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Krista Muuk

Hi!

During my travels I love to explore the diversity of each country. Originally from Estonia, I have travelled in many countries and try to experience all that different cultures and nature can give us.

Norway is a great example of beautiful nature and opportunities that everyone should experience. And I love that there's always a new way to discover places in Norway. For example different season and weather give you a totally new experience. I am here to help you see all that as well.

How did you get involved in travel?

"As my life took me towards aviation after high school, then I started to take as much advantage of the possibilities for travel as I could. Each trip got me more interested in new places to discover. And planning the trips themselves has been one part of it that I have enjoyed. This has led me here, to discover all the parts of Norway and to help you with your trip here."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I think each travel has something new. Great new sights of nature in Norway, culture in Ukraine, less known places in UK for hiking and unique scenery of Iceland. You just need to be more creative and be open to explore the hidden parts of each new place."

Krista is part of the following groups: Norway Travel Agents, Norway Family Travel Agents
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Explore Lofoten by Car

Explore the Lofoten Islands at your own pace with a road trip! One of the best ways to appreciate the stunning natural scenery of the islands is to follow the famous E10 road, which runs along the archipelago. You'll find numerous places to stop and admire the dramatic landscape along the...

Hike Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)

This excursion amid the Norway fjords isn't any ordinary hike. On the contrary, it's an adventure unto itself—a moderately difficult trek up one of the most beautiful trails in the world. And the reward, once you reach the endpoint at Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), is a viewpoint the likes of which...

Whale Watching in Andenes

Enjoy a winter whale-watching cruise that guarantees whale sightings and takes you through the scenic waters near Norway's famous Andenes Lighthouse. Located between Lofoten and North Cape's tourist destinations, you'll join Norway's largest and most experienced whale-watching provider. You'll...

Recent trip reviews for Krista

The whole team at Kimkim was amazing!
Norway | Jun 4 - Jun 17, 2024

ROSA
ROSA S.
| Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024
The whole team at Kimkim was amazing. Krista, Fenne and Olivia worked with us at the planning stage, and David and Rufo helped us out while in Norway. All interactions with all of the members were very helpful. All the planned activities were excellent, and so were the private guides. The car transfers between airport and hotels were on time and very good. We had a plane cancelation during the last leg of our trip, but we got immediate help and reassurance on what to do and expect from... Read more

The whole team at Kimkim was amazing. Krista, Fenne and Olivia worked with us at the planning stage, and David and Rufo helped us out while in Norway. All interactions with all of the members were very helpful. All the planned activities were excellent, and so were the private guides. The car transfers between airport and hotels were on time and very good. We had a plane cancelation during the last leg of our trip, but we got immediate help and reassurance on what to do and expect from the Norway airlines.
We will use Kimkim again for our future trips.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Oslo City
Oslo

Friendly staff, great location for taking earlier trains, a little noisy Great breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
close to the train station
Staff
Very helpful and friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

Friendly service, great rooms, great views, great location Both buffet and a la carte dinner available

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Neptun
Bergen

We had a renovated room which made it good, but not a good view. The hotel was a bit too big for our liking.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Brosundet
Ålesund

A very nice boutique hotel! Great breakfast! Excellent a la carte restaurant within the hotel

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heimly Pensjonat
Flåm

Good and friendly service. Good breakfast and dinner

Authenticity & Character
Location
Fabulous view. A bit away from the main street which was good for us
Staff
Friendly staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Svolvær
Svolvær
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Oslo Airport
Gardermoen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Oslo private tour
Oslo private tour
Oslo
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise
Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise
Oslo

A must for any visitor to Oslo

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cidertasting & Lunch/Snack
Cidertasting & Lunch/Snack
Balestrand

Really enjoyed this activity - Great hosts

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Explore Bergen with a local
Explore Bergen with a local
Bergen

Despite the rain and cold, we had a great experience. Synnøve, the guide was so friendly and knowledgeable

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Synnøve was great!
Fløibanen
Fløibanen
Bergen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Very modern funicular
Fjordcruise Ålesund - Geiranger (Return)
Fjordcruise Ålesund - Geiranger (Return)
Norway
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cruise in Trollfjorden
Cruise in Trollfjorden
Svolvær
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Jun 20, 2024

Hi Rosa,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our team. We are all delighted that our efforts made your trip to Norway memorable.

It's great to know that you enjoyed the planned activities, private guides, and timely car transfers. We understand how stressful a flight cancellation can be, so we're glad we could assist and reassure you promptly.

Wishing you many more great adventures in the future!
Krista

A trip of a life time....
Norway | Apr 13 - Apr 19, 2024

Crystal
Crystal W.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Apr 21, 2024
Our trip was a blast; my partner and I had a great time. Flam was one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. The Viking Village was a blast and very educational. If we could have changed something, it would have been to fly out of Bergen instead of taking an 8-hour train ride the day before when we had to take a 12-hour plane flight. If we visit again, we would love to cruise to all the sites instead of using so much land transportation. While it was beautiful to travel by... Read more

Our trip was a blast; my partner and I had a great time. Flam was one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. The Viking Village was a blast and very educational.

If we could have changed something, it would have been to fly out of Bergen instead of taking an 8-hour train ride the day before when we had to take a 12-hour plane flight. If we visit again, we would love to cruise to all the sites instead of using so much land transportation. While it was beautiful to travel by train and bus, it took up a lot of time.

Hotel Reviews
Hotell Bondeheimen
Oslo

The rooms were great and the staff was excellent.

Authenticity & Character
The staff...
Location
Super close to all kinds of shopping.
Staff
Super kind and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Flåm

Great location, so beautiful. The front desk staff was excellent, and we had a great time at the onsite Pub.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Gourgous...
Staff
Very friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Absolutely loved the room, it was nice a cozy.
Zander K Hotel
Bergen

Really disappointed in this hotel. The rooms are cold and stale. The area of town it is in, is not the best.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The best part of the stay.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Fjord Sauna experience
Private Fjord Sauna experience
Norway

The sauna was beautiful and the water was cold. It was a total blast!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff was excellent.
Transport
Viking Day in Gudvangen
Viking Day in Gudvangen
Gudvangen

Staff was great.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Norway

Beautiful!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Food and Culture walk in Bergen
Bergen

Very interesting and fun. Our guide was outstanding. We lucked out with some great weather.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The best guide ever!
Transport
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Apr 21, 2024

Hi Crystal!

Thank you so much for this amazing review! Sorry, that the stay in Bergen was not the best. But really great to hear that the overall experience was good and hope that you can explore more of Norway some day!

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!
Krista

Winter wonderland in Norway
Norway | Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2023

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Millie L.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023
I am grateful to kimkim for creating a wonderful Norwegian experience. All of the guides, including Krista, Fenne, & Julia were so helpful and so quick to respond to all of my questions. We loved every city we stopped in but wished we had more time in Bergen. The day trip to Bergen was too much travel - boat (amazing), bus, train, bus again - and then we got lost for an hour trying to walk to our hotel as we did not have clear instructions on how to get to our hotel. We ended up only sleeping... Read more

I am grateful to kimkim for creating a wonderful Norwegian experience. All of the guides, including Krista, Fenne, & Julia were so helpful and so quick to respond to all of my questions. We loved every city we stopped in but wished we had more time in Bergen. The day trip to Bergen was too much travel - boat (amazing), bus, train, bus again - and then we got lost for an hour trying to walk to our hotel as we did not have clear instructions on how to get to our hotel. We ended up only sleeping in Bergen.
The highlight of the trip was Kirkenes and we were blessed to see the Northern Lights there!

Activity Reviews
Private Fjord Sauna experience
Private Fjord Sauna experience
Norway
Hunting the Northern Lights by Bus
Hunting the Northern Lights by Bus
Kirkenes
Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Norway

The boat trip on the fjords was beautiful. The rest of the "tour" consists solely of moving from one mode of transportation to the next, without any real sightseeing.

Husky Experience - winter 13:00
Husky Experience - winter 13:00
Kirkenes
Luggage Transfer Service
Luggage Transfer Service
Norway
Snowhotel Kirkenes Visit & Dinner Incl. Transfers
Snowhotel Kirkenes Visit & Dinner Incl. Transfers
Kirkenes
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Dec 15, 2023

Hi Millie!
Thank you for this great review! Sorry that you didn't get to spend more time in Bergen, but hopefully you will have a chance to return some day to spend some more time there. But we are really glad to hear that the rest of the trip was amazing and you were also lucky to see the aurora while you were here.
Best wishes,
Krista

Convenience was phenomenal.
Norway | Oct 6 - Oct 17, 2023

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Lee W.
Parole, MD | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023
local specialists were very communicative. having everything pre-booked was very convenient - no problems with excursions, hotels, etc....had some bad luck with early winter weather and road closures, but a ferry ride and saw other parts than planned - no worries! most places were great, one was only option in that town and led to an expensive meal (since no other options), so some more warning about out-of-the way places in off-season could have avoided that one perhaps...Tromso and... Read more

local specialists were very communicative. having everything pre-booked was very convenient - no problems with excursions, hotels, etc....had some bad luck with early winter weather and road closures, but a ferry ride and saw other parts than planned - no worries! most places were great, one was only option in that town and led to an expensive meal (since no other options), so some more warning about out-of-the way places in off-season could have avoided that one perhaps...Tromso and surroundings was beautiful. Learned tons for first kim-kim trial...would use again for sure...thanks!

Activity Reviews
RIB Boat tour Geiranger
RIB Boat tour Geiranger
Geiranger

great guide = fun trip - off-season and still worth it - they provided perfect gear! would do again!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Northern Lights Chase
Northern Lights Chase
Tromsø

we got lucky - unbelievable evening - well guided - highlight of the trip for sure!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Nov 21, 2023

Hi Lee!
Thank you for this review! I am glad that you had a great time and that you enjoyed it up in Northern Norway! Feel free to reach out if you decide to travel to Norway during the summer months! I am sure me and the team can give you some ideas and recommendations of where to travel to!
All the best from Southern Norway!
Krista

Top notch self guided Scandinavian tour.
Norway | Aug 13 - Aug 31, 2023

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D L.
Tacoma, WA | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2023
Good accommodations - excellent connections with variety of transportation, all reachable within walking distances - quality guide in select location. Norway , Stockholm and Helsinki masterfully combined in a fun and unforgettable tour. Read more

Good accommodations - excellent connections with variety of transportation, all reachable within walking distances - quality guide in select location. Norway , Stockholm and Helsinki masterfully combined in a fun and unforgettable tour.

Hotel Reviews
Gudvangen Fjordtell & Apartments
Gudvangen
Authenticity & Character
Location
In the heart of a fjord , UNESCO heritage.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
GLO Hotel Art
Helsinki

Great service and breakfast. Wonderful sauna.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Overnight Boat
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nordic Light Hotel
Stockholm
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotell Bondeheimen
Oslo
Authenticity & Character
Location
central location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Brakanes Hotel
Ulvik
Authenticity & Character
Location
Superb view of the fjord - close to boat terminal.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Torget
Bergen
Authenticity & Character
Location
central location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Voss
Voss

Fantastic sauna.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Visit Löyly Sauna
Visit Löyly Sauna
Helsinki

Great full , authentic sauna experience.

Quality of Experience
Stockholm Private Panoramic Tour
Stockholm Private Panoramic Tour
Stockholm

Great and fun guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private tour to Royal Palace & Drottningholm Palace
Private tour to Royal Palace & Drottningholm Palace
Stockholm

Knowledgeable guide for very enjoyable tour.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Sep 09, 2023

Hi Donald!
I am very happy to hear that you had a great time in Scandinavia and that you had amazing experiences in different areas!
It was a pleasure to have planned your trip.
All the best from Southern Norway!
Krista

Western Norway Road Trip
Norway | Aug 6 - Aug 17, 2023

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Don M.
Richardson, TX | Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Kimkim did an excellent job advising us of places to stay in Norway and booking the accomodations. We were very happy with the hotels they booked us at. Krista and Fenne were also helpful on transportation tips, ferry schedules and getting around. We really enjoyed our trip and recommend Kimkim to other Norway visitors.

Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Aug 27, 2023

Hi Don!
Thank you for your kind words and for this great feedback! We are so happy you had a great trip to Norway and enjoyed your time here.
It was a pleasure working with you!
Krista

We had a great trip. Saw lots of beautiful s...
Norway | Jul 30 - Aug 4, 2023

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Kathryn G.
Wellesley, MA | Reviewed on Aug 06, 2023
We had a great trip. Saw lots of beautiful scenery and enjoyed the planned activities, the fjord sauna in Flom being a highlight for our family - jumping off the sauna into the fjord and warming up again in our private sauna was a real treat. Kirsta did a great job planning this and she and her team were helpful and very responsive with questions along the way. My one complaint was the way KimKim addresses the pricing of the trip. There was no itemization, so it was hard to figure out how... Read more

We had a great trip. Saw lots of beautiful scenery and enjoyed the planned activities, the fjord sauna in Flom being a highlight for our family - jumping off the sauna into the fjord and warming up again in our private sauna was a real treat. Kirsta did a great job planning this and she and her team were helpful and very responsive with questions along the way.

My one complaint was the way KimKim addresses the pricing of the trip. There was no itemization, so it was hard to figure out how much the trip cost vs. the added cost of the service provided by KimKim. It was a very expensive trip, and I think if I had been able to plan it myself, I could have saved about half the cost (though, again, it is difficult to confirm that since I did not receive any itemization).

Hotel Reviews
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand

Gorgeous views of the fjord. Wonderful deck outside to enjoy drinks and the views. Great service. We had fun swimming in the fjord near the hotel. Felt like a walk back in time.

Authenticity & Character
Felt like a walk back in time.
Location
Beautiful spot on the fjord with tremendous views.
Staff
Very attentive staff.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Brosundet
Ålesund

Gorgeous hotel. Great views and location. Beautiful spot for breakfast. Pillows were not great.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean. Could use better pillows.
Gudvangen Fjordtell & Apartments
Gudvangen

Beautiful spot at the end of the fjord, but nothing around it. The hotel was neat with the ceiling windows (could see the mountains) but made it a little harder to sleep at night since it was so bright in the summer. Also, the hotel itself is a bit tired - needs an upgrade. Breakfast was nothing special. One of our rooms had a door in the shower which led to an unlocked storage room, which we found a little creepy.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Needs some upgrades - felt a little old.
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Aug 14, 2023

Hi Kathryn!
Thank you for this lovely review on behalf of the entire team!
I am glad you had an amazing experience here and it was a pleasure working with you!
Greetings from Norway!
Krista

Each of the choices were fantastic. When we h...
Norway | Jun 24 - Jul 8, 2023

Rick
Rick M.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2023

Each of the choices were fantastic. When we had a hotel issue you all jumped in to resolve asap. It was so appreciated!
We would use your company again!!

Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Jul 10, 2023

Hi Rick!
Thank you so much for this great review on behalf of the entire team. It was a pleasure working with you all.
Best wishes from Southern Norway!
Krista

Great organization. will definitely travel wi...
Norway | Jun 24 - Jul 8, 2023

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Ban L.
Aliso Viejo, CA | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2023

Great organization. will definitely travel with this company again

Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Jul 09, 2023

Hi Ban!
Thank you for this amazing review! Our team is truly happy that you had a great time in Norway, and we are glad to hear that you will be using KimKim for your future trips too!
It was a pleasure working with you.
Krista

Our trip to Norway was amazing!I personally ...
Norway | Jun 24 - Jul 8, 2023

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Cornelia D.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2023
Our trip to Norway was amazing!
I personally was happy with every detail and the ease with which we could contact everyone, ask questions and make adjustments or get advice.
I would like to say that Fenne also gets a 5-star rating for accommodating every request by our group - some were prone to expressing issues that required attention.
Juliana also has a 5-star rating, she was immediately there when I needed her.
It was an all around fantastic experience to travel with... Read more

Our trip to Norway was amazing!
I personally was happy with every detail and the ease with which we could contact everyone, ask questions and make adjustments or get advice.

I would like to say that Fenne also gets a 5-star rating for accommodating every request by our group - some were prone to expressing issues that required attention.
Juliana also has a 5-star rating, she was immediately there when I needed her.

It was an all around fantastic experience to travel with KimKim.

Cornelia Drees

Hotel Reviews
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Oslo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Park Hotel
Stavanger
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Hotel Terminus
Bergen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Reine Rorbuer
Reine
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardemoen
Gardemoen
Authenticity & Character
Location
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Lysefjord cruise and Pulpit Rock Hike
Lysefjord cruise and Pulpit Rock Hike
Stavanger
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Kayaking in Lysefjord
Kayaking in Lysefjord
Norway
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
it would be nice to learn more about the geology and formation of the landscape as well as the flora and fauna
Transport
Day trip to Nærøyfjord, Flåm and Stegastein
Day trip to Nærøyfjord, Flåm and Stegastein
Bergen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Fjordcruise to Hardanger
Fjordcruise to Hardanger
Bergen

we didn't do it because there were to many road trips and cruises while in Bergen - we wanted to see and do more in the city

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trollfjord and The White-Tailed Sea Eagles
Trollfjord and The White-Tailed Sea Eagles
Svolvær
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Horsebackriding on Icelandic Horses in Lofoten
Horsebackriding on Icelandic Horses in Lofoten
Norway
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
2-Hour Morning Or Evening Guided Kayak Tour (Reine Rorbuer)
2-Hour Morning Or Evening Guided Kayak Tour (Reine Rorbuer)
Reine
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Replied on Jul 09, 2023

Hi Cornelia!

Thank you very much for this great review on behalf of the entire team! We are very glad to hear that you had an amazing trip here and thank you for trusting us with it.

All the best,
Krista