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Fridur Kjartansdottir

A few years ago, I moved from Iceland to Norway with my family. I have experienced Norway both as a tourist and as a resident and I am always seeing and learning something new about this wonderful country. I have a bachelors degree in Tourism Studies with a focus on responsible tourism in addition to a diploma in Event Management.

I have lived in Northern Norway and got a great opportunity to travel around and connect with the amazing surroundings. Now I am living in the beautiful Trøndelag and I am always discovering more and more beautiful places overall.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Norway, Lofoten Islands, Vesterålen, Trøndelag municipality, etc. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always had interests in traveling but when I started my studies in tourism, I soon found out what style of traveling was most appealing to me, and that is the responsible and ethical way. It's a great pleasure being able to help others to travel in the most sustainable and enjoyable way possible!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I think all travel experiences are unique and often it is the small things that are most memorable. In the most recent years, it has to be traveling around Lofoten Islands and visiting all the hidden gems there. "

Fridur is part of the following groups: Norway Travel Agents
An aerial view of the Arctic city of Tromsø in summer.
Explore Bergen & Tromsø - 6 Days

Take a whirlwind tour through Norway’s most enchanting destinations on this diverse 6-day itinerary. Start on the southwest coast, where you’ll settle into historic UNESCO-listed  Bergen for three nights. Discover the charming port city's character-filled cobbled streets and lively atmosphere, then venture deep into the iconic scenery of the fjords, where you’ll travel by train and boat through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. End your Norwegian adventure with a flight to the far north, where the Arctic city of Tromsø serves as your base to explore pristine wilderness by dogsled and go searching for the elusive northern lights.

The historic Bryggen district along Bergen's picturesque wharf
Oslo to Bergen Winter Adventure - 6 Days

Prepare to discover Oslo and Bergen's charm and culture as you explore the city by public transport during a local-led tour in both cities. You'll travel by train from Oslo to Bergen, with a stop in Flåm, on one of the world's steepest and most beautiful journeys that winds past lush fjord landscapes, gushing waterfalls, and steep, snow-capped mountains⁠. In Flåm, you'll go on a fjord cruise past some of the highest peaks in the region—before heading to Bergen where you'll discover the city's magical layout and history during a local tour—as well as go on a second fjord cruise past Mostraumen and finally to Modalen.

The historic Bryggen district along Bergen's picturesque wharf.
Bergen to Oslo Fjord Adventure - 6 Days

Sample some of Norway’s infinite charms on this short 6-day jaunt through the country’s biggest cities and most dramatic landscapes. Sail through fjords, ride one of the world’s most scenic railways, and discover the modern architecture and innovative Nordic cuisine of Europe’s fastest-growing city. Starting in the historic port of Bergen, you’ll travel east through deep fjords and towering mountains to visit the picturesque towns of Balestrand, Fjærland, and Flåm, before ending your journey in the effortlessly cool capital of Oslo.

Northern Lights - Tromsø
Winter Adventure in Tromsø - 5 Days

There's no need to hibernate for the winter, as Tromsø offers so many exciting outdoor activities. Learn all about the Norwegian Arctic on this five-day trip. Get to know the small town, with its cute traditional architecture, as you'll have plenty of free time to explore on your own. Take a trip out of town to see the colorful, dancing Northern Lights. Take a whale-watching trip in the fiords, where you'll spot a variety of sea birds as well as different types of whale. Top off your trip with a thrilling dog sledding ride through the snowy winter landscape.

Summertime adventures stay golden above the Arctic Circle
Arctic Norway Summer Road Trip - 12 Days

This 12-day road trip starts from Tromsø, Norway's 'Gateway to the Arctic', where—in May, June, and July—the sun never sets on these gorgeous views. From here, you'll steer yourself through the rugged landscapes of Senja island and partake in active outings before ferrying across to another less-populated island (Andøya) where spotting whales is practically a guarantee. Hike a coastal trail before heading back to the lively city of Tromsø for a few more nights of Scandinavian fun.

Look for the Northern Lights while driving through the Lofoten Islands
Lofoten Islands & Tromsø Winter Excursion - 6 Days

Dramatic, snow-covered mountains and the Northern Lights are highlights of this 6-day adventure above the Arctic Circle. Starting in Bodø, you'll ferry to the stunning Lofoten Islands and drive at your own pace through some of Norway's oldest and most colorful fishing towns. Then, exchange your rental car for an overnight coastal steamer where you'll travel to Tromsø for some urban culture and dog sledding.

Recent trip reviews for Fridur

sheena

10 nights of winter in Norway! · Norway - Dec 28 - Jan 6, 2020

Traveler: sheena h. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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

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 Børs Hotel was exceptional. Due to such short daylight we felt we had too long in Svolvær (and not enough time in Tromsø) but this was not helped by a cancellation to our ship due to bad weather. We had several cancellations and changes made during our trip due to bad weather and Fridur was super quick to respond and help us get sorted so the rest of our itinerary could be completed as best as possible. The communication we received was exceptional!

In Tromsø we had 2 different accommodations (with a break in between) and we preferred the location of Scandic Ishavshotel over the Thon Hotel Tromsø.

Our highlight was a night in Lyngen North in a glass igloo - so so beautiful (and getting there by bus was so easy with Fridur's clear instructions). We didn't see the lights (due to unsettled weather for almost our whole time) which was disappointing however we still thoroughly enjoyed Norway! Is it such a beautiful and rugged country.

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your kind words, Sheena! I had a great time planning this with you and you did so great dealing with all the unexpected adventures during your trip :-) The photos are really amazing!
All the best to you and Lance

Norway - north and south in 9 days · Norway - Nov 16 - Nov 24, 2019

Traveler: Kum C. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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

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 which was done with head lights and plenty of snow! Another incredible experience. But the best is yet to come. Andreas took us to chase the northern lights and there was no chase, cos the lights came to us literally. We set up a camp fire on a frozen lake, and voila after some time we saw the first rays of the aurora. What came in the next 30 minutes were a feast for the eyes and camera as we witnessed the dancing aurora lights with our own eyes!!! What a sight. And this is only the first day. All thanks to the great experience and knowledge of Andreas, great guy and great company.
Next day we went snow shoeing near Tromsø which was another excellent experience. Followed by Tromsø city tour on our own. Boy my face almost froze on the way across the bridge to the cathedral. Oh and how we tried our best not to slide and fall on the slippery ice was fun.
Next thing on the list was to spend the night in a glass igloo waiting for the aurora. An unforgettable experience in Lyngen North but the Aurora decided not to show up in Lyngen that night. :-(
Then we were off to Stavanger for the Preikestolen hike. It was an adventure with ski poles and ice spikes to keep us from falling in the slippery ice. We had a great hike with some really friendly people in the group and our guide Fabrizio was great with the camera. His photos were amazing.
It was a really tiring hike but the reward of the views during the trip and the Pulpit rock makes it worthwhile. Unbelievable sights!
The grand finale of the trip was Norway in a nutshell from Bergen to Oslo. Highlight was the Flam railway and the fjord cruise. Fantastic views.
It was a great trip with fantastic experiences and unforgettable views. I have to say that the best hotel stay in the trip was Bergen Bors hotel with their warm and sincere staff that is ever ready to help and provide helpful tips. This is what makes the hotel the one we want to return to!!!
Oh and not forgetting the Norway in a nutshell staff(sorry forgot the name) in Flam who recommended us to take an earlier train and to stop at Vatnahalsen and explore the charming hotel and its surroundings as it was getting dark and we had to wait for the next train to Oslo. Views there were stunning.
All the above planned and recommended by Fridur, great plan and recommendations. Not all rosy and nice as some minor hiccups, mostly more detailed information needed, which Fridur was on hand to provide within minutes so no major drama.
5 stars service !!!

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for the review, Kum!
I’m glad to know that you enjoyed your trip and I had a great time planning this with you 😊 The photos are absolutely amazing!
Thank you again for booking your trip with us and I hope to see you again in Norway someday!
All the best to you and Chia

Oslo | Geilo | Balestrand | Bergen - 9 Days · Norway - Sep 21 - Sep 27, 2019

Traveler: Varun U. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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

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 could do. We started off in Oslo and then travelled to Bergen via Geilo, Flam, and Balestrand - which had to be the most memorable place in our trip. Our hotel room had the most amazing view of the Fjord and snowcapped mountains which made it something I'll never forget. We had a great time with Balestrand Fjord Adventure when we went out sightseeing on the rib boat. I recommend them to anyone looking to see the fjords in a more fun way. When we got to Bergen we had a very nice walking tour of the city centre with David Pavels. He was funny, informative, and had so many interesting stories about life in Bergen and Norway. Sadly he doesn't have a TripAdvisor page or I would have written him a review.

Overall, Kimkim did a fantastic job of putting our Norwegian holiday together and if all their trip experts are as good as Fridur, we'd be more than happy to use their services once again on our next adventure.

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for the lovely review, Varun - I really appreciate it!
It was much fun planning this with you and I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Norway adventure :-)
I will make sure to let David know that you enjoyed his tour.

All the best to you and Malvika! :-)

Larry

Western Norway's Fjord Road Trip, Bergen | Aurland | Solvorn | Geiranger | Hjørundfjord | Ålesund - 11 Days · Norway - Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2019

Traveler: Larry K. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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.

Larry

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for the kind words, Larry!
I’m glad to know that you enjoyed your trip, even though you had to make some detours due to early autumn weather.. 😊

Thank you again for booking your trip with us and I hope to see you again in Norway someday!

All the best to you and Lea

Bergen | Balestrand | Geilo | Oslo - 9 Days · Norway - Sep 7 - Sep 15, 2019

Traveler: Catherine B. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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

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 Balestrand plus white water rafting near Geilo. We even squeezed in visits and morning tours of both Bergen and Oslo. The local guides, Fartein in Bergen and Stig in Oslo, were informative and fun to discuss the history of their cities and country. I had never been on a personal local guided tour before and they have convinced me that this is the way to go. We saw so much and learned a great deal in our three hours together.
Fridur sent details on how to travel to the airports and tips on saving money by purchasing the day passes, etc. She responded to all of my 1,000 questions. I also must comment that I had braced myself for sticker shock but was pleasantly surprised that Fridur kept the cost down in our price range while booking us into comfortable 4 star hotels that were well located.
There is so much to see in beautiful Norway, I hope that we are able to return soon. I definitely would love to work with Fridur again.

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the lovely review, Catherine!
I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed your trip and that you are interested in visiting Norway again someday.. I hope you get the chance :-)

I really enjoyed working on this with you and thank you again for booking your trip with us!
All the best to you and your family

Chris

Outdoor Norway | Oslo, Balestrand, Trolltunga, Bergen - 10 days · Norway - Aug 13 - Aug 22, 2019

Traveler: Chris K. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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).

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write these kind words, Chris! I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your time in Norway and it was a pleasure working on this with you and Devin.
Also, great feedback regarding the public transportations!

Hope to see you again in Norway someday :))

Alissa

Nordic Adventure for Outdoor Lovers | Bergen, Trolltunga, Voss - 5 Days · Norway - Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2019

Traveler: Alissa L. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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

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 look forward to going back to Norway to explore more someday. Having the kimkim team provide local expertise takes a lot of pressure off in planning travel to a new country. Definitely recommend working with them!

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alissa, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and it was a real pleasure working on this with you! I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your trip and the photos are just amazing!!
Hope to see you back in Norway someday for new adventures! :)

All the best to you and your family
Fridur

Beth

Explore Oslo and Tromsø | Hiking and biking · Norway - Aug 6 - Aug 10, 2019

Traveler: Beth S. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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.

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Wonderful to know that you enjoyed your trip, Beth! Stig told me he had a great time with you in Oslo.
It was a pleasure working on this with you and I appreciate you taking the time to write this lovely review :)

Christine

6 days Oslo | Aurland | Bergen · Norway - Jul 19 - Jul 24, 2019

Traveler: Christine M. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

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.

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for the nice words, Christine! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and it sure was a pleasure planning this with you!
I hope you have a wonderful time in Iceland as well :-)

All the best
Fridur

Explore Bergen, Fjords & Waterfalls - 5 Days · Norway - Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2019

Traveler: Samantha C. - Local specialist: Fridur Kjartansdottir

I had an amazing trip and with the help of Fridur's booking I was able to navigate very easily. I liked a lot that the hotels were near transportation and sightseeing opportunities. It was also pretty cool that the first hotel in Bergen and the hotel in Balestrand were historical hotels. And of course Norway itself was just beautiful, so I will certainly want to return! One thing which may be good to note for anyone visiting Balestrand is that there is a tourist office (where I did an awesome... read more

I had an amazing trip and with the help of Fridur's booking I was able to navigate very easily. I liked a lot that the hotels were near transportation and sightseeing opportunities. It was also pretty cool that the first hotel in Bergen and the hotel in Balestrand were historical hotels. And of course Norway itself was just beautiful, so I will certainly want to return! One thing which may be good to note for anyone visiting Balestrand is that there is a tourist office (where I did an awesome Kayaking excursion!) which will guide you to the nearby hiking and activities. Overall, I am very grateful for Fridur's help & assistance booking. Likewise I would certainly consider using kimkim for future travels as well as recommend it.

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Fridur Kjartansdottir, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the lovely review, Samantha - it was a pleasure planning this with you! I'm glad you enjoyed your time and hope to see you back in Norway one day :)

All the best
Fridur