Kirsti Ikonen

Brand and Digital Marketing Manager

Kirsti has Master’s degree in tourism development from University of Helsinki in Finland and is dreaming of the possibility of phd studies in ecological tourism. Kirsti has strong background of areal tourism development and many years of experience within the international tourism from Finnish Lapland where she was working as destination manager for Lapland Safaris. Kirsti moved to Spitsbergen in 2011 and joined the Basecamp sales team in 2012. She loved her life on arctic archipelago, especially the long snowmobile trips she did almost every weekend. After some few years, she started to build a house back in the Finnish Lapland and in 2015, she moved to the new home with her husband. Even moving more than 1000 km south did not make her to give up her job with Basecamp. Kirsti continued to do remote work to Spitsbergen and Kenya as Online Marketing and Brand Manager from her home office in Äkäslompolo.