Western norway's rivers, islands & fjords, Norway - Jun 28 - Jul 6, 2019

Traveler: Joanna H. - Local specialist: Ingrid Thornes

Our trip to the fiords and western isles of Norway was extremely well organized by Ingrid. The only issue was that she could not control the weather which was generally wet and cold!! But we learned a new Norwegian saying "there is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothes"! Despite the weather, we had a great time. The travel details were very specific and all the connections etc. worked like clockwork. All the hotels were first rate. We had some excellent dinners, especially in Alesund (Sjobua and No. 5), Kalvag (Knutholven) and Bergen ( Bare). Our guide in Bergen, Vilde, was delightful and showed us parts of the city we would have missed by ourselves. In hindsight, we would have changed 2 things. First, a shorter stay in Floro (or to be there on a different day of the week as very little was open on Sunday) as ideally, we would have liked an earlier connection to Kalvag. The food at Knutholmen was world-class and we would have much preferred to have dinner there than in Floro. Secondly, we thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride from Bergen to Flam, and then on to Oslo by train - stunning scenery the whole way. However, we then flew back to the States the following day which basically meant sitting for 2 whole days. We would recommend a day between the Bergen- Oslo travel and a long flight, but please note that was our planning, not Ingrid's! We would definitely use KimKim again and have recommended to friends.

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Ingrid Thornes, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Joanna,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip despite the weather! I wished I could control that for you! Your feedback is very useful for us and we will definitely take your advice for future trips. I wish there was a ferry that left earlier from Florø to Kalvåg! Unfortunately, it is challenging on a Sunday. Either way, it is very nice to hear it from your perspective as well!

Vilde had a wonderful time... read more

Hi Joanna,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip despite the weather! I wished I could control that for you! Your feedback is very useful for us and we will definitely take your advice for future trips. I wish there was a ferry that left earlier from Florø to Kalvåg! Unfortunately, it is challenging on a Sunday. Either way, it is very nice to hear it from your perspective as well!

Vilde had a wonderful time with you in Bergen and I am happy that you at least had some nice weather for that walk!

Take care and I wish you all the very best! Thank you so much again!
Ingrid