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Nina Fossum Andreassen

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My name is Nina, and I am a Norwegian with a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Management and Experience Economy, and I am now currently finishing my Master's degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I have lived abroad for many years and my passion for travel has grown year by year. This has led to my dream to share this happiness I have experienced through travel with others. I hope you will choose me to experience an unforgettable and unique journey to Norway.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Norway! Especially, the smaller, less known places in Norway. From growing up on a small island in a fjord and working on a small farm-hotel, I would say I specialize and is the most passionate about small and local places and obviously local food. I believe, as a traveler, that everyone must experience local life in new countries, not only the biggest and most famous cities. In today's society, overtourism is a growing phenomenon and taking an active role in visiting less crowded destinations will benefit the local economy and the overall experience for the travelers. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Travel has always been a natural part of my life, from camping in Sweden as kids and other family holidays, to finally taking my first year abroad as a student in the USA during High School. It felt quite obvious that I should study tourism, where I had a semester in Spain and now two years in Italy. Throughout these years abroad I felt quite proud of my home country and it is an honor being able, through Kimkim, to help people experience this beautiful country in a special way. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"One travel experience I will never forget happened quite recently when I traveled solo in Italy. I took the train to the Umbria region and ended up in a small town on top of a hill where I had found a b&b to sleep. I ended up having the most giving experience through this family that owned this place. They welcomed me with coffee and introduced me to their family members that were on a visit as well and the next morning at breakfast they gave me a small cake with a candle and sang the birthday song to me. They said they saw my birthday had been one week earlier and decided to give me this gift. It was such an easy gesture, a simply friendly atmosphere that made me so grateful for these people. From that day, I decided I wanted to be just like them, leaving the guests feeling special and appreciated."

Featured trips & expertise

The UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord where you'll spend three nights
Summer Road Trip: Mountains & Fjords - 14 Days

Steer a relaxing two-week course through Norway's spectacular landscapes from Jotunheimen National Park to the depths of Sognefjord, the country's deepest fjord. You'll enjoy the freedom of setting your own pace when visiting museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, not to mention plenty of opportunities to get out in nature and explore.

Bergen's waterfront UNESCO World Heritage Site after a snowfall
Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø Winter Adventure - 7 Days

Escape the summer crowds with this winter trip highlighting both southern and northern Norway. Starting in Oslo—Europe's fastest-growing capital—you'll take one of the steepest trains in the world towards the fjords. Then train to Bergen, a UNESCO-listed city loaded with culture and restaurants. Finish with two nights at a resort in the Arctic where you'll dog sled and search for the Northern Lights.

Senja's craggy peaks attract photographers from around the globe
Tromsø & Senja Winter Excursion - 5 Days

This quick-paced yet relaxed Nordic itinerary hits two key spots above the Arctic Circle for travelers keen on skipping high season crowds. You'll start in Tromsø with two days to explore the 'Paris of the North' by foot. From here, travel to Senja, Norway's 2nd largest island, where a local guide who will show you otherworldly coastline, wildlife, fishing villages, and inland lakes and forests. Finish with a Hurtigruten ride through the Norwegian Sea to complete this off-the-beaten-path adventure.

Stay a night along the Geirangerfjord between Bergen and Trondheim
Summer Road Trip: Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim - 12 Days

This journey highlights Norway's three biggest cities with scenic detours along the way. Start off in sophisticated Oslo before traveling by train and ferry to UNESCO-listed Bergen. From here, drive through fjord-side villages to Ålesund, known for its art nouveau architecture, and Kristiansund. Finish off in Trondheim with colorful wooden homes, café culture, and tree-lined streets for cycling.

Picturesque villages in the Lofoten Islands
Ultimate Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 12 Days

This epic trip through Norway's wintry north includes a mix of travel modes and activities unique to the Arctic. Your adventure begins in the exciting capital of Oslo followed by the UNESCO-listed village of Røros where you'll dogsled in the mountains. From here, head to the historic city of Trondheim followed by a flight to Tromsø for an overnight in the wilderness. Cap it off with a coastal steamer ride to the Lofoten Islands to snorkel with whales and see the Northern Lights by horseback.

Recent trip reviews for Nina

Southern Norway's Fjord Coast - 8 Days · Norway - Aug 16 - Aug 25, 2019

Traveler: Katherine H. - Local specialist: Nina Fossum Andreassen

I cannot thank Nina & kimkim enough for the help planning this trip. My friend and I had an absolutely incredible time in Norway – we were able to fit in so many activities/locations in only 10 days because the trip was so well coordinated. It was the perfect mix of cities and smaller villages (Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen, and Rosendal) – there is nothing we would have changed.

This was also a VERY last minute trip and I was genuinely nervous we were going to show up in Norway with no plans... read more

I cannot thank Nina & kimkim enough for the help planning this trip. My friend and I had an absolutely incredible time in Norway – we were able to fit in so many activities/locations in only 10 days because the trip was so well coordinated. It was the perfect mix of cities and smaller villages (Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen, and Rosendal) – there is nothing we would have changed.

This was also a VERY last minute trip and I was genuinely nervous we were going to show up in Norway with no plans until I found kimkim when I was googling Norway itineraries. I was connected with Nina only about two weeks before we were set to leave. She was so helpful, responsive, and thoughtful when she was putting together our trip plan and she was also available for quick questions when we were in Norway. There is a good chance that our trip may not have happened without Nina – thank you!!!

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Nina Fossum Andreassen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for these nice words, it makes me so happy to hear you had a great time even though it was raining quite a bit. I had a great time making this trip for you and I am so excited you loved it so much! :)

Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2019

Traveler: Peh S. - Local specialist: Nina Fossum Andreassen

The whole itinerary was very well planned and we had a great time in Norway. We couldn’t have visited all the beautiful and scenic locations without Nina’s recommendation. All the hotels are very well located. Nina Andreassen was very helpful and responsive to our queries.
Overall we were satisfied and happy with the service provided by Kim Kim and the team.
We would recommend Kim Kim’s service to anyone who wish to visit Norway.

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Nina Fossum Andreassen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your kind words Peh, it means a lot to me and I had a great time planning this trip with you. I cannot tell you how happy I am to hear you're satisfied. Best of wishes from me and hope you will come back to Norway again!