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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
The charming village of Flåm on Norway's Sognefjord.
Norwegian Highlights: Oslo, Balestrand & Bergen - 7 Days

Experience jaw-dropping scenery and cool Scandinavian culture on this 7-day Norwegian itinerary. Start in Oslo, where you'll have two days to revel in the rich history, trendy cafés, and summer festivals of Europe's fastest-growing capital. Next, you’ll head west on the famous Flåm Railway to explore Balestrand and its majestic mountains. From here, take advantage of the warmer weather with a kayaking tour of dramatic fjords. Finish the adventure in Bergen, with a wander around its colorful wooden houses and a trip up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views of the city.

The historic Bryggen district along Bergen's picturesque wharf.
Bergen to Oslo Fjord Adventure - 6 Days

Sample some of Norway’s infinite charms on this short 6-day jaunt through the country’s biggest cities and most dramatic landscapes. Sail through fjords, ride one of the world’s most scenic railways, and discover the modern architecture and innovative Nordic cuisine of Europe’s fastest-growing city. Starting in the historic port of Bergen, you’ll travel east through deep fjords and towering mountains to visit the picturesque towns of Balestrand, Fjærland, and Flåm, before ending your journey in the effortlessly cool capital of Oslo.

Stavanger's colorful harbor in summer
Best Things to Do in Stavanger

Set in Southern Norway, Stavanger offers the best of all worlds: stunning natural scenery, picturesque coastlines, charming historic streets, connections to cities like Oslo and Bergen, and easy access to the fjord region. The city is an excellent hub for some of the most popular activities in Norway, including hikes to Kjerag and Pulpit Rock, cruises in Lysefjord, and day trips to charming towns like Flørli.

The elusive aurora borealis lights up the sky near Tromsø
Tromsø & Alta Winter Adventure - 8 Days

Journey deep into Norway's boreal territory on this 8-day winter adventure. Begin in the far northern city of Tromsø, where you'll sled with reindeer during the day and chase the aurora borealis after dark. Continue to Alta (known as "the town of the northern lights") for snowcapped scenery and winter sports in the Arctic wilderness. After skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding your way through the wintry landscapes, spend your evenings warming up in the sauna and stargazing in a rustic lodge.

Recent trip reviews for Krista

Sampling Norway
Norway | Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2022

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Linda T.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

The reindeer sled experience with the Sami guide was amazing. We also enjoyed the cruise in Tromso even though the northern lights did not cooperate. The food on the cruise was delicious and the guides were knowledgeable. read more

The reindeer sled experience with the Sami guide was amazing. We also enjoyed the cruise in Tromso even though the northern lights did not cooperate. The food on the cruise was delicious and the guides were knowledgeable.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Bristol
Oslo

I would stay here again for sure - it is a beautiful hotel with friendly and helpful staff. The location is great and we were able to walk to the Winter Wonderland one afternoon and to a movie theater one evening. It is also convenient to picking up the tram. The afternoon tea is first rate and their breakfast buffet was the best one we experienced. The rooms were perfectly appointed and the beds were super comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful old building and very warm and cozy
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø
Tromsø

Very nice location in Tromso - walking distance to shops and restaurants, and the airport express bus has a stop across the street. Many of the tour groups pick up there.

Authenticity & Character
It is not charming because it is a newer hotel but it was nice.
Location
close to airport and shops and restaurants
Staff
Friendly and helpful in both the restaurant and front desk.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel was very clean but the rooms were hot and adjusting the thermostat did not help. We had to open a window to cool it down. Breakfast had many choices and was delicious.
Hotel Norge by Scandic
Bergen

Rooms and bathroom were large and comfortable. Breakfast buffet had many delicious options and the dinner we had in the hotel restaurant was very nice. The location near the harbor, shops, funicular train and restaurants was great - we were able to walk everywhere.

Authenticity & Character
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Activity Reviews
Northern Lights Chase
Tromsø

While our guide was tenacious in trying to find the lights, nature did not cooperate. Still, it was a nice experience and we did get a photo with a glimmer of the lights.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Reindeer Sledding & Sami Culture
Tromsø

We loved the reindeer sled ride in the beautiful snow but hearing our Sami guide talk about her life and her reindeer was the best. We learned much about the Samis and the reindeer stew and other snacks, along with hot coffee and tea, was much appreciated after being outside for a while.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Very nice bus transportation
Aurora Dinner Cruise
Tromsø

Even though we did not see the northern lights due to clouds, we really enjoyed the experience. The boat was very nice and comfortable. The guides were knowledgeable and the three-course meal with glass of champagne was delicious. They also offered a bar with drinks for purchase.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Alverstraumen winter cruise
Bergen

The cruise itself was nice but the weather was not pleasant. This would be a wonderful cruise in warmer months. We met some nice people from other places and enjoyed speaking with them.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Hi Linda!

Great to hear that you liked your winter holiday trip to Norway. Unfortunate, that the aurora didn't show up on the cruise, but great that you had an amazing time in the North nevertheless.

Wishing you all the best,
Krista

Loved working with Flåm
Norway | Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2022

Kimberly
Kimberly R.
| Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Kimkim was fabulous to work with. They gave us a stress free, personalized trip. Our favorite part of the trip was our stay at an amazing hotel in Flåm with unparalleled Fjord views and floating sauna experience. This trip was everything we hoped for. We also had a big last minute travel change request and Kimkim made it happen with zero stress. They even worked with a hotel to find a necklace that I carelessly left behind! read more

Kimkim was fabulous to work with. They gave us a stress free, personalized trip. Our favorite part of the trip was our stay at an amazing hotel in Flåm with unparalleled Fjord views and floating sauna experience. This trip was everything we hoped for. We also had a big last minute travel change request and Kimkim made it happen with zero stress. They even worked with a hotel to find a necklace that I carelessly left behind!

Hotel Reviews
Flåm Marina
Flåm

We had one of the main-level apartments with 2 bedrooms and a kitchen and a patio. All units have amazing views. Truly incredible. We loved eating at the glass-enclosed restaurant for the breakfast buffet (included) and dinner. Everything is located within easy walking distance. All staff was very nice. We all agreed that this was the highlight of our trip. Also, if you enjoy doing sauna, ask to be booked at the floating sauna that is moored nearby. We did a group experience and it was so much fun besides being beautiful and restorative.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Breathtaking views but still easy walking distance to everything in Flåm
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Having our own deck and patio was very nice. FYI All of the accommodations in Norway are small by American standards. If you are a very big person, you will find all of Norway to be a bit narrow/small indoors.
Gudvangen Fjordtell & Apartments
Gudvangen

Beautiful apartment with meadow views out the back and lots of space.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy to walk to everything in the town
Staff
They made everything easy. it was no problem when I misplaced the voucher for my buffet breakfast. Buffet breakfast was great with fresh made Norwegian waffles and an abundance of pickled herring varieties in addition to all of the standard fare
Cleanliness & Comfort
Most comfortable place we stayed in Norway
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Kimberly!

Thank you so much for this feedback. It was great to plan this trip for your family and I am so happy that you got to enjoy the beauty of Norway!

Greetings
Krista

Great trip!
Norway | Sep 8 - Sep 16, 2022

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Ramy B.
North Stamford, CT | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

This was a great trip. We were able to do everything we wanted to do. Our guides lead great hikes. Our hotels were lovely. Nearly all of our plans went seamlessly and we only had to reach out to our local contact once. I highly recommend KimKim and will definitely book again for the next country. read more

This was a great trip. We were able to do everything we wanted to do. Our guides lead great hikes. Our hotels were lovely. Nearly all of our plans went seamlessly and we only had to reach out to our local contact once. I highly recommend KimKim and will definitely book again for the next country.

Activity Reviews
Guided Hike to Kjerag
Stavanger
Quality of Experience
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Guided Hike to Pulpit Rock Preikestolen
Stavanger
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Amazing guide! We loved her!
Transport
Blue Ice Hike
Norway
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Standard Extra Fjord Tour from Bergen
Bergen
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ended up being a really big list of activities for our last day.
Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

Hi Ramy!
Thank you for you nice review! I am glad you had an amazing time in Norway and were pleased with the kimkim service.
I wish you all the best,
Krista

Souther Norway outdoor adventure
Norway | Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2022

Jeff
Jeff G.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Flawless execution of every step of the trip. Everything just worked. I showed up where the itinerary said to at the time and everything worked great. Recommendations for self exploration days were great. Hotels were located in the exact right location. 5/5 trip, would absolutely use KimKim again.

Thanks for an amazing trip

Local specialist: Krista Muuk
Krista
Krista Muuk
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Hi Jeff!

Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review! I am happy to hear that you had an amazing time in Norway and the trip went perfectly for you.

I wish you all the best!
Krista