Reviews and Testimonials

What our Travellers are Saying About us?

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Michael Ennis

October 17th, 2022

"I cannot recommend Up Norway highly enough.  Our request for a 12-day multi-generational tour (72 year old grandfather, 40 year old daughter, and two grandsons - 8 and 10 years of age) was a challenge.  We asked for more adventure and less history (for the grandkids), culinary specialties (for the adults),  and accommodations ranging from very nice to somewhat primitive (for all of us).  The itinerary that Kristin and Henriette put together was awesome and met all our expectations. Adventure - hiking tours in Aalesund and Lovund Island, rib boat excursion in Saltstraumen. Culinary - exquisite typical Norwegian meals in Flam and Lovund Island (2). Accommodations - everything from 5-star hotels to domed bubble tents in a forest. Sightseeing - ferries up two major fiords, puffin colony on Lovund Island, Analsnes to Dombas train ride through a spectacular valley, crossing the Arctic Circle on train, overnight cruise from Bergen to Aelsund. Up Norway definitely works very hard to create the perfect tour based on the customer's desires - and in our case they did a magnificent job.  Our 12-day tour will be a lasting memory for all of us.  Without the guidance from Kristin, we would probably never have visited Aalesund or Lovund Island - two of the highlights of our tour.  Fortunately, we spent two nights in each of these places and would definitely return on any future trips.  Similarly, we would never have found the domed tent site in Straumen Gard, just outside Mo I Rana.  Our boys loved it.  It was the epitome of "glamping".  We learned from the proprietor that Kristan came to Straumen Gard for the sole purpose of checking it out before recommending it to us.  Queen sized bed, wood burning stove, and sitting area - with dinner and breakfast provided by the wonderful hosts.  It was amazing!  We can't thank you enough.

Sheri Howell

October 6th, 2022

"The Up Norway team is fantastic! We took a multi-generation trip (a mom + a grandma +25-yr old) to Scandanavia, but only had 7 days in Norway. I usually plan all travel myself, but I wanted help from the experts as knew nothing about Norway, and Up Norway came highly recommended by friends, so we let them plan 100% of that part of our trip. I AM SO GLAD WE DID! From the hotels they chose, to the gorgeous train ride, to a privately guided hike they arranged in the heart of the fjords, everything was pure perfection. They also had an easy to use app, with the most thorough itinerary, instructions and historical information I've ever seen (and I work in travel). There were a lot of train/ferry/car service/another ferry/etc. arrangements, and knowing exactly how to transfer, how to walk to your hotel, even what side of the train (open seating) had the best views, was so appreciated and made the entire trip just seamless. Everyone could access the app and read all the "about this place," "what to see" and "where to eat" information. During the planning process, we had several changes, and they were always happy to make adjustments. In the heart of the fjord, we needed an additional room but the hotel was sold out but they miraculously came up with the perfect solution (found a room that had 2br and shared a bath)! Our primary contacts were Karin and Danny, but several others at the agency were always responding to questions as well. Really impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and attitudes. I HIGHLY recommend you trust them with YOUR trip too!!

Stefan Meny

September 28th, 2022

"I've been travelling with Up Norway for two times (2021 + 2022). This agency is super professional, very knowledgable about Norwegian local insiders (spots, hotels and guides) and always there to help you with everything you need as a traveller. I highly recommend Up Norway if you want to spend an unforgettable time in Norway :)

roger surkyn

August 30th, 2022

"(Translated by Google) Up Norway organized a superb trip for us in August 2022 in Lofoten. I highly recommend this really qualitative agency, which perfectly responded to our requests by offering us a tailor-made trip. They have a Travel App with all the info, emergency numbers, timing, etc. Kudos to them. (Original) Up Norway nous a organisé un superbe trip en août 2022 dans les Lofoten. Je recommande chaudement cette agence réellement qualitative, qui a parfaitement répondu à nos demandes en nous proposant un voyage sur mesure. Ils ont une App de voyage avec toutes les infos, les tél d’urgence, le timing, etc. Bravo à eux.

Testimonials from our Corporate Travellers

“Incredible to be able to experience Lofoten this way and all together a fantastic experience. The night at Lofoten Food Studio, VIP-treatment at Unstad Arctic surf were highlights. Kristian was a superb host and bus driver Ståle a star! We have learnt about local history and culture - and gained knowledge we would not have gotten if we had traveled on our own".

Kasim Bijou Sandset

Ascender

Travelled on a 4-day incentive trip to Lofoten

"We have returned home with full hearts, memories we will treasure forever & a deep gratitude to you and your team for making the trip to Norway extraordinarily heart-warming. After a brutal few years for the travel industry we couldn’t have asked for a more uplifting and inspiring trip to remind us of the importance of travel."

Georgina Coke

The Insider Collective

Travelled on a journey through the Oslo region, Sunnmøre and the Lofoten islands

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