Unbelievably Amazing Family Trip to Norway - Apr 15 - Apr 23, 2022

Traveler: Jodi S. - Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal

Unbelievably Amazing Family Trip to Norway

Linda very patiently worked with me to plan what ended up being a twice-postponed (due to the pandemic) family trip to Norway. Family travel can be challenging, especially with teenagers-- but Linda's arrangements were spectacular! She really took into account our interests and helped us plan a trip full of adventure. Our guides-- especially our hiking guide, Heidi and our kayaking guide, Craig-- were amazing! The excursions were well-planned,... read more

Unbelievably Amazing Family Trip to Norway

Linda very patiently worked with me to plan what ended up being a twice-postponed (due to the pandemic) family trip to Norway. Family travel can be challenging, especially with teenagers-- but Linda's arrangements were spectacular! She really took into account our interests and helped us plan a trip full of adventure. Our guides-- especially our hiking guide, Heidi and our kayaking guide, Craig-- were amazing! The excursions were well-planned, exciting, and took us to some of the most beautiful places we've seen. Each day planned by Linda had a great balance of activity and time to explore. She helped us with complicated travel arrangements (trains, busses, ferries...), and figuring out how to navigate our visit during the Easter holiday week. We felt as though we got to cover a good amount of ground, and our accommodations in the fjord towns were especially wonderful (an area where we weren't sure what would await us when we arrived, since there aren't options as plentiful as in the cities). I cannot rave enough-- this was our first experience with KimKim, and I'd recommend Linda to anyone! Thanks for all you did to make our trip so spectacular and memorable.

Hotel Reviews

Gudvangen Fjordtell & Apartments

Gudvangen

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Staff

Cleanliness & Comfort

Authenticity & Character

Location

Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri

Aurland

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Hotel Review

STAY HERE, in the fisherman's cabin. Very small, but comfortable and (essentially) IN the fjord. We loved this cabin!

Cleanliness & Comfort

Authenticity & Character

Location

Central to town, able to walk everywhere!
Activity Reviews

Waterfall Hike Overlooking Aurland

Aurland

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Activity Review

Our guide, Heidi, was really great. A perfect balance of information and just letting us enjoy the hike. So friendly, chatted with our whole family. When we had extra time, she drove us to another lookout point which was as spectacular as the hike!

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

See above-- a really exceptional guide!
Quality of Experience

Kayaking Adventure in Gudvangen

Gudvangen

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Activity Review

Unparalleled experience being IN the fjord. A fun way to see the area, great adventure, learned about the small farms and towns along the way. Even an unexpected meal cooked for us on the shores of the fjord. This adventure was one of the highlights of our trip!

Guides, drivers and staff

Truly exceptional guides. Craig was our main guide-- knowledgeable, friendly, fun, and made us feel safe from the first minutes of the trip. Craig was training a new guide (Trechelle), and the two of them led an exception afternoon of paddling and exploring.
Quality of Experience

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Linda Veråsdal, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jodi,
Thank you so much for this amazing review! I am so happy that you finally manage to come to norway and that you had such a good time! :-) It was really nice working with you, planning this journey - three times! :-) and it truly made my day to hear the trip became trip so "spectacular and memorable" as you put it. Thank you for visiting us in Norway! All the best to you and your family!