Staff World of Greenland
Mike Rinno Kruse – CEO
As long as I remember I have had an urge to go travel and seek the adventure – that was what made me, at the age of 7 store away all of my toys and hang a map of the world on the wall instead. Since then, I have been travelling most of the world, mostly on my cross-country bicycle, the longest tour being from my hometown in Denmark to Bangkok, Thailand. In the summer 2016 I started working as a tour leader for the Danish travel agency Topas Travel, which afterwards led me to Greenland and World of Greenland, where I have been since the summer of 2017. Greenland touches me with its beauty, wilderness and diversity. You rarely meet a landscape so untouched and at the same time so magnificent and wild. This is what makes a wide range of experiences possible here – I especially like our helicopter tour to the inland ice, which on one hand touches my old pilot-dream and on the other, give the views of the fastest moving glacier on the northern hemisphere, as beautiful as it is impressive!
As the directing manager in World of Greenland, I will invite everyone to come and experience this magical place with us – We are looking forward to welcome you here, in the land of ice.
Kristina Kruse – CFO
Rejselysten blev tændt på en 9 måneders arbejds- og rygsæktur i Australien lige efter gymnasiet. Den blev hurtig efterfulgt af et halvt års tur gennem Indien, Nepal, Indonesien og Filippinerne. Herefter vandt fornuften og studiet blev påbegyndt. En kort vinterferie i Grønland var nok til at overbevise mig, dét var stedet at være! Herefter blev de efterfølgende somre anvendt med at arbejde i Grønland. Da biologistudiet var overstået, var det tid til at rykke dagligdagen til Ilulissat. Kort efter jeg flyttede til Ilulissat, blev hundespandet købt og fundamentet var lagt for de mest fantastiske oplevelser!
Jeg er vild med vinterens sne, nordlys og hunde, men glæder mig også hvert år til sommerens ankomst. Så er der mulighed for vandreture og sejlture med isfjelde, hvaler og bræ. Skal jeg vælge et favorit sted og tid er det Glacier Lodge Eqi i August måned, hvor jeg elsker roen og udsigten!
Lotte Cecilie L. Søndermark – COO / Operationel Manager
I came to Greenland for the first time in the summer of 2017, working in Ilimanaq Lodge. The big scales of untouched nature had a paralyzing effect on me from the very first second, and when I left a few months later I knew I had to come back. Since I graduated in 2014 i have mostly been abroard working very diverse jobs all over the world. What makes traveling so fascinationg to me is primarily the adventures provided by nature and the ability of active living in great contrasts. As Operationel Manager I feel priveleged being able to combine this passion with my sense of planning. Greenland has got so much potential and I look forward to developing and showing you this potential through our many tours.
Kristoffer Bach Kynemund – Hotel/Lodge Chef
In the summer of 2018, I moved to Greenland to experience this amazing country through my job as a guide for World of Greenland. I fell in love with the beautiful nature, amazing people, and the exciting work. What should have been 3 months employment became a permanent way of living. The job as a guide quickly developed to be focussed on our lodges which I've spent most of my time managing.
Today I have the responsibility for Glacier Lodge Eqi, Igloo Lodge and Ilulissat Hostel. My job is to make every single night spent in one of our lodges unforgettable. Nothing less.
I look forward to welcome you in our amazing lodges!
Tina Olsvig Madsen – Key Account Manager
I am born and raised in Ilulissat. I love traveling, but my home is Ilulissat, where i love sailing in the summer catching supply for the long dark winter. I am an optometrist, but have worked with tourism several times and have fallen for it. In World of Greenland I started as a guide and coordinator 2 summers. With the company increaseing I am now daily at the office, where i answer e-mails and plan ahead.
Anne-Sofie Wolsing - Shop manager
I first came to Greenland as a small child, when my family moved to Nuuk. My earliest memories are summer days in the mountains and on the water. Even though we only lived in Greenland a few years, my dream has long been to come back one day. I finished my degree in Philosophy and Experience Economy at Aarhus University and decided to find a way back to Greenland. In springtime 2019 I started working at World of Greenland. The plan was to stay here for 6 months, but I am still here.
I am responsible for our shop and optimizing of the excursions.
Simone Kølle Petersen - Senior Guide
I sommeren 2007 var jeg på ferie i Grønland, og det gjorde et dybt indtryk på mig. Jeg blev betaget af roen, menneskene, naturen, den friske luft, lyset og de store vidder man ikke finder andre steder end i Grønland. I vinteren 2008 vendte jeg tilbage og kørte 4 dage på hundeslæde. Det var så fantastisk, at jeg kort efter min hjemkomst søgte arbejde i Ilulissat og flyttede hertil.
Siden 2013 har jeg arbejdet som guide i World og Greenland. Jeg har altid holdt af at være ude i naturen, og som uddannet socialpædagog har jeg haft mulighed for at forene det med mit arbejde med børn og unge. Jeg nyder at fortælle om livet her og den smukke natur. I min fritid kører jeg hundeslæde og sejler om sommeren.
Lars Noahsen - Adventure Guide
I was born and grew up in Ilulissat. What I love most about Ilulissat is that nature is right by us. From my home it takes no more than 30 minutes to go down to the harbor. Then I can just sail out at the ice fjord mouth and look at the icebergs. When it's midnight sun, we can sail for 8-10 hours just to enjoy it. It's not just Ilulissat I've sailed in, it's the whole Disko Bay. In Disko Bay there are different cities that I have visited and experienced the culture. One reason why I decided to take the Adventure Guide education is that I love to tell about my city and its surroundings. I look forward to showing you my hometown.
Malik M. Hornum Hansen - Guide
I am 22 years old, I was born and raised in Nuuk, I travelled to Ilulissat in 2015 with my fiancée, Ilulissat is my fiancées hometown, when we moved here it just felt like home for me here, even though I don't have any family up here, but my fiancées family became a part of my family, me and my fiancée have been together for 5 years, and we have a son who is 2 years old.
I have worked in a museum in 2017-2018, and i love to learn new things every day, I really like being with tourists and i really like working as a tourist guide, I am really excited for my first winterseason, because i love the cold and magical winters here in Ilulissat.
I can't wait to meet you with a smile on my face.
Thomas Kragh - Guide and daily manager in Igloo Lodge
My name is Thomas and I am 26 years old. I have been working for World of Greenland since June 2019 and have a background as a historian from Syddansk University. Working as a guide is enirching in several ways. Showing Greenland to expectant guests gives me joy and I am taken away by the great natyre myself every single time I go on a tour.
In Igloo Lodge the stong unity among the guides also plays a big role in the fun everyday life and I am sure it is affecting our guests in a good way. Personally I am looking forward to taking guests on snowshoe hikes and showing them the beautiful nature at the viewpoint, or taking them on our brand new tour to the hunter's cabins at Sikuiuitsoq from where we will hike to the icebergs stuck in the sea ice. I am also looking forward to cozy evenings with our guests watching the dancing northern lights from our brand new cabin.
Every summer our staff expands by about 30 enthusiastic guides. All our guides are passionate about communicating their knowledge about Greenland and you will meet them on all of our tours where their main goal is to give you a fantastic experience.