A native Norwegian. Vanja takes care of business. She is the mother and carer, the number puncher and the paper pusher, the SoMe queen and the designer. A true entrepreneur who is bold, vunerable and brave. In business – along with integrity – she believes the ‘WHY’ is more important than the ‘WHAT’. Vanja is happiest around a bonfire in beautiful Norwegian nature with friends.
Titus has the experience and understanding to maximize your valuable time with us. His passion and love for the ocean is highly contagious and guaranteed to give you the richest experience possible. Titus is a true ‘waterman’. Surfer, kitesurfer, freediver, lifeguard, yachtmaster, Ex Royal Marine, SUP distance paddler and certified ‘Wim Hof Method’ instructor. He loves to identify and challenge limiting beliefs in himself & others.
Courtney is a lover of laughter and new adventures. She seeks to provide opportunities for you to connect with the natural world through outdoor experiences. She feels most in her element on the water and loves to explore new waterways. She is a Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor, ultra-distance marathon paddler and Paddling Magazine contributor. Courtney was first introduced to stand up paddling at Northern Edge Algonquin and can’t wait to share her love of paddling with you!
The founder of Watertrek, an NGO involved in protecting aquatic ecosystems. Severine is also an ISA SUP instructor and SLSGB surf lifesaver as well as having a career in acting and producing. She is an SUP Norway veteran, passionate environmentalist and an incredibly inspirational human being. We love her! https://watertrek.org/
From Chennai in India, Kumaran is a highly experienced expedition leader and wilderness medic with many SUP accomplishments including two world records. He works tirelessly for the environment through his initiative ‘Paddle for future’. Kumaran is one of the nicest blokes you will ever meet and we’re proud to have him on the team.
Paul is an experienced military/civilian expedition leader & adventure training instructor. He has 10 yrs experience as a medical first responder and an impressive array of qualifications including WSA SUP coach. He’s also great fun to be around.
PARTNERS & FRIENDS
Founder of the incredibly successful Gutsygirls initiative for women seeking adventure. Natalie has boundless energy and enthusiasm as an experienced expedition leader. SUP Norway & Natalie host 2 Gutsygirls (Women only) expeditions each year. https://gutsygirls.co.uk
Mindset Expert, Wim Hof Method instructor, Lifestyle Hacker. Originally trained in neuropsychology, Bart has spent the last 5 years helping people get back to their nature. Bart & Titus host the 5 day ‘Discovery expedition’ where participants can experience profound insights and change. A truly powerful experience. https://bartscholtissen.nl
Remus is happiest climbing routes that would turn most mortals into shivering wrecks. He is one our guides for the 3 Fjords expedition and will lead the ‘via feratta’ climb of Mt Hoven.
There’s always a warm welcome at Gudvangen for our guests thanks to Lene at Gudvangen camping. We start and end our expeditions at this stunning location and enjoy the evenings in the newly converted barn or with a BBQ. Stay longer after your expedition and book a cabin here: https://visitgudvangen.com