Tromsø Ski Guides


Tromsø Ski Guides is a professional guide service operated and owned by Lena Dahl, Merrick Mordal and Edda Rainer. We are based in Tromsø, Norway with professionally educated guides with national and/or international certifications. We offer ski guiding, avalanche courses and tailor-made adventures, events and expeditions to private groups and corporations. Our team also consists of a professional photographer, Martin Andersen. We pride ourselves in working with talented and certified guides and partners who are passionate about their job and safety in the mountains. Our mission is to deliver professional mountain products to local and visiting guests, and to generate local work and strengthen local networks. Let us help you find your favorite trip and join us for a lifetime adventure!  

Norske Tindevegledere (NORTIND) is the only Norwegian representative of the IFMGA/IVBV (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations). NORTIND certifies mountain guides under the IFMGA’s international standards, and is responsible for organizing, further educating and refreshing the skills of mountain guides in Norway.

Staff and Guides

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Lena Dahl - Owner

Lena is an internationally certified IFMGA/IVBV/UIAGM mountain guide via Nortind. She has guided in Norway and Europe since 2002, both during the summer and winter season, on snow, glaciers, on ice and rock. 6 years of teaching experience from the outdoor education bachelor program offered by the College of Sogndal. She continued there with her PhD, which is on risk and safety in outdoor education in upper secondary schools. She lives on Tromsøya with her two children and is neighbors with Merrick and family.

Merrick Mordal - Owner

Merrick is a multitalent who guides on randonee, telemark, and split-board. She is currently taking ski guide education via Nortind (skivegleder). Finished 2021. Growing up in Alaska, she became the youngest to summit Denali (N. America’s highest mtn) at 12 yo, and began assistant guiding at 14 yo in Alaska. Moved to Norway in 2009 and has been ski guiding since 2011. Guided summer and winter for Exum Mountain Guides in Wyoming.

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Martin Andersen - Photographer

Also known as Fjellfanten and to be out in the mountains in every available moment. He has combined his passion for photography with his love for the mountains, he is there to capture the magical moments of people unfolding in nature. Martin has submitted photos for advertising for Dynastar, Mammut, Norrøna, Swix, Rottefella and Madshus through his one-man company Fjellfanten Photo & adventure.


Edda Rainer - Avalanche Instructor

Edda is a NF-certified avalanche instructor (level I). She grew up in Austria with skis on her feet, moved to Norway in 2014 and is now based in beautiful Ersfjorden (Kvaløya). She is an active member of the avalanche instructor group of DNT Fjellsport Troms. Providing course participants the necessary skills to play safely in the mountains during winter time. Edda teaches courses in both English and Norwegian.

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David Poole
David PooleFrom London, UK
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Excellent guides. Very good at balancing the wishes for all participants from extreme runs to leisurely mountain hikes.
 Jan Tore Paulsen
Jan Tore PaulsenLives in Stavanger, Norway
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Competent, knowledgeable mountain guides with a focus on safe trips arranged according to the group's level. Good to facilitate the day, where both the feeling of experiencing the magnificent landscape and cool descents is prioritized ☃️
Tor Arne Hansen
Tor Arne HansenFrom Harstad, Norway
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Excellent guides that will take you safely up beautiful mountains and lead you down white-powder slopes matching your skiing level and ambitions. The competence, friendliness and positive energy make you want to come back next year.
Anders Foss
Anders FossLives in Sandnes, Norway
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These guides will take you great places to «earn your turns». Good knowledge about the mountain and conditions. An excellent guide team for versified experiences. Want to go steep and rough - go with the Alaskan energy bundle. Want somewhat more a mellow mountain experience - follow the down to earth Norwegian blonde.
 Trond Ødegård
Trond ØdegårdLives in Sandnes, Norway
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My favourite guides. They bring you up the safest route, and then one of them take you down faster than she drives a car.
Neil Hughes
Neil HughesLives in Stavanger, Norway
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Gnarliest shizzle!
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