Everybody in our group of 8 rated Kristi as 11 out of 10. We are very experienced travelers and we all agreed that Kristi is among one of the best tour guides that we ever had the pleasure to tour with. The walking tours on both days were very enjoyable despite the rainy weather. Kristi designed two excellent itineraries for us. Kristi is extremely knowledgeable, the tours were well-paced. We were able to complete the tours in a most enjoyable and comfortable pace. We saw and learnt a lot. Thanks Kristi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you for your kind comments and two very enjoyable days. You were such a cheerful, interested and responsive group - a pleasure to be with, and Gregory had done a great job planning your trip!
Dennis StickIrvine, CA, United States
Kirstie is an excellent guide. She really showed us the key sites in Oslo on our walking tour. She has a deep knowledge of the history as well as the current events of the city. We really enjoyed our tour. She also helped us find an opera to enjoy at the beautiful opera house. Fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Sorry for the late response - 2 weeks holiday in Italy! Thank you for your kind remarks, I really enjoyed your company - and so glad you liked the opera! I am going to see the same performance on Thursday - look forward to it.
Michael DaleyPlano, TX, United States
Kirsti was a wonderful guide. We did a walking tour of Oslo and went to the Viking Ship Museum. The museum was crowded but Kirsti knew where to minimize the crowds and was very knowledgeable about Viking history. We also went to the Vigeland sculpture park which was a unique experience. Again, Kirsti was knowledgeable about its history. I highly recommend her. Great pre trip communication too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for a nice day together, and for your kind words. You were very responsive and interested, which made it an enjoyable tour also for me!
Carie RossUnited States
Thank you, Kirsti, for a wonderful afternoon! You made our tour so interesting and your depth of knowledge about art and history made our time in Oslo so much more meaningful. We will gladly recommend you to our friends when they come to visit Oslo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I enjoyed your company as wll, and was specially impressed with how interested and knowledgeable your children are. You can be very proud of them!
Sonia DobsonUnited Kingdom
An excellent day in Oslo with Kirsti. Kirsti is very knowledgeable and was more than happy to be flexible. She was also very helpful in advising us and escorting us to the fjord tour.
Jennifer MorrisUnited States
In July, my husband and I had a wonderful tour of Oslo with Kirsti! Our time with her was nothing short of amazing!! We saw every single place on our wish list and some wonderful hidden gems in Oslo. As we walked, Kirsti oriented us to Oslo and Norway, the culture and people, history, arts, government, politics, and even taught us how to use the public transportation. She is a brilliant, engaging, helpful, and gracious guide! Kirsti, you gave us a gift of a day that we'll always treasure!! Thank you!!!
Gail RaifmanUnited States
Very knowledgeable- very kid friendly- lovely person
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, Thank you for your nice comments. I enjoyed getting to know you and your nice family and the day spent with you! Kind regards, Kirsti
Cameron P.United States
Kirsti provided us with a wonderful 4 hour tour of central Oslo, including a very informative history of Norway and the City. We then toured the Vigeland sculpture park which was extremely interesting. Kirsti was very knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, Thank you for your kind comments. I really enjoyed your company on Saturday, you were both interested and interesting! Hope the rest of your trip will be a success.
Edward ShapiroUnited States
Kirsti was terrific! My family spent the afternoon with Kirsti, exploring Oslo. She was knowledgeable, flexible, polite and entertaining. Our kids (17 & 18) both commented on how much they enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for kind comments. I enjoyed the day with you and your family, and have been looking at the weather forecast to see whether your trip has been sunny - and it did look rather good, so I hope you enjoyed it. Send my love to your nice kids, they will do well.
Sharlene G.abbeville, United States
Kirsti was that amazing combination of traits for an excellent guide. She was most knowledgeable, personality plus and punctual. She shared her knowledge with us in an interesting way that kept our attention. We enjoyed our time with Kirsti
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind remarks. A guide is very dependent on interested and interesting guests to do a good job. You were good company, and keen listeners. So thank you for a nice afternoon in Oslo!
Katrina WaddellUnited States
Kirsti was an amazing guide! She was knowledge and friendly. We were a group of 6 and she went at the perfect pace. We saw most of Oslo's highlights- and she shared insights about all the sights! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katrina, Thank you for your nice words! It was a pleasure to be with your charming family, a truly enjoyable day also for me. Kind regards to you all from Kirsti
James CrossUnited States
Sd ShantiScottsdale, AZ, United States
Kirsti is a knowledgeable guide with excellent insights into various aspects of Norwegian life and culture. She created a customized itinerary based on my request and made good use of the limited time I had, such that I still had a good sense of the city, its offerings and the culture. She is personable and warm and makes sure the guests are comfortable. I recommend her highly!
Barbara BenderUnited States
What an excellent choice for us to choose Kirsti as our guide! Kirsti is the ultimate travel guide professional! She is very knowledgeable on all aspects of Oslo, is very well organized and made the best use of our time guiding us to exactly what we wanted to see and also told us what we could easily do on our own. She has a great attitude and a very charming personality. You won't be disappointed when touring with Kirsti! Barbara & Arthur Mahwah, NJ
Paige MoodyUnited States
We had a perfect first day in Oslo with Kirsti. We knew that we wouldn't be up for a city tour on our arrival day so we asked to be taken to Nordmarka to walk/hike. It was absolutely perfect. Kirsti was the perfect guide. She was flexible (we had missed lunch and had to eat), informative, knowledgeable, and easily adjusted to our needs. While we walked she shared every kind of interesting tidbit imaginable. The weather happened to be perfect and we had a perfect view of Oslo from the summit.Kirsti=perfect
Frederic RichUnited States
Kirsti is a treasure: congenial, knowledgable, and warm. She took us on a first-rate art and architectural tour of Oslo that was responsive to our requests and interests. She is supremely well organized. All in all, a delightful way to spend a day in Oslo. Many thanks Kirsti.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frederic, Thank you for your kind words! I found the day my bonus - seldom have I guided guess that are so well prepared, informed, interested and interesting. A lovely day with you! I look forward to reading your books, the themes you address are extremely interesting and important. Hope your trip to the north will be well worth while, and enjoy the day in Oslo on your return. Kind regards, Kirsti
Pamela ChipmanUnited States
I had a great afternoon with Kirsti! I had requested an introduction to Norwegian fiber arts - weavings, tapestries, etc. Kirsti helped me get around the public transit system - told me about sites that I should not miss in Oslo. One museum closed temporarily - and I was able to find my way back. The folkart museum was by far the best collection of fiber crafts! Kirsti had many stories to share about Norsk history and mythology. Just a great afternoon of learning and adventure. Thank you Kirsti.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thank you for your kind words! I thorougly enjoyed the day with you, a very interested and responsive traveller. I was so disappointed when The Folks museum was closed because of electricity failure, Am happy to hear That you managed to make it later! Good luck with your own weaving and knitting.. kind regards, Kirsti
Kate BirchenoughUnited Kingdom
Kirsti was a very interesting and knowledgeable guide and we thoroughly enjoyed her tour of Oslo. The only thing we might have changed, as it was a miserable and cold day, was to have had a coffee stop where she could have continued talking about her beloved city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments! I enjoyed your company, and thought you did very well balancing between ice and puddles of water. I felt I must show you what was on our program. You should have told me that a coffee break would have been welcome!
Maxwell HickmanUnited States
Punctual, knowledgeable, and patient with questions!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maxwell, Thank you for your kind remarks. I enjoyed the trip to Holmenkollen with the two of you! As far as I remember you asked where the Norwegian submarines are produced - I looked it up - the answer is Germany. I love getting odd questions! Have a warm and comfortable winter in Arizona! Kind regards, Kirsti
Aimee LoveUnited States
WE will rate Kristi for our Oslo tour as 5 out of 5 we had a wonderful time on our tour with her. She was kind informative and very enjoyable. we appreciate the knowledge she shared with us and it helped to introduce us to our trip to the beautiful country of Norway, Thank you Kristy, Aimee Love and David Doi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Aimee and David. Thank you for your kind words. I much appreciated the hours I spent with you - you keen interest was inspiring, and I hope I will have a chance to visit your lovely islands! I also admire your involvement in voluntary work - there should be more of your kind. Beste regards, Kirsti
Sheryl ManningUnited States
Kirsti was lovely to be with...knowledgeable, well read, a brisk walker, good conversationalist, and very engaging. We enjoyed our time with her, and the terrific summer lunch afterwards. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheryl, I can return your compliments on every point, and add generosity and curiosity. I had an inspiring day with the two of you! Best regards, Kirsti
Karen (Katie) H.Atlanta, GA, United States
Kirsti was an amazing tour guide! She is very knowlegeable and gave us a great tour of Oslo and its history. We packed a lot into 4 hours walking everywhere and using public transportation when needed. She is smart, fun, kind and in excellent shape - this was a perfect way to begin our Norwegian vacation. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katy, It was a pleasure spending the time with the two of you. It is rare to have people who are so interested, such good listners and that are so well prepared for the destination they visit. So your kind words are returned!
Patricia A.United States
My twin sister and I had a wonderful day in Oslo with Kirsti. This was my first visit so we had a great walk about the city center; saw the new Opera house, interesting architecture galore, the Royal residence and lovely parks and waterfront recreational areas. My twin is an art fan so Kirsti took us to the National Gallery for the Munch exhibit! Kirsti is personable and well informed; we had great conversations throughout the day. I loved our time together and highly recommend Kirsti. She is superb!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, As I was waiting for the two of you I was told by the cruiseship crew that these two ladies were exceptionally nice, adventurous and fun. They were so right! Thank you for the enjoyable hours we spent together!
Jacki BressingtonAdelaide, SA, Australia
Kirsti was an energetic friendly and knowledgeable guide, and we had a really enjoyable tour around Oslo with her - highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacki and Joanne, What a pair of sporty, fun, interested and interesting women you are! I thouroughly enjoyed showing you Oslo, and hope you will be back. Best regards, Kirsti
Robert S.WORCESTER, MA, United States
Nice combination of expertise and charm provided us with an excellent tour of Oslo. It soon became obvious that Kristi knew both the history and current plans for the city that provided us with the foundation for longer visit at sites of interest. Thank you Kristi - highly recommend her for your tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you for your kind words. A guide is always dependent on the respons and interest of the people you guide. It was a pleasure to be with you! I also learned a lot from accompanying a wheelchair around the city. Send my love to your charming wife! Kind regards, Kirsti
Brian SapolaUnited States
USA Family on cruise: 2kids, 2parents, 2grandparents. Kirsti met us at port, we bought city pass tickets, walking tour (13K total steps for the day) downtown, then ferry over to Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Folk Museum & back downtown using public bus, as rain cut our stop at the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, excellent English. Kept all interested, even kids! Got to spend the day with Kirsti who gave us such insight into the past & present culture of Norway. Fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Some days as a guide are better than others. After a tour with people that are responsive, warm and interested, you go home in a good mood and think you have a great job. The day with you was such a day. I enjoyed learning to know your charming family, and thank you for the positive comments!
Tim GrugeonUnited States
Kristi was wonderful! She showed us all the sights we wanted to see, and found a very quaint place for us to have lunch. A perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for kind words. I really enjoyed your company, and do hope your friends found their luggage! Kind regards, k Kirsti