Adventure Guide Course

ADVENTURE GUIDE COURSE

Adventure Guide Course

The Adventure Guide Course covers universal adventure guide subjects essential for any adventure tour guide in the Arctic, from husky mushers to aurora chasers, or mountain skiers to city walkers. Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned guide, this course will make sure you obtain the essential guiding skills and get up-to-date with fundamental techniques. The Adventure Guide Course is also suitable for holders of certified adventure activites such as kayaking, mountaineering, or scuba diving, and want to learn guiding skills in order to become a qualified, skilled guide within their field. The course follows the principals of the Adventure Travel Guide Standard (ATGS) compiled by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and includes the following modules:

Module 1
Sustainability
Module 2
Universal technical skills
Module 3
Safety & risk analysis
Module 4
Local Culture & history
Module 5
Group management
Evaluation
Theoretical & practical exam

WHO? The course content is delivered by experienced guides, locals, and topic specialists from UiT, MET, and more.

HOW? With limited number of participants, learning will be interactive and practical. Participants will receive handouts, resources, and Q&A sessions throughout the course. The course takes place in English.

WHERE? The course takes place near Tromsø city centre in a spacious setting. Lessons are both theoretical and practical with focus on group work. 

WHEN? The course starts on Monday 25th-Thursday 28th. There will be a week for self-study and the final examination and delivery of assignments will be on Friday 24th October. 

WHAT? Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be given a  diploma for course completion. With this diploma, you will have access to more courses such as our Northern Lights Guide Course.

If you’re not sure whether this course is for you, then try answering the following questions:

  • Do you speak fluent English?
  • Do you want to work as a guide in or around Tromsø?
  • Do you enjoy working in the Arctic climate?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then this course is for you!

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