Excellent Trip - Superb Service
Norway | Nov 4 - Nov 12, 2022

Brian
Brian B.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

We had an amazing trip to Norway, and appreciated all the work and responsiveness of the entire KimKim staff that was involved with our vacation including Ezdi, Julia, and Merée. So many great memories, and will try to highlight a few. We loved staying at Anker Brygge, and spending time in Svolvær. The cabins on the water are great, and the tour of the Lofoten Islands with Maurizio and Lofoten Lights was excellent. So glad the cruise up to Tromsø with Hurtigruten was included, a unique and... read more

We had an amazing trip to Norway, and appreciated all the work and responsiveness of the entire KimKim staff that was involved with our vacation including Ezdi, Julia, and Merée. So many great memories, and will try to highlight a few. We loved staying at Anker Brygge, and spending time in Svolvær. The cabins on the water are great, and the tour of the Lofoten Islands with Maurizio and Lofoten Lights was excellent. So glad the cruise up to Tromsø with Hurtigruten was included, a unique and beautiful trip through the Fjords, and saw Northern Lights over Lofoten Islands on our departure. Without a doubt the biggest highlight of the trip overall was staying in the glass igloo at Lyngen North. Incredible place, wonderful dinner, and we were lucky to have a very active aurora evening - stayed up late into the night watching the lights dance across the mountains. Back in Tromsø, enjoyed walking and exploring the town, shopping and hiking, and the cable car is definitely a can not miss experience. What a view. The dinner cruise was nice even with no Northern Lights to view. The only disappointment was that the Whale Watching Tour was not canceled/refunded. Easy to get overbooked, especially with a night activity followed by an early morning.

I was extremely satisfied with the booking process and communication as we changed itineraries and had questions leading up to departure. The KimKim team was great to work with.

Hotel Reviews
Anker Brygge
svolvær

The cabin on the water was wonderful. Spacious and peaceful, with incredible views across the water. Our experience was quiet, liked being away from, but able to easily walk to the restaurants and shops. Would definitely recommend and return.

Authenticity & Character
Unique cabin design.
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Oslo Airport
Gardermoen

Good location near airport, with smaller rooms and above average restaurant. Can catch shuttle from Airport (S55) or right out front of hotel to/from airport. Had trouble communicating with hotel before trip trying to arrange transportation. Was not easy getting a cab to hotel since it is relatively close (but not walkable). Once we learned about shuttle, it was easy getting back and forth.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø
Tromsø

Great location near water and easy to walk a lot of places within the city including across the bridge. Had a great corner room on 7th floor with wrap-around windows, overlooking water and town. Breakfast is very good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Glass Igloo
Tromsø

100% highlight and a must do. We were blessed and lucky to have a night filled with Northern Light activity. I would have loved the stay regardless - what a setting. The three-course dinner was our best meal of our vacation and the staff is terrific. The travel up to the igloo was simple, and bus ride went by quick due to views and two ferry boat rides that break up the 3-4 hours.

Quality of Experience
One of the most unique stays you'll have.
Food
The best dinner we had our 9 day trip.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff was fantastic.
Transport
Bus was comfortable and easy to figure out.
Tromsø Cable Car
Tromsø

A must do when in Tromsø. Incredible views from top.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guided Lofoten Winter tour
Svolvær

Nice half day trip exploring all sides of the islands. Loved our guide Maurizio, who was personable, knowledgeable, and made the day fun.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Maurizio was fantastic driver and guide.
Transport
Nice comfortable van. Easy to get in and out at the various stops.
Aurora Dinner Cruise
Tromsø

Beautiful cruise around Tromsø. Had a beautiful clear evening, however no lights. Enjoyed being on the water and a different perspective of the city. Food was average, staff above and beyond excellent.

Quality of Experience
Food
Main course was not very good. First course was fun sample of regional food and dessert was great.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Whale Watching Safari in Tromsø
Tromsø

Did not go. Despite trying to cancel 46 hours before trip, did not get refunded due to 48 hour cancelation rule. Not sure what they need two full days to prepare for.

Local specialist: Ezdi Trejo
Ezdi
Ezdi Trejo
Local specialist in Kristiansand | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Hi Brian, thanks so much for the lovely review! I am very happy to hear that you had a great time and especially that the Northern Lights tour was amazing!

I wish you all the best
Ezdi