Wonderful trip!!!!
Norway | May 21 - Jun 4, 2022

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Susan K.
Carmel, IN | Reviewed on Jun 09, 2022

My husband and I recently returned from a trip which included Bergen, Vaerlandet, Fjaerland and Lofoten . It's hard for me to express with words how wonderful our trip was. The credit for this goes to our wonderful specialist Linda. We started planning this trip about 3 years ago . We had to cancel our plans twice due to covid. This involved a lot of work on Linda's part but she was always gracious and happy to help. In addition to planning our route she also recommended and scheduled... read more

My husband and I recently returned from a trip which included Bergen, Vaerlandet, Fjaerland and Lofoten . It's hard for me to express with words how wonderful our trip was. The credit for this goes to our wonderful specialist Linda. We started planning this trip about 3 years ago . We had to cancel our plans twice due to covid. This involved a lot of work on Linda's part but she was always gracious and happy to help. In addition to planning our route she also recommended and scheduled activities for us as well as arranging our rental cars. We started our trip in Bergen which is the city where my grandmother was born. It is very special for me to be in Bergen and this was my fourth visit. I did the walk with a local which was excellent! My guide, Brit, was a wealth of information . We walked for 3 hours and saw much of Bergen. My husband and I stayed at the Bergen Bors Hotel which is beautiful and located across the street from the fish market. My husband and I did a rib boat tour out of Bergen which was really fun!. We also did the round trip Fjord cruise from Bergen to Rosendal. I would highly recommend this cruise if you are in Bergen . We then left Bergen and drove and took ferries to Vaerlandet . We really enjoyed staying at the Vaerlandet Havhotell. The woman who checked us in to the hotel as well as chef Michael of the only restaurant on the island took great care of us. Our next stop was Fjaerland which is one of Norway's Book towns. We enjoyed the glacier museum as well as a guided hike to Blabaerstolen. The Fjaerland Fjordstove Hotel and staff were wonderful. Everyone we encountered in this town was extremely friendly . We visited the 2 stave churches on this route which were stunning! We then drove back to Bergen. Linda made all of these drives easy with a ferry outline and schedule. We then flew to Svolvaer . The Nordic Suites hotel was a beautiful place to stay. The silent Trollfjord Cruise is a must if you are in Svolvaer, We saw several white tailed eagles on the cruise. We then drove to Reine and stopped at several beautiful white sand beaches. We took a 4 hour fishing tour while in Reine which was great fun! Everyone on board caught a fish. We also stopped at the Viking Museum which was great very nice. We stayed 1 night in Henningsvaer and then flew back to Bergen . Then home to the US. I could not be more pleased with Linda and the trip that she planned for us. She is amazing!!! Hopefully we can return to Norway soon.

Hotel Reviews
Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen

A beautiful hotel with a wonderful location across from the fish market .

Authenticity & Character
Location
centrally located to the harbor
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Værlandet Havhotell
Hamna
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Location
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Fjærland Fjordstove Hotel
Fjærland
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Nordis Suites
Svolvær
Authenticity & Character
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Reine Rorbuer
Reine
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Henningsvær Bryggehotell
Vagan
Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Bergen Walking Tour With a Local Guide
Bergen

My guide Brit was wonderful

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Round Trip Fjord Cruise Bergen to Rosendal
Bergen
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Norway
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Guidet Hike to Blåbærstølen
Fjærland
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Explore Svolvær
Svolvær
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Silent Trollfjord Cruise
Svolvær
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Explore Reine and the Surroundings
Reine
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Drive from Reine to Henningsvær
Norway
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Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal
Linda
Linda Veråsdal
Local specialist in Norway and Gambia | Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Hi Susan, thank you so much for this amazing review! It is really nice to read that thing went as plan (after planning for three years! :-) )and you enjoyed the activities and route we had set up for you and Greg. It was a pleasure working with you and planning the journey and I am really thrilled that you finally were able to travel! :-) I hope to see you in Norway another time, and we can plan again! All the best to you both!