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People from all over the world have travelled with Authentic Scandinavia, and we are grateful that so many are sharing their travel experiences.

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Bergen & Sognefjord Experience

My parents and their friends had a fabulous time in Norway, it had been my mom's lifelong dream to visit the Norwegian Fjords. They said everything in the tour was perfectly organized and were very happy with it. I have actually already been to Norway (Bergen and the Fjords) and absolutely loved it! Thank you for everything.

D. Leyva – Mexico


Thank you for your e-mail! We truly had a great time, and the weather was really favorable. Our vacation is not over yet, but certainly the trip to Bergen, the unique railway and fjords made a very memorable part of it. There was no logistical issues during our trip.

Thank you again, we would be very happy to recommend your services to our friends and family.

A. Bankov – Russia


We had an exceptionally wonderful time in Norway. The people are so nice and everyone took such good care of Mr. Hauchman who is disabled. The food was delicious and the hotels truly remarkably wonderful. All in all it was so great that my husband and I are coming back next year. We want to rent a vacation home around Bergen or the Sognefjord areas. Do you know anyone who deals with such rentals? Again, thank you so much for arranging this exceptional trip. My mother was thrilled about her birthday present.

Gerlinde Wirzfeld-Olvera – USA


Trude, The trip was fantastic! The itinerary was perfect, accommodations superb, all transportation clean and efficient. The time allotment at the different sites was just right. The hotel in Bergen is in a perfect location to walk to the harbor, site see, restaurants, etc. The hotel in Balestrand is nice and the service is wonderful at both the restaurant and in general. They offer a nice service of holding and bringing your luggage to the ferry so that you do not have to take your luggage with you on the day-trips. Obviously, the scenery and fjords are just stunning. We had a great trip - cannot think of a better itinerary. Thanks for your help in organizing everything for us.

Nancy Wechsler - USA


Discover Fjord Norway

Thank you very much for all your help and making our holiday an excellent and enjoyable one. The organisation of the trip, the hotel quality, the proximity of the hotels to train and bus depots etc. were excellent. The scenery was breathtaking and the cities of Bergen and Oslo were absolutely lovely. I have absolutely no complaints only compliments and thanks again from me and my family.

W. O’Sullivan - Ireland


Takk! I am sorry to be delayed in my response and gratitude for your work to make my trip so excellent. I would love to make a return trip to Norway – this time with some of my family.

The trip planning was marvelous. The hotels in Oslo and Bergen were excellent and the travel plans worked wonderfully well. The hotel in Geilo did not come to meet me at the train but your good guide provided me with the phone number so I was able to find a phone to call them. Even the weather cooperated during my visit. It had been cloudy before we got on the boat at Flam but the sun came out and added to the beauty of the setting. It was a remarkable trip.

I will happily recommend Norway in a Nutshell.

Joy Peterson – USA


Thank you for your kind email and indeed all of your help in planning the trip. I thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful country and sincerely hope that will not be our last time seeing it! I particularly enjoyed Geilo and the accommodation was lovely. The only problem was our time was too short!! I didn't realise I would have wanted to stay longer!

Thank you again for everything.

Alison Whelan – Ireland


We enjoyed very much our stay in Norway. Wonderful and impressive landscape! And nice people. Everything was well organized, and the hotels were good. Only one remark: Could you tell before that there is a swimming pool and a sauna in Bardola hotel in Geilo? Fortunately we got our swimming costume, so we could enjoy and relax. And also a gastronomic restaurant (so important for French people). In Geilo station, nobody was waiting for us, we took a taxi which was paid by the hotel: no problem. Everything was perfect (but life is quite expensive).

Veronique Guerchais – France


We are just back to the usual pile of post and emails. When all settles down we will reflect on a wonderful holiday in your beautiful country.

I can only praise everything about the holiday, the hotels, friendly staff, stunning scenery, and most of all your swift reaction to our initial travel disruption. We toasted your health at the dinner so kindly offered by yourself.

I am very impressed with your business model and how well it works. If we are going to Scandinavia again we will be in contact.

Patrick O’Donnell - Ireland


Thank you for your e mail.
We were really pleased with our recent trip, our first time in Norway, though not our first time in Scandinavia.
We enjoyed all aspects of the tour, but especially our time in Bergen and in Oslo.
The hotel and travel arrangements could not have been more straightforward, and the links were effortless and convenient. The central locations of the city hotels were particularly useful.
The open and friendly manner we experienced in dealing with Authentic Scandinavia was refreshing, and we would recommend you to our friends.

We will definitely use your company on any future visit to Norway.

Chris and Pauline Owen - United Kingdom


Thank you for your attention. Yes, we had a great time in Norway, although it’s schizophrenically expensive. But I think it was the only downside in our journey.

The Norwegian coastline is really impressive and being seen from the Hurtgruten vessel was even better. We liked every aspect of the cruise: landscapes, good food, nice crew, a comfortable cabin…

And, the best thing, our attempts to see the Northern Lights were crowned with success. Unforgettable. We experienced it nine times!

We also loved the Norway in a Nutshell tour.

We must thank Anja Jenssen from Arctic Pathfinder for meeting us so early in the morning in Tromsø airport to return the camcorder we forgot in her car. It was very kind of her.

I think the breakfast we had in Thon Hotel Opera was the best I’ve ever had in Europe.

Well, these are the standouts I could remember. And I have to thank you all from Authentic Scandinavia for the suggestions and for the successful accomplishment of our journey. We are strongly considering returning in the summer of 2014 for the midnight sun.

Éder Abreu - Brazil


We returned from our "Norway in a Nutshell" tour last night, and wanted to tell you what an absolutely fantastic time we had. Everything was great and so well organised, the whole journey ran like clockwork. The Hotels that you selected were perfect in the location and the standard of accommodation. The scenery was breath taking and some of the most stunningly beautiful we've seen.

So we would like to say a huge tusen takk to you and all the team at Authentic Scandinavia for one of the best and most definitely the most memorable holidays that we have ever had.

Karen and Allen Gray - United Kingdom