I grew up at the Varangerfjord in east Finnmark, and have lived in Tromsø since 1992. My education and background are police and military, which has taught me to carry out outdoor assignments in difficult weather and harsh situations. From childhood I have been doing outdoor activities summer and winter, whatever the weather. My passion is planning and conducting trips where it is just me, my wife, nature and the weather. Moving from flat Varanger to Tromsø made me very familiar with mountains, especially around Tromsø.
I would describe myself as an all-rounder. I have practiced swimming, orienteering, military sports, snowshoeing, XC-skiing, back country skiing, ski mountaineering, hiking and backpacking. Further fishing in mountain lakes, streams and rivers, and winter fishing on ice, as well as hunting. I also did summer and winter biking for a few years. I like to prepare and maintain my skis, bikes and equipment myself.
I am also interested in good meals, culture and sports. That is why Tromsø is a fantastic city to live in. We have a very good selection of local food, culture as a music and film festival, and of course the mountains and the sea right outside the door.
I look forward to help in promoting Northern Norway and Tromsø in particular through Tromsø Outdoor.