About
Arctic Adventure Tours 

Arctic Adventure Tours was established by Per-Thore and Hege Hansen in 1999. Their kennel is based on Kvaløya (The Whale Island), close to Tromsø in Norway. PT and Hege started with a few sledges and alaskan huskies and have built up a successful family business. Their values are still the same – caring and sharing the Arctic nature, giving you quality experiences in small groups and hopefully long-lasting memories. 

Today they have a beautiful kennel, 130 Alaskan huskies, two boats and an amazing team of guides, handlers, drivers, skippers and office assistants. Their team members are wisely chosen and are some of the best people in the field. 

Per-Thore Hansen

Owner | Managing Director

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

Hege G. Hansen

Hege G. Hansen

Owner | Managing Director

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

Tryggvi

Tryggvi

Guide | 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.

Andrea

Andrea

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.

Lad

Lad

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.

Tor Ole

Tor Ole

Driver

Tor, the thunder God and our experienced northern lights driver.

Debbie & Taygen

Debbie & Taygen

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.

Andreas

Andreas

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.

Marilee

Northern Light Guide | Photographer

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.

Rasmus

Rasmus

Driver

Rasmus is one of our mini bus drivers. He is a very happy man, married to our Katie and will bring you safely on our trips. He grew up in Northern Norway and loves the high north by skiing, hiking or dog sledding.

Sophia

Sophia

Kennel Manager | Guide

“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.

Katie

Katie

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.

Clement

Handler

As a visitor and volunteer last summer, Clement felt in love with Norway and decided to put his job as a computer scientist on hold and travel up north. Passionate about mountains and mountaineering he decided to spend his winter in Tromsø and joining the dog sledding team. We are very happy to have Clement in our family.

Anniken

Anniken

Skipper | Arctic Nature Guide

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

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.