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Johan Carlsson Tjernström Guide

To become a Polar guide and walk in both his father's and grandfather's footsteps was an easy choice for Johan. On a trip with PolarQuest onboard M/S Stockholm he truly fell in love with the arctic wilderness of Svalbard.

Johan studied history and philosophy at Lunds university whilst working behind the reception at various health care centers. His great interest in history can only be compared by his even greater interest in wildlife photography, which traces back to a trip to Svalbard in 2019 onboard M/S Stockholm. As an assisting guide on that trip he got to experience majestic landscapes and shared intimate moments with polar bears and arctic foxes. From that moment his sole goal has been to return to the arctic wilderness. 

Svalbard's one of a kind wildlife and interesting history made the choice easy for Johan; to pursue a career as a Polar guide and embrace everything this ice-crowned world has to offer. In 2023 Johan will be following his father's and grandfather's footsteps while working as a guide on PolarQuests expeditions in Svalbard and Greenland.