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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. "

Featured trips & expertise

The UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord where you'll spend three nights
Summer Road Trip: Mountains & Fjords - 14 Days

Steer a relaxing two-week course through Norway's spectacular landscapes from Jotunheimen National Park to the depths of Sognefjord, the country's deepest fjord. You'll enjoy the freedom of setting your own pace when visiting museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, not to mention plenty of opportunities to get out in nature and explore.

Hike up to Norway's Romsdalseggen ridge
Bergen to Trondheim Outdoor Adventure -14 Days

This road trip starts and ends in two of Norway's biggest cities, with outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and rafting along the way.  Designed for active travelers, this is a perfect excursion for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of Norway's great outdoors.

Summertime adventures stay golden above the Arctic Circle
Summer Road Trip: Midnight Sun in Norways Arctic - 14 Days

This two-week adventure is ideal for travelers who want to make the most of Norway's summer. Start off exploring southern Norway (Oslo, Bergen and the Sognefjord) before flying to the Arctic Circle. From here, you'll rent a car and head to the rugged island of Senja for an active two days of cycling and kayaking before ferrying to smaller Andenes for whale watching. The adventure ends in lively Tromsø and Oslo for festivals and outdoor restaurants.

Summertime adventures stay golden above the Arctic Circle
Midnight Sun Road Trip in Arctic Norway - 8 Days

This adventurous weeklong road trip from late May to late August begins and ends in Tromsø, the country's gateway to the Arctic, where—during summer months—the sun never sets on these gorgeous views. From here, you'll journey through rugged landscapes of Norway's second largest island (Senja), and partake in active outings like cycling, kayaking, and swimming before ferrying to another less-populated island (Andøya) where spotting whales is practically a guarantee. Hike the coastal trail on the Queen’s Route before heading back to Tromsø for a few more nights of Scandinavian fun.

Prime territory for spotting the Northern Lights
Tromsø & Alta Winter Adventure - 7 Days

This exciting and less-traveled winter adventure takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory. Your week-long tour between November and April begins in the quietly sophisticated city of Tromsø, where you can sled with huskies during the day and chase the Northern Lights after dark. Continue to Alta by car or bus for snowsports in the Arctic wilderness and a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of rock carvings. To up the Alta adventure factor, spend your last two nights in a nearby hotel made of snow and ice!

Recent trip reviews for Fridur

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