Yo! In between the seven mountains of beautiful Bergen you will find me (a behavioral neuroscience graduate) and my dog, Luffe. She is a beautiful Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and together we walk everywhere and we know Bergen with all its hidden gems, history and charm.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I love Norwegian history, music, literature, art, food, Norse mythology, and can tell you a lot about this. Personally, I love hiking, camping, swimming, diving, and yoga as well as hunting and fishing. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Growing up I just loved walking and biking around in my neighborhood and as I grew older I went around my little town Tønsberg (the oldest in Norway!). A bit older my friend and I started to get the bus and train to the other towns in Vestfold and the east coastline of Norway. My parents have been amazing taking me to lovely places such as Kenya, and with studies, I've been to Australia and Hong Kong to mention some crazy lovely destinations. With friends, I've been to Iceland, Italy, Nepal and the US to mention others. Just writing this text makes me grateful and happy! I've also been so lucky to have lived in addition to Tønsberg and Bergen also in Oslo which I know very well as well as Edinburgh in Scotland and Barcelona in Spain. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Travelling doesn't need to be far away for it to be unforgettable. Even a walk around Bergen in areas I haven't been before can be breathtaking, but to mention some of the international and most unique I would say China, Nepal, Kenya, the Pyrenees in France, Iceland, California, the Caribbean, and I have to say: Norway!"
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Skip the summer crowds with this autumn-themed itinerary in Norway's far north. The adventure begins in Tromsø—'Gateway to the Arctic'—with time to explore the city and a nearby farm. From here, you'll ferry to Senja island and then cruise to the northernmost point of Europe. Continue by bus to Alta for UNESCO-listed rock carvings before returning to Tromsø. Activities depend on the snow (or lack thereof), and each night presents another opportunity to spot the Northern Lights.
Halfway between Norway's two largest cities—Oslo and Bergen—lies an extraordinary wilderness area situated between two national parks. This itinerary includes four days of hiking along well-marked trails (becoming more difficult each day) from Geilo to Finse. Start and end the trip with some urban culture and nightlife in the two aforementioned cities to round out this awesome adventure.
This adventure in western Norway encompasses a slew of outdoor activities for ambitious types who want to experience as much summer fun as they can fit in under a week. Starting in Bergen, you'll drive through some of the country's most spectacular scenery as you make your way towards Trolltunga, Ullensvang, and Voss for hiking, rafting, and even a night of camping in the great outdoors with a private guide.
Dramatic, snow-covered mountains and the Northern Lights are highlights of this 6-day adventure above the Arctic Circle. Starting in Bodø, you'll ferry to the stunning Lofoten Islands and drive at your own pace through some of Norway's oldest and most colorful fishing towns. Then, exchange your rental car for an overnight coastal steamer where you'll travel to Tromsø for some urban culture and dog sledding.
This exciting two-week road trip from late February to early April takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory for unique winter-themed activities and few crowds. Your self-drive tour begins from Tromsø, 'Gateway to the Arctic', where you can ride a cable car, meet reindeer, and chase the Northern Lights after dark. Continue to Alta for some of the oldest rock art in existence today (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a 3-day dogsledding tour. From here, drive to Karasjok and Europe's northernmost point where you can hike along the stunning North Cape before flying to Oslo for one more night on the town.
This adventurous weeklong road trip from late May to late August begins and ends in Tromsø, the country's gateway to the Arctic, where—during summer months—the sun never sets on these gorgeous views. From here, you'll journey through rugged landscapes of Norway's second largest island (Senja), and partake in active outings like cycling, kayaking, and swimming before ferrying to another less-populated island (Andøya) where spotting whales is practically a guarantee. Hike the coastal trail on the Queen’s Route before heading back to Tromsø for a few more nights of Scandinavian fun.
Recent trip reviews for Vilde
6 days in Norway · Norway - Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2019
We had an excellent experience with Kimkim in planning our trip. We gave Vilde the general outline of where we wanted to begin and end and she planned it all, hotels and excursions. We drove over 650 miles during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed the drive and landscapes. We loved the Dragsvik Fjordhotel , Bergens Bors hotel, the Fjord Cruise and walking tour of Bergen. Our guide, ( forgotten his name) during our walking tour was great. We were a bit more vigorous than his typical clients, so... read more
Fantastic holiday · Norway - Aug 4 - Aug 14, 2019
We had a fantastic holiday in Norway. Our 11 day trip was planned and booked last minute and the KimKim service in designing the itinerary and booking hotels was definitely something we could not have done at such short notice.
All the hotels had distinctive character - we particularly liked the Steens Hotel in Bergen, the Knutholmen in Kalvåg, and the Eplet in Solvorn.
Bergen to Oslo Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2019
We can't thank Vilde enough for her great work on pretty short notice. She arranged the perfect trip starting in Bergen, migrating to the heart of the fjords/Balestrand, and wrapping up in Oslo at the perfect hotel for our last day. Some highlights include our fun and fantastic tour of Bergen, our ferry rides to Balestrand and Flam, our scenic hotel just outside Balestrand in Dragsvik, and our Flamsbana train ride.
Southern Norway's Cabin-to-Cabin Trek · Norway - Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019
Managed to arrange a fantastic short hiking trip on pretty short notice (only about three weeks). We didn't know much about Norway and were busy with work, but Vilde's suggested trip worked out great!
All we had to do was follow the trace of the DNT red T rocks, love the scenes and get to the next hut in time. Thanks!
Southern Norway's Cabin-to-Cabin Trek · Norway - Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019
We had an amazing trip thanks to Vilde. The for day hiking trip was not something we could have planned on our own (unless we did a LOT more research) and it was exactly what I was looking for!
Vilde was super responsive throughout the trip and helped us make changes along the way. It would have been even more perfect if she had suggested DMT membership for discounts and packing a thermos for teas during the hikes :-)
Oslo to Bergen to Ålesund Fjord Adventure - 5 Days · Norway - Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019
We had a wonderful trip to Norway and enjoyed having the expertise of our KimKim specialist, Vilde. Our Norway trip included visits to Oslo, Bergen and Ålesund. We had done our own research, but it was great to have the local touch from Vilde - including some lovely recommendations for where to stay, shop and eat. Our favorite spot was Geirangerfjord - truly spectacular scenery and we lucked out with sunny and clear weather during the majority of our trip (July 2019). Another highlight was... read more