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Julia Plaschke

Hey, my name is Julia. I am originally from Germany.

After I took my semester abroad in Norway during my Bachelor, I decided I wanted to live in this beautiful country. Now, working in travel, learning more about this beautiful country I live in, and meeting new people makes every day exciting and special for me.

How did you get involved in travel?

"I love to travel myself! Seeing the diversity of the world, getting to know new cultures and meeting new people is one of my passions. I always wanted to work with something I love to do myself. By helping travelers to get the best experience possible, showing the beautiful spots Norway has to offer and spreading the joy of traveling, I am able to combine my job with my passion for travel, culture, and people."

Julia is part of the following groups: Norway Travel Agents, Norway Family Travel Agents
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Recent trip reviews for Julia

Trip was amazing! Kimkim offered multiple se...
Norway | Apr 5 - Apr 12, 2024

Rhonda
Rhonda L.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024
Trip was amazing! Kimkim offered multiple selections for any easy-going-relaxef vacation. Fantastic experience wit Kimkim. Read more

Trip was amazing! Kimkim offered multiple selections for any easy-going-relaxef vacation. Fantastic experience wit Kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Torget
Bergen

Room was extremely small, bit for one person it worked well.

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Location in the central city.
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Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Flåm

Great place to stay! Located in quick walking distance to all traveler locations.

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Scandic Byporten
Oslo
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Activity Reviews
Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Norway
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Winter Fjord Safari in a RIB Boat
Winter Fjord Safari in a RIB Boat
Flåm
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Viking Day in Gudvangen
Viking Day in Gudvangen
Gudvangen

Information provided was great. I had about 5 hours at this location and it was too long. You can visit this area in about 2 hours max including having a longer leisure lunch. This is not the Vikings Village fault - it was mine for booking too long it this location.

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Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Bergen

Guide was great (I don't recall her name). Food, especially the soup. The dried fish - not so much.

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Mostraumen Cruise
Mostraumen Cruise
Bergen
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Fløibanen
Fløibanen
Bergen
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Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise
Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise
Oslo
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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

One week in southern Norway
Norway | Apr 5 - Apr 12, 2024

Robert
Robert R.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024
Our travel specialists, Julia and Fenne, were great. They provided a perfect trip that met all of our desires for one week in Norway. Hotel selection and convenience to train stations and activities was well thought out. All of the activities they had planned, cruises on fiords, train rides and the food and culture city walk in Bergen were all great. Will definitely be using kimkim again. Told locals about what kimkim can do for them in planning trips! Keep up the good work! Read more

Our travel specialists, Julia and Fenne, were great. They provided a perfect trip that met all of our desires for one week in Norway. Hotel selection and convenience to train stations and activities was well thought out. All of the activities they had planned, cruises on fiords, train rides and the food and culture city walk in Bergen were all great. Will definitely be using kimkim again. Told locals about what kimkim can do for them in planning trips! Keep up the good work!

Hotel Review
Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Flåm

Beautiful hotel. Magnificent views. Great photos. Excellent restaurant.

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Rustic exterior and restaurant looks like a Viking type of construction.
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The mountains surrounding it shoot straight up. In April, we saw multiple water falls. The valley and fiord look like the perfect location for a Viking village.
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Very attentive and fast, good service
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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

Great job Julia and Fenne!!
Norway | Sep 16 - Sep 24, 2023

Douglas
Douglas A.
South Bradenton, FL | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023
Both Julia and Fenne were super helpful during planning and in particular while we were traveling. Several unexpected changes occurred to our itinerary and both Julia and Fenne were immediately available to provide advice and expertise - including on the weekend. Read more

Both Julia and Fenne were super helpful during planning and in particular while we were traveling. Several unexpected changes occurred to our itinerary and both Julia and Fenne were immediately available to provide advice and expertise - including on the weekend.

Hotel Reviews
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

Excellent hotel! Rooms were a little dark and would like to see wash cloths in each bathroom.

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Nordis Apartments
Svolvær

A very nice hotel, but not well managed. Difficulty contacting our host to resolve simple issues like access to garage, etc. Once we were able to contact them they were helpful. Also, would have liked to see wash cloths, bath mat, cooking utensils, and more lighting in the room.

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Havila Voyages
Fosnavåg

Wonderful experience. No issues.

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Clarion Hotel the Edge
Tromsø

Excellent hotel and room!! Great view. Would have appreciated access to coffee in lobby all day.

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Very attentive!
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Activity Reviews
Cultural Walk with a Local in Bergen
Cultural Walk with a Local in Bergen
Bergen

Guide was no-show.

Guided tour and fjord cruise to Nærøyfjorden, Flåm and Stegastein viewpoint
Guided tour and fjord cruise to Nærøyfjorden, Flåm and Stegastein viewpoint
Bergen

Excellent trip. No issues.

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Trollfjord and The White-Tailed Sea Eagles
Trollfjord and The White-Tailed Sea Eagles
Svolvær

Excellent trip!!

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Wildlife Cruise
Wildlife Cruise
Tromsø

Excellent trip!!

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Very informative!
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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

Trip to Norway was Amazing with the Help from KimKim.
Norway | Aug 31 - Sep 14, 2023

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Brenda S.
The Colony, TX | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023
Julia did an amazing job helping me plan my Norway trip from Oslo to Narvis and then to Stockholm. The transportation (train, bus, and air) and lodging arrangements were all taken care of by Julia. She made the trip easy and instruction/directions were easy to follow. She also recommended tours which helped a lot. I would use Julia/KimKim again for my next trip!! Read more

Julia did an amazing job helping me plan my Norway trip from Oslo to Narvis and then to Stockholm. The transportation (train, bus, and air) and lodging arrangements were all taken care of by Julia. She made the trip easy and instruction/directions were easy to follow. She also recommended tours which helped a lot. I would use Julia/KimKim again for my next trip!!

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Nidelven
Trondheim
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Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær
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Thon hotel Narvik
Narvik
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Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Flåm
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Activity Reviews
A Norwegian evening on the fjord
A Norwegian evening on the fjord
Oslo

There was no Tour Guide on places we were seeing. And the Shrimp Buffet was crawfish (not shrimp) with only white Bread and Lettuce served. There should be a side-dish or REAL SHRIMP. I was expecting more food items.

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Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Ride the Ulriken Cable Car
Bergen
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Sightseeing Tour of the Lofoten Islands
Sightseeing Tour of the Lofoten Islands
Svolvær
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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

15 Day Scandanavia Adventure!
Norway | Aug 28 - Sep 11, 2023

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Amber S.
Kent, WA | Reviewed on Sep 17, 2023
We have just completed our 15-day Scandinavia adventure! We found the trip planning and excursions that were suggested by Julia to fit our tastes and also provide enough time for wandering around on our own. In Copenhagen we especially appreciated the personal tours of Kronoberg and Christiansborg castles. In Norway the wonderful stop in Balestrand with the rib boat tour and fjord tours were amazing, along with the accommodations. Having all the trains and boats planned for us was great to... Read more

We have just completed our 15-day Scandinavia adventure! We found the trip planning and excursions that were suggested by Julia to fit our tastes and also provide enough time for wandering around on our own. In Copenhagen we especially appreciated the personal tours of Kronoberg and Christiansborg castles. In Norway the wonderful stop in Balestrand with the rib boat tour and fjord tours were amazing, along with the accommodations. Having all the trains and boats planned for us was great to allow us to focus more on the locations and less on planning that aspect of travel which was welcomed. The information provided to us prior to the trip was accurate and we only had a few times where things were not as clear but this was likely not KimKim but the specific train company itself. We greatly enjoyed our time and felt we were able to see and do the things we wanted with some guidance but also allowing time for us to discover on our own. I would certainly use KimKim in the future to assist in planning!

Hotel Reviews
Zander K Hotel
Bergen

This one was a miss for us. Too small for three people it was a closet sized, if you have a party of three would recommend a larger room. While we were not in the room often it was too cozy for three (example, opening the bathroom door would hit the third bed). This hotel also does not do any housekeeping, you can ask for towels each day. However, given the room is so small it is rather inconvenient to also do the housekeeping for them by bringing out dishes and towels. Too much self service, we are not too needy but this hotel was a bit too minimal. Location was just okay.

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More housekeeping options, don't squeeze three people into a closet size :)
Scandic Copenhagen
København

This hotel is bare bones. Did not have a fridge (but did allow me to chill medication by placing with a tag in their fridge at the main desk). It was a little small for 3 people, but clean. I was not a huge fan of the location of this one, it was further to walk to access the main sites. The hotel breakfast , staff and cleanliness were excellent however, it maybe just wasn't the best fit for us.

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It's pretty minimal, not unfriendly but not much character either. Corporate.
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The people were wonderful!
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Clean and comfortable, you request to have the rooms cleaned via app which is very convenient.
Downtown Camper by Scandic
Stockholm

This hotel was wonderful! Great rooms with extra bed a little cozy for three but the amenities were great. Hotel bar and restaurant were good if you didn't want to venture out. Had so many activities planned we didn't have time to take advantage of and the location was excellent. Very handy they had rental umbrella's for those rainy days. Would highly recommend this place.

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Hotel Royal
Gothenburg

This is a wonderful and historic hotel in Gothenburg. We only stayed one night but would have loved to take this hotel with us along the trip. Very roomy historical rooms, awesome sitting area. Daily coffee, tea and pastries. The breakfast here was excellent as well. Centrally located.

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Hotell Bondeheimen
Oslo

Loved this hotel. The suite was amazing for three people. Plenty of space and all the needed amenities, heated floor in the bathroom even. The location was a short walk to main areas, wonderful sitting area, and breakfast and great room.

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Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

This historic hotel does not disappoint. Amazing views, sitting rooms, buffet and restaurant. Balestrand is small and this hotel fits right in and is the best location being only a few steps from the waterfront and also an access points for other sites. Breathtaking views.

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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

I was very happy with all aspects of our trip...
Norway | Aug 28 - Sep 11, 2023

Debbie
Debbie B.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023
I was very happy with all aspects of our trip. All the excursions were great, I especially enjoyed the private day trip with Kronborg & Frederiksborg Castle, the RIB boat tour and the Orchard Tour & Cider Tasting! All the accommodations were good, but the Zander K Hotel in Bergen was a bit small for three people. All the transportation went well, but I would have liked a little more information, especially with regards to how the trains worked, we got a little confused a couple of times. ... Read more

I was very happy with all aspects of our trip. All the excursions were great, I especially enjoyed the private day trip with Kronborg & Frederiksborg Castle, the RIB boat tour and the Orchard Tour & Cider Tasting! All the accommodations were good, but the Zander K Hotel in Bergen was a bit small for three people. All the transportation went well, but I would have liked a little more information, especially with regards to how the trains worked, we got a little confused a couple of times. But, we never missed any connections, so it all worked out. In general, I had a great time and so glad I went. I will definitely recommend you guys to family & friends!
Thank you!
Debbie

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

A Fantastic Family Trip to Norway
Norway | Jul 2 - Jul 14, 2023

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Eric J.
Fayetteville, NC | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2023
Our Norway trip was fantastic. The itinerary the kimkim team helped develop allowed us to see so much of this beautiful country and have so many great experiences along the way. There was a bit of a miscue in our initial booking, which led to a rework of our original itinerary, but we appreciated how the kimkim team responded by introducing some different experiences. Our itinerary included 4 days on the Hurtigruten, moving us from Bergen up to Svolvaer; I wasn’t sure how this was going to... Read more

Our Norway trip was fantastic. The itinerary the kimkim team helped develop allowed us to see so much of this beautiful country and have so many great experiences along the way. There was a bit of a miscue in our initial booking, which led to a rework of our original itinerary, but we appreciated how the kimkim team responded by introducing some different experiences. Our itinerary included 4 days on the Hurtigruten, moving us from Bergen up to Svolvaer; I wasn’t sure how this was going to go, but it turned out to be one of the favorites of our trip. Other favorites were Bergen, a guided tour by Martin in Trondheim, and then sea kayaking and arctic surfing in Lofoton. I say favorites, but these are better described as the best of equals because we enjoyed everything on the trip. There were six of us and everyone had a blast.

Julia was our main kimkim contact. She was terrific, both during itinerary planning and then as a very responsive resource/helper when questions or concerns came up on the trip.

This was our first experience with kimkim. We really appreciated their help in creating a wonderful trip and then their on-going help as we made our way through Norway. We will definitely use kimkim again in other adventures.

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

We will start by saying what a wonderful trip...
Sweden | Jun 21 - Jul 2, 2023

dawn
dawn s.
West Warwick, RI | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023
We will start by saying what a wonderful trip we had to Sweden and Norway last month. Julia and Fenne were our connections in these countries and did such an amazing job helping to plan our daily activities, travel, restaurants and so much more. It was a big trip in the making and they were there at every step with answers and suggestions to our questions sometimes on a daily basis. We would certainly recommend KimKim to anyone for any type of travel and will definitely use them again in... Read more

We will start by saying what a wonderful trip we had to Sweden and Norway last month. Julia and Fenne were our connections in these countries and did such an amazing job helping to plan our daily activities, travel, restaurants and so much more. It was a big trip in the making and they were there at every step with answers and suggestions to our questions sometimes on a daily basis. We would certainly recommend KimKim to anyone for any type of travel and will definitely use them again in the future. We had full confidence that our trip would go off without a hitch and it did!!

Thanks again to the KimKim team and especially Julia and Fenne..we will remember our trip for many years to come!!

Hotel Reviews
Opus XVI
Bergen
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Very walkable location to many attractions in a beautiful city in Norway
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Bank Hotel
Stockhol

Another spectacular hotel with a great location in the heart of Stockholm

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Private tour to Royal Palace & Drottningholm Palace
Private tour to Royal Palace & Drottningholm Palace
Stockholm

This was a wonderful tour with a private driver and tour guide. Well worth the time and money. Tobias was our guide who so passionately spoke about his love for his country and people and this was it evident throughout our tour.

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Julia did a great job on our 11-day tour.
Norway | Jul 12 - Jul 22, 2023

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David A.
Irvine, CA | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Julia did a great job on our 11-day tour. The highlight was our time on the Fjords in Ballestrand and Fjærland. Fishing with Tor on his boat was wonderful. The Rib boat was spectacular and the people were a joy. Norway was beautiful and Julia was always helpful and kind.

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke

Julia's itinerary was perfect - exactly what ...
Norway | Jul 2 - Jul 10, 2023

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Susan S.
Moraga, CA | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023
Julia's itinerary was perfect - exactly what we hoped for! Read more

Julia's itinerary was perfect - exactly what we hoped for!

Hotel Reviews
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

Hotel was nice - big room, great location. Breakfast buffet was super generous and the food was excellent.

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Near bus station, ferries, restaurants - excellent location
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Great service!
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29|2 Aurland
Aurland

A gem of a hotel - gorgeous setting, beautiful, comfortable rooms - excellent 5-star dining.

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Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

Beautiful from the outside but the rooms were in a separate, concrete bldg (not the wooden 19th century bldg). Rooms were super small with 2 small twin beds. Felt cramped. Very few amenities (no shampoo, conditioner, lotion).

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Right in center of town
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Activity Reviews
Boat Trip and Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Boat Trip and Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Bergen

The boat ride was incredible, esp coming home and seeing the sunset. The staff at the restaurant was incredible, everyone so friendly and they all came out to see us off when the ferry departed.

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Finnafjord RIB Boat Tour
Finnafjord RIB Boat Tour
Balestrand

So fun! Lars was a great guide - the boat was comfortable and he made sure we all wore giant coveralls to keep us warm! Beautiful scenery.

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Local Tastes Tour
Local Tastes Tour
Aurland

AnnKaren was so welcoming - we learned all about her process for making goat cheese and she fed us a delicious lunch!

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Local specialist: Julia Plaschke