My family and I absolutely loved our trip to Norway!
May 12 - May 19, 2023
My family and I absolutely loved our trip to Norway! A few major highlights and thoughts:
1. Our walking tour guide, John, walked us through Bergen and it was absolutely amazing. He gave us some really great suggestions of where to spend our free time in the city and an overall history of the city. We walked over 30k steps that day which was a record for many of us!
2. Our day full days in Aurland were the absolute best. Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri had the most amazing views over the water and was a dream come true for us, and their Gastro Pub was some of the best food we had on the trip. While we were in Aurland, we taxi'd where we needed to but if we could back and do the trip over, I think we would have added a day to the this portion of the trip and we would have rented a car in Bergen to get us there and give us more exploration freedom while in that region. The kayak and boat tour in the fjords were the absolute highlights of our trip!
3. Constitution day in Bergen was absolutely insane, I thought Americans partied hard so that was really fun to see and celebrate with them on that day. We were staying in the city center so we got a great view of all the festivities.
Overall, everyone was super welcoming and helpful when we needed it and it was an amazing trip. I'll definitely be using KimKim again in the future for more international trips! Christina was so amazing with answering all of my questions and keeping us in the loop while we were on our trip.
This hotel was currently under a remodel when we stayed and wasn't in the best condition in terms of the rooms and their cleanliness, but the staff was more than accommodating and it was a great location for what we were looking for.
This Inn was a 5 star review all around! We had rented two of the cabins right on the water and it was literally a dream. Everyone at the inn was so nice and welcoming, and the food at the Gastro Pub was some of the best we had on the trip!
John gave us our walking tour and he was so friendly and insightful! He gave us some great recommendations of where to spend our free time the next couple of days and it was just such a great start to our trip!
This experience was amazing! While our crew struggled with comfort due to the wetsuits, the experience was still so amazing and the guides were so insightful and fun!
While these were great to see, I think if we could do it over again we would rent a car instead of having a taxi driver give us the tour. These two places were amazing to see though, I definitely wish we would have had more time to see the Stave church.
This was by far our favorite experience of our trip!! The guides were amazing and so fun, and the experience being on the water and getting to go further into the fjords was amazing.
Experiencing Constitution Day in the city center was amazing, but definitely a lot rowdier than I expected! We were able to see everything and participate when we wanted to, and retired to our apartment throughout the day for naps and some peace and quiet among the busy day!