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I am 45 years, born and raised on the coast of Telemark county in the south but with Finnish and Sami blood in my veins, which pulls me to the Arctic areas up north - and I guess I feel at best up there.
As I use to say to new acquaintances:
"Then right after I was born, I was dropped down into the bilberry heather and since thenI've stayed there..."
I have always been fond of the nature and, unlike others, I don't need an activity like angling or hunting, to be out there. If I just can be out in the open, enjoy some good food and be alone with the silence, then it's good enough for me.
Went through an education I to become a cabinet maker in the 80's, and I've been a member of the Boy Scouts half my life, and it was on that track I took off, so to speak:
"working for and together with people, close to the nature.."
I worked on my last piece of wood in 1994 and made a decision to dedicate myself to nature, full time.
I was accepted at this 2-year Mountain Guide education in northern Sweden in 1996 - and by that, the road signs pointed in the right direction regarding my career.
If you would like to have GuideGunnar as your private guide all to yourself, you will have to add the actual costs to the prices below:
NOK 4500: 10 am - 5 pm
NOK 6500: 6 pm - 1 am
NOK 12500: 24 hour
These costs can be such as transportation, meals and equipment, which otherwise is included in the price of each event. If you are a family, one or more couples, a small group of friends etc. and you would like to have me as your own, private guide, no one outside your group will participate in your chosen trip.
A price offer which includes the additional costs will be sent as soon as I receive your request.
Some price examples:
AURORA SIGHTSEEING (ord. price NOK 1100 p.p)
1 - 5 persons: NOK 8500
6 - 9 persons: NOK 11750
Included: Northern Lights Chase (max. 400 km), warm suit and thermo boots, snacks, hot drinks, suit and thermo boots and GG`s guide service.
AURORA DINNER (ord. price NOK 1250 p.p.)
1 - 7 persons: NOK 9500
Included: Norhtern lights Chase (max. 400 km), light meal, warm and cold drink, snacks, warm suit, thermo boots and GG`s guide service.
AURORA SNOWSHOE (ord. price NOK 950 p.p.)
1 - 5 persons: NOK 8500
Included: Transport, equipment, snacks, warm drink and GG`s guide service.
"I know Gunnar well, first of all personally as my brother and friend, but we have also worked together on a few projects in relation to his firm and he is easy to communicate with, reliable and punctual.
Since he is a wildlife guide, I think it would be worth knowing what kind of a person he is and I think that what is his foremost feature, is his enthusiasm and energy. He is also dedicated and believes in what he is doing. He has always had a profound love for nature and the outdoors. That is combined with his love for good cooking.
His enthusiasm does not get in the way of his sense of responsibility, though, and as he is also a social and outgoing person, I cannot think of anyone who is better suited to guide others than him.
Although born in the south of Norway, both his parents and we, his older brothers, are from Finnmark county in the north.
Thus, his heart always belonged to the north and he has spent all his childhood summers up there and now he lives in Tromsø, which means that he knows the arctic nature as well as would he have been born there!"
- by Wilfred Hildonen, my brother.
|Summer '97||Cycling guide, The Fjords. Stavanger - Bergen - Ålesund|
|Winter '97 / '99 / '00 / '01 / '03 / '06||Ski guide, Venabu / Rondane National Park|
|Summer '03||Hiking guide, Venabu / Rondane National Park|
|Summer '98 / '99 / '01 / '05||Glacier guide, Briksdal, Nordfjord|
|Winter '00 / '01||Ski instructor, Beitostølen|
|Easter '03||Ski guide for Waymark, UK at Sjusjøen, Lillehammer|
|Winter '03 / '04||Ski guide for Exodus, UK at Rondablik / Rondane National Park|
|12 days Christmas Ski tour '04 / '05 / '06 / '07||Rondane / Espedalen|
|Winter '06||Ski guide for XCUK at Høvringen / Rondane National Park|
|From summer '06||"Arctic Fantasy" - Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|From Autumn '06||"Camp Aurora" - Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|Spring '07||Ski guide for Waymark, UK at Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|2007 - 2009||Host for Conference & Activities at Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|Spring '08||Ski guide for Exodus, UK at Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|From winter '09||Base camp Tromsø|
|From 2006: September - April||Northern Lights season|
|From 2009: June - September||Midnight Sun, Beach Relax & Coastal Culture|
From April 2012: Base camp Bjørnskar, Ringvassøya
"Half an hour later, Gunnar pulls into a siding. He flicks on the interior light over the driver's seat. Thirteen silent faces look at him. We're in the middle of nowhere, the van's windows have fogged up and he turns to us in his furry hat. It's all a bit surreal and I have goosebumps.
But then Gunnar begins what he does best. He talks. He shows us a map and begins to explain about the solar winds, the magnetic North Pole, about collisions and exploding light.
We're off like storm chasers across the frozen landscape. Gunnar cites Norse mythology. "If you whistle or wave at the lights, the spirits will take you away," he says.""
By Marian McGuinness, The Sydney Morning Herald