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Address: Maalsnes, Balestrand 6899, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 478 55 323

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An adorable city of dreams

I was there for only one night.I arrived by six pm, but all around this city is absolutely wonderful.The landscape, the houses, the church made of wood, the Kviknes Hotel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Goiania, GO
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Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was there for only one night.I arrived by six pm, but all around this city is absolutely wonderful.The landscape, the houses, the church made of wood, the Kviknes Hotel. Unfortunetly i could not stay for one or more days, but just one night.This city is a dream.Someday, i'll return there.

1 Thank Monicazz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Lars is a great fellow and wonderful guide. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him as we saw amazing scenery on the fjord and stopped at a waterfall. He told great stories about what we were seeing and shared aspects of his life let us see a bit of what that this like in Norway. Funny how ones perspective changes... More 

3 Thank mrdesign
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were staying in Balestrand as part of a Newmarket Holidays package and had a free last day, so decided to book this RIB tour, having read the reviews online. We booked with Angela at the Tourist Information for a 1pm tour. Unfortunately when we arrived Angela said Lars was unable to make this time but could do 3.30 or... More 

3 Thank Debbie G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was on of the highlights of our trip to Norway. While the RIB tours are larger (12 plus people) and more commercial in Flam, this one was small (6 people) and more intimate. Lars was very knowledgeable and a great guide. He suited us up in protective gear and goggles so we wouldn't get wet and showed us the... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our thrilling and beautiful 90 minute cruise around the fjords on our first trip to Balestrand. The owner and Captain Lars is enthusiastic and friendly and assures everyone feels safe and has fun. We went on the daily afternoon trip and ended up with a full boat of people. My husband sat with Lars and... More 

1 Thank FLBergie
Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic afternoon. This is a wonderful way to get to see nature up close. Lars is so knowledgeable and friendly. You can see and learn so much more than on the ferries or Norway in a Nutshell. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Darryl B
Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were looking to get a closer and better look at some of the beautiful environs around Balestrand. Lars' 90 minute, high speed excursion fit the bill. We enjoyed our adventure touring the nearby fjord, including stops at a massive waterfall, an ancient church,and perhaps the best view that I have ever seen in my life-the stuff artists dream about.... More 

4 Thank personofleisure
Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We took a private tour with Lars to the Naeroyfjord (stopping in Gudvangen at the end), then back through the Sognefjord to Vik, where we walked up the the Hopperstad Stave Church. This was probably my favorite part of our 10-day stay in Norway - Lars was a great captain, and even stopped in the middle of the fjord when... More 

1 Thank theber
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We embarked on this tour with Lars 2 days ago. Even though we encountered serious rain conditions, Lars made the most of it, added personal touches and made sure everyone in our family was properly taken care of. Rain or shine, I would highly recommend this guided tour and would re-do it in a heartbeat.

2 Thank OsloBound
Bellows Falls, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Lars gives a wonderful tour of the Sognefjord in his speedy Valiant rib boat. He stops for photos and whenever a passenger wants to know more about an aspect of the fjord. Even in the rain, with limited views, this tour is worth doing. So much fun, especially when the Valiant gets to top speed! (And don't worry about the... More 

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