Uteguiden AS

Guiding, Courses & Event

Welcome to our backyard

Uteguiden AS is the leading adventure company on the Norwegian west coast. We offer a broad range of adventures, all year round, from ski touring to climbing and kayaking to glacier trips. Our goal has always been and will always be to provide the best guides and the best adventures possible between deep fjords and craggy summits.

Our Story

Uteguiden was founded in 2008 and became Uteguiden AS in 2012, the same year we started our business in Norway. Oscar, the founder and owner of Uteguiden, came to Stranda in 2009 and immediately saw the potential in the area.

For the first few years, he worked mostly his own, guiding most of our trips. Over the last couple of years, the company has grown fast and we now hire 5 full times guides for the whole winter and up to 20 during our busiest periods.

Our goal has always been to focus on our client’s needs and deliver a unique product, unrivalled in term of quality and awesomeness. We are happy to have had groups such as Salomon Freeski tv, Field Productions, Warren Miller Entertainment, O´neill, Nuit de la Glisse, Helly Hansen and Peak Performance amongst our clients.

In 2016,  we achieved a new goal by taking over a storefront location here in Stranda to act as our our own guide’s office. More recently, we have opened a second office located in the heart of the Art nouveau city of Ålesund.

Feel free to drop by any of those two locations to book trips, rent gear, and just hang out.

We´re looking forward to welcome you to the Sunnmøre alps.

Our guides

Oscar Almgren

Oscar Almgren

Guide / Owner

Oscar is the founder of the company and guides all the activities which Uteguiden provides. He is a highly qualified glacier-guide, mountain leader and avalanche technician. His depth of professional experience comes from working in several Swedish ski resorts, guiding heli-skiing, ski touring, ice climbing, off-piste skiing, avalanche courses, glacier trips, rafting and white water kayaking. Oscar also works as an observer for the Norwegian avalanche forecasting program and has worked as the head of the ski patrol at Stranda ski resort.

CAA Avalanche Operations Level 2

Certified glacier guide

Certified Mountain leader

SLAO Skipatroler

Member of NARG (Norwegian Mountain rescue)

Douglas Eskelius

Douglas Eskelius

Guide / Instructor

Douglas came to us as an intern, from the wilderness guide training in Campus Are, during the winter 13/14. Being already quite experienced from 6 years of working as a rock climbing guide and ski instructor, we didn’t let him go anywhere and he started guiding for Uteguiden immediately after his internship. Since then, “Dogge” has worked as an instructor and guide for the North Norwegian Climbing School in Lofoten during the summer and as a ski guide in Stranda during the winter. You will meet him on our ski tours, freeskiing and avalance courses.

Certified Mountain Leader

SLAO Level 2 Avalanche technician

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

Patrik Lindgren

Patrik Lindgren

Guide / Instructor

Since 2013, Patrik has worked year round as a guide on Kebnekaise mountain station. We are really happy to welcome him on the team for this season. Patrik likes to meet new people, is a skilled instructor and will be a perfect addition to the team.

SLAO Avalanche Level 1

Certified Mountain leader

Wilderness First Responder

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

Are Aarsland Reed

Guide

Gordie Smith

Gordie Smith

Guide / Instructor

We look forward to having Gordie join our team this winter. The traveling Kiwi from New Zealand brings a lot of experience, with over 20 years working with Ski Patrol, Ski touring and Avalanche Education from all over the world, including NZ, USA, Canada, Sweden and Norway. You will meet him on our ski tours and avalanche courses, where he will not only teach you safety but how to find the best snow on any given day.

NZ Level 2 Avalanche

National Avalanche Centre – Regional Forecaster

National Avalanche Centre – Assistant manager

Accredited NZ Avalanche Instructor/Assessor

Pre Hospital Emergency Care

ISIA Ski teacher

 

Urban Axelsson

Urban Axelsson

Guide / Instructor

More info will come.

Håvard Kårstad

Håvard Kårstad

Guide / Instructor

Havard lives in Volda and works full time as a guide in the area. If you have been on a tour with us on Lodalskåpa, you have surely meet him. For the last 3 years, he has worked as a glacier guide in Briksdal and a dog sled guide on Svalbard. Havard can best be described with the words safe, calm and stable!

Degree in Sports and Outdoors from Volda University College

Educated teacher Arctic nature guide

Certified glacier guide/instructor

Johan Arnemo

Johan Arnemo

Guide / Instructor

The newest member of the team for this winter.  Johan have worked as a guide for Xtravel and STF (Swedish tourist association) since 2010 in destinations like Japan, Sweden and the alps. He is a strong skier, who will give you a good laugh during your tour. Johan is a certified Mountain Leader thru Campus Åre. You will meet him on our ski tours, freeskiing, and avalanche courses. Johan started his Mountain guide education in 2017.

Certified Mountain Leader

AST 1 & 2

SLAO Level 2 Avalanche technician

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

Håvard Nesse

Håvard Nesse

Guide

Håvard is our only snowboarding guide and takes care of most of our snowboard-groups. He have been living in the area for 6 years now and has a good sense of where to find the best skiing. Håvard have been in the part of the organising committee for the XFree competition during the X2 festival for many years.

Degree in Sports and Outdoors from Volda University College

David Lindgren

David Lindgren

Guide / Instructor

David lives with his family in Åre, Sweden but works for us during the whole year. You’re most likely to find David on one of our ski & sail trips or on a ski touring week. He has been working as a guide for the past 15 years and has guided in Riksgrensen, Trysil, Åre, Jotunheimen and Laax. David have just started his Swedish Mountain Guide education to become a certified UIAGM guide.

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

ISIA Ski teacher

Certified Mountain leader

Sol Idland

Sol Idland

Guide

Sol joined our team for winter 16/17 and is a great injection of positive energy to the team and for our clients. …