Local knowledge and experience
WHAT WE DO
At Arctic Moments we work through the nordic slow adventure philosophy, also known as friluftsliv. There are many ways to describe what this means, but it has been described as adventures with a rough- and unpolished luxury, where the luxury arises from a quiet intimacy with untouched nature, in a remote and beautiful environment. It is easy to understand that the famous explorers Nansen, Amundsen and Johansen lived by some of these principles exploring the white areas of the map, writing books about their quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) encounters with nature.
We like to think of these encounters as adventures that are personalized & handmade to the guests that decide to join us. We want to give you an experience where you feel comfortable, but at the same time get some contact with nature and the elements.
This kind of adventure is all about a high quality, personalized & handmade
experience for guests when they visit the arctic.
Join us on an unforgettable experience!
Meet The Team
Reidar is a guide and the founder of Arctic Moments. He was born and raised in Tromsø and did his guide education alongside the polar bears at Svalbard.
Being raised in the north, his parents took him hunting, fishing, gathering, and skiing at an early age. Spending most vacations on the island of Senja, the sea and boat life has a special place in his heart.
With a track record from the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian army, and a short career as a carpenter - Reidar has experience from different fields over the last 20 years. At the moment Reidar is working as an expedition leader for a cruise line in Norway, and taking small groups of guests on excursions when he is home in Tromsø.
With a special interest in photography and sustainable tourism, he is one of the guides taking you into arctic nature this season. Take a look at some of his pictures on Instagram.
Haakon was born in Tønsberg, the oldest town in Norway. He finished the Arctic Nature guide study at the same time as Reidar, and together they are planning to finish the Arctic Outdoor Life study in the spring of 2018. Haakon finished a BA-degree in marketing before he discovered his wild side, and has been working with young refugees outside Alta in his spare time. At the moment he is working as a Nature & Culture guide for Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast.
Haakon is a laid back guy that never gets stressed, and always does what he can to make guests comfortable. As a seasoned snowboarder, model and climber, Haakon is a versatile man that carry the big backpacks when out, and after spending six consecutive weeks in a tent last summer - he knows what equipment works on long trips, and what soap to bring.
Haakon's focus is on photography, enjoying nature and the long days out. If you ask him, he probably has a bag of potato chips in his backpack.
Magnus has lived in Northern Norway for 14 years. He is the older brother of two siblings, the younger brother of a sister and uncle to a young boy and girl.
He has been enjoying the outdoors from the European Alps, the North American Rocky Mountains as well as the nature in Norway. He is educated within the philosophy of peace and conflict transformation, security management and cultural understanding and political science.
Magnus has a career in the Norwegian army, knows something about everything, and loves to share tips and tricks on, among other things, how to stay warm on the coldest days. Magnus is a seasoned skier with many trips every season to the peaks in the north of Norway.
Magnus is in a good place when he can tell you stories around the bonfire late at night.