Photo: Cuddly pigs at Svartskog Farm.

Not familiar with the "blåtur"-concept, and want to read up on the Taste of Local Secret experience? Here are the answers to your questions. 

 

Q: What is included in the 8-hour trip?

A: The experience varies depending on number of people, season and availability - no experience is exactly the same. For example, if you are travelling with children, we will plan an experience suitable for a family. You will receive your personalized itinerary 3 days in advance. Included in your Local Secret:

·       experiences themed around Oslo's culinary scene, local food and beverage

·       one full meal; at a city location or in the surrounding countryside

·       free public transportation

·       introduction to food entrepreneurs / producers

·       knowledge about Norwegian food culture

·       tastes of regional products

·       other cultural experiences

 

Q: What is included in the 24-hour trip?

A: The experience varies depending on number of people, season and availability - no experience is exactly the same. For example, if you are a vegetarian, we will ensure the experience is suitable. You will receive your personalized itinerary 3 days in advance. Included in your Local Secret:

·       experiences themed around Oslo's culinary scene, local food and beverage

·       three meals

·       Oslo pass: free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, free use of public transport, and special offers.

·       introduction to food entrepreneurs / producers

·       knowledge about Norwegian food culture

·       tastes of regional products

·       One nights accommodation in a single or double room. Accommodation can be in a hotel, guest house or cabin.

 

Q: Who can enjoy a Taste of Local Secrets?

A: Anyone who wants to experience Oslo and the Oslo region, with an interest for food and beverage should venture on this experience.

 

Q: What if we are more than two people; a family or a group of friends?

 A: Please use the “Request to Book”-option, and tell us how many you are. If you travel with children, we will ensure your experience includes activities that everyone can enjoy.

 

Q What if I travel alone?

A: No problem. We will tailor an experience perfect for one!

 

Q: Will we be travelling together with other people, or will we be on our own?

A: The experience is designed for individuals or individual groups. Some of the activities you will take part in might be together with other people.

 

Q What if we are two people, but don't want to share a room?

A: Then the single rate applies.

 

Q: Where do i specify my preferences?

 A: You will receive an email soon after your booking with a questionnaire.

 

Q Where does the Taste of Local Secret experience start?

A: The starting point will be in the Oslo city centre area. Exact starting point will be given in your itinerary.

 

Q: How do we get around in Oslo?

A: We want to make your experience as sustainable as possible. The digital guide will help you navigate from place to place on trains, busses, trams, boat or by foot. Transportation is included in your price.

 

Q: What is the Oslo Pass?

A: A pass which gives free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, free use of public transport, and special offers. Read more here.

 

Q: What if we need to cancel on short notice?

A: You can cancel up to a week in advance with a full refund. If you cancel between 6-3 days in advance, we will only be able to refund 50%. Cancellations less than 3 days in advance, will not be refunded. To cancel, please contact us at travel@upnorway.com.

 

Q: What do we need to bring with us?

A: You do not need to bring anything specific with you, however should your experience include an opportunity to swim or ski, we will tell you and let you know how to dress accordingly.

 

Q: Are drinks included?

A: If you are on a beverage tasting, samples are included. Beverages other than water with your meals are not included unless specified. Additional beverages can be paid directly to the restaurant/bar venue if desired.

  

Q: Can we drive our own car?

A: Yes! Just let us know when you fill in the questionnaire you will receive after having made your booking, and we will tailor your experience accordingly.

 

Q: Can I buy a gift certificate for a Taste of Local Secrets experience?

A:  Yes, you may purchase a Up Norway gift card directly from our webshop. You can also purchase a Taste of Local Secret experience to give away. Make sure to inform us who the experience is for when you receive the questionnaire after making your booking.

 

Q: Why do we need your booking 7 days in advance?

A: We need time to coordinate with our farmers and entrepreneurs. They are not always available, especially not on very short notice.

 

Q: Why do you need to know my arrival date i Norway?

A: This is due to the fact that in order to visit a farm, Norwegian standards require you to have been in Norway for a minimum of 48-hours in advance.