Unforgettable Trip to Norway
Norway | Oct 9 - Oct 15, 2022

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Da-Wei L.
Alhambra, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

Christina was fantastic! She put together an itinerary that was a great fit for my family, as we have two children ages 5 and 7 years old. The hotels were in great location, convenient for traveling, and the views were great. Her recommendations for restaurants, bakeries, and sits to visit were also spot on. More importantly, she has been very responsive throughout the planning and booking process. Even during the trip, she was able to help with some issues and well as answering my... read more

Christina was fantastic! She put together an itinerary that was a great fit for my family, as we have two children ages 5 and 7 years old. The hotels were in great location, convenient for traveling, and the views were great. Her recommendations for restaurants, bakeries, and sits to visit were also spot on. More importantly, she has been very responsive throughout the planning and booking process. Even during the trip, she was able to help with some issues and well as answering my questions very promptly. I highly recommend Christina and the Kimkim travel team for trips to Norway. I certainly will for my next trip to Norway!

Hotel Reviews
Reine Rorbuer
Reine

Very conveniently located. Close enough to the famous Reinebringen trail head to walk to (for adults), which is important due to lack of parking spaces at the trailhead area. Spacious with 2 bedrooms (one with bunkbed for the children) and a large great room (kitchen, dining room and family room all in one) with fantastic view of the harbor/bay. We parked our car right in front of our cabin, which is convenient. The restaurant on site is very good, and breakfast is included with the stay. There are convenience store (Circle K) and cafe all within a few minutes of walking from our cabin.

Authenticity & Character
Built in the style of traditional Norwegian fishing cabin. The decoration inside also reflected the area.
Location
Fantastic waterfront view
Staff
Friendly and responsive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Scandic Byporten
Oslo

Located the the same building complex as the Oslo Central station. We literally walked from the train station to our hotel in 5 min without having to step outside into the streets. The train will take you to and from the airport in 20min (the Express train only has 1 stop before reaching the hotel or the airport, depending on the direction of your travel). Many restaurant, sites (including the art district, the Opera House, Munch Museum) , shopping, are all within walking distance. The tram and buses right in front of the hotel can easily extend the travel distance conveniently. Buffet style breakfast is included with the stay, and has a very nice selection of items. Staff is very friendly and responsive. Rooms are modern, clean, and very well maintained. Definitely would stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Modern European design.
Location
Easy short walk to many attractions/sights. Buses and Trams stop right in the front of the hotel. Many restaurants and shopping close by, all with short walks.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Svinøya Rorbuer
Svolvær

Our very first experience with traditional fishing cabin style hotel. Simple design and amenities but has enough space for our family of 4. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and family room and a good size kitchen with eating area. 7 min driving from the airport which is very nice. Connect to E10 (major route connecting the island chain) via a bridge. Secluded and quiet. Nice view of the bay from our cabin. Hotel has the best restaurant on the island.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Explore Svolvær
Svolvær

Great for outdoor activities. Short drive to trailheads. We went during the rainy season but was still able to get in some hiking. The recommended bakery was fantastic.

Quality of Experience
Somewhat limited by rain. Would've like to get in some casual walks and run.
Transport
Car rental was a easy. Just a 15-20 meters outside as you walk out of the airport luggage claim.
Explore Reine and the Surroundings
Reine

The location and view from our hotel helped set the tone. Reine is easily one of the most beautiful places we have visited. Hiking up the Reinebringen trail is a must. Bonus with included buffet style breakfast.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hotel staff is friendly and helpful.
Transport
We rented a car and drove. One of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world.
Oslo City Walk with a Local
Oslo

The tour is tailored to our family since we have 2 young children ages 5 and 7 years old. Both me and my wife, as well as our kids, enjoyed the tour. Our guide Stig was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and has a great sense of humor. He also recommended things to see/do after the tour, as well as instructions on the transportation to make it very easy for us. Highly recommend him.

Quality of Experience
See above
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We learned so much more about the rich history of Oslo than we would've had we done this on our own. I am so glad we booked this tour.
Transport
Utilizing the public transportation was a breeze.
Local specialist: Christina Wang
Christina
Christina Wang
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Thank you for your kind words and nice review, Da-Wei.
This is very valuable feedback for other travellers, when they are deciding where to stay and if they should include the guided walk.

I am so happy we manage to put together a memorable trip for you and you family and that it all went smoothly for you.
I was a pleasure planning this trip with you!
I hope we get to welcome you and your family to Norway again :)

Best, Christina