Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. T...
Norway | Aug 10 - Aug 15, 2022

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Virginia M.
Kansas City, MO | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. The planning of our trip to Norway (primarily focused on Oslo and Bergen) went well, and we got quick responses to any questions. The itinerary turned out to be a good mix of planned activity and the chance to explore leisurely. The only day that was packed was our Norway in a Nutshell day, traveling between Oslo and Bergen, and we were pretty tired after that. The hotels where we stayed were excellent.

I always felt that if we needed help, we... read more

Our experience with Kimkim was outstanding. The planning of our trip to Norway (primarily focused on Oslo and Bergen) went well, and we got quick responses to any questions. The itinerary turned out to be a good mix of planned activity and the chance to explore leisurely. The only day that was packed was our Norway in a Nutshell day, traveling between Oslo and Bergen, and we were pretty tired after that. The hotels where we stayed were excellent.

I always felt that if we needed help, we could get it right away from a call to Kimkim. As it turned out, we didn't need help.

We are older travelers and did this trip entirely by public transportation. We are glad we did it and will likely come back to Scandinavia again.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Grand Hotel Oslo
Oslo

It is a very comfortable hotel in a great location. The service was outstanding. I would go back there again.

Authenticity & Character
The feeling of being in a grand old hotel
Location
In the city center close to the harbor (easy walking distance) and museums
Staff
Staff helped us get taxis when needed and were very efficient
Cleanliness & Comfort
It had the level of cleanliness I would have expected from a grand hotel
Hotel Norge by Scandic
Bergen

This renovated hotel is "hopping." There is a great deal of activity going on there, and it has a very contemporary vibe. I liked staying there except that the hallways are dark and the signage is a bit hard to read. Still, I liked staying there and the location is great. It is close to the train station, the KODE art museums, and the university. The harbor is not far away either.

Authenticity & Character
Like a modern international hotel
Location
Close to all the things we wanted to see
Staff
Good service, though our laundry order was mishandled because we weren't informed that there was no service on weekends.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very good housekeeping service
Activity Reviews
Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise
Oslo

Loved seeing the ships in the harbor and then the islands/peninsulas with houses on them!

Quality of Experience
Fun to talk with other people on the trip
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Nice older ship
Fjordcruise to Hardanger
Bergen

We enjoyed the cruise and the trip to Rosendal. It was a pleasant day to experience the water and the scenery. We liked Rosendal as well.

Quality of Experience
We particularly liked the cruise on the water. It's fun to look at the houses and also the fisheries (salmon farms).
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very professional
Transport
Very nice ship
Local specialist: Karolina Reinhardtsen
Karolina
Karolina Reinhardtsen
Local specialist in Kristiansand, Norway | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Hi Virginia,

Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the itinerary I planned for you.

Greetings from Norway!
Karolina