Our team consists of a permanent core, plus a number of seasonal freelancer colleagues. Both the core team and the freelancers work to varying degrees in all of our 3 main branches: the agency terra polaris, the tour operator part Spitsbergen Tours, and Longyearbyen Camping.
Different to many other tourism companies, the private contacts and bonds in the team play an important role during the season and beyond. Anyone wanting to join us should not only be passionate about wilderness, polar regions and working with people, but should also fit into the team. Of course, everybody needs opportunities also for retreats. But persons looking first of all for a well-paid job with as many working days as possible during the season, while interest in private contacts in the team and in time for also private activities in Spitsbergen ranking much lower, will not fit in so well. Many of us come again and again, though possibly with breaks of a summer or more in between, but our special team atmosphere, our lifestyle in Spitsbergen and the call of the Arctic are hard to resist to for a lot of us.
Annual gathering: An important institution for staying in touch is our annual gathering on the last weekend in October, usually in central Europe (mostly in Germany), for which we pick a fairly basic accomodation with pleasant nature nearby, and then spend the weekend for a combination of going on a hike, cooking and eating together, looking at lots of pictures and videos of the past season and on other polar regions and topics, exchanging news and gossip, and having some company-related üpdates and discussions with typically 20-25 participants.
For potential newcomers, considering joining us for the next summer season, this annual gathering is an excellent opportunity for gaining a multi-facetted insight into how we work and live.
Sunny Seecamp, in our Team 2011, is based on our campsite in Longyearbyen and keeps record of her experiences in a > personal Blog (sorry - German, but lots of shots)
Further information via the following links or the menue to the left:
» Our permanent core team - not yet available in English
» Our seasonal freelancers - not yet available in English
» You want to join us ? - not yet available in English
» FAQ - frequently asked questions about team and joining - not yet available in English