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Linda Veråsdal

I live part time in Norway and Gambia, and in-between I travel. The passion for exploring new places at the same time as doing it in a good and honest way, led me to the role I have to day. Providing custom-made extraordinary travel experiences, while using tourism as a tool for development.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in travels to Norway and various places in the country. The experiences varies from outdoor adventures to more culture-based activities. Norway has a wide range of different activities you can do, and many small hidden gems and hamlets you can visit. Tailor-made off beaten travels and travel as a local. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always been curious about people and places, which led me to the realization that my life would consist of traveling... in one form or another! Early in life I traveled mostly in Norway and worked various places from south to the North-cape, east to west and in between! From there onwards, I started to travel abroad.

Combined with my interest of social welfare, using tourism as a tool for development has been my call. This slowly led into establishing Ethical Travel Portal."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are many... Most of them connect the sense of a place and the wish of time standing still to be able to absorb the experience. Add-on experiences that is difficult to plan for! It can be through exploring Norway, my own country, or as in my latest travel to Romania.

We stayed at a traditional house when the neighbor asked us over to see his vegetable garden. I have never seen so many different types of tomatoes! In less than ten minutes, he filled his basket and invited us in for a drink. Chopped the veggies and served it with ovens baked bread and home made juice! This happened at the same time as he was telling his interesting story. He then excused himself as he drove off to pick up his wife and daughter, leaving us in the kitchen enjoying the food! That is digging deep into the local culture.

Another experience happened recently in The Gambia, during a trip where we were looking for cotton farmers. When we finally found the village, we had been traveling to the opposite side of the country, far in and far East. There, the most pristine village popped up from nowhere. Very local and traditional, no electricity or running water, but so beautiful and the sense of a community feeling with great hospitality."

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Recent trip reviews for Linda

Amazing active vacation to Norway
Norway | Jun 2 - Jun 11, 2024

Rebecca
Rebecca S.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024
We just returned from an amazing vacation to Norway planned by Linda. She incorporated all of my requests -to be away from crowds, on the water, and to be active both hiking and on the water. We travelled to Bergen, Fjaerland, Vaerlandet, and Lofoten and each offered stunning views and landscapes. The accommodations were perfect as well - quaint and personal. I would not have been able to organize such a trip myself or find such gems to stay. LInda was such a pleasure to work with. She... Read more

We just returned from an amazing vacation to Norway planned by Linda. She incorporated all of my requests -to be away from crowds, on the water, and to be active both hiking and on the water. We travelled to Bergen, Fjaerland, Vaerlandet, and Lofoten and each offered stunning views and landscapes. The accommodations were perfect as well - quaint and personal. I would not have been able to organize such a trip myself or find such gems to stay. LInda was such a pleasure to work with. She was responsive both before and during the vacation to questions and requests. It was comforting to have that local person in country when we had a question. Again - fabulous trip. I would use KimKim again in the future!

Hotel Reviews
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland

Quaint beautiful hotel on more secluded fjord - perfect setting. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast and dinner were wonderful as well. It is a quiet place to be to just relax and get away. Hiking, kayaking, and sauna right nearby.

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Værlandet Havhotell
Hamna

Ideal setting right on the water overlooking the landscape - quaint and secluded. The room was modern and clean with fresh decoration. We loved sitting on the porch over the water listening to the wildlife. We had fun biking and hiking on the island right from the hotel. We shopped at the local Joker to make dinner in the room and enjoyed the Joker fish soup! The owner, Elin was so kind and helpful as well - giving us a map of the area and pointing out places to see. Her brother worked at the Joker and also friendly - delivering a yummy breakfast in the morning and pizza one night. Elin and her brother also went out of their way to find a smaller bike for my daughter to ride while we were there. Elin also helped wash clothes in their washer/dryer - so kind.

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Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jun 15, 2024

Thank you so much for your review, Rebecca. I am glad to read the trip plan suited you and your family and we managed to put together a beautiful route. It was a pleasure working with you, and hope to see you back in Norway another time!

Linda was incredible. 10/10!
Norway | Dec 29 - Jan 6, 2024

Allie
Allie V.
Denmark | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2024

Linda was incredible. Helpful, kind, patient and very responsive. I loved working with her. She gave great recommendations and was there every step of the way. 10/10!

Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway and Gambia | Replied on Jan 08, 2024

Hi Allie, thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure working with you, and am glad you enjoyed the itinerary. Looking forward to see you one day during the summer to explore the fjords! :-)
- Linds

Trip to Norway
Norway | Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2023

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Thiery C.
Lorton, VA | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023
Linda did a great job planning our trip. She was always very responsive and was able to address all issues. If we do this again, we will certainly ask for her. Read more

Linda did a great job planning our trip. She was always very responsive and was able to address all issues. If we do this again, we will certainly ask for her.

Activity Review
Fjordcruise on Nærøyfjord Gudvangen | Bus and Train to Bergen
Fjordcruise on Nærøyfjord Gudvangen | Bus and Train to Bergen
Norway

Were able to show the grandchildren the beauty of Norway.

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Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jul 18, 2023

Hi Thiery, thank you for your feedback! I hope to see you back in Norway one day. Best, Linda

Our local specialist, Linda, did an amazing job
Norway | Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2023

Debi
Debi G.
Cameron Park, CA | Reviewed on Jul 02, 2023
Our local specialist, Linda, did an amazing job with our constant changes. She stayed positive and made sure we had the correct bookings on correct dates for each traveler. Read more

Our local specialist, Linda, did an amazing job with our constant changes. She stayed positive and made sure we had the correct bookings on correct dates for each traveler.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Byporten
Oslo

Adjacent to Train station and walking distance to shopping and the wharf

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Grand Hotel Terminus
Bergen

If you want to be close to transportation options and have a clean room, beautiful historical building that serves an amazing breakfast, this is the place. Rooms are small & basic but clean. The beauty of the hotel, service and convenience of transportation made it ideal

Authenticity & Character
Location
Train & buses across the street
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Still not used to the twin pads on top of queen box springs so common in Europe, but otherwise very comfortable
Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri
Aurland

The deck right on the water and view of fjord was amazing

Authenticity & Character
Location
10 min by taxi to Flam, where the cruise ships dock and train is located. Out of tourist area but close to what you need.
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Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jul 02, 2023

Hi Debi and Annie, thank you very much for your review. It is very much appreciated!
I am glad your trip finally happened after two years of waiting! I hope to see you back in Norway another time. Best, Linda

Our Family Adventure to Bergen and the Western Fjords
Norway | May 27 - Jun 6, 2023

Linda
Linda M.
Colorado Springs, CO | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023
We and our children and grandchildren just returned from a fabulous 11-day trip to Bergen and the Western Fjords. Our travel specialist, Linda Verasdal, did an impeccable job of crafting the perfect itinerary tailored to our interests and needs. What memories we made! We started and ended our trip in Bergen. Must-do’s: Take a walking tour of the harbor area with a local guide to learn about historic Bryggen and tour its colorful, ancient wooden buildings; ride the funicular up Mt. Floyen... Read more

We and our children and grandchildren just returned from a fabulous 11-day trip to Bergen and the Western Fjords. Our travel specialist, Linda Verasdal, did an impeccable job of crafting the perfect itinerary tailored to our interests and needs. What memories we made!

We started and ended our trip in Bergen. Must-do’s: Take a walking tour of the harbor area with a local guide to learn about historic Bryggen and tour its colorful, ancient wooden buildings; ride the funicular up Mt. Floyen for amazing views of the city, harbor, and surrounding mountains; then, hike back down to town. Take the light rail to visit an impressive stave church. Eat dockside at Fish Me or lunch as we did at Egon.

We then traveled into the Hardangerfjord region via private transport, stopping at the Jondal ski resort where we snowshoed up to the glacier! Exhilarating!

As we toured the fjord region, we spent two nights in each of these small villages: Lofhus, Ulvik, and Flam/Aurland. Highlights and faves: taking scenic cruises on the fjords on while counting the numerous waterfalls (!!) and taking in the breathtaking beauty, tasting the local apple cider at farms where the trees were in full bloom, kayaking, hiking, getting our thrill on a wild rib boat safari, and taking walking tours with local guides who told us about the area.

In the tiny town of Gudvangen, we took a private tour of the authentically reproduced Viking village of Njardarheimr where our excellent guide Cory debunked the myths and explained what life was really like in the Viking era. Craftspeople demonstrated traditional trades. Faves: trying archery and axe-throwing, meeting the Chieftain of the village, and being introduced to the ancient chess-like board game Hnefatafl. (No, we can't pronounce it!)

After a relaxing cruise on the beautiful Naeroyfjord to Flam, we feasted on the Viking Plank Dinner of local ingredients and brews at the Aegir Brewpub.

We finished our trip with two wonderful days in modern cabins right on the fjord in tiny Aurland. Lastly, we took the famed Flamsbana railway from the bottom of the Aurlandsfjord to the mountains in Myrdal, stopping midway at the powerful Kjosfossen waterfall.

What an experience!

Hotel Reviews
Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri
Aurland

We stayed in the cabins with decks overlooking the fjord where we soaked in the peace and quiet as we took in the gorgeous views in all directions. We also very much enjoyed dining at the gastropub at this hotel.

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Hotel Ullensvang
Lofthus Hardanger

We requested rooms facing the fjord and were glad we did. The rooms were spacious and updated. The hotel itself is large and offers many amenities including multiple pools, historic buildings, a dock with seating, a large restaurant, and a bar downstairs for after dinner .

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Grand Hotel Terminus
Bergen

Hotel Terminus is ideally located opposite the train station, making it easy to catch a train to the airport. The hotel is a renovated older building, but could use more refurbishment. The breakfast served at the hotel restaurant is excellent, however, the lack of a consistently open evening restaurant was a minor inconvenience. However, the location is very walkable, being a few blocks from downtown Bergen.

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Brakanes Hotel
Ulvik

Brakanes Hotel was a good experience. The location is absolutely stunning, with cabins right on the fjord. Despite undergoing an ownership change, the hotel remains a great place to stay.

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Activity Reviews
Blue Glacier Hike in Jondal
Blue Glacier Hike in Jondal
Norway

Great experience with guide Wilde who was very friendly, accommodating, and attentive to each person's needs in our group with a wide age range.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen

Ana gave us a full tour of downtown Bergen and the Bryggen area. She provided extensive information about the history of the area and offered suggestions for restaurants and shopping.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
RIB Fjord Safari
RIB Fjord Safari
Norway

Driver Richard was great! He had a good sense of humor and gave our grandsons a thrilling ride in the speedy rib boat while not overdoing it. Loved it when he spun a yarn about how getting we in a waterfall with give you a longer life and then nudging the boat up to a waterfall at the fjord's edge so our grandsons could catch the spray! Only time will tell on the veracity of his yarn...

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Guided kayak in Ulvik
Guided kayak in Ulvik
Ulvik

Our guide Christophe was genial and attentive to the widely varying abilities of our group. (Yes, I did bring up the rear!) He took us all across the bay at the end of the fjord where Ulvik is situated and then across the fjord. We stopped on an island where Christophe demonstrated how to start a fire using a rustic flint knife and a steel. Our grandsons were thrilled when he helped each of them to start a fire of birch bark and scraped tinder bits. He then made a fire on a portable grill and brewed us tea and coffee! Great experience!

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Fjordcruise on UNESCO Nærøyfjord
Fjordcruise on UNESCO Nærøyfjord
Norway

This was a leisurely tour of Naeroyfjord after our tour of Viking Village in Gudvangen and ending in Flam. Beautiful scenery and ore waterfalls!

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Private Experience in Undredal
Private Experience in Undredal
Norway

Louis, our guide, picked us up in a shuttle van and took us around the end of the fjord in Flam to Undredal on the other side. He took us on a walking tour of the tiny town while he explained the history of the area. We then visited the tiny stave church in town, which was an inspiration for the Disney movie Frozen. We admired the ancient painting on the wooden staves and ceiling inside the church and marveled at the two drawings dating from the Viking era, which were carved into small squares on the walls. We lunched on goat at a restaurant fjord-side where we tasted various kinds of goat cheese. The whole valley is famous for its goat herds and the cheesemaking.

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Visit Osafjellet and the Tunnel
Visit Osafjellet and the Tunnel
Ulvik

The visit to Osafjellet and the Tunnel was interesting, but the guide spent too long on a PowerPoint presentation at the beginning, which was a bit dry. The tunnels themselves were fascinating, but the uneven, wet footing was a challenge, and the lack of provided lighting made it potentially dangerous. The overall experience was okay, but some aspects could have been better planned

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Explore a Cider Farm in Hardanger
Explore a Cider Farm in Hardanger
Ulvik

The cider farm tour was a great experience, but there were some issues with communication regarding the amount of walking involved. The tour included a lot of walking, which was a challenge for some members of the group. The cider tasting was done back at the hotel rather than at the farms, which was a bit of a disappointment.

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Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jun 23, 2023

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for your review! It was really great to read that the trip was up to your expectations and that we did a good job! :-) It was a pleasure to work with you, and to see all the lovely photos here! I can see you had a great time. Finally, after three years in the waiting! I wish you and your family all the best, and hope to see you back in Norway one day!

Beautiful Norway
Norway | Jan 4 - Jan 9, 2023

Pauline
Pauline M.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023
The whole process of planning our trip to Norway was so simple with the support of the wonderful team at kimkim. We started off with Andre, who came up with the initial plan based on my requests. When Andre moved on to another area, Linda took over, everything was seamless. We spent an incredible 6 days in Norway with the excitement of a RIB boat tour to watch the sea eagles and an amazing northern lights tour. An overnight trip on the Hurtigruten took us to our next adventure of reindeer... Read more

The whole process of planning our trip to Norway was so simple with the support of the wonderful team at kimkim. We started off with Andre, who came up with the initial plan based on my requests. When Andre moved on to another area, Linda took over, everything was seamless. We spent an incredible 6 days in Norway with the excitement of a RIB boat tour to watch the sea eagles and an amazing northern lights tour. An overnight trip on the Hurtigruten took us to our next adventure of reindeer sledding. We were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn about the local history and culture. There was only one small hiccup which was dealt with admirably by Tricia when I called the emergency number. Communication before, during and after our trip has been excellent.

Hotel Review
Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær

This is a beautiful setting in a fishing village. We stayed in a well-equipped 2 bedroom cabin which was a warm and cosy retreat after winter activities. There’s a very nice restaurant on site. If you don’t have a car be prepared to walk over the bridge to access shops, restaurants and activities.

Authenticity & Character
The preservation of the village’s history
Location
Beautiful setting
Staff
Very helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heating was on and everything was well presented on our arrival
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Jan 18, 2023

Hi Pauline, thank you so much for this lovely review and insight to your trip! Am so glad you finally got to experience Norway! Hop to see you in Norway another time :-) Best, Linda

Norway is such a magical place, and this trip...
Norway | Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2022

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Sharon S.
Stevensville, MT | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022
Norway is such a magical place, and this trip allowed us to burrow in further than our previous trip. Our trip had a nice flow, and our accommodations were excellent. We stayed in both an incredible boutique style hotel suite, and a fishing cabin in the Lofotens. Our overnight on the Hurtigruten Ferry gave us a taste of cruising and allowed us to take a RIB trip to the Saltstraumen Strait. We liked having 2 nights at our hotels so we could get there, explore and relax. Linda was attentive to... Read more

Norway is such a magical place, and this trip allowed us to burrow in further than our previous trip. Our trip had a nice flow, and our accommodations were excellent. We stayed in both an incredible boutique style hotel suite, and a fishing cabin in the Lofotens. Our overnight on the Hurtigruten Ferry gave us a taste of cruising and allowed us to take a RIB trip to the Saltstraumen Strait. We liked having 2 nights at our hotels so we could get there, explore and relax. Linda was attentive to our needs with many great suggestions. Thank you for your organization and ease of planning.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Nidelven
Trondheim

Central location by the flower bridge with easy access to outside terrace restaurants and bars. This hotel had the best breakfast buffet ever!!!! It's hard to call it a buffet as there were stations set up with personal service for everything. The room was comfortable. The hotel staff was extremely helpful. We had an issue with our power cords and they were able to advise us on how to fix our access.

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Location and breakfast
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Hustadvika Havhotell
Fraena

I wish I had read the driving instructions to this hotel that you provided more thoroughly before I panicked. Turns out we were only 3 minutes away when we started asking directions. The room was comfortable and cozy. The staff was very pleasant. It was a bit isolated if you didn't want to eat at the hotel.

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MS Kong Harald
Tromsø

This ferry ride was great exposure to what cruising must be like. Our room was small but had everything we needed. We were only onboard 1 night. If we had gone further it would have been nice to have a room with a larger window. We sat on the observation deck most of the time. It was amazing how closely we navigated through the islands. We signed up to take the RIB Saltstraumen excursion. This may have been the highlight of our trip. For some reason we thought we had our room until we reached Svolvaer. But when we were paged we found out we should have checked out by 11. We were hoping to come back from the RIB adventure, take a warm shower and gather up our belongings for our departure. That was our mistake. The scenery along the passage was incredible!

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Nordis Apartments
Svolvær

Wow!! What a great little boutique hotel!!! We loved our corner suite with a lovely view of the harbor and mountains. Our bedroom was spacious, and we appreciated having the sitting area and outside balcony as well. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for getting us such a lovely space.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Corner suite with balcony on the harbor
Staff
Friendly and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Reine Rorbuer
Reine

Quaint fishing cabin right on the harbor. Lovely space with lots of character.

Authenticity & Character
A true fishing cabin outfitted as you would hope, but with modern amenities
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Activity Review
Trollfjord Cruise
Trollfjord Cruise
Svolvær

Amazing time on the water. The guides were informative. The scenery was stunning.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed the underwater drone images.
Transport
Diverse scenery
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Oct 11, 2022

Hi Sharon, thank you so much for your review and sharing the wonderful pictures! They are just amazing and I can see you had a nice trip! Am glad the flow worked out and that you got so many great experiences! Hope to see you both back in Norway again! :-) Best wishes, Linda

Unforgettable trip in Norway!
Norway | Aug 28 - Sep 6, 2022

Emily
Emily C.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022
We had an absolutely amazing time in Norway thanks to our trip planner Linda. Every place we visited was more magical than the last, and the lesser known towns she sent us to were our favorites. We never could have had this trip without her. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore these magical places. We only had to reach out to KimKim once while we were away to get some advice on timing with the ferries. Linda was off that day, but her team member figured out... Read more

We had an absolutely amazing time in Norway thanks to our trip planner Linda. Every place we visited was more magical than the last, and the lesser known towns she sent us to were our favorites. We never could have had this trip without her. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to explore these magical places.

We only had to reach out to KimKim once while we were away to get some advice on timing with the ferries. Linda was off that day, but her team member figured out exactly where we were based on our shaky directions from inside a tunnel, as was able to calculate our travel times and and give us advice on our next move. I was shocked at the level of customer service.

The tour guides Linda matched us up with here so kind and knowledgeable, it felt like walking around with our new Norwegian friends rather than being on a tour. Special shoutout to our inn keeper in Værlandet, who gave us food out of her own freezer when we arrived after the grocery store had closed. Above and beyond!

Hotel Reviews
Opus XVI
Bergen

So comfortable, the best sleep we got on the trip.

Authenticity & Character
Such a step up from the other hotel chains in Bergen.
Location
Great location, right in the heart of things.
Staff
Friendly and helpful!
Cleanliness & Comfort
I miss this mattress.
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland

So authentic and the food rivaled the Michelin star restaurants we went to.

Authenticity & Character
It felt like stepping back in time, so charming.
Location
The views!!!! How do you beat that?
Staff
Great advice from everyone at the hotel on how to spend our time, hikes, food, etc.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Værlandet Havhotell
Hamna

This is like no place I've ever been. Totally off the beaten path, unbelievably beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right on the water, amazing views!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Thief
Oslo

So trendy!

Authenticity & Character
Very cool vibe to the whole hotel, modern and trendy.
Location
Right in the heart of things!
Staff
Everyone was so kind and accommodating even though we had a really late check in.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Definitely felt like a 4 star hotel, modern and clean.
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Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Sep 22, 2022

Hei Emily, such a pleasure to read your feedback! I am happy that everything went as planned, and they you enjoyed the route we had put together for you. Hope to see you back in Norway another time to explore! :-) Best, Linda

A memorable trip I had been to Norway t...
Norway | Aug 8 - Aug 24, 2022

gerard
gerard b.
Fitchburg, MA | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022
A memorable trip I had been to Norway twice before so one may think I had done it all - far from it. Despite my age of 76 I had planned a hiking trip w
trip with Kim-Kim tours. It was an independent tour with Kim-Kim making most of the itinerary, booking guides, gondolas etc and making helpful suggestions
The result being, that despite
a couple problems, that this was an awesome trip and experience. The first 6 days of the 3 week trip I relived past experiences in Oslo, ...
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A memorable trip

I had been to Norway twice before so one may think I had done it all - far from it. Despite my age of 76 I had planned a hiking trip w
trip with Kim-Kim tours. It was an independent tour with Kim-Kim making most of the itinerary, booking guides, gondolas etc and making helpful suggestions
The result being, that despite
a couple problems, that this was an awesome trip and experience. The first 6 days of the 3 week trip I relived past experiences in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen climbing pulpit's rock, dining on wharf in Bergen, cruising the archipelago in Oslo, etc., but I also had many new adventures like hiring a guide in Oslo (Kim-Kim suggestion) that was fantastic. Kim-Kim gave me an option of mountains to hike at every stop and also options on accomations. I rented a car in Bergen and headed to Kalvag, staying in unforgettable Knutholmen. Unfortunately it had rained all July in Norway so despite sunny weather the ground was saturated and gave way on my hike causing me to have a serious fall and injury. The owner of knutholmen was fantastic in helping me, but my hiking trip was ended. This is where Kim-Kim stepped up and not only saved my trip but made it the best sight seeing trip of my life. Linda, from Kim-Kim, each night provided me with incredible scenic drives and interesting stops and activities along the way. I have seen incredible scenery I would have never seen without her help. Norway turned out to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen. So instead of the fall ruining my trip, it turned it into a fantastic explorative journey that Kim-Kim enhanced with Linda's constant help. For example, Andalnes and route 93 with the Trollstigen drive are indescribable beauty suggested to me by Linda.
It was truly a trip I will never forget !

Activity Review
Oslo City Walk with a Local
Oslo City Walk with a Local
Oslo
Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wit and knowledge
Transport
I used my own rental but kim-kim did move my bags once. Each country had excellent transports of busses, trains ferries
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Sep 07, 2022

Hi Jerry, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am really to read that you had a great experience and enjoyed our suggestions and planning. I hope to see you in Norway again another time. Still things to explore! :-) Best wishes, Linda

Our trip to Norway was amazing!
Norway | Aug 1 - Aug 12, 2022

sybil
sybil p.
Hinsdale, IL | Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022
Our trip to Norway was amazing! We loved the summer farm in Innerdalen. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The hike to Romsdalseggen was worth the effort because of the views! Our planner, Linda did a fantastic job incorporating our ideas to create a fun and beautiful trip. Read more

Our trip to Norway was amazing! We loved the summer farm in Innerdalen. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The hike to Romsdalseggen was worth the effort because of the views! Our planner, Linda did a fantastic job incorporating our ideas to create a fun and beautiful trip.

Hotel Review
Renndølsetra
6620

Such a beautiful place! Note that accomodations are rustic but it's the most beautiful place we stayed at while in Norway.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The owner was very friendly and answered our questions about the farm. The other staff were very nice and friendly even though they were very busy.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The view from my bedroom window.
Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway | Replied on Sep 03, 2022

Hi Sybil & All, thank you for visiting us in Norway and for the lovely review. :-) I really enjoyed planning your trip with you, and think you got to see a lot while you were here. Thank you for sharing your photos! Hope to see you back in Norway another time. Greetings to your family. Best, Linda