Since my first trip at the age of eight weeks I have loved exploring new places, both around the world and at home. I was born and raised in Stavanger in southern Norway. I then spent several years in Alta, where I studied Arctic adventure tourism. That is where I grew to love the north and all the unique sights and experiences the area has to offer.
In my free time I love spending time in nature and going on hikes. In the summer I often go with my family to national parks like Jotunheimen or Hardangervidda. Wintertime is spent skiing, and my favorite place is my family's cabin in Sirdal, outside of Stavanger. My wish is that future generations also will to be able to experience all the joys of travel and nature, and I hope to work towards that by being a part of ethical and sustainable tourism.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Alta, Finnmark, Northern Norway, Norway"
How did you get involved in travel?
"Traveling has always been my number one passion, so it was a natural choice for me to study tourism. During my studies I also discovered how much I love creating travel experiences for others, and I decided that is something I want to keep doing."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Phong Nha in Vietnam is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. When I was there in 2018 my friend and I rented mopeds and drove on bumpy jungle roads to a small village in the middle of nowhere. The village had one little café, and we enjoyed a cup of Vietnamese coffee surrounded by free range chickens, pigs and dogs. The most memorable cup of coffee I have ever had. "
Featured trips & expertise
In Bergen, you can enjoy a local tour of this cobble-stoned wharf city before taking a scenic train journey to Geilo where you will have a day of skiing. The railway will then take you to Aurland, where you'll have a cruise on Nærøyfjord and then depart to Oslo for two nights on the Flåm Railway before flying to Tromsø. Here, you will chase the northern lights in a sled pulled by reindeers and enjoy an authentic wilderness hunting experience—and you'll then make your way to Alta—where you will discover rock art and stay overnight in the Igloo Hotel.
This self-guided summer road trip travels at a relaxed pace through gorgeous scenery above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. Explore two distinct archipelagos offering hiking trails, peaceful beaches, guided excursions, and a seaside teeming with whales—not to mention constant daylight hours during the 'Midnight Sun' to soak it in. Start and end the trip in Bodø, a cool little city with street art and a charming harbor.
This exciting and less-traveled winter adventure takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory for spectacular snowcapped scenery. The trip kicks off in Tromsø, a sophisticated little city known as the 'Paris of the North'. From here, make your way east to Kirkenes—traveling by bus—while taking advantage of unique Arctic excursions and numerous possibilities for spotting the Northern Lights.
This 9-day itinerary combines some of Norway's prettiest cities, villages, and mountains surrounding its biggest and most famous fjord: the Sognefjord. After a few days in Oslo, you'll travel by train, ferry, and rental car through several villages boasting scenic hikes, waterfalls, and UNESCO-listed architecture. Finish with a half-day cruise to get to 16th-century Bergen, a seaside city oozing with history and charm.
This active winter trip gets to the heart of Northern Norway's spectacular snow-covered scenery. Starting in Tromsø, you'll explore the 'Paris of the North' before transferring to Trapper's Farm where you'll participate in a unique, yet cozy experience involving fishing and dogsledding in the wilderness. Then bus to Norway's 2nd largest island—Senja—for whale watching and snowshoeing along the stunning Arctic coast.
Despite the chilly, wet weather, Norway's long, dramatic coastline offers winter sports and local festivals—as well as fewer tourists and lower prices. February is also a great time for taking a fjord cruise and catching the Northern Lights before they disappear in the spring. Read on to learn more.
Recent trip reviews for Hilde
Fantastic Northern Norway Tour · Norway - Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2020
When my son said that he had a lifelong dream to see the northern lights, I knew that I'd need the help of a travel agent familiar with northern Scandinavia. A quick internet search led me to Kimkim, which had already done the work of planning the outline for a perfect trip. I had never used an internet based travel agent before, but the idea of using agents based where we would be traveling was quite appealing so I gave them a chance. I was very glad I did.
From the very beginning it was... read more