Oslo to Flam to Bergen Norway in 6 days in April
Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2023
We arrrived into Oslo Norway April 18, 2023 by bus from Sweden. We checked into the nice Thon Hotel Terminus at 1400. We set off on foot to go to the Marina to visit the KonTiki and Fram Museums. Oslo was abuzz with people enjoying the nice sunny day. We had difficulty finding our way due to lack of street signs. The museums were very interesting.
After a wonderful breakfast at the Thon Hotel we had a short walk to catch the 8:25 train to Myrdal. After leaving Oslo
the train has amazing views of the snow in the mountains. Our train was stopped on the tracks for 78 minutes and I emailed Anna that we were not going to make our 1445 kayaking trip that afternoon. Anna rescheduled Kayaking to Friday morning (which we had free anyway). Because half of the people had to get off the train at Myrdal to get on a bus to stay on schedule, we had great views on both sides of the train on our amazing trip to Flam.
We checked into the Fretheim Hotel and had to switch rooms because (surprise) ours did not have a tv or a shower.
On Thursday we took the amazing Naeroyfjord Cruise to Gudvangen. We were going to see the Viking Village in Gudvangen but we were advised by another tourist that they were not open (surprise), we jumped back on the cruise so we didn't get stuck in Gudvangen for 5 hours with nothing to do. I counted 12 waterfalls out of Gudvangen.
On Friday was the highlight of our trip with a 3 hour kayaking trip in the fjords. Our kayaking guide was highly trained and made sure we were safe and entertained on our trip. Being on the water on a beautiful sunny day with that scenery is something we will never forget. At 15:30 we boarded the Ferry for a 5 hour boat ride to Bergen, That boat ride was really nice thru the fjords without having to go out in the open seas.
On Saturday after having another great breakfast in the Bergen Bors Hotel we waited in the hotel lobby for 45 minutes for our Bergen 3 hour walking tour guide who never showed up or even called (surprise) we just took off and went shopping. After lunch we took the tram up Mt Floyen. The views of Bergen from the top were stunning. After walking the wrong way up the mountain against traffic, we turned around and walked for 2 1/2 hours down the mountain.
We had an amazing trip and Norway, I liked KimKim because we could pick and choose what we liked to do. Anna was very helpful in planning our trip. Anna could have been better at scheduling but we were flexable and had a great time.
Very close to the train station. A bit loud at night. Clean. Very good breakfast.
After switching out of a room that did not have a tv or a shower, our room had a great view of the bay and the town. The breakfast pancakes were very good, the pastries were very average. Clean. Very close to everything.
Very close to downtown, but difficult to find front entrance which is on back side of the street. Great breakfast. Clean. Secure- need room key to ride the elevator. Front desk was very helpful in helping with missing tour guide and arranging taxi to airport.
A must do. Our guide made sure we were safe. He was highly experienced. Excellent storyteller. So amazing to be on the water in the fjords. The best part of our whole trip.
A must-do to experience the fjords, Very comfortable. Good enough food. We had a minor issue with the Viking Village not being open, but overall, we enjoyed the time spent on the water.
We waited for a guide for 45 minutes that didn't show or even call. We decided to explore and shop around Bergen on our own and took the tram up to Mt. Floyen. We were refunded for the tour, but it was still disappointing.