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evrything went smoothly, as plan, we had a ve... · Norway - Feb 1 - Feb 8, 2020
evrything went smoothly, as plan, we had a very good time.
thank you for your help. \the trappers farm was amazing.
Our trip to Norway was absolutely wonderful. ... · Norway - Jan 18 - Jan 31, 2020
Our trip to Norway was absolutely wonderful. I already knew where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see before I contacted Ingrid. She was instrumental in several crucial ways: She helped me book our flights within Norway; she arranged for the train tickets to Flam and Bergen, as well as the tickets for the trip on the Fjord; and she arranged a local guide for a city tour in Oslo, Bergen and Tromso. She also helped me choose hotels in each city. Her choices were perfect. The hotels... read more
December in Norway · Norway - Dec 4 - Dec 13, 2019
Traveling to Norway in December presents its own unique challenges - mostly due to the fact that the weather is unpredictable (which we knew going into things)- but everything that could be controlled was handled smoothly and efficiently through Kimkim. We had a number of room reservations and travel connections that had to be coordinated, and Kimkim made sure that everything flowed together smoothly. We traveled northward by plane, train and ferry, and each step along the way we were... read more
10 nights of winter in Norway! · Norway - Dec 28 - Jan 6, 2020
The help we had planning our winter trip to Norway was amazing. Right from the beginning our thoughts were heard and ideas were given to make it all work. Fridur was super helpful and responsive. Our bookings all worked seamlessly and were in great locations.
Fortunately the rain stopped for our walk with an expert in Bergen - which was so interesting and informative - Fartein from Ethical Travel Portal was a great guide and easy to be with. We really loved our time in Bergen and the Bergen... read more
It would have been a lot better if ferry timi... · Norway - Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2019
It would have been a lot better if ferry timings were taken into planning. We reached Bodø on Saturday from Oslo, not much to do. On Sunday ferry to Lofoten was not till 1 pm so lost morning. Reached Lofoten at 4.30 pm it was pitch dark so not much to see . So literally 2 wasted days Hurtigruten to Tromso cancelled no one’s fault . Rushed to Ice hotel that evening. That was fun
Next day after dog sledding we waited 2 hrs for nothing before getting dropped at hotel .
Christmas evening and... read more
Tatjana and I had a great time, specially in ... · Norway - Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2020
Tatjana and I had a great time, specially in Geilo, where the snow, sun and skiing conditions were absolutely perfect. Heidi was a great guide and, further, she arranged a wonderful evening dinner at the Geilo Mountain Lodge for her partner and us. (The Lodge should be on the Michelin list!!!) Oslo at the front and back end of our trip included Vinterland, Vigeland statuary park, and viking, Fram and Kon-Tiki museums that were very well done. The convenient light rail took us to... read more
The Capital, the Fjords and Northern Norway (9Dec-20Dec 2019) · Norway - Dec 9 - Dec 20, 2019
Our family of 6 from hot and wet tropical Singapore, had a fantastic trip to icy cold Norway! Ingrid has been very accommodating to our needs and very responsive to our numerous questions...and sh was able to allay all our concerns etc. There were a couple of slight imperfections (no fault of Ingrid). Firstly, we found the local guide from Oslo to be wanting...slipshod work despite we gave him a tip of 800 NOK while the young man in Bergen was fantastic. He might be short of knowledge... read more
Our 14 day trip to Norway · Norway - Nov 28 - Dec 10, 2019
Our 14 day trip to Norway was phenomenal! Linda did an amazing job curating our trip with a special overnight at a farm to table dogsledding adventure with Kjell. It was the highlight of our trip! Linda also arranged Sami reindeer sledding, northern lights chasing, private walking tour, fjord cruise, flam railway, another private tour and more. We went from Tromso and worked our way down to Oslo. Linda and kimkim created an awesome experience and also booked fabulous hotels, all with views... read more
Exactly what I wanted/needed! Thank you Julia! · Norway - Nov 25 - Dec 3, 2019
I contacted KimKim for a much needed solo trip away and I was thinking about Norway. Julia was my specialist and she was fantastic! Not only did she listen to all of the things I wanted, but she was super fast in her response time. What most impressed me was that she would respond, day or night and at one location where they couldn't find the reservation she was available in real time. Additionally, she messaged me throughout the trip to see how it was going. She made my experience... read more
Norway - north and south in 9 days · Norway - Nov 16 - Nov 24, 2019
My trip was planned by Fridur and after a lot of messages back and forth, the entire schedule was turned upside down or rather north south reversal and no regrets!!! Thanks to Fridur who managed to get all the things we wanted to do into our schedule.
Camp Tamok was our first stop and it was well worth the entire day spent there. Dog sledding with Kristin was fantastic with the huskies sooooo loveable and strong. What an experience! Then we tried our hand(and legs!) at cross country skiing... read more
Family of Four on an adventure to witness the Northern Lights · Norway - Nov 5 - Nov 9, 2019
Our trip to Northern Norway and the Finnish town of Kilpisjarvi was a dream come true. Our tour guides, Gareth and Amanda from Adventure by Design were awesome. I loved that We were treated like family and they were so patient with my kids. Traveling with a young family is always s challenge and Gareth and Amanda definitely made it easier. We got to see some amazing Northern Lights, reindeers, beautiful frozen lakes. It was a wonderful trip which was very well planned in a short time.
Thank you KimKim and Norway! · Norway - Nov 2 - Nov 8, 2019
We booked our 7 days trip through Kim Kim. Our agent - Ms Ingrid was very helpful. This was our first time we visited Norway, our ultimate aim was to chase the Northern Light and indeed we were lucky enough to see lot and lot of them! Thanks to the guide - Ms Trine. Also never forget our experience with Reindeer and Sami Culture and the reindeer soup provided was awesome!
We had a good time in Tromsø as the city was beautiful with snow. The hotel in Tromsø was fantastic and the breakfast was... read more
Norway, the kimkim way, was exceptional · Norway - Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2019
For me, the most memorable part of our sensational trip was the train ride to Myrdal & then down to Flam. We have seen many things, but the scenery and its dramatic changes on the way up and back down. We loved the golden trees of Autumn. For George, it was the trip through the fjords.
Every part of our trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The Thon Opera Hotel was great and so well located. Stig was an excellent guide and great guy, in Aurland, the innkeeper had no rooms & said we... read more
Thank you Linda and the Kimkim team for a wonderful, well planned holiday! · Norway - Oct 4 - Oct 11, 2019
Thank you Linda and the Kimkim team for a wonderful, well planned holiday!
15 Day | Oslo - Fjords and mountains- Bergen - Tromsø · Norway - Oct 2 - Oct 16, 2019
Wow! A magical trip to Norway! We started our journey in Oslo and ended in Tromsø. We opted to go with KimKim because the logistics we had in mind were more complicated than what we wanted to deal with... Definitely a very good decision on our part. I sent Andre a list of what we had in mind and he came through like a champ. Our desire was not to have to rent a car but travel using buses, trains, ferries and planes. Andre put it all together and made reservations for us a much as... read more
Oslo | Geilo | Balestrand | Bergen - 9 Days · Norway - Sep 21 - Sep 27, 2019
My wife and I had the most amazing time travelling around Norway, this was very easily the best trip we've ever taken. We got to see some amazing sights, untouched beauty, and explore Norway in a way that its meant to be. Through our entire journey, we took trains, busses and ferries which gave us the opportunity to see some of the most stunning landscapes imaginable.
Fridur did such a good job of putting all this together, she was very responsive and always full of suggestions on what we... read more
Oslo, the Fjords and Bergen - 6 Days · Norway - Oct 3 - Oct 8, 2019
My son and I were planning for a trip to Norway in early October, without knowing that it was the period in-between Summer and Winter when the standard Norway Nutshell tours were not available. Then we came across Kim Kim Travel and decided to give it a try.
The decision won us a wonderful trip. Our specialist Andre was instant with his responses. He was thoughtful in planning for our itinerary, and patient in answering my endless questions and requests. He even provided maps indicating... read more
Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords - 10 Days · Norway - Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2019
All the hotels were great. All but 2 transportation arrangements went off without a flaw. Overall, we are very pleased with our visit to Norway. I am thankful that Ingrid helped me to arrange everything!
In Oslo, we liked the Thon Europa more than the Thon Spectrum. The Europa had a better breakfast buffet, was an easier walk from the train station & the neighborhood seems a bit better. Next door to the Europa is the Brunello Ristorante. You should recommend this to others! This was some... read more
Frustrations · Norway - Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2019
Ingrid was our guide for our visit to Oslo and Bergen . Luckily my cousin and I travelled together for the most part , or we would have been quite lost .
Initially I arrived earlier than she , and somehow got to the bus for the hotel for the night , the Gardemon Airport Hotel , which was suggested by our Svalbard leader . The hotel was very nice , the food fabulous , and a wonderful walk nearby .
We next flew to Tromso and Longyearbyen for our artic adventure , which was unbelievably... read more
Norwegian City, Mountain & Fjord Adventure | Hiking - 7 Days · Norway - Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2019
My wife and I are so pleased we decided to hire Kimkim to plan our first trip to Norway. We had a limited time (6-7 days) and felt they did a wonderful job giving us the best itinerary for our interests/time constraints. The accommodations they selected were convenient and comfortable, the detailed itineraries they provided were extremely helpful (including maps, wayfinding info, etc.), and the guides they hired were professional and informative. If we had planned things ourselves we... read more
Western Norway's Fjord Road Trip - 8 Days · Norway - Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2019
Andre was quick to respond and always accommodating. The hotels he chose were excellent, as were his suggestions for our day trips. We totally appreciated not having huge drives to make. His planning was superb!!! We can’t thank him enough for such an amazing experience!!!!!
Wonderful · Norway - Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2019
Balestrand was wonderful, probably the highlight of our trip, especially the Fjord boat trip there and from. The hotel was also quite special
Flam was also wonderful as well, as was the train ride.
Given the objectives (truly scenic, awe-inspiring nature), I felt like we could have been guided differently.
The others were fine and reasonable for the price paid, but I have some feedback for the rest of the trip
1. Initially we had a day in Bergen set aside, which I changed and I was... read more
How to Spend Two Weeks in Norway · Norway - Sep 2 - Sep 23, 2019
We had a very very positive experience each step of the way, from planning the trip with Emily (who listened very carefully to what we wanted, found the kinds of places we wanted to stay at, and developed an excellent itinerary that allowed us to see and experience truly beautiful places) , to the places we stayed, all that we saw, our hiking and kayaking experiences, and especially with our guide, Thomas Riis. He was an exceptional guide, outstanding in every way. Thomas was friendly,... read more
Western Norway's Fjord Road Trip, Bergen | Aurland | Solvorn | Geiranger | Hjørundfjord | Ålesund - 11 Days · Norway - Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2019
We took an 11 day road trip through Norway that was a fantastic experience. We wanted to be on our own for the most part, but appreciated having the hotels and activities suggested for us. From there, Fridur helped us to customize something that worked for us. Fridur was also VERY helpful mid-trip proactively helping us to manage detours caused by unexpected weather.
We also very much enjoyed our time with David, our guide in Bergen. It was more like a friend of friend showing you his city than a stuffy tour. That was perfect for us.
Norway Slow Travel: Oslo, Aurland & Bergen - 7 Days · Norway - Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2019
Rose and I could not be more impressed with the attention to detail that we received from our Kim Kim contact - Julia . Her attention to detail could not have been better
The Trip Julia put together for us was the perfect way to start discovering Norway.
Excellent accommodation in the perfect position to see all the local sites along with the right adventures that suited our style of traveling. This allowed us the time and space to really enjoy the sheer beauty of Norway.
We will certainly be traveling with Kim Kim in future
Rod and Rose
Overall fantastic trip · Norway - Sep 16 - Sep 23, 2019
Overall, we ended up having a fantastic trip. our 2 private guides (Curtis from viking Biking in Oslo and Romain in Bergen) were both excellent and very informative. The Fjord cruise and Flåm railway were also highlights. On the flip side, we had some challenges along the way that could have been avoided with careful planning. For example, it took awhile for the hotel to find our reservation at the Thon hotel in Oslo because it was booked under Axel Garber, our guide. I also had to email... read more
Mixed experience. Some great some so so · Norway - Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2019
Ingrid was lovely to chat with when planning our trip. Her responses were always very prompt. However, we were planning a trip for Bergen for mid-late September. Our group would have greatly appreciated and benefited from having her insider perspective shared ahead of time. For example, many of the attractions on the Bergen card (which she sold us as part of the package) were closed or on very limited hours due to the fact that it was “late” in the season. Additionally, we feel Ingrid... read more
6 days in Norway · Norway - Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2019
We had an excellent experience with Kimkim in planning our trip. We gave Vilde the general outline of where we wanted to begin and end and she planned it all, hotels and excursions. We drove over 650 miles during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed the drive and landscapes. We loved the Dragsvik Fjordhotel , Bergens Bors hotel, the Fjord Cruise and walking tour of Bergen. Our guide, ( forgotten his name) during our walking tour was great. We were a bit more vigorous than his typical clients, so... read more
Bergen | Balestrand | Geilo | Oslo - 9 Days · Norway - Sep 7 - Sep 15, 2019
My two sons (19 & 21) and I wanted to visit Norway but due to my work schedule I left everything to the last minute. I found Kim Kim per chance on the Internet and decided based on their excellent reviews for Norway to give them a try. I completed the questionnaire and Fridur quickly contacted me. She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and patient in helping us to plan our Itinerary. She focused on basing it on our own special requests - active with multiple hiking days in Bergen and... read more
Journey through Norway via Lofoten, Bodø, Trondheim and Oslo · Norway - Aug 24 - Sep 10, 2019
Ingrid was great, the whole process made easy.
All hotel bookings and transport bookings ran smoothly.
Always available and ready to help
Will definitely refer and use KimKim again
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure · Norway - Aug 23 - Aug 29, 2019
We were so happy with our kimkim experience! André was responsive and very nice to deal with. He set up an itinerary that reflected our interests. All transportation, information, transfers, hotels were nicely chosen and there were no problems or glitches. André gave us great recommendations for restaurants, as did our guides in Bergen, David and Vilde. These two were so important in terms of our overall experience in Scandinavia. They were knowledgeable and fun; it was like going around... read more
Summer Tour in Norway's Fjords - 14 Days · Norway - Aug 22 - Sep 1, 2019
Outstanding service from Ingrid and the KimKim team before and during my trip - including helping me though an unplanned hiccup in my itinerary!
I absolutely loved my stay in the Lofoten Islands and especially Reine. I'll definitely head back there some day to explore some hikes I had to cancel due to the inclement weather I experienced on my trip.
Bergen was a ton of fun too - great charm, cool vibe along with tons of great shops and restaurants / pubs!
Transportation throughout the country - airfare, buses, trains and taxis - were all super easy and convenient too.
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 6 Days · Norway - Aug 19 - Aug 24, 2019
We had a wonderful time in Norway thanks to the Kim Kim team!
To everybody who got involved during our vacation.I would definitely recommend the Kim Kim crew to anyone.
Ingrid did an excellent job putting our busy trip together.We only had 6 days in that beautiful country and we got the most out of it !Even on that rainy day we had in Rosendale. Thanks for Sjur and Laila.
Ingrid booked everything (train and ferry tickets,glacier tour, hotels) for us so we did not have to worry about those... read more
Brønnøysund to Stockholm · Norway - Aug 15 - Aug 30, 2019
Emily did a super good job building a trip around my existing constraints and interests. Two wishes for the kimkim platform:
- Itemized cost shown both as the trip gets built and when I’m billed.
- Not asking me to review twice, once in TrustPilot and once here.
Fantastic holiday · Norway - Aug 4 - Aug 14, 2019
We had a fantastic holiday in Norway. Our 11 day trip was planned and booked last minute and the KimKim service in designing the itinerary and booking hotels was definitely something we could not have done at such short notice.
All the hotels had distinctive character - we particularly liked the Steens Hotel in Bergen, the Knutholmen in Kalvåg, and the Eplet in Solvorn.
Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords - 11 Days · Norway - Aug 18 - Aug 29, 2019
Ingrid did an amazing job of organizing our trip, keeping us informed, sending appropriate materials and tickets in a timely manner, and answering our questions with helpful answers. Both of our city guides, Stig and Flemmet, gave us unique perspectives of their cities, an off the beaten path stroll through the city and excellent recommdations of where to eat. Hiking through the hills around Kalvag was enjoyable, even in the light rain. The ride on the ferry from Bergen to Aurland was... read more
Southern Norway's Fjord Coast - 8 Days · Norway - Aug 16 - Aug 25, 2019
I cannot thank Nina & kimkim enough for the help planning this trip. My friend and I had an absolutely incredible time in Norway – we were able to fit in so many activities/locations in only 10 days because the trip was so well coordinated. It was the perfect mix of cities and smaller villages (Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen, and Rosendal) – there is nothing we would have changed.
This was also a VERY last minute trip and I was genuinely nervous we were going to show up in Norway with no plans... read more
Ultimate Norwegian Fjord Road Trip – 10 Days · Norway - Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2019
Ingrid and all the supporting specialists were very helpful to make sure our Norway trip was amazing. All of our activity requirements were executed, which made for a VERY active vacation. We expressed that we wanted to do a lot of hiking, kayaking, eating and fly fishing. They were very much able to piece together a trip that made for a lot of memories and epic photos.
I will definitely use Kim Kim again, as having a specialist select your hotels, itinerary, book train/bus tickets,... read more
Oslo, Bergen & Southern Norway - 8 Days · Norway - Aug 20 - Aug 27, 2019
When we were planning our trip to Norway, we had two goals in mind - to see as much of this beautiful country as possible and to discover my family roots. With Linda Verasdal's help, we were able to do both. I presented her with a wishlist and she made it all happen. We like to travel on our own and not with a tour group but Linda took care of all of our hotel reservations, train tickets, domestic plane flights and great suggestions for excursions. We also LOVED our local guides -Stig in... read more
Outdoor Norway | Oslo, Balestrand, Trolltunga, Bergen - 10 days · Norway - Aug 13 - Aug 22, 2019
We had a GREAT trip! everything went smoothly and we had a fantastic time! Highlights were the Trolltunga hike, the Oslo-to-Myrdal train (and the Flam train), and Fjærland, but everything was fantastic.
One thing that would be helpful is including a short overview of how to see schedules / pay for public transportation. It wasn't hard for us to figure out, but would be good to have folks download things like the Skyss app if they are taking a lot of buses and light trains.
The itinerary that Fridur provided was just perfect for us (lots of activities and sightseeing).
Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords - 10 Days · Norway - Aug 15 - Aug 24, 2019
Thanx Ingrid. Norway was great. So friendly, clean and beautiful. Kelvag was very special.
Western Norway's Fjord Road Trip · Norway - Aug 9 - Aug 16, 2019
I have used the tour services for the first time and my interactions with Ingrid were simply outstanding. She was always prompt with her responses and provided not just the relevant information, but something extra as well. She took on the recommendations positively and was a life saver when we had to make a last minute change in the fjord cruise. Over all we had an amazing experience and I will be using kimkim for my future travels!
Trip to Norway · Norway - Aug 12 - Aug 12, 2019
It was sublime. Well organized, varied and very personalized. We loved all of it.
Explore Bergen, Fjords & Waterfalls - 7 Days · Norway - Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2019
Bergen is a beautiful place to be and walk
We had a guide John great person
Who took us through the little streets
We were very lucky we had great weather
Than we took the ferry to balestrand
Just so beautiful and looks like a postcard!
Time to relax ,walk and bike
After two days We took the ferry to Flåm stayed few hours(rainy) but still beautiful
And from Flåm we took the train to Myrdal (must do) and back to rainy Bergen
But still beautiful
Must do climb the 722stairs and walk till the funicular we enjoyed the view ,the place
Thank you Ingrid
Nordic Road Trip for Nature Lovers - 14 Days · Norway - Jul 26 - Aug 10, 2019
We had a very great experience in Norway thanks to Ingrid's advices! We planned our trip taking inspiration from "Nordic Road Trip for Nature Lovers - 14 Days", we've been put in contact with Ingrid, who did a great job by adapting the tour to our requests. We've had 16 fantastic days hiking and exploring the most scenic views in southern Norway!
We highly recommend this service, as we're totally satisfied with it.
Nordic Adventure for Outdoor Lovers | Bergen, Trolltunga, Voss - 5 Days · Norway - Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2019
Our travel guide Fridur helped me plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Norway for me and my family. She quickly assessed what types of activities we were interested in and proposed an itinerary that perfectly met our needs. We're adventurous outdoor enthusiasts, so she tailored the Nordic Adventure for Outdoor Lovers to allow us to spend extra time in the beautiful Hardangerfjord area and to change the Trolltunga hike to the Via Ferrata + Sunset/Sunrise Combo. We had an amazing experience and... read more
Bergen Fjord Adventure - 4 Days · Norway - Aug 14 - Aug 17, 2019
My wife and I visited Norway in August 2019 and Ingrid has been a key part of planning and executing our itinerary. We visited Bergen, Balestrand, Tromso, Lofoten Island and Oslo. Ingrid arranged our local travel visiting fords, Balestrand and then the most beautiful train ride via Myrdal. Ingrid also came to meet us personally at Bergen and walked to the city centre. She is a great asset to her company and I found her extremely helpful. Highly recommend Ingrid and Kimkim,
Norway's Cities, Mountains & Fjords - 6 Days · Norway - Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2019
The trip was very well organised by Andre. I found him to be responsive, friendly and helpful all the way through the process. We needed a change of bike (to an e-bike) at the last minute and he organised it for us. The places we stayed varied in quality. The hotel in Oslo was not bad - the rooms and feel of the place was that it was a little pokey but clean. Reception was frequently overloaded when more than a couple of guests arrived. The hotel in Gielo was pretty good. It was crowded with... read more
Trip to Norway · Norway - Aug 2 - Aug 12, 2019
Overall the trip was great. The activities were fantastic and varied, and it was all relatively seamless. 2 areas of feedback:
1. Some of the hotel information wasn't provided until a little later, so it gave us a little anxiety since it was our first time using the service.
2. The first hotel took payment from us even though the hotel was paid by kimkim. I think that was the hotels fault though.
Besides those 2, I am very satisfied with the service!
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2019
The whole itinerary was very well planned and we had a great time in Norway. We couldn’t have visited all the beautiful and scenic locations without Nina’s recommendation. All the hotels are very well located. Nina Andreassen was very helpful and responsive to our queries.
Overall we were satisfied and happy with the service provided by Kim Kim and the team.
We would recommend Kim Kim’s service to anyone who wish to visit Norway.
7 days Oslo | Local Aurland | Bergen · Norway - Aug 3 - Aug 10, 2019
I consider that one of my luckiest "finds" to be when I ran across a personal travel posting that mentioned kimkim. I had already spent many unsuccessful & frustrating hours on my computer trying to plan a week long trip to Norway with our son, daughter-in-law, 6 yr old grandson and 2 year old granddaughter. It had become abundantly clear that I was out of my depth. Linda answered my initial inquiry at kimkim and we began planning an agenda that included the areas we wanted to see, bolstered... read more
Road trip Scenic Landscape - 17 Days · Norway - Jul 4 - Jul 20, 2019
Norway - Road trip scenic landscape (17 days)
This was my first trip booking through KimKim. Our local agent in Norway (Linda) was fantastic! She did a great job fitting in all our requests of things we wanted to see while in Norway as well as including destinations that were "must sees" for our time in this beautiful country! The hotels were terrific (safe, clean, in nice central locations) and our guides for Oslo and Bergen were fun, knowledgeable, and personable. Linda was also very... read more
Explore Oslo and Tromsø | Hiking and biking · Norway - Aug 6 - Aug 10, 2019
Kimkim was easy to use and my agent, Fridur, was fantastic. Super easy to work with and planned a trip that was spot on what I wanted. Everything was communicated clearly. All the places he chose were excellent. Top notch hotels, great local tours, wonderful all around.
Norway Fjords Summer Tour - 14 Days · Norway - Jul 20 - Aug 3, 2019
The help we received made the trip perfect fir us. We had a few snafus along the way but they managed them through with us. The private tour we had in Oslo was great, the one in Bergen not as knowledgeable. Could have had some more knowledge on how to get on and off the cruise on check in times for luggage when we need to be out of cabin.
More guidance on good side of the bus for views, more detail on how the nutshell bus works. That sort of thing.
Fjords/kayaking near Bergen · Norway - May 31 - Jun 3, 2019
We were disappointed with the service from Kim Kim. The Nærøyfjord fjord itinerary that Ingrid chose for us routed us through the same fjord three times: Flam to Balestrand, then Balestrand to Flam, and then the first hour of the Nærøyfjord “tour” was through the same area for the third time. You called it a tour, but it wasn’t: there was no commentary or information given during the Nærøyfjord trip. On the Norled boats between Flam and Balestrand, there were announcements about towns we were... read more
Bergen through the Green Fjord to Oslo - 7 Days · Norway - Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2019
Our trip to the Norwegian Fjords was wonderful.
Until Oslo, our hotels were owned and staffed by local people who provided excellent and friendly service. Our rooms were all different, a good size, clean and colourful with interesting art works on the walls. Our rooms at the Augustin in Bergen and the Kviknes in Balestrand also had lovely views. All hotels were well sited for making the local area easy to explore. In Oslo, the Scandic Byporten was well sited but our room was very... read more
Norway fjords · Norway - Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2019
After clarifying our travel dates, which were for this year and a late booking, Ivan made it all work! We were especially delighted with our stay at the Kviknes Hotel in Balstrand! The demi-suite had a superb view of the fjord; comfortable room and lovely balcony.
The 4 course dinner was served to perfection; the lamb was prepared just right; the entire dinner was beyond what we had expected from a large hotel. Our compliments to the entire establishment of the Kviknes. Personnel are... read more
Oslo, Bergen, Geirangerfjord and Ålesund - 10 Days · Norway - Jul 28 - Aug 6, 2019
This trip was absolutely magical! Ingrid listened to our interests and constructed a trip that allowed us to see a good spectrum of Norway and participate in activities we enjoyed. Ingrid is a great communicator and answered all questions in a timely and straightforward manner. She also gave us suggestions on places to consider for meals and activities during our free time in Norway. We felt like we had a good balance of free time and activities during our vacation. We could not be more pleased with our KimKim experience!
Norway's Ultimate Fjord Road Trip - 10 Days · Norway - Jul 27 - Aug 5, 2019
Booking our trip with KimKim was a breeze. André and Ingrid from the Ethical Travel team were extremely responsive and helpful with questions we had as we prepared for our trip. The itinerary they created for us was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and Norway in general.
They also provided many great recommendations and options of what to do or see in each location, which we really appreciated. They helped take the hassle out of figuring out the best route, hotels to stay at things to see, etc.
Overall a positive experience with the team and reccomend to others.
Ultimate Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 14 Days · Norway - Feb 16 - Mar 1, 2019
Incredibly, 5 months have passed since our trip to Norway and we still haven´t entered our review.
Maybe unconsciously we don't want to end it! But the truth is we´ve been talking about Norway and remembering it since we´ve arrived.
It was a trip of a lifetime, so good that we´ve made a promise to go back, in summer to see the country's other season and in winter again because we truly loved it.
The knowledge and understanding kimkim, and our local specialist Linda, provided along the... read more
Bergen to Oslo Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2019
We can't thank Vilde enough for her great work on pretty short notice. She arranged the perfect trip starting in Bergen, migrating to the heart of the fjords/Balestrand, and wrapping up in Oslo at the perfect hotel for our last day. Some highlights include our fun and fantastic tour of Bergen, our ferry rides to Balestrand and Flam, our scenic hotel just outside Balestrand in Dragsvik, and our Flamsbana train ride.
Norwegian Highlights: Oslo, Mountains & Fjords, Bergen - 8 Days · Norway - Jul 17 - Jul 24, 2019
We really wished we would’ve gotten to see what we thought we were going to see. On our itinerary, it showed pictures of beautiful places, but that was not what we got to see. One place in particular was over an hour away from where we were, but we were led to believe that is what we would see in the town we were staying in. We also were told that one of our train rides would go through waterfalls, which it did not. All of our accommodations were great.
Road Trip & Norway's Ultimate Fjord Adventure - 9 Days · Norway - Jul 22 - Jul 30, 2019
Thank you for everything Linda! We had the best experience working with Linda and she arranged our trip so well. The communication throughout the planning process was very clear, punctual and helpful. Linda checked in with us prior to the trip, sending weather, maps, any last minute changes and made sure we were all set. The planning on her end was awesome!
We loved our tour with Stig, he was super informative about Oslo, Norway, Norwegian history and we had such a great time walking along... read more
Experience Oslo & the Western Fjords - 10 days · Norway - Jul 21 - Jul 29, 2019
Although the trip was enjoyable overall -- and Ingrid was fabulous -- there are several areas in which improvements could be made. First, I would provide more detailed traveler information. Such as for arrival at Oslo airport, include instructions for how to pay for and get on the Airport express train. Detailed instructions are important for first-time visitors. Then, upon arrival at the Central Train Station in Oslo, include instructions such as "look for exit marked "[fill in name of... read more
Southern Norway's Cabin-to-Cabin Trek · Norway - Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019
Managed to arrange a fantastic short hiking trip on pretty short notice (only about three weeks). We didn't know much about Norway and were busy with work, but Vilde's suggested trip worked out great!
All we had to do was follow the trace of the DNT red T rocks, love the scenes and get to the next hut in time. Thanks!
Southern Norway's Cabin-to-Cabin Trek · Norway - Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019
We had an amazing trip thanks to Vilde. The for day hiking trip was not something we could have planned on our own (unless we did a LOT more research) and it was exactly what I was looking for!
Vilde was super responsive throughout the trip and helped us make changes along the way. It would have been even more perfect if she had suggested DMT membership for discounts and packing a thermos for teas during the hikes :-)
The Best of Norway · Norway - Jul 15 - Jul 27, 2019
We met up with 2 guides Stig in Oslo and Ingrid in Bergen. We thoroughly enjoyed there company and both took us to places we would not have seen otherwise. Ingrid also arranged our itinerary which was amazing. We did give her some feedback which she has taken on board. We were very fortunate the weather was kind to us bar a couple of days which drizzled but that did not deter us. We were pleasantly surprised with the Hurtigruten and the fit out and food and Artic superior room were really... read more
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2019
Andre did a great job helping me coordinate logistics. Vilde and John were great hiking and walking guides in Bergen. Really enjoyed the entire trip and experience. Will work through KimKim again on future trips.
6 days Oslo | Aurland | Bergen · Norway - Jul 19 - Jul 24, 2019
Fridur put together a great trip for us from start to finish. She was always accommodating to us before our trip and even during our trip. She was also able to help us on our extended trip to Iceland as well. We would definitely use Kimkim and Fridur again on our next trip back.
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure · Norway - Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2019
Ingrid was fantastic and helped us each step of the way. Highly recommend Kim Kim. Fast response times, good eateries were recommended and good hotels!!
7 Days in Norway - 8 Unique Itinerary Ideas · Norway - Jul 6 - Jul 14, 2019
Amazing trip and everything went perfectly and Emily's suggestions were excellent.
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2019
Working with Ingrid was amazing from start to finish! She listened to our preferences, built us a trip around them, and provided a detailed and highly organized trip plan. Her communication was wonderful and answered any questions we had. We particularly loved the breakfast at the Thon Hotel Cecil in Oslo, and the kayaking adventure we had in Fjaerland! We cannot recommend KimKim and Ingrid enough!
Oslo to Bergen to Ålesund Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019
We had a wonderful trip to Norway and enjoyed having the expertise of our KimKim specialist, Vilde. Our Norway trip included visits to Oslo, Bergen and Ålesund. We had done our own research, but it was great to have the local touch from Vilde - including some lovely recommendations for where to stay, shop and eat. Our favorite spot was Geirangerfjord - truly spectacular scenery and we lucked out with sunny and clear weather during the majority of our trip (July 2019). Another highlight was... read more
Oslo, Bergen & Southern Norway - 12 Days · Norway - Jul 8 - Jul 19, 2019
My wife and I just enjoyed a wonderful 12 day trip through Norway. Our local specialist Ingrid took care of all the planning for us including the hotels, transportation between our stays and several excursions. The detailed trip plan including maps of all the pick up and drop off points at the areas we stayed in was very useful, it helped take the stress out of traveling through unfamiliar cities.
Our Bergen guide Vilde met us at the airport when we arrived and brought us to our hotel... read more
3 weeks | The best of Norway · Norway - Jun 20 - Jul 10, 2019
My wife and I decided to use KimKim to assist with planning our 3 week trip to Norway. Ingrid was our local specialist.
We wanted to travel to Norway with several family members and everyone had different ideas of what they wanted to do and see in Norway. Plus, some of our party were going only be with us for part of the vacation. So, our needs seemed to be a little complicated, and things did change during the planning phase.
I was impressed by Ingrid's ability to structure an approach... read more
Western Norway's Fjord Road Trip · Norway - Jul 9 - Jul 17, 2019
Andre did an incredible job planning our trip from start to finish. Vilde was also very helpful once we got on the ground in answering a variety of questions as well. We really enjoyed all of our accommodations that Andre selected, especially the places we stayed in Aurland and Fjaerland. In hindsight, we wish we had made the decision to stay at each of those places another night each, as we realized we prefer little towns to larger cities. Alesund, and especially Hotel Brosundet, was very... read more
Oslo | the Fjords | Bergen | Tromsø · Norway - Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2019
I went to Norway with my mother and we had a wonderful time there. Everything was perfectly planned by our extremely enthusiastic specialist Ingrid! She was very prompt when it comes to solving any queries I had regarding the itenary or the place itself! We loved how she planned the itenary in the given amount of time. We enjoyed Balestrand the most. We could barely see any tourists there and it was such a wonderful place to be! Truly an advantage of having a local tour specialist!
The other... read more
Western Norway's Fjord Road Trip · Norway - Jul 2 - Jul 13, 2019
We loved the trip, especially Kalvåg. That is an amazing little village.
A couple of improvements:
Flåm was beautiful- but they don’t allow kids younger than 12 months on the bike down and our baby was 8 months and our guide knew this. She couldn’t even fit the kids helmet. Maybe they didn’t tell her, but the experience was awful.
One of the ferries ran every 2 hours, and our itinerary said it ran frequently.
There was an overall lack of recommendations on what to see each day, We... read more
Oslo to Bergen | Explore Loen · Norway - Jun 27 - Jul 9, 2019
Stig in Oslo and Ingrid in Bergen had insights that normal guides may not have as they had lived in their respective city’s all their lives. The walking tours were exceptionally and a great way to see these city’s and also have exercise and fresh air. Myself and my three adult children thought this was a fun time together and we got many beautiful pictures.
7 Days in Norway - 8 Unique Itinerary Ideas · Norway - Jul 6 - Jul 14, 2019
Emily was amazing and the trip was perfect! We had a sense of what we wanted to do, and Emily made it absolutely flawless. We saw the most amazing scenery, our guide Julia was delightful, and we had the trip of a lifetime! Highly recommend pulpit rock, Kjerag, Via Ferrata Trolltunga, Trollstein, overnight cruise up fjord, kajaking....amazing service and trip!
Road Trip & Norway's Ultimate Fjord Adventure - 15 Days · Norway - Jun 29 - Jul 13, 2019
The trip I did was just incredible thanks to Linda! I came across kimkim while I was doing some research of Norway but finding most of the websites being fragmented and easy for me to get lost. The process of communication and enquiries to shape the schedule has been very easy and seamless. Linda was able to make detailed and immediate feedbacks to address my questions or concerns. My partner and I have bought two more guide books for reference and we were constantly surprised by how the most... read more
Norwegian Highlights: Oslo, Bergen & the Sognefjord - 8 Days | 2019 · Norway - Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2019
We planned this trip last year, but I broke my foot and we had to cancel. We easily re-booked the whole trip this year, same hotels, same activities. The trip was splendid, we spent time in Copenhagen before and Stockholm after, but Ingrid and kimkim planned the Norway part of the trip with us.
Ingrid was so easy to deal with and so knowledgeable, and always readily available to answer any questions. We were pleased with all our accommodations and activities. We even got to meet Ingrid... read more
Discover Norway's Cities & Villages - 12 Days · Norway - Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2019
Wonderful trip! Hiking the Romsdalseggen ridge was a highlight -- absolutely stunning. (One note -- we took the bus from town but learned afterwards that for two or more people a taxi directly to the trailhead is actually more cost effective). Ingrid was fantastic -- we had a few mix ups with transfers but she fixed it immediately.
3 weeks | The best of Norway · Norway - Jun 20 - Jul 10, 2019
We had a wonderful time and it was very well planned and stress free. Ingrid did a wonderful job both before, during the planning stages and once we arrived at each destination all was arranged perfectly. Oslo was a beautiful city Stig Torset our city guide was personable and so much fun to be with. He made our tour around the city personal and enjoyable. Our stay in Stavanger was also lovely. We hiked to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) with a guide Raul "Off the Beaten Path" recommended by... read more