A well-traveled Canadian living in Norway. I have spent my entire adult life working in the tourism industry, and am passionate about sharing the beauty and nature of Norway. I tailor adventures where nature plays the main role, and my job is to show travelers the hidden adventures that lies within Norwegian nature. Creating experiences that will give life lasting memories.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Contrast Adventure work all over Norway, but we specialize in what we call "The top of fjord- Norway", that focuses on the northwestern part of Norway. Our mission is to show the contrast and great variety of our nature, and this area is our backyard. We try to keep transportation to a minimum, and this area gives mind blowing changes in nature within a short distance. This allows us to keep nature happy and healthy, and also offering our travelers memories of a lifetime. Our main activity is hiking in the summer, and skitouring in the winter. We also arrange tours with other nature based activities such as river-rafting, climbing and cycling. Basically- we support all nature based activites! Our goal is to create great, safe and educational nature based experiences without leaving any traces."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Travel was an important part of my life since I was a child. Everything from local trips within Canada, road trips throughout North America, or long-distance vacations to Europe. My love of travel has only grown since. After finishing university, I spent 5 years traveling and working as an adventure and tourism guide, before eventually settling in Norway. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"A travel experience I will never forget is the day I skied with my entire family up the highest mountain in Norway, Galdhøpiggen. It was a the perfect day to share with them them beauty of the country I now called home. "
Featured trips & expertise
Norway's first month of spring brings warming temperatures, melting snow, and budding blossoms. This is a great time to get outdoors and hit the open road as the entire country comes of out hibernation for Easter tourism—yet it's still more affordable and less crowded than summer. Find out what to do and where to go with this April guide.
Lace up your boots and let a private guide show you this lesser-visited region of Northern Norway. With the stunning Lyngen Alps at your doorstep and extended daylight (summer) hours, you'll take part in six days of trekking with the village of Lyngseidet as your base. Highlights include the Steindalsbreen Glacier, the Gorsabrua Gorge, a trail created by WWII prisoners, a free day for biking or boating, and finally a night in Tromsø — dubbed the 'Paris of the North'.
This scenic winter adventure traverses the Norwegian Arctic and checks off a number of natural and cultural sites starting in the city of Tromsø, nicknamed 'Paris of the North'. From here, hit the road and see rock art in Alta, learn about the indigenous Sami people in Karasjok, and visit a hotel made of snow along the Finnish/Russian border. Each day ends with another opportunity to view the Northern Lights in this beautiful and remote part of the world.
Phone off, out-of-office reply on. When it comes to long-distance hikes, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better country than Norway. With cozy, for-public-use cabins dotting the hills and a landscape that just won't quit, this could be the excuse you've been waiting for.
Recent trip reviews for Emily
5 days - bergen, fijords, oslo, Norway - Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2018
Overall, the trip was wonderful and we had a fantastic time! We can't wait to return to Norway to see more of that amazing country. Marrit (sp?) our guide was amazing and great at showing us the sites as well as reacting to changes on the fly. Even though some stormy weather kept us from doing the glacier hike we originally planned on, she identified several other options and shorter hikes we could do in the area to make the most of the day. The kayaking portion of the trip was magical... read more
Norway, Norway - May 29 - May 31, 2018
Both Emily and Thomas were amazing to work with for our adventures. Thank you both for making our vacation fabulous and fantastic!!!