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Maaike Groeneveld

Dogyard Handler at Trapper’s Station

You might have met Maaike already before, as she was several years the hostess and captain on the Ship in the Ice in Tempelfjorden. She has been sailing many years as a first mate and captain on many places in the world. But as Basecamp Spitsbergen started using Noorderlicht as the Ship in the Ice, there was only one place for her: Tempelfjorden in Spitsbergen. Her eagerness towards the Huskies, often visiting the Ship in the Ice during our dog sledding trips, has led her to work at the Trapper’s Station. Here she takes good care of our 100 Alaskan huskies, trains them and feeds them. As the ice disappears and snow melts, you can find her as a skipper in the canals of Amsterdam.