Hi! I'm Karolina, originally from northern Mexico but located in Norway. I have a passion for history, geography, languages and traveling. My interests have taken me all over the world seeking new places, new experiences, new flavors and glimpses into other cultures. This is exactly what I want to do for others through this platform.
Some of my hobbies include traveling, hiking, swimming, yoga, gardening and macramé.
How did you get involved in travel?
"I started traveling during my university years. I studied linguistics and my favorite thing to do was to travel for field work. The feeling of experiencing different places and cultures became addictive so I decided to study a semester abroad. I've been traveling as much as I can ever since. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"One of the experiences I will never forget was visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. It was like walking right into another time and place. Another experience, was climbing Preikestolen where the Lysefjorden is in full view, completely breathtaking. "
Featured trips & expertise
Southern Norway Active Adventure - 15 Days
Perfect for sporty travelers, this summertime tour is an excellent and healthy way to experience Norway's stunning scenery. The trip starts in Oslo, where you'll warm up with a walk around the nation's capital. Next, travel west to Flåm and Bergen and pick up your car for a series of scenic activities like zip lining, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Finish the adventure with a ferry ride through a UNESCO-listed fjord before looping back to Oslo for one last night on the town.
Cruise the Norwegian Coast: Bergen to Kirkenes - 15 Days
Cross the Arctic Circle in comfort on this unforgettable 15-day journey up the Norwegian coast. Starting in Bergen, you'll cruise north through a breathtaking coastal landscape of alpine fjords, towering mountains, and colorful fishing villages. Explore the ancient city of Trondheim, discover the magic of the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands, and visit the "Arctic capital" of Tromsø. Your trip of a lifetime ends in the far north as you disembark at Kirkenes—the most isolated town in Europe.
Norwegian Nature & Culture: Oslo, Bergen & Western Fjords & Mountains - 14 Days
Experience Scandinavian culture and dramatic landscapes at a slower pace on this two-week adventure. You'll start in Norway's charming capital, known for its architecture, museums, trendy restaurants, and cafés. Next, head into the fjords to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country from above in the mountains and and below on the sea, with hikes, boat tours, and more. You'll end on the colorful and historic wharves of Bergen.
Ultimate Fjord Road Trip: Lysefjord, Bergen, Voss, Aurland & More - 10 Days
Stop dreaming of the fjords and experience them for yourself with this 10-day road trip. Start by surveying them from above on the famous Pulpit Rock hike, then explore from the seafaring city of Bergen. Attempt some of the mountaintop hikes surrounding the town of Voss before you cruise or kayak through the narrow Nærøyfjord, cycle down the scenic path of the Flåm Railway, and visit one of the world's oldest stave churches before you end your trip in Oslo.
Hidden Lofoten: Explore Norway's Secret Islands - 8 Days
Discover Norway's remote Lofoten Islands on this scenic 8-day itinerary. Set off from the northern mainland town of Bodø and make your way south across the magical archipelago to end your journey on the breathtaking shores of Værøy. Along the way, you'll explore the secluded beaches, rugged mountains, and charming villages of this extraordinary region. With evenings spent in cozy, traditional accommodations and days devoted to a selection of memorable hikes and excursions, this relaxed itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for an intimate, off-the-beaten-path adventure.
Hike Norway's Glacial Landscape: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Kjerag - 6 Days
Discover the reasons why Norway has become renowned for its epic landscapes as you hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. This fast-paced tour is perfect for more experienced hikers who want to see all that Norway has to offer, from its most famous views to its hidden gems, and immerse themselves in this country's awe-inspiring glacial landscape. Hike Trolltunga to see Norway from the edge of a "troll's tongue," climb a glacier in Folgefonna, spot reindeer in Hardangervidda, and more on this 6-day itinerary.
Recent trip reviews for Karolina
Meree was absolutely incredible and helped us...
Dec 5 - Dec 15, 2022
Meree was absolutely incredible and helped us out while we were traveling. Will definitely recommend KimKim to others and specifically to our friends wishing to travel to Norway. read more
Amazing Experience !!
Sep 24 - Oct 8, 2022
Would like to thank Julia and her team for making our trip a memorable one. They helped us curate the best itinerary possible based on our travel dates. The hotels booked for us were at the perfect locations keeping our comfort in mind and all the activities booked and things to do suggested by them ensured we have a good time. We interacted with a number of guides for this trip on KimKim but want to have special mention to Julia & Meree as they helped us out with some last minute changes... read more
Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to hear you had a memorable time in Norway and that our team was able to assist you and make your trip go as smoothly as possible.
Greetings from Norway!
Adventure in Norway
Aug 18 - Sep 7, 2022
As in all trips there were a few bumps along the way. Our first hiccup was the lodging at Svolvaer. Apparently there was a mix up in the confirmation and billing process and we were required to pay for the room. We got in touch with KimKim and Julia responded promptly and efficiently and the problem was resolved. We would rate the accommodation (Scandic Svolvaer) as over priced and mediocre. The room was so small that my husband could almost touch opposite walls in both directions with... read more
Hi Sue and Jim,
Thank you for your feedback! Sorry to hear there were a few bumps on the trip. We have a team of people working to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible but unfortunately there are things out of our control. I will address the matter of the planning of the trip as that is the part I am directly responsible for. When I received your list of request, I tried to match your must see items with what we have available. If you want to see UNESCO fjords, you can not avoid... read more
Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. T...
Aug 10 - Aug 15, 2022
Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. The planning of our trip to Norway (primarily focused on Oslo and Bergen) went well, and we got quick responses to any questions. The itinerary turned out to be a good mix of planned activity and the chance to explore leisurely. The only day that was packed was our Norway in a Nutshell day, traveling between Oslo and Bergen, and we were pretty tired after that. The hotels where we stayed were excellent.
I always felt that if we needed help, we... read more
Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the itinerary I planned for you.
Greetings from Norway!
A fabulous 10-day scenic/hiking trip in western Norway
Jul 30 - Aug 8, 2022
Karolina planned the itinerary for a 10-day scenic/hiking trip through western Norway for my husband and me in August 2022. Kimkim's excellent secure online communication system made it really easy to for me to send my comments as the itinerary was being developed. Karolina was very prompt in responding to and adjusting the itinerary per my comments. My only complaint is that after I approved and paid 100% for the trip (I think in June), it took a long time to get final confirmation of all... read more
I am glad that you had a great time in Norway despite the few bumps on the road. My team and I make a big effort to make sure everything goes well for our travelers, as that is very important to us. Thank you for traveling with us!
They Still Owe Me Twenty Bucks!
Jun 28 - Jul 9, 2022
The trip overall was great. The hotels and itinerary were very good. The plan was well thought out, allowing me to really see many of the highlights of Norway The value was good, but not great. I could have saved money booking it myself. However, there were many glitches. Two of the hotels had the wrong information about my stays, and the email trail showed that KimKim made the mistake, not the hotel. In some cases I was forced to pay after already paying for the entire trip up front. I had... read more