North Adventure

North Adventure - Who We Are, What We Do

Henriette Bismo Eilertsen

Henriette Bismo Eilertsen

General Manager

Company management, Alta cruise project, new tourism initiatives... and everything else

Henriette is the manager of North Adventure, responsible for the operation of the company. Since she has the energy of a hurricane, she also manages and provides sales support for the cruise project in Alta, bringing ships into town and arranging for tours and shore services. In addition, she spends a fair amount of time working on other projects and sales efforts that help to raise Alta's visibility to tourists and bring more of them to the area. She has been in the tourism industry since 2001 in Alta, most recently taking over North Adventure in 2010. She speaks Norwegian and English.

Contact:     +47 90 19 27 76     and     henriette@northadventure.no

Tanja Handke

Tanja Handke

Assistant Manager

Operations manager, bookkeeping, group and FIT sales, tour guide coordinator, cruise dispatch

Tanja Handke has been with North Adventure since 2008 and now serves as the assistant manager for the company. Tanja is the manager and organizer for all our guides, and manages the bus dispatch process for cruise ships that visit Alta. She is also the only person with enough discipline to do our invoicing and bookkeeping, and if that weren't enough still uses some time to arrange group tours. She is originally from Germany and moved to Alta with her family in 2004. She speaks German, Norwegian and English.

Contact:     +47 97 59 27 76     and     tanja@northadventure.no

Jon Matte

Jon Matte

"Office Potato"

FIT sales and relationship management, software, web sites, social media, guiding, whatever else

Jon began working for North Adventure in 2014. As the company's "potato", he spends his time doing some of everything. His primary responsibility is relationship management with tour agents, FIT sales and product development, and acting as the contact point in Alta for press and PR tours. He also writes web sites and helpful pieces of software to improve work flow, solves Excel problems, translates documents, does a little bit of tour guiding, works with cruise ships, and sometimes stares aimlessly out at the beautiful sky while pretending to be VERY busy. An expatriate American, he speaks reasonably good English and bravely pretends to speak Norwegian.

Contact:     +47 99 49 27 76     and     jon@northadventure.no

Marianne Knutsen

Marianne Knutsen

Manager, Tourist Office

Daily operations in the tourist office, FIT and group tour sales, vendor relationships, social media

Marianne Knutsen joined North Adventure in early 2015. With lots of experience in managing retail stores, she was the perfect choice to set up and operate the new tourist office adjoining North Adventure's offices here in Alta. But since nobody here does ONLY one job, she also arranges FIT and group tours for travelers and tour agents, works closely with the local activity suppliers here in Alta to get pricing and product information, and consistently makes us look good on Facebook and Instagram (and is way better than the rest of us at convincing visitors to leave TripAdvisor reviews). She speaks Norwegian and English.

Contact:     +47 97 58 77 76     and     marianne@northadventure.no

Ida Karoline Thomassen

Ida Karoline Thomassen

Apprentice Extraordinaire

Learning North Adventure's business roles and tasks, working in the tourist office, helping out with everything

Ida joined North Adventure as a "lærling" (apprentice) in August of 2016 to gain exposure and experience in the tourism industry. She is the "first face" in our tourist office and telephone, and has quickly made herself at home helping travelers and locals in need of information. Along with that, she helps us with cruise ship visits and booking tours, and has a two-year schedule with us that will give her a chance to take on responsibility in more areas. Our goal after two years is to make sure a regular desk job will seem unbearably boring! She speaks Norwegian and English.

Contact:     +47 78 44 50 50     and     ida@northadventure.no

North Adventure Business Office

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Contact:     +47 78 44 50 50     and     booking@northadventure.no