The Best of Norway
Norway | Jun 11 - Jun 25, 2022

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Kenneth G.
Wells, ME | Jun 27, 2022

We are back home in Maine with our two cats, the gardens are in late Spring bloom and we have many, many photos to be edited and posted.

We sincerely thank Tom Christer and the KimKim team for their guidance throughout the trip, from framing our itinerary to our final days in Oslo. Tom was not only a guide but a friend in times of uncertainty when we tested positive.

Times and technology have altered the nature of travel on many levels and a new set of challenges often await at every... read more

We are back home in Maine with our two cats, the gardens are in late Spring bloom and we have many, many photos to be edited and posted.

We sincerely thank Tom Christer and the KimKim team for their guidance throughout the trip, from framing our itinerary to our final days in Oslo. Tom was not only a guide but a friend in times of uncertainty when we tested positive.

Times and technology have altered the nature of travel on many levels and a new set of challenges often await at every turn, not the least a global pandemic.

Tom and KimKim offered not only a link to some of the best things to do, places to visit stay but also connected us to excellent guides, Stig in Oslo and Fartein in Bergen, who both added so much to our understanding and appreciation of each city.

Our personal tour up the Esefjjorden with Capt. Thor remains a highlight of our trip.

The hotels were exceptional. No one serves a better breakfast buffet that the Hotel Bristol, they set the standard.

On our next trip KimKim will be our first consideration and we will highly recommend KimKim to anyone looking to travel.

We personally and sincerely thank Tom Christer and the KimKim team for a great journey and travel
experience and wish you all continued success.

Kenny and Sally Gilbride

Hotel Reviews

Bristol Hotel Oslo

Oslo

Their morning buffer sets the standard, there is no better, the rooms have everything you expect, the location is prime, the attached Bristol bar is perfect for a nightcap.

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Thon Hotel Maritim

Stavanger

An excellent location, the room we had was on the street, literally, not a place we would like to hang around.

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Grand Hotel Terminus

Bergen

This is an authentic hotel from the 1930's. We expected to see Nick and Nora Charles walking down the stairs with their dog Astor, it a film noir set. The room felt old except the bathroom which was updated nicely. Nice small bar to hang out and absorb the nostalgia.

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easy access to transportation and restaurants and the center of town
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
perhaps new carpeting and a little color in the rooms

Dragsvik Fjordhotel

Balestrand

We had a separate cabin/cottage which has an amazing view through large windows, it felt brand new, very comfortable. The diners were excellent but probably the most expensive of the trip.

Tips for future travelers

We did not know the location was as remote as it was and would have been nice to have a car if we were staying longer

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Our cabin
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Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen