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Bettina Ovgaard

Regional Expert

Bettina first worked as a guide in South Greenland back in 1999. Little did she know how much of a profound influence this would have on her life! Over the next 11 years, she explored a land rich in polar exploration and Inuit tribe history, Danish colonialism and the foreign military presence of modern times. In 2017, Bettina joined the Civil Military Cooperation section of Joint Arctic Command in Nuuk, which is the operative division of the Danish Defence in the Arctic. She feels most connected to the Greenlandic way of life when sailing, visiting traditional settlements and pristine landscapes rich with endemic wildlife. She loves how Aurora’s Expedition Team strive to make every voyage unforgettable, and have the ability to turn a group of like-minded strangers into a family.

On expeditions, she encourages expeditioners to use all of their senses: “The eyes will never disappoint you because the vistas are so spectacular in the destinations we visit, but just as intriguing is the smell of herbs in tundra, the taste of a mountain sorrel or the feel of a piece of glacier ice smoothened by the sea”.

Join Bettina on Northern Lights Explorer (NLE001G), departing 1 September 2023.

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