Whatsapp during our trip with last minute issues or questions. Julia was awesome and responded almost immediately each time I Whatsapp'd her with a question. Thanks to the Kimkim team for a fabulous trip in western Norway!

Local specialist: Karolina Reinhardtsen
Karolina
Karolina Reinhardtsen
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hi Rosemarie,

I am glad that you had a great time in Norway despite the few bumps on the road. My team and I make a big effort to make sure everything goes well for our travelers, as that is very important to us. Thank you for traveling with us!

Scandinavian road trip
Norway | Jun 20 - Jul 2, 2022

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Kay D.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

With Julia’s help we had a brilliant road trip taking in fjord country at the end of a longer Scandinavian adventure. Each hotel she recommended was special in its own way although our favourites were probably our stays in Alesund and Aurland. Driving along high snowy scenery, approaching gerainger by ferry along the fjord and our trip on a rib boat were all highlights read more

With Julia’s help we had a brilliant road trip taking in fjord country at the end of a longer Scandinavian adventure. Each hotel she recommended was special in its own way although our favourites were probably our stays in Alesund and Aurland. Driving along high snowy scenery, approaching gerainger by ferry along the fjord and our trip on a rib boat were all highlights

Hotel Review
29|2 Aurland
Aurland

292 Aurland is a hotel based around what was a farm. Rooms are in converted farm buildings and each is individual. We found our rooms interestingly furnished and comfortable but we particularly liked the grounds which had lots of areas for having a drink or coffee in the glorious weather. We enjoyed the communal dining and the chance to swap stories with other travellers. Good food and wine and great staff

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Finnabotn Tour
Balestrand
Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Hi Kay! Thanks so much for leaving this lovely review!I am happy to hear that you had an amazing time in Norway! I can imagine you loved 292 Aurland. It is really a special place!

I wish you all the best!
Julia

The highlight of the trip was no question 1) ...
Norway | Jul 28 - Aug 4, 2022

Philip
Philip B.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

The highlight of the trip was no question 1) our stay and visit in Auckland and 2) the private tours provided both in Oslo and Bergen!!!....both Stig and Vilda were amazing!....and of course Linda was the best travel planner ever. Thank you all so so much!

Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway and Gambia | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Hi Philip, thank you for your feedback! Very happy to hear that your enjoyed your trip, and that it worked out! Hope to see you in Norway another time!

Hotel in Fjaerland was amazing, great food, b...
Norway | Jul 28 - Aug 6, 2022

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seona k.
Singapore | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Hotel in Fjaerland was amazing, great food, beautiful decor. Julia, the local specialist was very responsive and helpful read more

Hotel in Fjaerland was amazing, great food, beautiful decor. Julia, the local specialist was very responsive and helpful

Hotel Reviews
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland

Amazing food, great green credentials, beautifully decorated, lots to do in the area. Wish we had stayed longer.

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully stylish
Location
Amazing views of the fjord, away from all the cruise ships but still lots to do.
Staff
very knowledgable and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Utsikten
Geiranger

Booked two rooms, same price, but big differences in the room. One was a lovely twin room, ok size, old bathroom. The other was a double room, that was tiny and dark, barely enough space ot walk around the bed, cupboard was dark, and bathroom was tiny and needing updating.

Authenticity & Character
Bathrooms need updating and you shouldn't charge the same for two rooms where one was at least 30% bigger than the other.
Location
great view of the fjord
Staff
friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Hi Seona, I am glad to hear you had a great time in Norway! Thanks a lot for taking the time and adding a review!
I wish you all the best!
Julia

Recent rip to Norway
Norway | Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2022

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Richard L.
Sarasota, FL | Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

Spent 6 days in Norway (August 2022).
Our guide Stig in Oslo was fabulous, and our walking tour through Oslo was exactly what my daughter thought was great. Oslo was easy to traverse, and we both obsessed over the art at the Munch museum (don't miss)
Train ride from Oslo to Myrdal and the Flam Railway were breathtaking. The highlight of the trip was the Fjordsafari out of Flam. Easily the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Wished we could have had more time in Bergen. Morning was... read more

Spent 6 days in Norway (August 2022).
Our guide Stig in Oslo was fabulous, and our walking tour through Oslo was exactly what my daughter thought was great. Oslo was easy to traverse, and we both obsessed over the art at the Munch museum (don't miss)
Train ride from Oslo to Myrdal and the Flam Railway were breathtaking. The highlight of the trip was the Fjordsafari out of Flam. Easily the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Wished we could have had more time in Bergen. Morning was rainy when we toured with our guide, but the afternoon was sunny and I wished we could have slept in and had the tour later in the day.

Hotel Reviews
Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri
Aurland

Very small property in a very small town (800 people) The view of the fjord from our room was amazing. Very gracious staff and we ate both nights at the hotel gasthous, which was quite reasonable in price but delicious food and and extensive bar list. Breakfast was included in our rate, and was a buffet typical for Norway. If you like hiking/biking this is the place for you. If not into hiking/biking the town does not have much else to offer.

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Very quiet with beautiful views
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Hotel Terminus
Bergen

This recently renovated hotel is exactly what a quiet European hotel should be like. Excellent bar with good bar menu, with food service to 10PM (a rarity in Norway where the kitchens tend to close by 9 with last seating at 8:30). Excellent breakfast buffet (was included with our room). Clean room with juliet balcony with doors that opened, and a fabulous heated floor in the bathroom. Is exactly 1km from the ferry port. We walked with our bags(small carry on & backpack) If you have a larger bag, take a taxi. Is across the street from the train station. So if arriving by train you are right there. Is 1 block the fountain and main museums, is a less than 10 min walk to Bryggen and port area.

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Thon Hotel Terminus
Oslo

Is 1 block from main train station, if you intend to take the train on arrival at the airport or if arriving via train from elsewhere in Norway. Rooms are small, but clean. Breakfast buffet was included in our room rate. Excellent choices with typical Norwegian fare.

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Front desk staff not knowledgable about local/adjacent stores, restaurants etc. Do not expect concierge type service.
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Activity Reviews
Oslo City Walk with a Local
Oslo

My daughter loves vintage clothes. Stig took us through the central shopping area where these stores were located so we knew exactly where to go. Took us on the walking path by the river to the Mathallen, and had a great rapport with this guide. Had the best coffee of my life with him at Tim Wendelboe. (If you like coffee, this is a must not miss destination)

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Heritage Taste Fjordsafari
Norway

This should be 10 stars not 5. Absolute highlight of the entire week.

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Transfer from Flåm to Aurland
Norway

Taxi driver arrived on time. Drove us to our hotel in Aurland. Please be aware that there is limited taxi service in the area. If staying in Aurland, definitely have Kimkim arrange the taxi transfer in advance.

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Transit from Aurland to Flåm
Norway

Landslide closed the road (only 1) between Aurland and Flam. Our driver picked us up and drove on the bike path to get us to our Fjordsafari on time. We were incredibly grateful to not miss our experience

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Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen

Walked approximately 5 miles on this tour of Bergen. I enjoyed the guide, but my daughter (age 26) was less enamored. If this would have been our first day in Norway I think we would have enjoyed it better, but we had already spent 5 days in Norway and seen typical 19th and early 20th century architecture. The fortress was not open, and the Bryggen was a disappointment with the Hanseatic museum closed for renovations.

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Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen

Wonderful week in Norway
Norway | Jul 26 - Aug 2, 2022

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Nadine G.
the Cayman Islands | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

I love researching and planning trips but this year I just did not have the time to do it and as our family wanted to try somewhere new and different I was delighted to find KimKim ! The process of booking our Norway trip was really easy and Merée was able to design a customised itinerary based on a little feedback on our group needs and interests. This included some really enjoyable events that I don't think would have been on our radar had I been researching myself, such as Ciderhuset and... read more

I love researching and planning trips but this year I just did not have the time to do it and as our family wanted to try somewhere new and different I was delighted to find KimKim ! The process of booking our Norway trip was really easy and Merée was able to design a customised itinerary based on a little feedback on our group needs and interests. This included some really enjoyable events that I don't think would have been on our radar had I been researching myself, such as Ciderhuset and Oslo Opera House. The kayaking in Sognefjord was a big hit. We had a nice amount of down time to go find our own experiences and found Oslo and Bergen really easy to get around, with plenty of things to do. The best part of the planning process was how easily we could tweak it before arriving at a final plan. All of our hotels were great and Merée managed to get the best room configurations for our group despite a busy hotel season. The KimKim platform was excellent for the planning process and also while on the trip, and Merée and her colleagues were very quick to respond when I posted enquiries. We really appreciated having them on board as they were very responsive and helpful when we hit issues with the travel delays that are unfortunately an inevitable part of travelling these days! Finally, the weather for our trip was amazing and definitely a big part of its success - although I don't think Merée can take the credit for that!

Local specialist: Merée Ruzits

Sublime Scandinavia!
Norway | Jul 5 - Jul 17, 2022

Marie
Marie H.
Odenton, MD | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

My husband and I recently made a very successful first trim to Norway and Sweden, spending a total of 2 1/2 weeks. The Swedish leg was straight-forward so we made all arrangements on our own. For Norway, we used KimKim Tours because we felt that the intricacy of the transportation system (in our case, a combination of domestic trains and ferries) was more than we were comfortable handling on our own. In addition, KimKim offered the maximum degree of customization compared to other providers.... read more

My husband and I recently made a very successful first trim to Norway and Sweden, spending a total of 2 1/2 weeks. The Swedish leg was straight-forward so we made all arrangements on our own. For Norway, we used KimKim Tours because we felt that the intricacy of the transportation system (in our case, a combination of domestic trains and ferries) was more than we were comfortable handling on our own. In addition, KimKim offered the maximum degree of customization compared to other providers. They took care of booking all hotel stays, 'Norway in a Nutshell' train tickets from Oslo to Myrdal/Flam, ferry tickets to Balestrand and one dinner reservation there (Kviknes Inn), Fjaerland fjord excursion, ferry to Bergen, and a walking tour of Tromso. To reach Tromso from Bergen, we self-booked a 4-night Hurtigruten cruise; however this could also have been arranged through KimKim.
While in Norway, we traveled with friends from the US -- a couple who, in addition to participating in our jointly developed itinerary, requested tickets for a Grieg tour in Bergen and slightly different hotel arrangements so that they could extend their in-country travels to accomplish ancestral research. The KimKim system allowed us to view each others exchanges with the specialist which was most helpful. It’s worth noting that at the start, the four of us were set up as a single account. However we learned that the way the cancellation insurance was structured, if one couple had to cancel for any reason, then the other couple would be impacted. As a result, KimKim offered to split us apart though we had already put down a deposit. This was very much appreciated though there were some initial technical difficulties in accomplishing the split. Therefore we suggest that KimKim clarify this particular aspect of their offered insurance before any money is collected. In the end, the global covid-19 pandemic seriously interrupted our travel plans which began in 2019. Our trip was finally undertaken in 2022. KimKim held the money we had initially paid and applied it to the trip when conditions made it possible for international travel to be resumed.
Overall, our bi-country trip was a great experience. In Sweden we easily got around on our own. We rented an apartment in Stockholm, took the train to Gothenburg to visit Swedish friends and from there went on to Norway via bus to Oslo. Once in Norway, we followed our customized itinerary designed through use of the KimKim online platform with advice from KimKim's selected local travel specialist (in our case, Guide Sør based in Kristiansand, Norway). As noted, the KimKim process allows maximum customization (up to 100%). For this to work well, the specialist needs to be given as much detail about the goals of the trip as possible. Upon request, the specialist was able to suggest specifics such as hotel bookings which we had the freedom to use or reject; we were also able to request that the specialist book alternative arrangements. In addition, the specialist advised us about days/hours of operation for various venues (e.g., restaurants, museums) so that we knew this before traveling.
A concern prior to departure was that the final itinerary was posted at least 2 weeks later than anticipated and was not packaged or delivered as expected. The itinerary was posted online in the system 'conversation' requiring us to then print a copy for travel as opposed to being sent to us in hard copy via regular or overnight mail. Nevertheless, the online version allowed us to move forward and provided reassurance that each booking requested had been made.
Land accommodations were all satisfactory (rooms were fine; included breakfasts were excellent). However, at 3 different hotels, our fellow travelers who had booked and paid (in full) in coordination with us, were told that that they had not yet made payment. The first such incident was resolved overnight by KimKim with no additional payment necessary. In the other two cases, our friends had to pay again and then get reimbursed by KimKim. This was accomplished timely but double-payment shouldn’t have been necessary. Apparently, there is a problem with the way things work 'behind the curtain' so to speak. It seems that KimKim uses a third party to accomplish hotel bookings rather than making or re-confirming them directly with each hotel. Other reviewers have similarly commented so our suggestion is that KimKim find a way to avoid this situation in the future. A similar, less concerning glitch occurred when we showed up at Kviknes Inn for dinner, i.e., the reservation noted in our itinerary was not recorded in the restaurant's log. Fortunately there was plenty of seating and no money had been paid in advance.
Of great value was KimKim's ability to advise us on the specifics of local transportation so that getting from one point to the next, whether overland or by water, worked seamlessly. Our helpful specialist secured passage for us, providing detailed input on the location of various stations and docks.
In summary, the degree of customization we sought led us to choose KimKim -- this is a strong selling point for the company. International travel, especially in the midst of a pandemic, can be fraught with problems so we were happy to have accomplished our journey knowing there were specialists we could reach if necessary. A final suggestion is that an emergency phone number to reach a ‘live’ voice after hours should be given to every client; using the number provided, we were only able to reach an answering machine. Luckily, because all hotels honored KimKim’s reservation requests on our behalf, the four of us we were never without accommodations and the various payment glitches were resolved.
Lastly, we’d like to personally thank Julia, Sonia and Kjeld of Guide Sør. We believe that each worked very hard to make our trip a success in spite of the extreme impact of the pandemic.

Hotel Reviews
Thon Hotel Opera
Oslo

Excellent accommodations very conveniently located steps from Oslo's Central Train Station. Very friendly staff and great breakfasts!

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Balestrand Hotel
Balestrand

The Balestrand Inn is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a small hotel experience with a great view of Sognefjord in the lovely rural community of Balestrand, just a short ferry ride from Flam. Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, our room was clean and the coffee service on the main floor wonderful - best cappuccino ever! There is currently no meal service on-site but we were given a discount at the historic Kviknes Hotel for each of our meals.

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Hotel Norge by Scandic
Bergen

Great hotel experience! Convenient central location in Oslo (within walking distance of the train station). Very friendly, helpful staff. The location is also very good for walking to other tourist attractions, i.e., historic buildings, lovely parks, the funicular (grand view of the city), fish market, quaint wharf area, and more!

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Thon Hotel Tromsø
Tromsø

Tromso is very worth exploring and the Thon Hotel Tromso is the perfect place from which to stroll this Arctic city. Staff were very friendly/helpful and the breakfasts were excellent.

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Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardemoen
Gardemoen

Wow - talk about convenience to the airport but not the typical 'airport' feeling. Excellent service and wonderful included breakfast.

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Hurtigruten Onboard

Our 4-night Hurtigruten ferry ride from Bergen to Tromso was a major highlight of our 2 1/2 week trip to Scandinavia. It's remarkable how this mail/cargo line converted it's fleet so that tourist could enjoy the village-to-village travel experience in comfort as well as undertake several well-organized land excursions. The food was excellent - breakfast & lunch buffets, then seated dinners. We tend to avoid going on those enormous passenger cruise ships that overwhelm the places visited. Hurtigruten is a great alternative - the perfect way to enjoy the scenic Norwegian fjords and get a sense of the lifestyle in this remarkable country .

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Local specialist: Kjeld Mejlkjær

Norway Trip
Norway | Jul 4 - Jul 23, 2022

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Shant H.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Julia helped with planning our Norway trip. She listened to my interests and preferences and arranged an amazing trip plan with carefully picked hotels and a variety of activities that made the trip memorable. In addition, she gave recommendations for other activities based on our discussion. She was also very accommodating to changes. I highly recommend her for any Norway trip planning. read more

Julia helped with planning our Norway trip. She listened to my interests and preferences and arranged an amazing trip plan with carefully picked hotels and a variety of activities that made the trip memorable. In addition, she gave recommendations for other activities based on our discussion. She was also very accommodating to changes. I highly recommend her for any Norway trip planning.

Hotel Reviews
Ascot Hotel
Copenhagen V

Nice hotel but I don’t think we got the room we were originally booked for . The room location was not favorable.

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Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

Spacious room and nice view. Bathroom had weird design

Authenticity & Character
Uniquely beautiful dining room
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Quality Hotel Vøringfoss
Eidfjord

The view was beautiful. Very comfortable parking and nice dining room.

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Dragsvik Fjordhotel
Balestrand

Great boutique hotel. We had the room with the balcony and sitting area and we loved it. View of the fjord. Also the dining room was so welcoming with an amazing view of the fjord and mountains. Highly recommended. Also nice grounds for strolling . Food and service was great

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Hotel Utsikten
Geiranger

We had the double room with the amazing view of the fjord. They graciously upgraded us to the family room for the second night which was a much more comfortable room. Location was very nice and convenient for hiking trails.

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Røisheim Hotel
Lom

Historic hotel with lots of character. Ample parking and spacious room. The windows were tiny but that goes with its historic nature . I liked the dining experience and the many social rooms available in the complex .

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29|2 Aurland
Aurland

This place is amazing and so special. Beautiful complex with a beautiful garden. Has interesting history. Lots of nature activities around the area. The staff was amazing. It was hard to leave this serene place.

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Grand Hotel Terminus
Bergen

We had a very spacious room. It was across from the train station. Close to city center

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Nordic Light Hotel
Stockholm

Modern hotel. Very nice lounge, bar and dining area

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Activity Reviews
Finnabotn Tour
Balestrand

Very pleasant guide and experience. The vessel was solid and comfortable.

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Drive to Flåm - Flåm Railway
Flåm
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Aurland experience
Aurland

This place is very special and serene with personal attention. The landscape and surroundings instill ultimate relaxation

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Authentic Norwegian Cuisine & Guided Waterfall Hike
Aurland

We had a guided hike with lunch. Amazing experience in a beautiful forest landscape next to the waterfall with gorgeous views of the valley and fjord. Our guide Eilif was so pleasant and knowledgeable and we had a great time with his company

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Mostraumen Cruise
Bergen
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Orchard Tour & Cider Tasting in Balestrand
Balestrand

Educational . Very pretty dining room with beautiful view. Great cider tasting

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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
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Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

Thank you for the kind review Shant! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Norway!
Lets see, maybe you will be back sooner than expected :)
All the best,
Julia

Norway, achingly beautiful.
Norway | Jul 6 - Jul 21, 2022

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Belinda C.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

We originally planned this trip for before the pandemic, and so we experienced some difficulties when it came to getting this tour re planned, another agent got involved which was very unhelpful. However after we tracked down our original travel agent Julia, everything fell into place. Thanks Julia for rescuing us!!!
We explored Norway by car, bike, boat and foot and were very happy to have traveled from Bergen up the west coast as far as Tromso. Our overwhelming impression of Norway is one... read more

We originally planned this trip for before the pandemic, and so we experienced some difficulties when it came to getting this tour re planned, another agent got involved which was very unhelpful. However after we tracked down our original travel agent Julia, everything fell into place. Thanks Julia for rescuing us!!!
We explored Norway by car, bike, boat and foot and were very happy to have traveled from Bergen up the west coast as far as Tromso. Our overwhelming impression of Norway is one of extraordinary beauty, wild summer flowers, snowy peaks, zig zagging highways into breathtaking fjords, water rushing down valleys and cascading off mountain sides, and lush green valleys. The coastlines were almost as spectacular with delightful coves and fishing villages at every turn. We were very surprised by the white sand and opalescent green water on the island of Senja, what a special jewel this place is. Well worth driving to find Senja Roasters, for the best coffee of our trip, Froys Kick Ass blend was a winner.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Ishavshotel
Tromsø

Very ordinary hotel, poor impression initially with a rude receptionist, unhelpful and only barely able to do the basics.

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Location
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A smile at reception, a helpful attitude
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room was small and faced over a road it was hot and noisy.
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

Explore this hotel on your arrival, as staff didn’t say much, it is fabulous.

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Nordal Tourisenter
Lom

In a tiny town this rustic hotel was comfortable.

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Hotel Union Geiranger Bad & Spa
Geiranger

This is a very large traditional hotel catering for huge numbers of tourists.

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Great view out of our window, glad we only stayed one night, not the sort of place I want to stay in.
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Hotel Brosundet
Ålesund

Great hotel, it stretches along and under the road so look for the bars and restaurants that are not immediately obvious. The fire place and seating adjacent to reception was one of the greatest we experienced. Lovely decor throughout.

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Hurtigruten
Bergen

This was the low point of our trip. The boat was very very old and the tiny cabin like a prison cell. It was incredibly noisy when the boat was manoeuvring, impossible to sleep, think tsunami and earthquake!!!

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Staff were friendly and the food was great but the restaurant was overcrowded and we had to wait till after 9pm to eat dinner.
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A new ship!!!!
Nordis Hotel & Suites
svolvær

One of our best stays in Norway, a suite with perfect views over water to mountains.

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Restaurant and breakfast both fantastic
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Bleik Sea Cabins
Andoy

Small problem here with hotel mix up. We didn’t stay here but appreciate the refund we received for all the mucking around.

Hamn i Senja
Skaland

Top spot to this hotel/resort. Everything about it is just brilliant.

Authenticity & Character
Coastline and facilities were great. Spa pools.
Location
Midnight sun, gazing out from my bed across the water.
Staff
Extra attention, fun and interesting conversations with all the staff at every level they took time and gave heaps.
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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
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Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

HI Belinda, you are very welcome! Any time! I am so glad to hear, that your time in Norway was great!

I wish you all the best
Julia

When I think of a tour, I think I’m paying so...
Norway | Jul 19 - Jul 28, 2022

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Anne L.
Fountain Valley, CA | Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

When I think of a tour, I think I’m paying someone to do for me what I don’t have to do myself. At each leg of this trip we were left wondering and scrambling, causing a lot of anxiety. For example, the itinerary would say the name of the hotel but not tell us how to get there or even if it was walking distance In one town we paid $50 just to taxi ( the only option) back and forth from the bus. Other towns told us to meet somewhere but didn’t indicate if it was an address or a place.... read more

When I think of a tour, I think I’m paying someone to do for me what I don’t have to do myself. At each leg of this trip we were left wondering and scrambling, causing a lot of anxiety. For example, the itinerary would say the name of the hotel but not tell us how to get there or even if it was walking distance In one town we paid $50 just to taxi ( the only option) back and forth from the bus. Other towns told us to meet somewhere but didn’t indicate if it was an address or a place. That meant each night I’d have to go over the itinerary and figure out the next day with a map in hand. It was stressful. This happened in nearly every location. When we ran into hiccups our local specialist offered sympathy or wasn’t available. Finally there were four things “included” on our itinerary that were not included.— our trips to and from the airports and the excursion to Rosendal with lunch. Very disappointed. I will pursue compensation.

Hotel Reviews
Zander K Hotel
Bergen
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Trolltunga Hotel
Odda
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Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri
Aurland
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Thon Hotel Opera
Oslo
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Activity Reviews
Short Hike with a Local in Bergen
Bergen
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Norway

This felt like a ferry cruise, nothing spectacular. Trish said Rosendal wasn’t included and yet you are including it here. Please advise.

Guided Hike to Trolltunga
Norway
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Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
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Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Anne, I'm so very saddened and surprised to learn that you felt scrambled during the trip! I truly did my best to offer support as quickly as possible and answer your questions when we chatted regularly throughout your journey. The emergency phone is a great resource for these rough moments; we always have an on-call specialist for urgent or unexpected situations.

I take my work personally because I love sharing my home and creating memories for people from all over the world. I'm very... read more

Anne, I'm so very saddened and surprised to learn that you felt scrambled during the trip! I truly did my best to offer support as quickly as possible and answer your questions when we chatted regularly throughout your journey. The emergency phone is a great resource for these rough moments; we always have an on-call specialist for urgent or unexpected situations.

I take my work personally because I love sharing my home and creating memories for people from all over the world. I'm very sorry that my impact was not a positive one in this case. I really appreciate your feedback and will carry it with me.

Twice Postponed Norway Exploration Turns out Perfectly!
Norway | May 30 - Jun 12, 2022

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Daniel B.
Waterford, CT | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Tricia and the entire Kim Kim Team
Please accept our sincere appreciation for all the work you and the KimKim team put in to make our travels so enjoyable. We had a wonderful trip exploring Norway (and a wonderful three days in Stockholm!). All the logistics, the accommodations across Norway and tours were first rate. But most importantly, we appreciate the extra work that went into scheduling this entire trip at least twice and perhaps even three times. Everyone understands the... read more

Tricia and the entire Kim Kim Team
Please accept our sincere appreciation for all the work you and the KimKim team put in to make our travels so enjoyable. We had a wonderful trip exploring Norway (and a wonderful three days in Stockholm!). All the logistics, the accommodations across Norway and tours were first rate. But most importantly, we appreciate the extra work that went into scheduling this entire trip at least twice and perhaps even three times. Everyone understands the unprecedented disruptions to travel that COVID cost, but none the less, it caused organizations like yours to deal with unique and daunting scheduling, cancellation and rebooking issues. Through all those stressful times, you and Hilde and your other co-workers kept us informed, and did so with a professional, pleasant and positive attitude which was very much appreciated by both my wife and I. The Norway we experienced was a beautiful mixture of colors, from midnight sun on costal rocks and waters to the shine of rosy cheeks and friendly smiles, from multi-colored Bergen store fronts to deep red isolated barns, all never far from the deep greens of spring grasses and just the right amount of mountaintop snow. Thank you for all the effort that went into making our experience one we will never forget.
With deep appreciation
Dan and Jane Brannegan

Hotel Review
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

Wonderful staff, great room and fantastic restaurant, centrally located. Quite perfect.

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
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Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Thank you again for your kind words and sharing this review, Daniel. You have such an eloquent way of describing my home that I appreciate so deeply. You both deserved a wonderful trip after such a long wait. Thanks for visiting, and giving me (and Hilde!) the pleasure to guide your experience.

What an amazing trip! Tricia’s itinerary was ...
Norway | Jul 17 - Jul 26, 2022

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Peter C.
Oceanside, NY | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

What an amazing trip! Tricia’s itinerary was spot on and more importantly she was always there to help us along the way. When SAS cancelled our flight to Svolvaer, Tricia found a solution that kept us on schedule so we would not miss a single minute of this beautiful country, kudos to Tricia and the Kim Kim team!
Peter

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
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Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Peter! It was lovely to have you guys here, and I'm so thankful it all worked out with the flights. Dani's photos are marvelous. I love seeing a sneak peek into your adventures! Take care and good luck on future travels :)

Norwegian Bucket List Vacation! Tricia was absolutely incredible! From the be...
Norway | Jul 17 - Jul 26, 2022

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Dani L.
Mineola, NY | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Tricia was absolutely incredible! From the beginning, Tricia listened to and checked off everything I asked for making my Norwegian bucket list adventure come true! She was amazing in helping us with flight changes due to SAS being on strike, was able to extend our car rental and get us last minute accommodations because of the strike. My dream vacation would not have happened if it weren't for her. Thank you for the most memorable, awesome, amazing, dream vacation of a lifetime!!!!

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon