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Bård K.

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

I have over the years developed a strong love for the nature in the arctic.

I spend much of my free time skiing, hiking and canoeing in the north. To now be able to share and facilitate these experiences to others is for me a huge privilege. I want people to have great experiences in the arctic, but also to relax and feel at home in nature.

On Svalbard the opportunities for experiencing wild nature the adventourous way is great. During the polar night the wheather can be rough, but you can also be lucky and see the northen lights or find shelter inside a glacier. When the sun returns the vast landscape opens up and the possibilty is there for long ski-trips with a tent and a pulka. Also in the summer after the birds return to Svalbard you can go skiing on the glacier where there is snow all year. The tundra can be very wet during the summer, but in the autoum it will start to freeze and longer hikes out in the wilderness can be done.

The nature here creates some challenges with regards to polar-bears, crevasses and cold temperatures, but overcoming these challenges and go through with trips in a safe way creates even bigger experiences.
The longer trip the better! Welcome to Svalbard!

Credentials

Three year Friluftsliv education from Høgskulen i Sogn og Fjordane, focusing on leading and educating people in nature.
Finished the one year long Arctic Nature Guide course focusing on guiding in the nature of Svalbard.

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Tours by Bård K.

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Multiday Ski adventure in Nordenskiold,...

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The ultimate Svalbard ski experience with private guide

4800 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 days

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Svalbard Fossil and Glacier private tour

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Walk up to the glacier and start hunting for your fossils

700 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Svalbard Summer Ski-trip

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Multiday private ski tour

5040 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

6 days

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