Photo: Fun on the frozen fjord in January. (Border Free Travels).

What our travelers say about us...

 

Looking forward to my 12 days in Norway!

By Jeff Wu, USA, May 2017

I had always wanted to go to Norway, and finally booked a ticket to Oslo and figured I would plan the rest of the trip later. By April, when I finally got around to sitting down and planning the trip, I realized that I was desperately late; most of the places I wanted to visit were already booked. On top of that, I wanted to do some things that were more off the beaten path.

I found Up Norway and sent them an email. I was overwhelmed by the open-ended task of planning a trip to a foreign country, especially with an open-ended departure date. Up Norway helped me get my act together - to set a departure date, to think about my budget, to describe the things that I wanted to do. I changed my mind a few times along the way, but Up Norway was always professional, polite, and helpful.

The folks at Up Norway really put forward a big effort and listened to every word that I had to say (even if it contradicted itself, at times). Now, thanks to them, instead of being stressed out about my trip, I'm looking forward to my 12 days in Norway!

 

For anyone planning a trip to Norway

By Kristen Kellogg, USA, February 2017

I would highly recommend Up Norway to anyone planning a trip. We recently used their services while in Oslo for 48 hours, creating a film of the experience. After sending our interests to Torunn, she pinpointed the perfect itinerary for us as first timers, hitting a few of the iconic spots, but also sharing hidden gems for cocktails and underground food experiences. We were blow away by the city and the list of experiences we were able to partake in that we would have never found on our own in such a short time. We were also able to easily communicate throughout the trip when we had questions about directions through their app. I’m looking forward to heading back to Norway again soon to explore the other parts of the country and will certainly be using Up Norway to do so.

 

Truly Customized Travel

By Jermund Lien, Norway, February 2017

Up Norway provides a truly customized travel experience for the pampered explorer of today. We started with vague notions about taking a road trip off the beaten track, and through the competent and professional guidance of Up Norway, we discovered several hidden gems of Norwegian tourism. Throughout a long weekend, we had full autonomy to follow our own timing and whims, while all the way, our needs were anticipated by a perfectly customized itinerary, handily available through a well-designed app. This platform also made it practical to contact our designated and very service minded guide, to get additional advice and tips as we travelled. All in all, this was a great weekend and a highly recommendable form of travel that I am looking forward to trying again.

 

Rjukan Adventure

By Vegard Nøtnes, Norway, January 2017

Had a weekend to spare, and tried out Up Norway with a friend. We ended up with a digitally guided trip to Telemark by car. We stated a couple of preferences (some history & culture, not too tight schedule, decent food, no excessive activity etc). We got back a complete trip with activities and hotels pre-booked. Our itinerary started off with a stay at Nutheim Gjestegiveri friday evening, a building from the 1870's known as the artists' hotel in Telemark (as we came to learn from the staff/owners, I'd never find this on my own). Excellent food, nice rooms and view, and a service minded staff that gave us an interesting insight into the history and circumstances of the place. After a nice breakfast (mostly locally produced too!) the itinerary advised us to spend a few hours at Krossobanen cable car to have lunch in the mountains above Rjukan, and finally check into to Admini at Rjukan. Admini is a real gem of a building, only recently converted to a hotel. Our digital travel guide had even arranged for pre-dinner whisky (as stated jokingly in our preferences). Ended our stay with a guided tour at Vemork museum in Rjukan. We even had some tips in the app for places to eat and visit we never got around to trying. All in all, a very nice experience tailored to our preferences. Would definitely do something similar again!

 

Stopover
in Oslo

By Lacy Colley Yamaoka, USA, January 2017

Recently just returned from Norway and we would not have had the incredible experiences we did unless it was for Torunn behind Up Norway! We were connected with the local dining scene, indigenous wellness and activities, as well as top notch hotels. Thank you Up Norway for making our trip to Norway very memorable and leaving us aching for more. We cannot wait to explore more of your country - we will be back! Recently just returned from Norway and we would not have had the incredible experiences we did unless it was for Torunn behind Up Norway! We were connected with the local dining scene, indigenous wellness and activities, as well as top notch hotels. Thank you Up Norway for making our trip to Norway very memorable and leaving us aching for more. We cannot wait to explore more of your country - we will be back!

 

Awesome Lofoten Adventure

By Mari Martinsen & Ulf Flink, Norway, November 2016

We had a truly amazing experience traveling with Up Norway to Lofoten and Senja in November 2016. A cultural and culinary odyssey where the wildness of nature took our breath away. The places we stayed and all activities were carefully selected and matched our expectations perfectly, both in terms of quality and price range. We were particularly impressed with the customized itinerary and professional attention to detail which Up Norway provided throughout our journey. Can't wait to explore the rest of Norway together with Up Norway!

 

Impulse Trip to Northern Norway

By Daniel Widman, Sweden, October 2016

Got time of work with a really short notice. Since I was working close to the Norwegian border I decided to go for a 5 day long holiday in Norway. I got in contact with Up Norway Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning a room was ready for me at Thon Hotel Lofoten. From there on, the rest of my trip continued flawless. Great places to spend my nights always thinking back on the day that just passed and all the amazing experiences Norway and Up Norway had too offer. To prepare for each day I could easily look up the day's program in the app and if there were any question marks I just got in contact with my personal guide through the chat in the app. Two big thumbs up for Up Norway!