Eco-friendly Tours in the Arctic | The Pukka Philosophy

This is what lights our fire

Our Philosophy 


At Pukka Travels, we are constantly striving to create, provide & execute unique experiences for today’s modern explorer. We believe the next generation of travel embodies exclusive eco-friendly tours and experiences close to nature. At 69 degrees North, the winters are powerful and mysterious while the summers are golden and everlasting.  With this, Pukka Travelers inherit an extraordinary perspective of the world after exploring with us.

 

The Place 

 

Exploring a destination nearly untouched by inhabitants is something that is both unique and difficult to do in the world today. We manage to create tailor-made experiences for those looking to fulfill their travels with something more than a spectacular photo (don’t worry, you’ll get those too). We respect the world in which we live and make sure to seamlessly integrate with the wildlife we cross paths with, and the mountains we summit.

The People 

 

We are modern explorers, and we cater to people who value experiences just as much as the people who they surround themselves with. Everyone in this world has a unique story to tell and we want to foster a space which enables Pukka Travelers to share their story both with us, and the story that is created in the Arctic with the people they cross paths during this journey that we call life.

 

We promise to foster an environment that enables our guests to become as inspired as possible without sacrificing the comfort and service expected when traveling in harsh, ever-changing conditions. For many, this is a trip of a lifetime and we want to ensure our guests will go home with stories that will be passed on for generations to come.

Let us introduce ourselves

Meet the team

The Pukka Team

Our crew is a versatile bunch.  We are a group of people from many countries working together to change the way humans travel. We sail in Arctic waters, catch, fillet & cook cod for lunch on a daily basis. We ride alongside whales (without getting too close of course) though, they often initiate regattas right next to us. They win. Did we mention that happens while we are still driving luxurious catamaran… at 69 degrees North?

We ski, snowboard, sauna, hike, bike, sail, make people smile, host local events, create experiences twenty-somethings can tell their grandkids one day. We help produce stories for explorers, and want to ensure travelers, adventures, and locals respect the world we live in. Oh, and we drink coffee but that goes without saying.

Meet our Team

Anton Heijbel

Anton Heijbel

Operations & Partnerships

With 8 years of professional experience within the yachting & leisure industry Anton will set the tone for how we conduct PUKKA TOURS and collaborate with partners from around the world.  His goal is to help create the best Arctic memories for both you, your family & friends.

anton@pukkatravels.com

Perri Rothenberg

Perri Rothenberg

Digital Strategy & Partnerships

With a spirit of a true adventurer and a keen mind for communicating in the digital marketplace this burst of power joins us from the USA. Perri will focus on international collaborations and online strategy for our PUKKA brands.

perri@pukkatravels.com

Alice Heijbel

Alice Heijbel

Sales Manager

With an infinite excitement for life, this service minded Swede has traveled far north to look after our clients. As a modern explorer, Alice will help you get ready for the Arctic while making sure you are being hosted by one of our dedicated managers at PUKKA Selected.

alice@pukkatravels.com

David Van Den Berg

David Van Den Berg

Operations & Skipper

This nature loving, adventure seeking skipper from the Netherlands has joined our team in Tromsø. David is one of our rock solid guides that will look after your comfort and safety at sea while venturing out into the Arctic.

david@pukkatravels.com

Henriette Andrea Hansen

Henriette Andrea Hansen

Office Manager & Sales

Henriette is one of our amazing Tromsø locals who has taken charge of our annual ocean clean up event, along with taking care of our office operations alongside with sales.

henriette@pukkatravels.com

Jonas Legernes

Jonas Legernes

Skipper

Jonas has sailed across the Atlantic to join our team as a Skipper in the Arctic. After being in the Caribbean for quite sometime, he has come back to his roots to enjoy the best of Norway. In his spare time, he enjoys free diving and running his own organization, Zing Ocean Conservancy.

jonas@pukkatravels.com

NORA KVALSVIK / Store Manager
LINNEA OBERG / Store Team
MAX LANDER / Content Creator

(full profiles coming soon) 

Meet our skippers 

DAVID VAN DEN BERG
JONAS LEGERNES
BJORN FOLDOY
OYVIND NILSSEN
OLLI ELOVAARA

 

(full profiles coming soon) 

 

Meet our Guides & Camp Rangers

FRANCESCA BRERO / Adventure Guide
CARLOS QUILES MENCHERO / Adventure Guide
FERNANDO PERREN / Adventure Guide
MAEVE / Adventure Guide
RED RAINEY / Nature Camp Ranger
TOMASZ SIATA / Mini Bus Driver
ESPEN LANGAARD / Driver
DUNCAN BULLIVANT / Driver
BJÖRN VEDIN / Build Crew
EPIFANY ECHEGOYEN / Build Crew

(full profiles coming soon) 

We are growing! 

If you have the drive, ambition and skill-set to help us set the tone for the next generation of travels, then drop us an email today. We are looking for high achievers with experience and connections around the world that want to join this epic adventure and grow with a dynamic team of keen explorers / applications@pukkatravels.com 

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