Anne Gro Fiveland and Erlend Folstad

Committed explorers of the wilderness, with an eye for the best guest experience. Anne Gro and Erlend are concerned with the dissemination of nature’s diversity, while at the same time they know that after experiences in the magical arctic landscape it is important to come “home” to good care and warm coziness at Nordenskiöld Lodge.

Erlend has lived on Svalbard for many years, and first came to the island kingdom in the mid-1990s. He has worked for the Governor (Sysselmannen), participated in a number of expeditions and now works as a guide in both summer and winter.
Anne Gro has extensive experience as an intensive care nurse, and now works with emergency response and Health, Safety and Environment in a power company. When she is not out on adventures in nature. She is versatile explorer of outdoor life.

– My strong “infatuation” with Svalbard comes from the beauty and rawness of nature, unlike anything else of the world. My respect for the challenges of traveling in Svalbard has grown with the experience, says Erlend.

Anne Gro and Erlend are robust and experienced facilitators of wilderness experiences, who will meet all visitors with great hospitality.


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