Kimkim Trip Reviews for Norway

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Kadri arranged a great trip and was able to t...
Norway | May 31 - Jun 13, 2024

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Kurt I.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024
Kadri arranged a great trip and was able to tailor it to our preferences. Moreover, she was able to change the itinerary for us during the trip because of weather issues. We plan on using kimkim again. Read more

Kadri arranged a great trip and was able to tailor it to our preferences. Moreover, she was able to change the itinerary for us during the trip because of weather issues. We plan on using kimkim again.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Svolvær
Svolvær

Not as nice as hotels we are used to staying.

Authenticity & Character
It felt like a budget hotel.
Location
Staff
Initial staff member difficult but the rest very good.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Small room.
Reine Rorbuer
Reine
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Brosundet
Ålesund
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Utsikten
Geiranger
Authenticity & Character
Tiny room. Tough to move around.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Again, tiny room/bathroom.
Fossheim Hotel Lom
Lom
Authenticity & Character
I bit run down.
Location
Staff
Not friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Big bus tour groups staying at hotel made experience terrible.
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand
Authenticity & Character
Was told by staff we would stay in "modern part of hotel" but room was small and felt like a budget room.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Small room,
Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Flåm
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Hanseatic Hotel
Bergen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Most staff great but one staff terrible and ignored our concerns. Otherwise this hotel would have been 5/5
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Floating Sauna in Svolvær
Floating Sauna in Svolvær
Svolvær

Good to do what locals do but not our cup of tea.

Quality of Experience
Rent e-mountian bike
Rent e-mountian bike
Geiranger
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
 Fjordcruise Geiranger
Fjordcruise Geiranger
Geiranger

Crowded. Very inactive as expected. Better views on hikes.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bike Rental Balestrand
Bike Rental Balestrand
Balestrand

Riding was fantastic. Exceeded our expectations.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Took forever to get started.
Boat Trip and Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Boat Trip and Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Bergen
Quality of Experience
Food good but not great. Everything else was fantastic.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bike in the Flåm Valley (Flåm Railway + biking)
Bike in the Flåm Valley (Flåm Railway + biking)
Norway

Although supposed to be a "must", train was super crowded with cruise passengers and could not really see. Biking was a better experience but should not be done unless you are comfortable on steep gravel descents.

Quality of Experience
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Local specialist: Kadri Talvik
Kadri
Kadri Talvik
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jun 14, 2024

Thank you Kurt and Tonya for putting your trust in us here on Kimkim. :)
Thank you for taking the time to review your accommodations and activities. I hope you had a good time in Norway and are already thinking about coming back!
All the best,
Kadri

We miss Norway!
Norway | May 24 - Jun 7, 2024

Jared
Jared B.
Ann Arbor, MI | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024
Our time in Norway was so amazing that we’re both suffering from post-vacation sadness. We miss Norway! Family and friends always ask us after a trip, “what was your favorite part?” Every part of Norway was a highlight. As I’m writing this I’m drinking a cup of Friele. When we go back we will be using KimKim again. Julia was excellent in her recommendations as they matched perfectly what we wanted to see and experience. Everything on our itinerary I would consider a “must do” for anyone... Read more

Our time in Norway was so amazing that we’re both suffering from post-vacation sadness. We miss Norway! Family and friends always ask us after a trip, “what was your favorite part?” Every part of Norway was a highlight. As I’m writing this I’m drinking a cup of Friele. When we go back we will be using KimKim again. Julia was excellent in her recommendations as they matched perfectly what we wanted to see and experience. Everything on our itinerary I would consider a “must do” for anyone planning a visit. The gondolas, RIB tours, driving routes, hikes, viewpoints…everything including the ferry system was incredible. We experienced a roundabout inside a tunnel! I would be remiss not to mention the people. Norwegians all speak fluent English, are friendly and very helpful.

Hotel Reviews
Loenfjord hotel
Loen

Good location for a one night stay. Clean and along a river. If I had to stay again I would skip the restaurant. We found a few pizza places a short drive away.

Authenticity & Character
80’s decor. Definitely a bus tour stop.
Location
En route to our next stop. Along a river.
Staff
Waitress and chef could use additional training.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Comfy beds, two big windows we could open, TV.
Scandic Torget
Bergen

Great character, location and amenities. A minute walk from the harbor and city center.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in the heart of Bergen.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ingrids Apartments
Eidfjord

I loved this spot.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
We didn’t have much interaction which is not always a bad thing.
Cleanliness & Comfort
They were undergoing needed renovations.
Dragsvik Fjordhotel
Balestrand

Character, location, views, clean and great restaurant.

Authenticity & Character
Amazing
Location
Right off the ferry on a fjord with fjord views.
Staff
Welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort
I would almost ding one star for no TV, but the views are the award winning show.
Rosvang Gaard
Afarnes, Norway

Albert and Otto felt like friends…great conversation and incredible meals.

Authenticity & Character
Converted farmhouse with great history.
Location
Breathtaking views.
Staff
Special place full of life from special people.
Cleanliness & Comfort
They have impeccable taste in decor and finishes. Well done!
Grand Hotel Bellevue
ÅNDALSNES

Speechless. Our room was a corner with a huge balcony…the best corner. I wished we would have stayed three nights instead of one!

Authenticity & Character
This Grand Hotel was absolutely grand.
Location
We could see the town center, residential areas. Short walk to an amazing, unforgettable gondola with fjiord views. Do not miss the gondola.
Staff
Good restaurant.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We had dual aspect windows, a coffee bar and huge balcony. With their large smart TV we could enjoy some comfort shows at night.
Hotel Britannia
Trondheim

High end city hotel in the heart of Trondheim with hotel parking. Pro tip: park at the entrance on the street and they will park your car and secure it during your stay.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Heart of the city
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room had a smart controller.
Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær

We had our own fisherman cabin!

Authenticity & Character
Eat at the restaurant and use the floating sauna.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Had our own kitchen where I enjoyed coffee each morning while walking along the adjacent water inlet
Senja Fjordhotell
Stonglandseidet

One of my favorite stays and another corner room with dual aspect windows both with outstanding views!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Day trip to Devil’s Jaw viewpoint is a must.
Staff
Might be a cultural thing, but staff might ask what our plans are and make recommendations on things to do/see during your stay.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Amazing building and rooms that were impeccably furnished. Again, one of my favorite stays.
Thon Hotel Bergen Airport
Bergen

Location close to the airport.

Authenticity & Character
Functional for our return home.
Location
Close to airport, staff got us a taxi no problem.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Not the cleanest and the decor could use an update.
Activity Reviews
Finnafjord RIB Boat Tour
Finnafjord RIB Boat Tour
Balestrand

Amazing tour with a great tour guide. This is a must do experience.

Quality of Experience
Safe and fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable and even pointed out his farm!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Perfect for first timer introduction to RIB.
Transport
Floating Sauna in Svolvær
Floating Sauna in Svolvær
Svolvær

Clean, huge and private (for our visit anyway).

Quality of Experience
Therapeutic after a long drive.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Not applicable
Transport
Not applicable
Trollfjord and The White-Tailed Sea Eagles
Trollfjord and The White-Tailed Sea Eagles
Svolvær

Another excellent guide. We saw tens of eagles in natural habitat and witnessed them feeding from the fish the guide baited them with.

Quality of Experience
Not just eagles, but fjord tour as well. Excellent guide.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Top notch captain!
Transport
Guided Whale Watching RIB-Tour Andenes
Guided Whale Watching RIB-Tour Andenes
Norway

We saw schools of pilot whales! Erin got sea sick as this was more open sea. They didn’t seem as organized as the first two RIB tour companies. I got the impression the guide and the boat captain might have been new, but their passion for what they were doing was clear. They will be great.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

Stress-free, personalized trip to Norway? Kimkim delivered
Norway | May 26 - Jun 5, 2024

Holly
Holly B.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024
My friend and I had the greatest trip to Norway! Tricia, our local specialist, really worked with us to understand our travel style and put together an itinerary that fit in everything we wanted to do. We covered an incredible amount of ground in the Western Fjords and got to do some really cool things. My personal highlights were our food tour of Oslo with Stig and our visit to the Mollfarm in Geiranger. That was truly special. Those experiences gave me the opportunity to learn so much... Read more

My friend and I had the greatest trip to Norway! Tricia, our local specialist, really worked with us to understand our travel style and put together an itinerary that fit in everything we wanted to do.

We covered an incredible amount of ground in the Western Fjords and got to do some really cool things. My personal highlights were our food tour of Oslo with Stig and our visit to the Mollfarm in Geiranger. That was truly special. Those experiences gave me the opportunity to learn so much more than I could have in a museum. And, of course, the fjords were absolutely stunning.

All in all, I have never stressed out about a trip less. That in and of itself was a gift, but Tricia did such a great job putting together our itinerary. My friend and I said several times, "I think she's magic."

Thank you for a great trip. Now to come back in winter to see the Northern Lights...

Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Replied on Jun 13, 2024

Music to my ears - thank you so much for the visit, Holly! You and your friend are absolutely wonderful and so kind. I really loved planning your trip and helping you out when possible. Thanks for coming. Can't WAIT for your next trip in winter! Norway provides a completely different kind of magic then :)

Amazing active vacation to Norway
Norway | Jun 2 - Jun 11, 2024

Rebecca
Rebecca S.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024
We just returned from an amazing vacation to Norway planned by Linda. She incorporated all of my requests -to be away from crowds, on the water, and to be active both hiking and on the water. We travelled to Bergen, Fjaerland, Vaerlandet, and Lofoten and each offered stunning views and landscapes. The accommodations were perfect as well - quaint and personal. I would not have been able to organize such a trip myself or find such gems to stay. LInda was such a pleasure to work with. She... Read more

We just returned from an amazing vacation to Norway planned by Linda. She incorporated all of my requests -to be away from crowds, on the water, and to be active both hiking and on the water. We travelled to Bergen, Fjaerland, Vaerlandet, and Lofoten and each offered stunning views and landscapes. The accommodations were perfect as well - quaint and personal. I would not have been able to organize such a trip myself or find such gems to stay. LInda was such a pleasure to work with. She was responsive both before and during the vacation to questions and requests. It was comforting to have that local person in country when we had a question. Again - fabulous trip. I would use KimKim again in the future!

Hotel Reviews
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland

Quaint beautiful hotel on more secluded fjord - perfect setting. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast and dinner were wonderful as well. It is a quiet place to be to just relax and get away. Hiking, kayaking, and sauna right nearby.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Værlandet Havhotell
Hamna

Ideal setting right on the water overlooking the landscape - quaint and secluded. The room was modern and clean with fresh decoration. We loved sitting on the porch over the water listening to the wildlife. We had fun biking and hiking on the island right from the hotel. We shopped at the local Joker to make dinner in the room and enjoyed the Joker fish soup! The owner, Elin was so kind and helpful as well - giving us a map of the area and pointing out places to see. Her brother worked at the Joker and also friendly - delivering a yummy breakfast in the morning and pizza one night. Elin and her brother also went out of their way to find a smaller bike for my daughter to ride while we were there. Elin also helped wash clothes in their washer/dryer - so kind.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jun 15, 2024

Thank you so much for your review, Rebecca. I am glad to read the trip plan suited you and your family and we managed to put together a beautiful route. It was a pleasure working with you, and hope to see you back in Norway another time!

Awesome May trip to Norway
Norway | May 24 - Jun 1, 2024

Donna
Donna W.
Novi, MI | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024
Our week in Norway was incredible . While we knew it was a beautiful country, it exceeded our imagination. The accommodations were great. The tours in each location were well run by friendly and informative guides. The travel by train, boat and ferries were comfortable and scenic.
We have to say our highlight (although every activity was special) was the RIB boat on the Naeroyfjord. What fantastic scenery—so many waterfalls! Gorgeous. And a stop for delicious cheese as well! Our time in...
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Our week in Norway was incredible . While we knew it was a beautiful country, it exceeded our imagination. The accommodations were great. The tours in each location were well run by friendly and informative guides. The travel by train, boat and ferries were comfortable and scenic.
We have to say our highlight (although every activity was special) was the RIB boat on the Naeroyfjord. What fantastic scenery—so many waterfalls! Gorgeous. And a stop for delicious cheese as well! Our time in Balestrand was also so enjoyable - we loved the scenery and the Kviknes Hotel. A wonderful suggestion.
I have already recommended traveling to Norway as well as planning the trip with Kimkim. Thank you for your help arranging our very incredibly fun vacation.

Local specialist: Mathia Pacenti
Mathia
Mathia Pacenti
Local specialist in Vesterålen, Norway | Replied on Jun 11, 2024

Dear Donna,
Thank you very much for your kind review.
I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed this trip to The Fjords and all the experiences I recommended were professional and satisfying. This makes my day and fuels my passion for getting people to know this wonderful country.
It was a great pleasure to cooperate with you and your daughter Casey on this.

I wish you and your family all the best. :)
Mathia

Norway Vacation.
Norway | Jun 3 - Jun 8, 2024

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Monika T.
Kansas City, MO | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024
Norway Vacation- Truely memorable experience was in Flam and the kayaking. The 3 hours we were on the water was spectacular. The hotel that we changed to was perfect since we did not have to look out to the cruise ships that docked on a daily basis. The instructions provided were excellent and the vacation went smoothly with no incident. Weather did not cooperate on some days, rain showers for a good portion of the afternoon but we were prepared with rain jackets and umbrellas.... Read more

Norway Vacation- Truely memorable experience was in Flam and the kayaking. The 3 hours we were on the water was spectacular. The hotel that we changed to was perfect since we did not have to look out to the cruise ships that docked on a daily basis.

The instructions provided were excellent and the vacation went smoothly with no incident. Weather did not cooperate on some days, rain showers for a good portion of the afternoon but we were prepared with rain jackets and umbrellas.

Having an emergency contact was a great comfort. We did not need to utilize

Hotel Reviews
Heimly Pensjonat
Flåm

While Flam does not offer many options for accommodations, I am happy that we changed to this after researching. This hotel was situated away from the large cruise ships that dock. While you could still see the cruise ship, you were able to see the beautiful landscape. Breakfast and dinner were perfect, and the staff even went out of their way to prepare a vegetarian dinner for my daughter. Rooms were nothing spectacular, but we were outside more than inside.

Authenticity & Character
small and staff was accommodating to dietary needs of guests
Location
Away from the cruise ship
Staff
Very accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nothing spectacular about the rooms yet clean and comfortable beds
Hotel Christiania Teater
Oslo

Near the train station which is great for an early morning flight connection. Very large room and staff accommodated us with a carry-on breakfast since we had to leave the following day at 530am for our flight. Location was great to walk around the city and explore.

Authenticity & Character
Nice and spacious rooms
Location
Near train station
Staff
Provided us with breakfast given our departure at 530am
Cleanliness & Comfort
comfortable beds and quiet during the late hours
Activity Reviews
Rental Bikes in Flåm
Rental Bikes in Flåm
Flåm

Could not rent bikes that afternoon due to heavy rains that came through Flam. This was a disappointment since we were looking forward to biking. Can not control the weather. I should have inquired about cancelation fee due to weather prior to leaving yet never crossed my mind.

Summer Kayaking Tour
Summer Kayaking Tour
Flåm

Amazing tour and NO rains. Perfect amount of time to see landscape. This was the highlight of the vacation in Flam.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We had extra time and guide docked our canoes and had a stop to view Viking graves and see early strawberries growing
Transport
Near walking distance from hotel
Local specialist: Mar Quiñones

Thank you, Veronika!
Norway | May 20 - Jun 2, 2024

Julie
Julie M.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jun 09, 2024
After trying to plan a multi-city visit to Norway on my own (a country I had never been to) that including small towns where my ancestors are from, I decided I needed to find someone who could plan it for us and found kimkim. Veronika did a wonderful job of planning our trip, including the details of setting up taxi rides for us to take from a train to the hotel when needed (this was in multiple towns). And when we rented a car for a few days, she made sure the rental company was in... Read more

After trying to plan a multi-city visit to Norway on my own (a country I had never been to) that including small towns where my ancestors are from, I decided I needed to find someone who could plan it for us and found kimkim.

Veronika did a wonderful job of planning our trip, including the details of setting up taxi rides for us to take from a train to the hotel when needed (this was in multiple towns). And when we rented a car for a few days, she made sure the rental company was in walking distance of our hotel. When we just needed a quick overnight stay, the hotel she booked was within walking distance of the train station (it was even easy for my mother - who is in her 80s - to walk to it). When planning the trip, Veronika paid attention to the things we were interested in and also had suggestions for things we didn't know about but definitely fit our interests. She helped introduce Norway to us and we loved our time there.

The kimkim website did get a little confusing sometimes for where I was supposed to look for the information I needed while during the trip (when I didn't have the pages we printed out readily available). I was using my phone to look at the kimkim website and sometimes couldn't find the info at first, but would eventually find it. I somehow missed a message within the itinerary detailed section about contacting our tour guide ahead of time for the personal walking tour of Oslo. It was to let him know our interests and what we wanted to see. I only saw it right before we met up with our guide, Neil, but things worked out. We let him know some of the things we wanted to see, he made a few suggestions, and then off we went. He was a great guide and having just arrived in Oslo that day, totally unfamiliar with the city, he pointed out where we could find the places that we would be going to in the next few days and the best ways to get there. That was the only time I completely missed something on the itinerary during the trip, though.

It was really nice to have our tickets for the trains, museums, and tours all in one place that I could just bring up on my phone so we didn't have to keep track of papers as we traveled (unpacking and repacking) all over southern Norway.

Local specialist: Veronika Turskytė
Veronika
Veronika Turskytė
Local specialist in Iceland | Replied on Jun 10, 2024

Dear Julie,

Thank you so much for your detailed and thoughtful review! It's wonderful to know that my attention to detail and personalised suggestions enhanced your experience in Norway.

We're constantly looking for ways to improve user experience, especially for those accessing information on the go. We'll take your comments into account to make our site even more user-friendly.

Thank you for choosing kimkim to help plan your trip. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time in Norway and hope to assist you with future travel plans!

Best,
Veronika

An amazing experience!
Norway | May 20 - May 31, 2024

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Maureen F.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jun 08, 2024
It was so nice to have hotels and experiences booked before our travel.
Everything went smoothly. When there was a glitch in our schedule Christina was very helpful in finding a solution. She had great suggestions for additional sightseeing and activities.
Would definitely use KimKim travel again!
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It was so nice to have hotels and experiences booked before our travel.
Everything went smoothly. When there was a glitch in our schedule Christina was very helpful in finding a solution. She had great suggestions for additional sightseeing and activities.
Would definitely use KimKim travel again!

Hotel Review
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

Beautiful hotel! Close to the ferry. Loved that breakfast and dinner were included!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Scenic Boat Trip to Fjærland
Scenic Boat Trip to Fjærland
Norway

Loved our guide Tor! Geared trip to 4 year old. Made it so fun for her!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Christina Wang
Christina
Christina Wang
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Replied on Jun 10, 2024

Hi Maureen :) So nice to see your smiling faces and get a glimpse in to your family adventure!Thank you so much for sharing these lovely pictures and taking the time to write a review.
All the best to your family! Christina

First time but won't be the last..
Norway | May 26 - May 31, 2024

Joan
Joan S.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2024
This is my first time using KimKim and they were amazing! Anna began planning our trip (then went on maternity leave) so Christina took over. Even on a weekend there was an on-call person Mathia that responded to our questions in a timely fashion. AND not just questions about what they had planned for us, other questions regarding our trip..."How much to do think it would cost to take a taxi from A to B? Should I tip and how much?" You never felt alone and it was awesome to have a... Read more

This is my first time using KimKim and they were amazing! Anna began planning our trip (then went on maternity leave) so Christina took over. Even on a weekend there was an on-call person Mathia that responded to our questions in a timely fashion. AND not just questions about what they had planned for us, other questions regarding our trip..."How much to do think it would cost to take a taxi from A to B? Should I tip and how much?" You never felt alone and it was awesome to have a resource at your fingertips that lived and knew the country you were visiting. I would highly recommend them if you want your trip customized and at a reasonable cost. 6/5 STARS!

Hotel Reviews
Hotell Bondeheimen
Oslo

Wonderful hotel and excellent staff. The breakfast was amazing! It is very central to everything and close to the main train station.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was clean and as comfortable as it could be. I only say that as we arrived during a heat wave and they (and most hotels in Europe ) didn't have air-conditioning. They did supply a fan to our room., but with upcoming global warming they may wish to consider it, but I'm sure this happens only 3-4 days of the year and I just happen to hit the 'heat wave' they were having.
Fretheim Hotel
Flåm

This is THE PLACE to stay in Flam. It was amazing and so beautifully decorated. Their breakfast buffet was absolutely amazing! I'm sure their dinner buffet (675K is about $67US p/p or $100CAN) which is a stiff price to pay if you're not that hungry, but I will say we could see lobster and a plethora of other seafood as a choice among many other food stations at the buffet, so I'm sure it was amazing. All of Flam seems to 'roll up their sidewalks" at 6pm, so I wish the hotel could have offered a less expensive meal option. (Perhaps they did and I just didn't know about it). It is definitely and nicest and best place to stay in Flam and I would do it again, no problem.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was just perfect!
Sogn Hotel
Vadheim

This hotel is a bit scary (for us older folks) as it appears at first glance there is graffiti everywhere! There were pictures in the lobby and each door had graffiti art done by a well known Oslo artist. Upon entering the room it was clean and nicely maintained with THE MOST amazing view looking down a fjord. Since we arrived around dinner time and everything was closed they did offer us dinner, which was pizza or pizza. Very nicely made. Included breakfast was yogourt + cereal but we were offered bacon and eggs which we did not realize was not part of the 'included breakfast'. (our mistake). I was looking for fresh fruit with breakfast and there was none, as was explained to me that there are supply chain issues being in Vadheim (aka, the middle of nowhere). It's owned by a lovely couple who are in the midst of trying to upgrade the hotel (new carpeting was coming and they were planning a complete re-do in the coming years). The bus depot is also right outside their front door, so that couldn't have been easier to continue our trip.

Authenticity & Character
The character came from the graffiti
Location
It's central, near the bus and their is a grocery store a 1/2 block away.
Staff
Lovely couple, Ruth and Mark
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room was spotless as was the bathroom. I did have to request a hairdryer which Ruth brought to me.
Activity Reviews
Visit Stegastein Viewpoint
Visit Stegastein Viewpoint
Norway

This was ok, but it took 1.5 hrs. It was 0 .5hr to get there and 0.5hr to get back to you only get to spend 0.5hrs there. Buses are clean and comfortable. The bus driver simply drove and did not include any commentary along the way.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Give a commentary as you're driving...
Transport
The buses were clean and comfortable
Fjord Safari Taste
Fjord Safari Taste
Norway

This would be top of my list to do in Flam! You got right down into the fjord and up close and personal with the waterfalls. It was just awesome. They fit you out with proper gear, including googles. The guide was so entertaining and informative too!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very helpful in getting the gear on and the tour guide was very informative and funny
Transport
It got you up close and personal with the fjord and waterfalls.
Local specialist: Anna Grindevoll Strønstad

Beautiful Norway
Norway | May 27 - Jun 5, 2024

Gary
Gary G.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2024
This was our first time using kimkim and did so based on the reviews we read. We could not have been more pleased. Every planned experience went like clockwork and the hotel choices were perfect for us. Anu’s perception of us was on point with the selected excursions. The highlight was the RIB Fjord Safari. The reason to go to Norway. Also really enjoyed the Cultural and Food Tour in Bergen. Mary Anne was great. The Vigeland Garden in Oslo cannot be missed. Balestrand was our favorite overall... Read more

This was our first time using kimkim and did so based on the reviews we read. We could not have been more pleased. Every planned experience went like clockwork and the hotel choices were perfect for us. Anu’s perception of us was on point with the selected excursions. The highlight was the RIB Fjord Safari. The reason to go to Norway. Also really enjoyed the Cultural and Food Tour in Bergen. Mary Anne was great. The Vigeland Garden in Oslo cannot be missed. Balestrand was our favorite overall destination, so charming and picturesque with a fabulous hotel and delicious ciders. Thank you all for your help and we are already thinking of next year.

Hotel Reviews
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kviknes Hotel. The room was large and comfortable with a killer view and the old part of the hotel is beautiful. We described it as old world meets Viking. The breakfast was fantastic.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Central
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotell Bondeheimen
Oslo

Small rooms but comfortable. Good location

Authenticity & Character
Lotion in bathroom. Better view.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fretheim Hotel
Flåm

Like going back in time. Great location and breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
Bergen

Beautiful hotel and perfect location. Staff were the best and the food was excellent.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Activity Reviews
Dinner Cruise in the Oslofjord
Dinner Cruise in the Oslofjord
Oslo

Food was very good and sights amazing

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit Stegastein Viewpoint with a bus
Visit Stegastein Viewpoint with a bus
Norway

View is everything. Very touristy but good bus ride.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Summer RIB boat Safari Local Taste of Undredal
Summer RIB boat Safari Local Taste of Undredal
Flåm

Overall our favorite on the trip. Exciting, beautiful, comfortable and professionally done. Could not have been better. Highly recommended.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day trip to Fjærland
Day trip to Fjærland
Norway

Enjoyed the experience. Glacier museum is well done and informative. Thought we would be closer to the glacier itself but not possible.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Bergen

View is incredible and ride very smooth. As must for Bergen.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Bergen

Our second favorite experience on the trip. Our guide Mary Anne was ideal. The food we had was delicious and quite filling and the tour around town was perfect. Highly recommend this excursion.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Anu Juhken
Anu
Anu Juhken
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jun 12, 2024

Thank you so much for your feedback and the lovely pictures!
I'm so happy to hear that you had an amazing time here in Norway. If you ever plan another journey to our beautiful country, we'd love to welcome you back, and I will be here and more than happy to assist you :)
My very best,
Anu

Our visit to Norway was beyond our expectatio...
Norway | May 27 - Jun 5, 2024

Patrick
Patrick R.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2024
Our visit to Norway was beyond our expectations. The original itinerary appeared to be amazing. However, due to Joseph’s special needs, changes were necessary. Thanks to Fenne, we had a wheelchair available at both hotels and needed to change hotels in Bergen. The Scandic Torget Bergen was in a perfect spot as the two bus tours started across the street. Both bus drivers were exceptional. The cider tour and fjord cruise to Flåm were highlights of our trip. We also enjoyed dinner at Engebret... Read more

Our visit to Norway was beyond our expectations. The original itinerary appeared to be amazing. However, due to Joseph’s special needs, changes were necessary. Thanks to Fenne, we had a wheelchair available at both hotels and needed to change hotels in Bergen. The Scandic Torget Bergen was in a perfect spot as the two bus tours started across the street. Both bus drivers were exceptional. The cider tour and fjord cruise to Flåm were highlights of our trip. We also enjoyed dinner at Engebret Cafe which was on the list of places to eat that you provided. We had no problem with all the tickets for the various events. We were also impressed how responsive team members were to our questions. Overall, we are very pleased. Thank you. Joseph & Patrick

Hotel Reviews
Hotell Bondeheimen
Oslo

We had a deluxe room so it was roomy with windows on two sides. The most amazing feature though was the breakfast — so many choices! On the negative side, the shower had no hand bars for safety, did not limit water to shower area, and the shampoo pump was difficult. There are no hand towels and the bath towels barely wrap around one’s body. The air in the room was still and warm and barely improved with oscillating desk fan.

Authenticity & Character
Location
It seemed to be in the middle of centre city — only blocks up from City Hall and piers and a stroll along Karl Johans gate.
Staff
Friendliness and helpfulness
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Torget
Bergen

Here we had an accessibility room which did not offer adequate space for luggage — no dresser. Beds and chairs were comfortable. Shower did not have hand bars for safety, did not keep water in shower area and offered no face cloths. The temperature of the room was good. Here too the breakfasts were great! Enjoyed the fire pit in the lobby.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Friendliness and helpfulness
Cleanliness & Comfort
The beds were cozy.
Activity Reviews
Cidery Tour To Balestrand By The Sognefjord
Cidery Tour To Balestrand By The Sognefjord
Bergen

Knowledgeable and rewarding — learned a lot about cider. Presentation was professional and cider sampling paired with good was excellent.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Bergen

Beautiful!! Stunning!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided tour and fjord cruise to Nærøyfjorden, Flåm and Stegastein viewpoint
Guided tour and fjord cruise to Nærøyfjorden, Flåm and Stegastein viewpoint
Bergen

Stunningly beautiful — blessed to have had good weather. Bus driver was outstanding.

Quality of Experience
Have to credit bus driver, not only his enthusiasm but above & beyond our expectations.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
See comment above
Transport
Local specialist: Kristiina Taukul

15 day Norway excursion
Norway | May 21 - Jun 4, 2024

Betty
Betty M.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2024
Kristiina did a great job planning our 15 day itinerary! She was attentive to our personal interests, likes and dislikes.
Fenne also did a wonderful job booking all the tours, excursions, hotels, and modes of transportation. Two of the four hotels we stayed at could have been nicer however, the room at one of the hotels had the loveliest view of any place we’ve ever stayed in all of our travels. Everything worked like clockwork without a problem. Julia was our 24 hour contact while traveling...
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Kristiina did a great job planning our 15 day itinerary! She was attentive to our personal interests, likes and dislikes.
Fenne also did a wonderful job booking all the tours, excursions, hotels, and modes of transportation. Two of the four hotels we stayed at could have been nicer however, the room at one of the hotels had the loveliest view of any place we’ve ever stayed in all of our travels. Everything worked like clockwork without a problem. Julia was our 24 hour contact while traveling in Norway. We only needed to use her assistance once and she immediately took care of the issue.
We spent several days in Oslo. What a beautiful city! We then flew to Alesund, a lovely small city along the coast where we took excursions to Geirangerfjord (breathtaking), an e-bike tour, and a bus tour of surrounding islands. We then flew to Bergen where we did a guided kayak tour, a guided tour along the fjords including a boat trip down Hardangerfjord (magnificent). We then took a lovely ferry ride to Stavanger where we hiked to Pulpits Rock one day and went on a fjord RIB Safari. A relaxing train ride back to Oslo then gave us the final day to visit the Kon-Tiki and Fram museums which were wonderful.
All of the cities were very walkable and easy to navigate.
The Norwegian people couldn’t have been nicer. Very friendly and helpful.

Hotel Reviews
Clarion Hotel The Hub
Oslo

Great location!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Thon Hotel Ålesund
Ålesund

Great location. On the water.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Zander K Hotel
Bergen

Dark and tired looking. Not a great location. Poor view from room. Looking at a big office type building not far from our window. Eating area very dark. The walls were black.

Authenticity & Character
Rugs were old and worn. Eating area dark.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Stavanger City
Stavanger

Not a great location. Our room looked out on an alley type road with nondescript buildings.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Oslo private tour
Oslo private tour
Oslo

Our guide was great!

Quality of Experience
Art Nouveau city bike in Ålesund
Art Nouveau city bike in Ålesund
Ålesund

Our guide was friendly. We rode out of the city to an adjoining island which was lovely. From the Art Nouveau name of the tour we thought we’d be learning about the architecture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
No transport was involved
Fjordcruise Ålesund - Geiranger (Return)
Fjordcruise Ålesund - Geiranger (Return)
Norway

We were on a boat with a group of other people who had park service guides. The guides gave interesting commentary about the surroundings which made the ride more interesting .

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ålesund – Sightseeing and Viking saga islands
Ålesund – Sightseeing and Viking saga islands
Ålesund

Leisurely bus tour around the surrounding islands with visit to a church and lighthouse.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Kayaktour Bergen
Guided Kayaktour Bergen
Bergen

Leisurely kayaking around low lying islands. Nothing strenuous. Guide was friendly and informative. Lunch was very good. One of the local fisherman cooked up a fresh fish meal. Yum!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Hardangerfjord Tour: Voss Gondol & Mt. Hanguren Panorama
Private Hardangerfjord Tour: Voss Gondol & Mt. Hanguren Panorama
Norway

Our guide Arne was great!! He even brought a drone. Stopped at a few waterfalls. One was spectacular. The fjord trip was great. Gorgeous scenery.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Hike to Pulpit Rock Preikestolen
Guided Hike to Pulpit Rock Preikestolen
Stavanger

Our guide was super nice and engaging. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see anything as it was foggy the whole time. But we got some good exercise.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Lysefjord RIB Safari from Stavanger
Lysefjord RIB Safari from Stavanger
Stavanger

Enjoyable. A bit jolting at times. Got to see Pulpit Rock from the water.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Kristiina Taukul

Norway experience
Norway | May 19 - May 31, 2024

Josee
Josee L.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 04, 2024
Bonjour! Overall the Norway experience was soooo great!
mini ajustments would be recommended for a friend who would ask but we had a marvelous time.
(left a note to Tricia, but it seems we are not in contact anymore. There was a night on May 19, that was book by mistake. You tought we would arrive on the 19 but it was on the 20.....
also, a guide for Oslo on the 20th, was booked, and for the same reasons, we were not there....still travelling... Can you do something about that??)
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Bonjour! Overall the Norway experience was soooo great!
mini ajustments would be recommended for a friend who would ask but we had a marvelous time.

(left a note to Tricia, but it seems we are not in contact anymore. There was a night on May 19, that was book by mistake. You tought we would arrive on the 19 but it was on the 20.....
also, a guide for Oslo on the 20th, was booked, and for the same reasons, we were not there....still travelling... Can you do something about that??)

Hotel Reviews
Trollstigen Resort
Åndalsnes

WOULD HAVE SPENT 2 NIGHTS!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Bøyum Camping
Fjærland

Not as in the pictures :) we should juste have been noticed that the food would be so hard to find in this beautiful area! haha!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Just more infos! (food for example)
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
Oslo
Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Replied on Jun 06, 2024
Hi Josee, The weather and the fjords seemed to really work with you while you were here - it was really amazing you got to visit so many of my favorite fjord locations with clear skies and beautiful views. I was very happy to see your photos and gorgeous adventures along the way and speak to you often while you were in the country. It seemed like you were having the time of your lives ! :) Unfortunately regarding the arrival day: On our end, we can only use the information dealt to us as... Read more

Hi Josee,

The weather and the fjords seemed to really work with you while you were here - it was really amazing you got to visit so many of my favorite fjord locations with clear skies and beautiful views. I was very happy to see your photos and gorgeous adventures along the way and speak to you often while you were in the country. It seemed like you were having the time of your lives ! :)

Unfortunately regarding the arrival day: On our end, we can only use the information dealt to us as specialists, and in this case I was only given information that you had an overnight flight with arrival on May 19, so the trip began from May 19 in the itinerary.
Since the itinerary stated that from the beginning of our planning process - and the guided tour on the 20th also was stated on the plan from the start, I unfortunately couldn't have anticipated your later arrival on on my end. When we went over the plan day-by-day on the phone, we chatted about details according to each day, activity and accommodation so I really did my absolute best to make sure you were prepared to travel comfortably and easily. When you arrived a day later, my colleague on duty did his best to be sure that you were still aligned with plans and you were good to go with the adjustments!

We are still in contact in the portal, so you can still feel free to message me there, if you'd like to speak further! I messaged you last to let you know that my local manager and/or the Kimkim staff can assist with the issue if you were unsure why a refund wasn't doable on our end for this particular case. We try our best to refund if there are mishaps or cancellations, but in this case the local guide was waiting for your arrival and he would lose money for that day if we refunded his payment.

Sorry to see that this is what stuck with you on the review, but I really appreciate you coming to Norway and I really enjoyed planning your trip. You seem like such nice and energetic people. I'm glad you seemed to enjoy yourselves otherwise!! I hope you still use Kimkim in the future, and travel on :)

All the best!
Tricia

Anu was very patient answering all my questio...
Norway | May 27 - Jun 1, 2024

William
William C.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2024
Anu was very patient answering all my questions with details and planned our trip in a considerate manner. We had a lot of fun and exp experienced almost all activities that the tourist resort can offer. Read more

Anu was very patient answering all my questions with details and planned our trip in a considerate manner. We had a lot of fun and exp experienced almost all activities that the tourist resort can offer.

Hotel Review
Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport Terminal
Bergen

Very clean and looks brand new. Very welcoming too. Small breakfast was offered from 4:00 am and the big one starts at 6:00 am. Very thoughtful for early flight guests.

Authenticity & Character
Clean and welcoming. The design is unique and stylish.
Location
Walking distance to the airport.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Yes.
Activity Review
Waterfall hike and Stegastein Viewpoint in Spring/Autumn
Waterfall hike and Stegastein Viewpoint in Spring/Autumn
Flåm

The guide Rose is very kind, thoughtful, experienced, and professional.

Quality of Experience
Rose is very experienced and made the entire trip very fun and she managed the time perfectly.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Rose is full of vitality too.
Transport
Rose planned the trip well so that we had fun and were also able to get back on time.
Local specialist: Anu Juhken
Anu
Anu Juhken
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jun 12, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed working with us and that you had an amazing time here! :)
Thank you for trusting us!
My very best,
Anu

Norway June 2024
Norway | May 16 - May 31, 2024

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Margaret F.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jun 02, 2024
We had a wonderful trip to Norway. Local specialist Tricia was instumental in helping us decide what to do, where to travel within the country, etc.-based on our interests and goals. Additionally, she and others at KimKim were very responsive in real time to any questions that arose, or if we needed to make a change to plans on a given day, etc...Overall, the trip was truly flawless and I would recommend KimKim without reservation based on our Norway experience.
Margaret Ferrell
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We had a wonderful trip to Norway. Local specialist Tricia was instumental in helping us decide what to do, where to travel within the country, etc.-based on our interests and goals. Additionally, she and others at KimKim were very responsive in real time to any questions that arose, or if we needed to make a change to plans on a given day, etc...Overall, the trip was truly flawless and I would recommend KimKim without reservation based on our Norway experience.
Margaret Ferrell

Hotel Reviews
Thon Hotel Opera
Oslo

Helpful staff; delicious breakfast; beautiful dining room.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri
Aurland

Friendly place- clean. Pub and Bistro on site which is great, as the town is very small. Front desk staff helpful as well.

Henningsvær Rorbuer
Henningsvær

Incredible location on the harbor, with two bedrooms, and a great western view from the dock our cabin was on to watch the sun set (almost set!) Nice breakfast and clean rooms. Kitchen was a bit spare, but functional.

Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland

Fantastic chef and beautiful location!!!! Beatiful deck on the fjord, great sitting room with window onto fjord...my favorite hotel of the trip

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cheerful, helpful, and funny!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

Wonderful location, dining room was incredible with frescoes adorning the walls...great breakfast buffet

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Reine Rorbuer
Reine

Perfect!

Activity Review
Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen

It was a perfect tour with only our group of 4. John was a great guide- knew the city perfectlt, having grown up there and been a guide for many years. We walked almost 5 miles (which was great) and really enjoyed the morning.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Oslo | Replied on Jun 05, 2024

A year in the making - you deserved a memorable adventure!!
Thanks for coming and for embracing and enjoying Norway's majesty!
It was such a delight to work with you.

Hope we connect again someday - and in the meantime send your friends to Norway ! ;)

Warmly,
Tricia

Thank you for all the help and advice you pro...
Norway | May 18 - May 25, 2024

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Lorraine G.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2024

Thank you for all the help and advice you provided in planning our trip. I had no direct contact with Kimkim, but I benefited from the advice you gave to our trip planners. If we had a question, we were able to reach you easily. You helped us make last minute changes if our plans changed. The hotels were great. You simplified the logistics. You were reachable. We loved the trip. Thank you for all your help. I would used you again with no hesitation.

Local specialist: Mar Quiñones

Lovely trip. Amazing hotels, travel connectio...
Norway | May 18 - May 26, 2024

Kathlyn
Kathlyn C.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on May 31, 2024
Lovely trip. Amazing hotels, travel connections, route.etc. If I were to do the trip over I would change the following : book the funicular rather than the cable car in Bergen, subtract the third day from Bergen and it to Oslo. Minor adjustments to a wonderful experience ! Read more

Lovely trip. Amazing hotels, travel connections, route.etc. If I were to do the trip over I would change the following : book the funicular rather than the cable car in Bergen, subtract the third day from Bergen and it to Oslo. Minor adjustments to a wonderful experience !

Hotel Reviews
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
Bergen

Loved the included meals!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
So near to ferries
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

View superb!! So close to ferry.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fretheim Hotel
Flåm
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Karl Johan Hotel
Oslo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Ægir dinner
Ægir dinner
Flåm

Ordered smaller meals off of menu

Quality of Experience
Cute place
Cider Tasting with snacks
Cider Tasting with snacks
Balestrand

Loved everything about the experience

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mostraumen Cruise
Mostraumen Cruise
Bergen

Lovely outing. Especially enjoyed the bits of Grieg background music

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Bergen

Location of venue far from hotel and we got lost/ wasted time finding it.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

The trip checked all the boxes for Bergen and we had a lovely time.
Norway | May 23 - May 27, 2024

Regina
Regina S.
Ballenger Creek, MD | Reviewed on May 28, 2024
The trip checked all the boxes. The food tour was good (the guide was pretty soft-spoken and there were 14 in the group.). The hotel was perfect for the location - it could not have been more convenient. However, because of the child safety closures on the windows, they only opened a few centimeters so there was no airflow and it was especially warm weather. I can't imagine staying there in the summer with no AC. Additionally, the windows for our room were over the back alley so we... Read more

The trip checked all the boxes. The food tour was good (the guide was pretty soft-spoken and there were 14 in the group.). The hotel was perfect for the location - it could not have been more convenient. However, because of the child safety closures on the windows, they only opened a few centimeters so there was no airflow and it was especially warm weather. I can't imagine staying there in the summer with no AC. Additionally, the windows for our room were over the back alley so we heard the midnight glass recycle dump from the nearby restaurants when they closed. I felt quite poorly on Sunday, so that may impact this next comment, but I would send people to Rosendal first, then to Flam. We went to Flam on Saturday and Sunday to Rosendal. After 5 hours on the boat Saturday, in the "King of the Fjords," the Roesndal trip was slightly disappointing in comparison. It was still lovely, but one's mind naturally compares to prior similar events. But like I said, I was feeling quite poorly Sunday, so it might have just been my mood. We had great food and really enjoyed our time. My husband had never been and enjoyed the Sognefjord the most. I usually plan all our trips and appreciated being able to just "show up" for this without having done much work.

Hotel Review
Scandic Torget
Bergen

The location can not be beat. It has got to be the most convenient location in old town Bergen. The breakfast was fabulous. They said they started serving at 0730 but when we went down around 0700 to get coffee, they let us get started early since we had an early ferry. However, I can't recommend it for summer travel. The windows have child locks on them to keep kids from falling out (good thing) but they restrict air flow so significantly, that we baked all night long without airflow or air conditioning. And our room faced the alley so we heard the midnight glass recycle from the nearby restaurants. If you're going in the cooler weather, stay here. If not, find a place that might be cooler for sleeping.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Bergen

Great tour to local eating/drinking establishments. The guide was great, if a bit soft spoken. I recommended this tour to others we met later in our trip.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Fløibanen
Fløibanen
Bergen

You need to do this while in Bergen. Then walk down - that was one of our favorite parts of the trip.

Quality of Experience
Bergen to Flåm "The King of Fjords" Sognefjord in a Nutshell Day trip
Bergen to Flåm "The King of Fjords" Sognefjord in a Nutshell Day trip
Bergen

We loved this experience. It's such a lovely day on the boat (in good weather).

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fjordcruise to Hardanger
Fjordcruise to Hardanger
Bergen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ethel Laul
Ethel
Ethel Laul
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jun 13, 2024

Thank you very much for your kind review.
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this trip to The Fjords. I am really glad you have enjoyed all our recommendations and experienced the best of this beautiful country!
I also appreciate your feedback, suggestions, and observations. They will certainly not be forgotten.

Thank you for trusting us!
My very best,
Ethel

We had to go home after 1 day due to serious ...
Norway | May 11 - May 26, 2024

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Betty N.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on May 27, 2024

We had to go home after 1 day due to serious upper respiratory infection
Julia was an outstanding!! She really helped in everything!!
We were feeling so sick it was not possible for us to function

Local specialist: Mar Quiñones
Mar
Mar Quiñones
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on May 30, 2024

Dear Betty,
I'm glad to hear that you had a positive experience with our team, even under such difficult circumstances.
We're already looking forward to welcoming you back, and I'll be right here, and more than happy to assist you!
It was truly a pleasure working together with you! :)
My warmest regards,
Mar

We had a phenomenal time on our trip!
Norway | May 3 - May 12, 2024

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Jac F.
Canada | Reviewed on May 24, 2024
We had a phenomenal time on our trip! We had been talking about going to Norway for years, so we had incredibly high expectations, and thanks to Maria, our trip exceeded all of them. We saw so many places we never would have thought of on our own, so I highly recommend getting Kimkim to help plan your trip! Read more

We had a phenomenal time on our trip! We had been talking about going to Norway for years, so we had incredibly high expectations, and thanks to Maria, our trip exceeded all of them. We saw so many places we never would have thought of on our own, so I highly recommend getting Kimkim to help plan your trip!

Hotel Reviews
Oslo Guldsmeden
Oslo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Aurland Fjordhotel
Aurland
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Maria Shephard
Maria
Maria Shephard
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on May 26, 2024

Dear Jac!!

This sounds amazing! I'm glad to hear you had such a fantastic experience in Norway. It's great that you had such a memorable trip! and enjoy every corner and suggestion we made!

Thank you for letting me be part of your experience and plan this with you.!

Keep conquering the world!!
Maria