Doreen Lampe, our head guide, comes from the northern part of Germany but had already spent half of her life in Norway (Tromsø), before the famously irresistible “Svalbard fever” infected her and she moved to Spitsbergen in 2009.
In 2002 Doreen came into contact with the island for the first time; she was working as a cruise guide on the Hurtigruten ship, MS Nordstjernen, which was sailing westward along the archipelago.
Doreen is an accredited guide with a great deal of tour experience. She also boasts vital knowledge in the fields of search & rescue, avalanches, and glaciers. She is an active member of the Longyearbyen Red Cross, and has completed more than 60 hours of first aid training. Doreen is easily recognizable by her ever-present smile; she truly loves her work.
Thomas Risch, the head of sales, is the first point of contact for our clients. He has been living in Norway since 2009 and first went to Spitsbergen in the summer of 2010. He was a member of an aerial survey crew, working on a glacier monitoring project for the Norwegian Polar Institute.
Totally fascinated by Spitsbergen, he has often been back, both in the winter and summer seasons. Thomas loves to call on his first hand experience to advise you, and this is what enables you to piece together your perfect stay on the island.
Thomas & Doreen are both renowned for their dedication to the job and attention to detail. Their professional and service-oriented approach to their work is greatly appreciated by our clients.