Seakayak and hike from Urke

This Tuesday we were out with a group out on a Sea kayak and hike in Hjørundfjorden. We started the trip in Urke, just beside Urke Kaihus. Here we had a great starting point just down by the shore with great views out over Norangsfjorden and Hjørundfjorden.

After a short safe instruction we set of out thru the fjord aiming for Skår and today´s goal Skårsætra. The fjord was stellar and the sun out – just a perfect day on the fjord!

Seakayaking in Hjørundfjorden, Norway

Seakayaking in Hjørundfjorden outside Urke. Just a short distance from Ålesund.

frikjøring på Stranda

We´re looking for more staff

Uteguiden AS is the leading outdoor adventure company in Sunnmøre, arranging trips with clients from all over the world all year around. We´re looking for a couple of positions to join our team of staff.

Booking & Logistics Manager

In this position you will be Uteguiden´s face out towards our clients. You will join the team in Stranda and work out from here on a daily basis. To work with us it´s important to be flexible and the amount of work will differ during the year with more work during peak season winter and summer.

There are also possibilities to join our team out in the field on the guided trips.

Your tasks will be the following:

  • Taking care of Inquiries & the contacts with our customers
  • Daily planning for guides
  • Logistics for our trips
  • SoMe

Requirements (you don´t need to have all of them):

  • Driving license
  • Knowledge about outdoor activities
  • Experience working with human resources & booking
  • Fluent in English & Norwegian/Swedish
  • Skills in SoMe
  • Able to handle stress in a good way

Workplace: Stranda
Starttime: January
Application: Personal letter & CV to Oscar@uteguiden.com before September 15th.

Ski guide
The workplace is our activity center in Stranda, Norway which will be the starting point for most of our trips. We mainly work with multi-day ski touring trips but also offpiste guiding, avalanche courses, ice climbing and snowshoeing.

Your tasks will be the following:

  • Guide & plan all our trips
  • Daily duties with maintenance & repair in Sunnmøres biggest guide company
  • Helping out at our activity centre in Stranda with equipment rental
  • Together with the rest of the team improve our trips and develop new ones.

Requirements (you don´t need to have all of them):

  • UIAGM-guide
  • Ski guide
  • Wilderness / outdoor or other similar guide education.
  • Up to date first aid course
  • Driving license class B
  • Speak fluent English (it´s an advantage if you speak other languages like Swedish, Norwegian, German, Spanish or French)

Workplace: Stranda
Start time:  Mid February to late April.

Application: Personal letter & CV to Oscar@uteguiden.com before September 15th.

In general we´re looking for guides with a big smile who always want to put the clients in the first row and deliver activities beyond expectations. Experience with multi-day trips is more or less mandatory. For the right person we can offer work for summer season and possibilities to join our guide team where you´re able to grow together with us.

Accommodation
We will help you to sort out accommodation in Stranda during your work here.

Uteguiden wins the Norwegian Travel Award

Every year Innovation Norway issues the Travel Award to a person, company or network that has introduced an innovative tourism experience or further developed an existing tourism experience in an innovative way. The experience should have contributed to the tourism industry’s success and had a positive impact on Norway as a destination.

This year the jury chose to hand out the Reiselivprisen to Uteguiden, during Innovation Norway’s annual event “Kickoff reiseliv” in Oslo. The winner of this year’s prize is located in Ålesund and Stranda – providing daily and year-round activities to give its Norwegian and international guests unique experiences in the region.

– Uteguiden is a modern tourism company that offers experiences as more and more tourists want in Norway. In a sustainable way, they have created a stable full-year company, which creates jobs far beyond their own employees. Such tourism companies we want to have more of, says Minister of Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

Positive ripples

The winner of the Travel Award will receive a diploma, attendance at next year’s Norwegian Travel Workshop in Ålesund and NOK 250,000. The other two finalists, this year, were Beitostølen Resort / Destinasjonskirurgene and Loen Skylift receive every 50,000 kroner and free participation at NTW.

The three tourism companies nominated for the final of the year have all created many positive ripples, both locally, nationally and internationally. Uteguidens results were what we were most impressed with this year – and it is a young company that helps to set the direction for the future tourism industry in Norway. They do not compromise on sustainability, they deliver activities guests to Norway want and they dare to think new when it comes to filling nature with content. We hope the Tourism Price will give them an extra boost to invest at least as much in the coming years, says Tourism Director Bente Bratland Holm in Innovation Norway.

Stand-up paddle in Ålesund

We´re looking for more guides

Uteguiden AS is the leading outdoor adventure company in Sunnmøre, arranging trips with clients from all over the world all year around. We´re looking for guides who love working with people and give the clients the time of their life during the next summer.

In 2018 Uteguiden was awarded with Visit Norways Norwegian Travel award, read more about it here.

The work is connected to our centers in Ålesund and Stranda/Hellesylt, Norway which will be the starting point for most of the trips.

The work is seasonal and will run from May/June to August/September 2019.

Your tasks will be the following:
  • Guide our daily kayak, hiking and biking trips
  • Daily duties with maintenence & repair in Sunnmøres biggest and fastest growing guide company
  • Together with the rest of the team improve our trips and develop new ones.
  • For the right person it´s possible to work with our multiday trips.
Requirements:
  • Course / certificate as a kayakguide
  • Up to date first aid course
  • Wilderness / outdoor or other similar guide education.
  • Driving license class B
  • Speak fluent English (it´s an advantage if you speak other languages like Swedish, Norwegian, German, Spanish or French)
  • In general we´re looking for guides with a big smile who always want to put the clients in the first row and deliver activities beyond expectations. Experience with multi-day trips is an advantage too. For the right person we can offer work over coming summers and possibilities to join our training program were you´re able to grow together with us.
  • Accommodation
    We will help you to sort out accommodation in Ålesund during your work here in the area.
    Work place: Ålesund and Hellesylt/Stranda, 
     Møre & Romsdal, Norway

 Send your CV and a personal letter with photo to oscar@uteguiden.com. 

Deadline for applications January 10th.

 

Early season ski tour

The winter arrived early here in Stranda this winter with the first guided ski touring weekend already in the start of October and now in the end of the month we have good conditions again.

The first turns of the season is always something special and to be able to do it with the conditions we had today was just all time high.

I spoke with my good friend Martin yesterday about a morning ski touring mission in our backyard. He also have small kids which makes our scheduling quite in line, and this morning or evening missions is just perfect. All of you with small kids out there know the deal 😉

I picked up Martin on the way up to Ringstadsetra, which is just a 10 min drive from home. From here we had to carry the skis for 5 minutes before we put on the skins and started walking.

The light on this time of the year is just magic with it´s golden glow and you feel blessed to have all this in your backyard.

The skiing itself where actually much better den expected with a good hard base and some soft cold snow on to of it. The hard base where just perfect to cover all the rocks!

Hope to see you soon here in our backyard!

If you have some questions just drop us a line!

All photos: Martin Kristoffersen

Safety first – avy backpacks to all our customers

We are proud to announce that we as the first company in Norway offers all our skitouring-customers with avalanche backpacks. We have been working proffessional with avalanches since 2007 and now the effect of an avy-backpack. We want our customers to feel safe when they are out skiing with us and that´s why we from now on offer these backpacks. We also want to accure you that our guides won´t take bigger risks just because of these backpacks.

How does it work?
In the top of the backpack it´s mounted a big ballon and if you get caught in an avalanche you just pull the handle on the shoulder strap. This will release the compressed air in the bottom of the backpack and fill the ballon with air. The ballon want to make you to a bigger particle and bigger particles end up closer to the surface in an avalanche.

Big thanks to Mammut Norway for helping us out with the best equipment on the corporate facebook profile market.
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These two videos below shows you how it works.

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