About This Guide

Bjorn lives outside of Oslo and has coached and guided in sea kayak and open canoe since 2017.

Bjorn has spent a few years serving with long reconnaisance units in the military and studied wilderness coaching as part of his university degree, Bjorn has worked as a tour- and expedition guide on Spitzbergen and in mainland Norway.

Bjorn guides for Norwegian Sea Kayaking, and leads sea kayaking courses and tours for The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and others.

Bjørn is an ISKGA Coastal Guide, since November 2022, a 5* sea kayak leader (Norwegian Canoe Union) and Wilderness First Responder. By profession he is a career diplomat, working for the Norwegian foreign service.

Advanced Guide

Advanced Guide Observation
Advanced Leadership
NPF Level 5
Advanced Planning
NPF Level 5
Advanced Skills
NPF Level 5
Yes NGB Award

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
Yes (Jeff Allen & Paul Cahill)
Coastal Leadership
Coastal Planning
Coastal Skills
Expedition Skills
First Aid
Expire 26/09/2024
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management
Yes (Kristoffer Vandbakk)

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
Yes (Matt Skuse)
VHF license


Lommedalen, Norway

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