Elin Sjöberg Guide
Elin's background is strongly linked to the sea and mountains. She grew up on a sailboat, sailed around the world and crossed the Atlantic several times before she turned fifteen, and only attended a normal Swedish school for a few years.
Her entire adult life has since then continued on the same track, with long trips as a backpacker, volunteering on a sea turtle conservation project, and the last seven years working as a guide. Except during the pandemic years, when she found herself a new line of work and was busier than ever, first as an ambulance paramedic and later with collecting and analyzing PCR tests. So far, Elin has been working as a guide in over 20 countries, everywhere from New Zealand to India, Tanzania, the Galapagos Islands, and of course northern Scandinavia and Svalbard. Mostly specializing in leading tours with a focus on hiking, animals & nature.
When she is on firm ground and at home, she does voluntary on call duty as a rescue crew member for the Swedish Sea Rescue Association and works with CPR- and first aid training.
To truly relax she loves to travel north on long mountain hikes. Elin's father, who is a former mountain army ranger, took her hiking in Sarek National Park in northern Sweden for the first time in a carrying harness when she was only one year old. She has since then kept returning to the Scandinavian mountains north of the Arctic circle to hike as soon as the opportunity arises.
Elin also has a great interest in life below the surface of the sea, the first English word she understood was shark. She's been snorkeling with great enthusiasm since the age of five and became a certified diver at the age of twelve.