Loved our 8-Day Norway Trip!
Norway | Jun 18 - Jun 25, 2022

Peter
Peter B.
Lafayette, CA | Jul 14, 2022

Tricia did a fantastic job setting up our 8-day journey in Norway! While we could have spent some more time in the cities, the fjord cruises, hotels, and Trolltunga hike were definitely the highlights. The Flam Railway was also an amazing surprise, as we didn't realize it was not a normal train transfer, and that valley was simply incredible. The Aurlandsfjord Hotel was also a terrific place to stay and gave us gorgeous views of that particular fjord. Trolltunga Active is a high... read more

Tricia did a fantastic job setting up our 8-day journey in Norway! While we could have spent some more time in the cities, the fjord cruises, hotels, and Trolltunga hike were definitely the highlights. The Flam Railway was also an amazing surprise, as we didn't realize it was not a normal train transfer, and that valley was simply incredible. The Aurlandsfjord Hotel was also a terrific place to stay and gave us gorgeous views of that particular fjord. Trolltunga Active is a high quality and professional outfitter that led our Trolltunga hike, and their camping (or glamping) domes are definitely the way to go. We had comfortable sleeping pads and fully catered dinners sitting at benches, and then had the Trolltunga rock formation all to ourselves after the hordes of day hikers had left. All the fjord cruises were incredible and the waterfalls and cliff faces were everywhere and around every corner. Simply a gorgeous country!

Hotel Reviews

Tyssedal Hotel

Tyssedal

Really friendly staff, but the rooms were small and we were on the hillside vs. the fjord side. Feels/looks like it was a grand old hotel back in the day, but a bit past its prime. Also, there are no other places to eat within walking distance, so you're a bit captive to their dininig room or you have to take the bus down to Odda, which we did on the second night. If you have your own car, then it's a bit better. Also, Tyssedal is really a factory town so the hotel overlooks a big old factory on the water.

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Hotel Aurlandsfjord

Aurland

Incredible location on the edge of Aurlandsfjord. Wonderul breakfast spread and easy access to town and boat dock. Also a bit removed from Flam, so that is both good and bad depending on your viewpoint, but much quieter and mellow. Great gastropub down the block as well.

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Zander K Hotel

Bergen

Really nice modern hotel adjacent to the train station and light rail to the airport. That said, it's a bit far removed from central Bergen harbor (good and bad) and a long walk from where the fjord boats dropped us off downtown in the harbor.

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Train station and light rail access is awesome. Boat/fjordcruise docks not so much
Local specialist: Tricia Cantlon
Tricia
Tricia Cantlon
Local specialist in Drammen | Jul 14, 2022

Peter, thank you so much for taking time to leave a thoughtful review. I love to hear your appreciation for the unforgettable nature of the fjord region! It was such a treat to connect and see photos of your and your daughter throughout your journey. Thanks for your ongoing kindness as we worked together to create and follow through with your trip. Come back to Norway - and we will sort out some more time for city stays in the next plan :) Until then, take care!!