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Travelers' reviews about Norway

4.9
34 reviews
Steven & Jo
5
Norway
Couple
We travelled from Oslo to Voss onto Bergen then Tromso. Our guide Stig in Oslo was very good company , fantastic facts and knowledge about Oslo. The ski resort in Voss is very accessible and the young people who work up there are super friendly and helpful. The restaurant is gorgeous too. Tromso was amazing , we got to see the Northern lights with an arranged mini bus trip by Evaneos. The dog sledding trip was Tromso’s highlight, we went to the Villmarkssenter , the crew were super fun especially Lauris our guide for the morning. The boat trip was very special too on board The Capella with Captain Jack. The hearty warming Norwegian salmon chowder made by Marta was the best.
Best parts:
We absolutely loved our trip to Norway, the best highlight was staying with Alan *******at Store ************* on the mountain side in Voss. His superb hospitality was second to none. He was out early clearing snow from the path to the hotel each morning, his breakfasts were amazing and locally produced cured meats from his farm were so delicious. We walked down to the Gondola each morning for our skiing all day we love to walk even in the snow. Although Alan provides a taxi bus he would tell us just to phone him if we needed help on our walk. In the evenings he would have a light bite ready for us in the bar and we looked forward to his friendly chats about life in Norway.
Worst parts:
We found Bergen a little uninteresting
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Iris F
5
Norway
Solo
I had spent a few days in Copenhagen first and then made my way to Bergen by plane. From there, I followed Andre’s directions for travel to downtown Bergen, checked into my modern and central hotel, and spent time at an art museum. The next day I explored Bergen with a lifetime resident and learned so much about the history of the city. En route to Oslo I experienced travel via train, bus, and even a fjord cruise through the gorgeous Nærøyfjord. I appreciated that André understood how important it was to me to experience the sights and scenic routes Norway has to offer. I checked into another modern and central hotel in Oslo and spent the next day exploring town with another local expert and doing some Christmas shopping. I would love to come back to Scandinavia again in the future- maybe next time in the summer!
Best parts:
I really enjoyed how easy communication was with my local agent and how detailed the planning was. Everything from hotels to bus and fjord cruise tickets was coordinated and I was given a step by step daily itinerary with suggestions for my free time as well.
Worst parts:
There really were no worst parts- unless you count the weather when I arrived in Bergen.
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Fgg Traveler
5
Norway
Family
Anne helped up choose the itinerary. Bergen then Kalvag then Stryn then Oslo. 2 nights in each location. Hiking and sightseeing in each location. 1/2 day tour in each location
Best parts:
We really enjoyed Bergen--the scenery, the hotel ( great location, clean and friendly), our tour guide, all the fresh seafood. People were very friendly everywhere-no matter what job they had-they always smiled and were helpful. Our guides were very knowledgeable-we enjoyed spending time with them. The scenery was spectacular everywhere--Norway is such a beautiful country The food was great everywhere! --especially the fresh bread and the incredible seafood.
Worst parts:
Long drives on narrow windy roads.
Evaneos
Dear Fgg Traveler, Thank you for your feedback! We are more than happy that you enjoyed your trip to Norway and we are looking forward to see you again soon! Yours sincerely, Your Evaneos Team!
Ali
5
Norway
Family
I have always wanted to go to Norway and this trip allowed me and my four children to do some amazing activities and enjoy the amazing scenery as well as experience the Norwegian culture. The trip was carefully put together to allow us to travel from Oslo to Bergen by boat and train and stay at some beautiful places. It will certainly be a trip to remember and I would definitely go back to Norway
Best parts:
There were many positives to the trip. We loved the zipline at vathenalsen, Even though it initially looked scary, it was amazing with gorgeous views. We loved staying at vatnehallsen, which was in a beautiful spot and had amazing food and waffles. The via ferrata in Herdla was a highlight of the holiday too. We had a lovely time in Belastrand at the Balestrand hotel, which had amazing views to the fjords. Travelling by boat and train was also a highlight as we got to see some very scenic landscape. The vigeland park in Oslo was loved by the children. It was overall an amazing experience!
Worst parts:
We all loved our trip, however it was a little disappointing that our kayaking trip was cancelled by the local company. However, we instead go to do the glacier tour, which was interesting and enjoyable. We also didn’t like our first night in Oslo as we were given a room where it was too hot. We happened to have very warm and dry weather, which was unusual in Norway. I couldn’t complain about this though. It is always nice to enjoy the fjords in the sun!
Katie
5
Norway
Couple
The entire trip was a blast, the paddling was somewhat difficult but manageable, and it get great to get all that exercise everyday. The camping was great, amazing spots with killer views and most of the locations looked straight out of a fairy tale. I learned a lot about Norway and the history and culture while being dazzled with the most breathtaking views imaginable!
Best parts:
The scenery was breathtaking, you could never imagine a more beautiful part of the world and seeing it from a kayak made it even more dramatic. Visiting local points of history, the abandoned farms, was fascinating as well.
Worst parts:
There was nothing even remotely bad about the trip.
Evaneos
Dear Katie, thank you very much for your lovely feedback and the amazing pictures! We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip to Norway and it would be a pleasure to see you again soon! Yours sincerely, your Evaneos Team!
K
5
Norway
Friends
Oslo sites , trip to Bergen , Whitewater rafting and paragliding in Voss , boat trip to Stavanger and two hikes with guides
Best parts:
Great activities - organization and advise and attention to details as trip went on. Everyone had a super time and my brother said it was the best week of his life! We were extremely pleased with Anne and her help and suggestions - no issues we did a lot and all went smoothly.
Worst parts:
No negatives
Evaneos
Dear K, thank you very much for your positive review! We are super happy that you and your family enjoyed the trip so much and hope to welcome you soon again at Evaneos!
Arctic Beauty
4
Norway
Family
While we really enjoyed our time in Bergen we were all really thrilled to be up north in Tromso. Visiting the land of the midnight sun, and enjoying the pristine beauty of northern Norway was so special to us. We are all thinking about returning in the winter to see the northern lights!
Best parts:
What we liked was the beauty of Norway, the fjords, midnight kayaking, playing with the huskies, meeting people and exploring.
Worst parts:
The uncontrollable - all the rain in Bergen!!
Belgrade
5
Norway
Family
Norway was overall fabulous...it was so beautiful, the people so friendly and everyone spoke English. We spent four days in the Lofoten Islands...which was our favorite area. Cute little cottage on the water, the viking museum was spectacular, the hiking(Kvalvika Beach), the sculpture trail....and the endless daylight! Horseback riding. Bergen, then up to Kalvag for a few days, do some sea kayaking, great guide! A visit with Anne at her lovely home...Then onto Hjelle for a few days, great hotel and local hiking
Best parts:
We didn't have to think about our next destination or accommodations. Anne planned our trip with such great detail, all we had to do was enjoy the beautiful scenery and recommended highlights on our journey. We opted for a 'non touristy' vacation, away from the crowds and guide book 'must dos'. Anne found us unique places to stay, all different but fun.
Worst parts:
crowds in Bergen and Oslo
none
4
Norway
Couple
The highlight of our trip to Norway was connecting with my heritage. My father had spent many years researching his heritage through genealogy. We got to meet many cousins and had a wonderful luncheon and tour of the farm at Oppstugu Berbu. That one day was worth the entire trip. Many memories made!
Best parts:
Norway is an absolutely beautiful country from the tundra of the North Cape to the lush, green fields of the waist of Norway, Trondheim. Our 4 hotels were outstanding, especially ********** in Inderoy and the proprietor Per. He was very welcoming and a gracious host. The meal at the **** prepared and served by their chef was world class!. The ************ in Orkanger was very classic. We did miss the evening meal due to our meeting with the Family, but the breakfast buffet was ample.
Worst parts:
Time spent in air travel to and from Norway
Slackers Norway Adventure
5
Norway
Couple
The Local Travel Agency was wonderful in how they planned this trip for my group. Everyone (including myself) thought this trip exceeded every expectation we had.
Best parts:
Norway was one of the most beautiful Country's we have visited. Add to that how nice we were treated by Norwegian it made for a perfect trip. We loved the historic Hotels and Inns we stayed at and the meals were awesome.
Worst parts:
None - Except for the congestion and number of people in Oslo.
Ilene
5
Norway
Couple
We loved the fjord area. Loved the amount of time spent in cities, it was perfect amount of time. Loved 29/2 in aurland and private hike we took. Also liked suggestions in Loen for Skylift and glacier. Walking tours in cities were great.
Best parts:
Loved suggestions made by Anne as to local things to do and hikes in each area. Liked hotels she suggested. Ferry and train rides were awesome
Rich
5
Norway
Family
Norway is beautiful. We loved that our trip included many different areas in the country but was mostly focused on the natural beauty of the country. Our favorite area was Loen, where the mountains were fantastic due to the glaciers and dramatic waterfalls. We also enjoyed the coast and hiking up a mountain overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was unlike any other hike we've ever done. Finally, we greatly enjoyed kayaking around the coastal island where we stayed.
Best parts:
The hikes advised by our travel agent. The accommodations, especially at Sande Camping near Loen.
Worst parts:
The stay at Stalheim Hotel was too long. There were not enough interesting activities in this area to spend 3 days here. The time would have been much better spent in the Loen area, which we loved.
Andrew
5
Norway
Couple
See above - all of it! (with the partial exception of Hurtigruten)
Best parts:
Hotel selection was very good, we really enjoyed them. Interesting, and beautiful route to drive (about the right distance each day), and good tips for things to look at
Worst parts:
The only thing we would probably have done differently with the benefit of hindsight is the Hurtigruten ... we realised even just in the 2 nights on the ship that we are very much not 'cruise ship people' ... and we were about 30+ yrs younger than everyone else...better we learnt this way than on a two week cruise! ;-) Also, in terms of 'seeing the fjords from the water', the ferry to Gudvangen through the Nauroyfjord was stunning, which meant the Hurtigruten in the Geirangerfjord wasn't 'special' in comparison
NorwayAdventurer
5
Norway
Family
We spent the least amount of time in Oslo, per Anne's recommendation, and that was a good move. It's like many other large European cities. We were glad to have more time for the Western Fjord region of Norway. The kids enjoyed the Viking Village and the Viking Museum the best. But there wasn't anything they didn't like on this trip. The itinerary Anne designed for us had a good mix of things to keep the kids interested. The kids also loved the breakfast buffet at all the hotels! My husband and I enjoyed the scenery, all of the different modes of transportation which allowed us to focus on the sights as opposed to having to drive.
Best parts:
We had packed a lot into our trip and Anne was able to work with local people to personalize our itinerary so we didn't feel like herded cattle in a large group. We were able to enjoy most of the highlights Norway offers - although we didn't make it up to the Arctic circle, maybe next time! We enjoyed the lovely scenery via both the train ride and the fjord cruises. Our whole family thought the Viking Village was a lot of fun and the private lunch in one of the Viking houses was really delicious & cozy. Our tour guide there was really getting into character and it made the visit very entertaining! The private taxi ride to visit the mountains, see snow, and see Borgund Stave was definitely well organized. All of the accommodations were great! We appreciated being able to all stay I the same room - which isn't always feasible due to the small room sizes in Europe. We were especially impressed by the free dinner that was served at all the locations: it's not like in the US where you get a few appetizers. It was really a healthy, quality meal.
Worst parts:
There wasn't anything we didn't like about our trip.
vagabonds
4
Norway
Family
As I mentioned the two major features of Bergen were highlights. The train to Flom was fun. The countryside is beautiful and mesmerizing as are the vistas. the fjord cruise was lovely. the stop at the cider farm was informative and worthwhile. We made two trips to the city hall in Oslo.I went by myself to the Vegland ? sculpture garden and would encourage your guides to strongly recommend that your clients see this. The park is beautiful,the sculptures extraordinary and it is a quick trip on the number twelve tram
Best parts:
Scenery was fabulous. Annette our guide was excellent and Christina our driver was wonderful. Our guide in Oslo was superb as well. the hotels selected by Norway adventures were perfect for our group. I would include the peace center in any tour in the future and skip the fortress which is not of interest to the modern traveler. I would also strongly recommend that your clients be told that the funicular in Bergen is a must as is the wooden 'village' in the center of town
Worst parts:
the first day on a bus was tedious and far too long. You should recall I was very specific about this and I consider this a serious failure on your part.the lunches were awful and half of our group could not eat them. I would strongly suggest simple sandwiches or some type of smorgasbord. This alone would discourage our group from using you again. A small, but annoying point was the self use laundry at Fleishe'rs. the drier did not work properly and my son spent about $35.00 in trying to get his clothes dry. when he complained he was told that he needed to come back and speak to a manager. No manager was available by the time we left. This is a small point, but this should never happen at a good hotel, and certainly one that has such a distinguished history.
Evaneos
Hello Lawrence, Thank you for providing your candid feedback on your recent trip to Norway. It seems that most of your trip was a success, with a couple of minor issues. Your feedback helps our agents when selecting operations for future travelers. Hoping that despite the couple of issues you encountered, that you still enjoyed your trip. Best regards, Philip