How lucky am I? Super lucky! Having finished my Arctic Nature Guide education on Svalbard, I applied for a trainee position onboard MS Fram, to join 2 expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula (Graham’s Land).
MS Fram commutes between the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Having sailed down the Atlantic for the first expedition of the year, I boarded the ship in Buenos Aires. From here, we set sails to the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas. The abundance of Gentoo, Macaroni, Rockhopper, and King penguins took me by surprise.
Further south-east, desolated South Georgia reminded me of a with steroids injected version of Svalbard (Spitsbergen), sprinkled with penguins, aggressive fur seals, and enormous elephant seals. South Georgia might be the most stunning, breathtaking, awe-inspiring, surreal place I have ever visited. It was an honor to walk in the footsteps of polar explorer Sir Shackleton and learn about his ventures.
Finally, we arrived at the Antarctic Peninsula / Graham’s Land. There are just not enough superlatives in this world to express what you feel when experiencing Antarctica: the mountains, glaciers, icebergs, penguins, and the dynamics of the smells and cacophony, all at once.
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The coolest adventure ever. Hiking, snow shoeing, camping and swimming! Ice bergs, mountains, glaciers, penguins, whales. Even a volcano and hot springs!
Shark teeth-like, glacier covered mountains rise steeply out of the Atlantic. On its shores, a cacophonic wildlife, full of penguins and seals. Mind-blowing.
Other Work Posts
The Engadin Valley in Switzerland has more to offer than just St. Moritz. UNESCO railways, glaciers, mountain biking and lots of hiking opportunities.
Realizing a dream, I started my own tour guiding company. Me and my great team guided over 10,000 guests to Preikestolen, Kjerag and other gems at the Lysefjord.
An awesome stop-over in Colorado to enjoy snow with great friends, followed by tourism workshops with Innovation Norway in San Francisco and Seattle.
Together with Innovation Norway and other Norwegian outdoor tourism companies, I travelled to the Big Apple for tourism workshops and sightseeing.
On a business trip to meet tent producer Hilleberg in Seattle, I made some time for a mini roadtrip to the Cascades, around Mount Rainier.
Is it possible to hike to Kjerag in winter? We tried on skis, and reached Kjerag in 2 days. We spent the night in a snow cave with a view on the Lysefjord. Magic.
In preparing for starting up a guided tour company, I hiked 80 km around most of the Lysefjord, visiting Preikestolen, Kjerag, Flørli and more along the way.
Joining MS Fram’s Expedition Team for 2 sailings from Svalbard, along the coast, to Bergen. Glaciers, mountains, fjords, northern lights, wildife, and more!
As part of my Arctic Nature Guide education, I worked as a snow mobile guide. Mainly to either the East Coast of Spitsbergen, or Russian Barentsburg.