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Vegard, the founder of NORD Ekspedisjon, has always had passion for nature and exploring new areas in the Arctic.
With NORD Ekspedisjon he wants to inspire people to explore and experience these magic moments. This in mind, high quality is what you get throughout your stay. Therefor you will always have professional and experienced local guides.
Hans-Petter has completed a bachelor's degree in outdoor activities and nature-based guidance at UIT, The Arctic University of Norway. He loves to be outdoor and experience wilderness and untouched nature. He is passionate about kayaking, hunting and skiing. He is an educated activity leader for sea kayaking from the Norwegian paddle federation (NPF).
In the study year 2015/16 he spent a whole year at Svalbard where he took an Arctic Nature Guide education (ANG) and worked for Hurtigruta Svalbard. Hans-Petter has experience with hiking trips, snowmobile trips, ice caving, beltwagon trips, kayak expeditions and ski expeditions. In may 2016 he went on a 14-days ski expedition to the higest mountain on Svalbard with guests.
He is also active in Alta Red Cross and has completed several first aid courses. So with Hans-Petter as a guide you are in safe hands!
Astrid is a 24 year old girl that has started her careere as an Arctic Nature Guide, after completing education in Arctic Outdoor Life at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway. Now she lives and works as a host at Alten Lodge in Rafsbotn, Alta. In addition, she is a waiter at Stakeriet and guiding guest for NORD Ekspedisjon.
Astrid has been working seasonally in tourism since 2011. She started at tourist cabins, has tried as a guide on the Hurtigruten Fram, both in the Arctic and Antarctica, and lecturer and waitress in Svalbard before she started working with us.
She liked to discover new and hidden gems in the local area, but also go on longer walks that challenge the body and provide incredible natural experiences. Astrid is very keen to give other people good and positive experiences both in nature, in the resturant or at Alten Lodge.
Kaja grew up on the magic islands of Lofoten, and naturally developed a passion for spending time in the great outdoors. This passion made her choose a high school education that specialized in flyfishing, guiding and entrepreneurship. Kaja's love for fish, fjords and mountains brought her to Steinkjer, Alta and Svalbard to continue her education in the field of nature conservation and nature-based adventure.
Kaja is a certified Arctic Nature Guide and is currently in her last year of the bachelor's degree in outdoor activities and nature-based guiding at UIT, The Arctic University of Norway. During her year on Svalbard she crossed the island from east to west skiing and went on a sailing expedition with SailNorway from Tromsø to Longyearbyen. In everyday life quality time spent with her dog in the neighborhood forest, cooking dinner on the bonfire and watching the northern lights, is a treasured activity. She loves new adventures - big or small, and to share the joy of these experiences with others!
Elias is 26 years old and just love the snow and Winter! The winter has always had a special attraction on him. Not just the winter, but also mountains and fjords. He moved early from his childhood home and went to study Freestyle Skiing at the Norwegian Top Sports Gymnasium in Lillehammer for three years. Then he started working as a ski instructor at Hafjell Alpine Center. This lasted two years before he wanted a longer ski season and more winter.
A new adventure started in Alta where he studied Arctic Outdoor Life at UiT. Part of this bachelor's program was the Arctic Nature Guide education in Svalbard. Here it was enough winter for him and he had a great year with a lot of skiing. After completing his bachelor's degree, he went straight to the Master of Sport Science back in Alta.
“I came to the north with a thought to test it out, and basically I had no plans to stay here long. Now I have been living in the Arctic for five years. Outdoor life is what I live for and skiing is what I am passionate about”
"Last night we had a memorial experience seeing the Northern lights. The guide brought us to the Perfect spot to see a show of a Lifetime"
PAM MONDELLI 14.12.2017
"Had a fantastic day With NORD Ekspedisjon. Great tour and super guiding by Astrid. Highly recommended "👍🏻
KJELL ARVE TORSVIK 16.09.2017
"I cant recommend NORD Ekspedisjon enough. They are flexible, freindly and knowledge"
PAM MONDELLI 14.12.2017
"Very friendly and helpful. Great tours and support beyond their own tours"
SEBASTIAN DROBER 01.12.2017
"It was a fantastic tour and I highly recommend it. Hans-Petter is a great tour guide. Alta is a pretty special Place"
DAVID HARRISON 15.06.2017