Arctic Adventure Tours was established with blue mountains in 1999 in Tromsø. Per-Thore and Hege started up with just four bare hands, some sledges and a few alaskan huskies. Since then the family business has expanded every year and today we have 120 dogs and an amazing team. We offer some of Northern Norway’s most exciting and wild Arctic adventure tours and expeditions.

We wisely choose our team members and have some of the best people in the field – providing you with competent, respected and experienced guides,skippers and expedition leaders. Together with our beloved Alaskan huskies we give you a professional team that we are very proud of.

DOG SLEDDING

Hege Hansen

Hege Hansen

Norwegian
Owner|General Manager

Hege has a real passion for the outdoors. As well as managing a kennel of 120 dogs and a busy family life, she also finds time to make the famous homemade chocolate cake for our guests. Hege is our “Arctic mum”- a loving and caring person, something that reflects on everyone around her.

hege@arcticadventuretours.no
0047 456 35 288

Per-Thore Hansen

Per-Thore Hansen

Norwegian
Owner|General Manager|Polar Guide

Together with his wife Hege, they are the heart of the family business. PT has lots of experience in excursions, expeditions all over the Arctic like crossing Greenland and driving with a team of huskies up to the North pole. He is always happy to share his experience and giving our guests a safe feeling being out with the dogs in the mountains.

per-thore@arcticadventuretours.no
0047 906 09 606

Sophia

Sophia

German 
Guide | Kennel Manager

“Miss Sophie” always creates a good atmosphere wherever she is.  She has a fantastic attitude to life, a great compassion for animals and has many years of experience with horses in Iceland and guiding dog sledding trips in Finland.

Debbie & Taygen

Debbie & Taygen

New Zealand 
Guide|Office Assistant

Our two crazy kiwi girls Debbie and Taygen came to us after finishing the Mongolia Race in 2017. 6 years of travelling around the world, lots of different experiences and the greatest humor you can find we are happy to have Debbie working for us mostly in the office this year and Taygen guiding our day trips with the dogs.

Tryggvi

Tryggvi

Icelandic 
Guide|Handyman|Driver

Lovingly we call him our “Viking in Flipflops”.  Tryggvi is our handy-man for everything. After being an outdoor guide for different activities in Iceland, he found his way up to us. Driving the minibus with our guests and being a guide on our trips, or fixing everything around the Farm- Tryggvi is our multifunctional happy guy.

Katie

Katie

English
Guide|Office Assistant
Katie started her adventure here in 2012, arriving as a volunteer and later relocating to Norway to become a guide and office assistant until 2014. She also joined us as crew on our sailing expedition from Svalbard to Tromsø. Katie has returned to AAT this season after taking a break from huskies to complete her training as an Instructor for Guide Dogs for the Blind UK. We’re happy to have her back.
Lad

Lad

Czech Republic 
Handler

Lad came in the summer as a voulunteer, felt in love with the place and decided to stay. Before he starts the winter season with us he will get his license for skydiving and following his passion for climbing on a expedition in Russia. He is the perfect man for the job and we are proud to have such a adventurous guy joining our team.

Clément

Clément

Andrea

Andrea

Italian 
Guide

Andrea found his way up north together with his Siberian Husky Koda. After leaving his job down in Italy he followed his passion and decided to begin a completely new lifestyle in northern Norway. His multitasking skills, experience in mountain climbing and love for the outdoors makes him a welcome new member in our team and we are happy to have him around.

Andreas

Andreas

German 
Handler

As a visitor last year he felt in love with northern Norway and decided to put his job as a nurse on hold and travel up for the winter season. Always smiling and positive, he made his two favourite dogs Dakota and Juwel joining him on hiking trips whenever he has his days off. Welcome to the Arctic, Andreas.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Marilee

Marilee

Canadian 
Northern lights guide

Came to us directly from the cold boreal forest of Canada, this happy photographer is joining our team as Northern Light guide.  After 4 years as camera girl on film set, Marilee came in Norway last winter to work as photographer-guide and felt in love with the place. Armed with her camera, she’s ready to lead and capture your journey to the center of Troll’s territory…

BOAT – ORCA EXPRESS

Anniken

Anniken

Norwegian 
Skipper|Arctic Nature Guide|Marketing

Anniken is a certified skipper and educated Arctic Nature Guide on Svalbard. She is a passionate skipper with red lipstick who loves spending time with her guests at sea, teaching about whales, Arctic nature and share stories from polar areas. She got experience from Svalbard and has been sailing in both warm and cold parts of the world.

anniken@arcticadventuretours.no
0047 975 72 859

Floortje

Floortje

Dutch
Crew | Arctic Nature Guide

Floortje has been traveling north for the greater part of the last 10 years to realize her wish and explore these enchanting places and stories that belong here. Floortje enjoy meeting new people from all over the world while traveling and engaging in the Arctic nature and surroundings. This is also what has moved her to being a visual artist next to being a guide. She is a curious and enthusiastic person and always keen to share her interest in the Arctic, local stories and love for rough and pure nature and wildlife. Floortje is educated Arctic Nature Guide on Svalbard and has also been working as a guide on sailboats. 

The Alaskan Huskies

The Alaskan Huskies

Working dogs

Our beloved 120 Alaskan huskies are the best top athletes who are eager to take you out on a ride. They love to run and be active and requires you, as a musher, to work as a team member with them. They are strong, happy and healthy dogs who loves to be cuddled with and of course relax a bit in the sun.