Our crew will gladly share their experiences, knowledge, and some good stories with you..

Jobbe i SeilNorge?

Med seilbåten som utgangspunkt har vi unik tilgang til verdens råeste natur og vi seiler innom våre favorittsteder og hemmelige plasser. Vårt øverste mål er at våre reisende; våre deltagere, gjester og kunder, reiser hjem med minner for livet.

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Inga Utkilen

Skipper

Inga started her sailing career with a spontaneous purchase of a boat in 2019 and a decision to become a liveaboard. Without any prior knowledge of sailing, it was a challenging start, but it was still filled with joy and a great sense of achievement. Now, the best thing Inga knows is to turn off the engine and explore new places under sail, preferably with good friends. And the best part of being a skipper at Seilnorge is meeting new friends, going on adventures together and sharing the joy of sailing with everyone who comes aboard.

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Marion Le Tilly

Skipper

Sailing fills Marion with deep happiness, always bringing a smile to her face as she feels the wind push the boat. She fell for Norway when she came as a guest in 2023. “I absolutely love sailing with SeilNorge; it’s like living five days in one! I get to have so many incredible experiences and meet wonderful people,” she shares warmly. Marion is committed to making sustainable choices, like taking the train (all the way from Zurich to northern Norway!) and eating plant-based meals.

Lutz Kohne

Lutz Kohne

Skipper

Meet Lutz, the sailing sauna master from Haselünne, Germany, who learned the ropes just after buying a boat on eBay back in 2018. Finishing his political science degree at sea while sailing his “Little Olive”, he ended up becoming a professional race director and skipper, organising events such as the Golden Golden Race. He has crossed the Atlantic single-handedly and is now preparing to race solo and non-stop around the globe. Sailing up north in the high latitudes, you will find him chasing the best breeze to make sure that his crew has the best time, both ashore and on land in the different ports.

Arne Opperud

Arne Opperud

Skipper

Meet Arne, skipper at SeilNorge, being a former Norwegian Army Officer. He has lived and worked both internationally and in Northern Norway for many years. Started dinghy sailing as a child, now cruising the sea of Skagerrak, Kattegat, Baltic Sea and The North Sea all year round in his sailboat. Arne doesn’t leave the harbour without a fishing line and he loves to explore the inner leads of the magnificent coastline of northern Norway.

Rolf Ravne Skipper

Rolf Ravne

Skipper

Rolf was a guest at Seil Norge Ski & Sail in Lyngen, and fell in love with the SeilNorge concept. He thought it was a perfect match, sailing in the Arctic and being united with the fabulous nature of the north. He now enjoys the challenges of sailing with constant new guests, friends and crew. — I learn something new on each voyage! Although I’m from the south in Norway; the small, picturesque town of Drøbak, I’ve started to believe that my heart belongs to the north, he says.

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Helena Laursen

Skipper

Meet Helena, the water and snow fanatic who ditched her architect gig to become a fulltime skipper! She’s based in Sweden and has sailed all around – from the chilly Nordic waters to the sunny Mediterranean, the Caribbean and across the Atlantic a few times. But her heart truly belongs to the northern latitudes. When she’s not on deck, she loves cooking and indulging in delicious dishes. SailNorway is the perfect match for her, combining her love for sailing and good food.

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Johan J. Petersen

Skipper

Meet Johan J. Petersen, the wind enthusiast with a knack for sailing wherever the breeze carries him! As a dedicated teacher, he imparts the skills and pure joy of sailing to both adults and youngsters. Johan’s adventurous spirit has taken him around the world, from tropical paradises to the icy realms of the Arctic and Antarctic. But he doesn’t stop at water; he tackles snow with ski sails and kites, and surfs the fjords with windsurfing and foil boards. Johan’s heart belongs to traditional sailboats and gaff rigs, and he captains a Colin Archer vessel with his family, turning every voyage into a happy adventure. Besides sailing, Johan has published two books about knots and about maritime life. If you’re seeking a mentor who makes every sailing journey with excitement and happiness, Johan J. Petersen is your go-to skipper!

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Bjørn Roar Pettersen

Skipper

Meet Bjørn, a coastal native from Helgeland, with a degree in marine engineering and an active regatta sailor! Bjørn’s heart belongs to the sea and the great outdoors, and in addition he has several interests such as good wine and food. On our trips his goal is to make himself obsolete by empowering fellow sailors to gradually take charge of navigation and boat handling, allowing them to experience a sense of accomplishment within a safe and supportive environment.

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Audun Gjøstein

Skipper and Guide

Meet Audun, a passionate sailor and Svalbard enthusiast! By day, he’s a lawyer on the mainland, but his heart truly belongs to SeilNorge, where he shines as a skipper and expedition guide. Audun loves to sail and guide polar adventures north of Svalbard and as a seasoned Svalbard winter guide with over 20 years of Arctic wilderness experience, he’s a true Arctic expert. At home, Audun has had his own sailboat for over 30 years, juggling both regatta races and leisurely trips whenever he can. He’s not just a skilled sailor; he’s a jovial and sociable companion, always eager to share his wisdom and experiences with fellow sailors.

Audun Aasen

Audun Aasen

Skipper

Audun is always ready to embark and explore new coastal adventures! By day, he commands a school ship, where he with contagious commitment gives young sea lovers’ passion for the ocean. Beyond sailing, Audun finds joy in exploring new places from the saddle of his bike. His safe and educational approach turns the SeilNorge trip into an enriching experience for all on board. With Audun at the helm, you will easily get in for educational sailing adventures!

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Feel free to contact us +47 412 97 900 if you have any questions or want to book a trip.