REIDAR DARRE ARNESEN
HAAKON ZEINER HANSEN
Reidar is a guide and founder of Arctic Moments. He was born and raised in Tromsø, and did his guide education alongside the polar bears at Svalbard.
Being raised in the north, his parents took him hunting, fishing, gathering and skiing at an early age. Spending most vacations on the island of Senja, the sea and boat life has a special place in his heart.
With a track record from the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian army, and a short lived career as a carpenter, Reidar has experience from different fields over the last 20 years. Right now he is finishing a bachelors degree in Arctic Outdoor Life at the University of Tromsø, and taking guests out between lectures and kids.
With a special interest in photography and sustainable tourism, he is one of the guides taking you in to arctic nature this season.
Haakon was born in Tønsberg, the oldest town of Norway. He finished the Arctic Nature guide study at the same time as Reidar, and together they are planning to finish the Arctic Outdoor Life study in the spring of 2018. Haakon finished a BA-degree in marketing before he discovered his wild side, and has been working with young refugees outside Alta in his spare time.
Haakon is a laid back guy that never gets stressed, and always does what he can to make guests comfortable. As a seasoned snowboarder, model and climber, Haakon is a versatile man that carry the big backpacks when out, and after spending six consecutive weeks in a tent last summer - he knows what equipment works on long trips, and what soap to bring.
Haakons focus is on photography, enjoying nature and the long days out. If you ask him, he probably has a bag of potato chips in his backpack.