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Feb 16, 2024 2:15:11 PM

Become an Outdoor Guide - Build a Career at Outdoor Norway in 2024

We are looking for passionate Outdoor Guides - lead adventures in rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and more!

Written by: Marcio Franco

Are you an outdoor guide, or just an outdoor enthusiast looking for an exhilarating career amidst Norway’s breathtaking landscapes? We have multiple exciting opportunities for passionate outdoor professionals eager to embark on an adventure-filled journey. Nestled in the heart of Voss, we are dedicated to curating unforgettable outdoor experiences while nurturing personal and professional growth.

Experience the adventure of your life as an outdoor guide at Outdoor Norway
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Our Passion for Adventure

Our ardour lies in crafting remarkable outdoor escapades for our clients. We’re not just a team; we’re a family of adventure guides dedicated to professionalism, safety, and delivering exceptional experiences.

Voss, our home, boasts unparalleled access to a plethora of outdoor activities – skiing, fjord kayaking, whitewater river rafting, mountain biking, river kayaking, hiking trails, and more.

This is an adventurer’s paradise, called “the Adrenaline Capital of Norway”, and we’re seeking individuals who share our zeal for this incredible playground.

Career Opportunities:-

Mountain Biking Instructor / Coach

Are you a biking enthusiast with a knack for teaching? At Outdoor Norway, as a Mountain Bike Instructor/Coach, you’ll lead biking excursions through Voss’ picturesque trails, catering to clients of varying abilities on diverse terrain.

Your role goes beyond navigating paths; it involves imparting knowledge and skills to enthusiasts at all levels, from beginners seeking guidance to seasoned riders honing their techniques. Confidence on steep, technical terrain and basic bike maintenance skills are essential. Adaptability and fitness are key, as you tailor experiences to individual needs and abilities, involving up to 5 hours of riding a day. Exceptional leadership, group management, and logistical planning abilities are a must for delivering unforgettable biking experiences. Rain or shine, our trips run, demanding instructors with unwavering enthusiasm and dedication.

Requirements:

  • Mountain Bike Guide Qualification (e.g. PMBIA, MBLA, Level 1, etc.)
  • Valid and up-to-date first-aid certification, including CPR (minimum 16-hour course)
  • Full, clean driver’s licence enabling passenger transportation and trailer towing
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English at an excellent level

Rafting Guide – outdoor guide

For those drawn to water adventures, the role of a Rafting Guide awaits your expertise. Your days will revolve around navigating exhilarating whitewater rivers, rafting through rapids, and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our clients on the rafting trips. In this role, your expertise in reading currents, handling up to Grade III & IV whitewater, and understanding river dynamics will be pivotal in delivering unforgettable rafting experiences. This position demands strong interpersonal skills, high levels of customer service, and adept group management. Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities are crucial for adapting trips to individual needs and expectations, requiring flexibility and adaptability to ensure each experience is tailored for maximum enjoyment.

Key requirements:

  • Rafting Guide Certification in guiding rivers Grade III and above for rafting, or a minimum of three years’ experience on Grade III & IV rivers
  • Whitewater kayaking qualification or a minimum of three years’ experience guiding on Grade III & IV whitewater
  • Current first-aid certification, including CPR (minimum 16-hour course within the last 3 years)
  • Driver’s licence category BE, allowing the operation of a car for up to 8 passengers and towing a trailer
  • Proficient spoken and written English skills at an excellent level

Kayaking Guide – outdoor guide

Picture yourself gliding through Norway’s stunning fjords and serene lakes, presenting the country’s beauty while kayaking – as a Kayaking Guide at Outdoor Norway, that’s exactly what you’ll do! Your mastery of different techniques and local water bodies will craft enchanting experiences for our clients. Leading kayaking tours, educating participants on safety measures, and sharing your passion for exploring the ancient scenic waters will be your forte.

Your days will be spent navigating the breathtaking Norwegian fjords, leading groups of adventurers while prioritising their safety and enjoyment. Your expertise in weather conditions, skillfully adjusting trips to match guests’ abilities, and seamlessly introducing kayaking skills will shape unforgettable experiences. This role demands exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to high-quality customer service, and adept group management. Critical thinking and problem-solving will be vital for tailoring trips to individual needs, demanding flexibility and adaptability to ensure each adventure is custom-tailored for maximum enjoyment.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in kayaking skills across different water bodies.
  • Current first-aid certification, including CPR (minimum 16-hour course within the last 3 years)
  • Driver’s licence category BE, allowing the operation of a car for up to 8 passengers and towing a trailer
  • Proficient spoken and written English skills at an excellent level

Outdoor Recreation Junior Guide

Are you an aspiring adventure guide seeking growth in a vibrant setting? The Outdoor Recreation Junior Guide role at our fast-growing company presents a distinctive chance to gain hands-on experience across diverse outdoor activities. Collaborating with senior guides, you’ll delve into safety protocols, actively engage with clients, and progressively shoulder responsibilities, honing your skills in outdoor guiding.

As a small yet rapidly expanding company, we seek individuals who embody our core values and share our passionate vision for success. Our commitment to continual improvement, both personally and professionally, is the cornerstone of our achievements. Reporting directly to the General Manager and collaborating closely with Senior Guides and the Reservations Coordinator, the Junior Guide contributes to delivering exceptional customer experiences. If you possess a keen willingness to learn and grow within the outdoor industry, this development program offers an exciting opportunity to evolve alongside us, shaping your expertise in tandem with our company’s growth trajectory.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma in outdoor recreation or equivalent
  • Current first-aid certification, including CPR (minimum 16-hour course within the last 3 years)
  • Full, clean driver’s licence enabling passenger transportation and trailer towing
  • Proficient spoken and written English skills at an excellent level

Open Application

Are you passionate about the outdoors but don’t fit into the specified roles? Showcase your unique skills and experiences with an open application! Whether it’s in logistics, administration, operations, or any other area, if you’re driven by our values and believe you can contribute to our team’s success, we’d love to hear from you!

Requirements:

  • Passion for outdoor adventure
  • Demonstrated skills and experiences relevant to some of the company’s operations
  • A proactive attitude and a strong desire to make a difference within the team

At Outdoor Norway, each role is an opportunity to not just lead outdoor activities but also to inspire and create lasting memories for our clients. If you see yourself thriving in any of these roles, we encourage you to apply and become part of our adventure-filled team!

Why Choose Outdoor Norway?

Aside from offering unparalleled access to Norway’s natural wonders, we’re committed to nurturing our employees. In the dynamic tourism market, we provide competitive salaries and enticing incentives, recognizing the dedication and hard work of our team.

Make this the adventure of your life!

How to Apply

If our values resonate with you and you believe you possess the skills and enthusiasm to contribute to the success of our team, we encourage you to reach out to us.

Connect with us today and step into a world where your career thrives amidst Norway’s breathtaking landscapes. Join Outdoor Norway – where adventure meets profession, and passion fuels success.

Note: All positions require relevant experience. To apply or learn more, visit our careers page or submit your application with all relevant information to job@outdoornorway.com

Seize the opportunity to turn your love for the outdoors into a fulfilling career with Outdoor Norway. Your adventure starts here!

Marcio Franco
Marcio Franco

Chief Director of Good Times, Franco first came to Norway in 2010 as a rafting guide & safety kayaker. In 2011 he landed in Voss, where he quickly discovered the incredible and vastly varied opportunities the surrounding nature had to offer. As an experienced International tandem paraglider pilot, professional whitewater kayaker, mountain biker, skier, and certified yoga teacher, he knew he could use his background in fitness to help others use their bodies to discover Voss the same way he did. With over 23 years spent in the outdoor sports industry, he leads the team with a diverse array of knowledge and tools to ensure that the adventures we offer bring nothing but smiles, laughter, and a desire to learn more.