Nora Vrenne Kveum
From professional dancer to fire constable and guide in the Arctic. Nora grew up on a small farm in Svene in Numedal, Norway, but with an inherent attraction to cold and harsh winters in the north, she chose arctic outdoor studies in Alta. After she had completed the dance course at upper secondary school and studied dance in Oslo and Paris.
– When I got the opportunity to take the ANG (Arctic nature Guide) in Svalbard, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Now I have been here for over a year, and I imagine that it will be at least another couple of years with Longyearbyen as a base.
Nora works as a guide with us in both the summer and winter seasons. In addition, she is a fire constable for Longyearbyen Fire and Rescue on a part-time basis. And she is more than happy to instruct Basecamp colleagues in dance if she has a few free moments at work. And of course she explores the arctic nature in her spare time.
– April is an absolutely fantastic month in Svalbard, with lots of sun. Then I like to go skiing, without necessarily having a specific location to be reached. Just enjoying the snow and the midnight sun, realizing how lucky I am to be living here in the north.
And if you’re on a trip with Nora, and she seems familiar – you may have seen her dancing in various TV productions. Now she dances with the arctic wilderness.