Maiken is born in Bodø, and came to Svalbard for an adventure in 2000. Here she worked at one of the hotels in town, with creating unforgettable experience for guests while they visited Longyearbyen. In 2004 she moved back to Bodø, before Svalbard called her back in 2011. When she returned, with her husband and two girls, she first experience Svalbard’s unique nature with the children in Longyearbyen’s kindergardens, before she´ll now help with creating unique adventure for the guests of Spitsbergen. Maiken love to be outside. Whether it´s short or long trips, a coffee cup on a mountaintop or outside the house in the sun, with a group of friends, or her girls, with dog or by snowmobile.