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.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Location and breakfast
Staff
Helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
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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Location
Staff
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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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nordis Hotel & Suites
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
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Silent Trollfjord Cruise
Svolvær

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

Quality of Experience
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 and Gambia | Reviewed 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