About us

Svante Strand
Daily leader Newland Norway
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Svante Strand is the owner and expedition leader of Newland AS. Svante is a qualified engineer, who trained at Trondheim School of Engineering. After studying, he completed his first year of military service as a parachutist, and the next seven years in the Special Forces in Norway and abroad.

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Helen Turton
Daily leader Newland UK
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Helen Turton runs our office in the UK, and has more experience than most women (and men) when it comes to expeditions and tours. She has experience from Africa's west coast to the North Pole sea ice, and Antarctica's endless snowy plateau and extreme conditions.


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Christopher Nygaard
Polar guide
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Christopher has arranged trips to Elbrus, the Alps (Matterhorn, attempt on Mont Blanc), two trips to Aconcagua, skiiing trips to Svalbard, Finnmark, Hardangervidda, Rondane, Jostedalsbreen, Folgefonna and Jotunheimen. He was a paratrooper in the military, and has been enjoying the outdoor way of life since I was a child. 

Sjur Mørdre
Polar guide
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One of Norway's greatest names in polar expeditions, who is working as a ‘guest guide' for Newland. Sjur has the most experience of Greenland icecap crossings in the world, and also many full-scale trips skiing to both the South Pole and North Pole.

Bjørn Moa

Polar guide
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Bjorn is a man who has impressed Newland on more than one occasion. The list is long, both with experience, expeditions and his background. A welcome addition to the Newland family.

Helge Sundet
Greenland guide
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Helge, at 26 years old, has already undertaken some long expeditions such as crossing Greenland, climbing Denali and a number of other small and large adventures.

Eirik Flovik
Polar guide
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Eirik has studied outdoor life at the Telemark Univeristy College. He has crossed Greenland and been to numerous of adventures in the norwegian mountains both summer and winter time. He also have a specialist background highly suitable to demanding guide-jobs. Eirik is also a highly competent skiier and have been competing on a very high level in Norway.

Kjell Erik

Polar guide
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I feel at home in any kind of wilderness, whether it is in deep jungles of Borneo, in the thin air at the summit of Aconcagua, or in dark cold of Svalbard.
I freeze very easily, but still I love the cold. Along the way I have learned a few tricks on how to keep warm, and I would love to pass these tricks on to others.

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