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Vera Simonsson

Vera Simonsson

Vera lives on a small farm in Norway with her family. She is a certified Arctic guide, glacier instructor, and captain. She has been leading expeditions and trips all around the world since 2006 and founded Vega Expeditions with Oscar in 2010. Vera lived on Svalbard from 2005 to 2006. In love with the sports and the outdoors, she crossed…

Oscar Westman

Oscar Westman

Oscar started his career at sea in 2002, navigating Norwegian fishing vessels. After graduating as a Commercial Yachtmaster in the UK, he started working on the world's largest private yacht. In 2005, Oscar sailed to Svalbard for the first time and fell in love with the high Arctic. He has since been leading expeditions in Africa, Scotland, Antarctica, Greenland and…

Yves Adams

Yves Adams

A celebrated wildlife and landscape photographer from Belgium, Yves is passionate about the Arctic. This passion has brought him to wild places all over the northern hemisphere, a region he has been exploring intensively for over ten years. When in Belgium, he works for governments and NGOs, documenting the national fauna & flora. Yves visits Svalbard every year to guide…

Pieter-Jan D’Hondt

Pieter-Jan D’Hondt

  Pieter-Jan is a biodiversity and ecology expert and an experienced nature photographer. In 2013, he attended UNIS - the University Centre of Svalbard - for 7 months and lost his heart to the Arctic. His career as a travel and photography guide started that same year and has expanded ever since, bringing him to many beautiful parts of the…

Celina Fester

Celina Fester

Celina is a certified Arctic Nature Guide based in Longyearbyen, where she guides travellers either hiking, snowmobiling, out on boats or skiing over Svalbard’s beautiful glaciers. Originally from Germany, Celina discovered her passion for nature guiding, wildlife and the Arctic in 2015, when she moved to Norway to study Arctic Adventure Tourism. She decided to stay and work for the…

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