3 weeks | the best of norway , Norway - Jun 20 - Jul 10, 2019

Traveler: florence P. - Local specialist: Ingrid Thornes

We had a wonderful time and it was very well planned and stress free. Ingrid did a wonderful job both before, during the planning stages and once we arrived at each destination all was arranged perfectly. Oslo was a beautiful city Stig Torset our city guide was personable and so much fun to be with. He made our tour around the city personal and enjoyable. Our stay in Stavanger was also lovely. We hiked to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) with a guide Raul "Off the Beaten Path" recommended by Ingrid and now recommended by us. Honestly i think i would have been disappointed walking up with so many people the normal path. So coming up a trail where we were the only ones on the path was awesome. From Stavanger we took the Bus to Bergen a fun relaxing trip. Once in Bergen we enjoyed the local shops and food and then took a cruise to Rosendal passing through the Hardangerfjord it was a very cool experience. Then off to Voss by train to White Water Rafting with Voss Active. All i can say is Exciting! They were right on time to pick us up at the Train Station. Again No worries everything went smoothly. After Voss it was off to Finse (all arranged by Ingrid) for our three day hike to Vassbygdi Aurlandsdalen the hike was beautiful with more waterfalls then i could count. After our hike we stayed in Aurland in a very quaint hotel. Then off to Oslo by train the next day to catch a plane to Svalbard. The northern trip was planned by us personally, the landscape was beautiful and quite different from the Southern part of Norway. So we were excited to see both parts of Norway. So happy we found Kimkim and Ingrid would use them again in a heart beat.

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Ingrid Thornes, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Florence!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review for us! You have no idea how happy I am that you had a good time in Norway after your long journey through my country! Great to hear that you enjoyed the off the beaten track walks in Oslo and Preikestolen and the hiking from cabin to the cabin as well as the Rafting at Voss! That is excellent!

You guys are the best and I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves!

Warmest regards,
Ingrid