My name is Oula Niemelä. I am the guide and creator of these adventures. I grew up in a small town in Finland, by lakes and forests. Now my home is in Northern Norway, Tromsø, the gate-way to the Arctic.
I have been taking people out on adventures for nearly 10 years in the polar regions. Guide work has taken me from the High Arctic all the way to Antarctic peninsula. I started guiding in Northern Lapland, which is still one of my favourite destinations. Before settling in Tromsø, I lived five years in Svalbard, where I gained a lot of knowledge about Arctic travel.
I have following certifications:
Arctic Nature Guide (UiT)
Nature and Wilderness Guide
Avalanche technician (SVELAV)
Avalanche instructor (FINLAV)
Activity leader for sea kayaking (NPF)
Wilderness First Responder (WMS)
It is important that my guests feel safe and comfortable on my adventures. On a trip with Erä-Oula you can explore the great outdoors in a small and intimate group. My goal is to provide my guests with new learning and knowledge. Perhaps you get a chance to expand your comfort zone in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Adventuring with respect for nature and sustainability are my greatest values, which I also want to convey to my guests.
Are you ready for an adventure?