Call of the North Star.
The 78-degree North high arctic archipelago of Svalbard has always been something exotic and exciting for me, with tales of trappers and explorers it the true wilderness. But it was not until I was sent here on a photo assignment for the first time in 1999 that I realized how strong I felt for this place. It would be a turning point in my career. I was completely in love! In love with the beautiful and dramatic landscape, and not least the amazing and heartwarming people that lived at this last northern outpost. That was my first of infinite many trips to Svalbard.
I know no place where the light changes through the seasons as much as in this awesome landscape, that is barely available elsewhere in the world.
When I come north, it’s like coming home, and I am so lucky to have a lot of local outdoors loving friends there that I get to go into the field with to exciting destinations. Then Svalbard has also been my home for a while when I worked as a polar dog handler and fieldguide for Svalbard Villmarkssenter.
Hiking, with small or large boats, snowmobiles and dog sledding. The adventure is always waiting out there. Through trips to cabins In the field or on a week-long dog sledgetrips to the east coast in tent.
Join me in the field through my pix!