Adventure Guide Course


5 days + evaluation 10-20 People Spring: 23rd-30th May 2022 Winter: 29th-5th Sept 2022

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
Module 2
Universal technical skills
Module 3
Safety & risk analysis
Module 4
Local Culture & history
Module 5
Group management
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 runs during 5 days from 22nd November until 26th November. The final examination and delivery of assignments will be on the 29th November.

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!

Bear in mind...

- 10% discount for students. Student ID must be presented. - We need a minumum of 10 course participants to run the course. - The course schedule includes both day time and evening classes. The schedule will sent out via email. - The course will take place inddors and outside, so bring warm clothing! - It is recommended to bring a laptop to class in order to take notes and participate in online activities. - You must have 80% attendance and pass a practical and theoretical exam in order to receive the course completion diploma.

We love our pristine landscape and want to keep it that way. That is why we make our products as nature-friendly as possible and are proud owners of the Eco-lighthouse certificate. 
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COVID-19 update

Please note that our tours have been slighty altered to fit current Covid-19 regulations and we take special measures in order to help prevent the spread of the virus.