Ragna Renna and Trond Løkke
Trond is a real arctic trapper! From 1995 to 1997, he carried out winter hunting on Austfjordneset in Wijdefjorden, north of Svalbard, before he was part of building up SvalSat (ed. note: Satellite station outside Longyearbyen).
Ragna and Trond spend almost all their free time arranging extraordinary nature experiences in Norway. They live in Vesterålen, where Trond is the day-to-day manager of the Vesterålen Outdoor Council, while Ragna works as a cancer nurse. Both are particularly concerned with voluntary work for the Norwegian Tourist Association (DNT), and have been driving forces to establish, maintain and increase the value of a number of Norway’s most spectacular tourist cabins. Ragna also sits on the national board of DNT.
In-depth experience with remote cabins in the wilderness comes in handy as a host at Nordenskiöld Lodge. And with the knowledge from arctic expeditions and trappers’ life at 78 degrees north, Trond is a knowledgeable communicator of arctic history, nature and field life. Ragna grew up with a farm and a sedentary life in Valdres, and with extensive experience as a tour guide and host at DNT cabins, she wants to take the guests into the nature experiences that open up around Nordenskiöld Lodge.
Ragna and Trond are also keen anglers in Vesterålen and Lofoten, where they fish for halibut and skrei, among other things. So don’t be surprised if they serve processed, self-caught delicacies at beautiful Nordenskiöld Lodge.