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I have been kayaking since 1991 in Sweden and Norway. The longest trip was from Helsinki in Finland to Stockholm in Sweden. Wintertime I have been kayaking in several tropical surroundings, 12 expeditions to the Maldives, Burma-Thailand, Belize, Philippines and West Papua. I have also kayaked in Western Greenland and done hiking there. I love off-pist skiing in Norway. When possible I work out in the nature who I share the love to together with Tuuli and our son. Founder of Millekul Adventures.
I live in the Finnish archipelago and know it as my back pocket. I built my first kayak 1990 and have been kayaking since then in arctic areas and the tropics. I love nature and to be outdoors hiking, biking and skating whenever possible. Misool is close to my heart and I will be there helping our guests, but right now most of my time belongs to our little son who is still too young to paddle.
Sören Kjellkvist / guest guide
I am a Swedish adventurer, kayak guide and tour leader with many years experience in leading groups. I have documented medical education (L-ABCDE), and I am certified in Swedish cardiovascular and pulmonary resuscitation and have undergone WMI’s international “wilderness first aid”. I have education on values, safety regulations and crisis plan and have a college degree in navigation and meteorology. More at sorenkjellkvist.se
Henrik Nerman / guest guide
In my younger years, the mountains were the prime focus for me, in various ways, and all seasons. Great nature experiences, and exploring wilderness areas. But heavy backpacks finally wore down my feet, knees and back. I then got a second life in sea kayaking, I wish I had come to it earlier. Sea kayaking provides for similar experiences as being in the mountains, with the horizon in sight, a great sense of freedom. So for the last 20 years, there is more and more sea kayaking in my life, I have also been a tour guide for longer trips with groups in the archipelagos of Sweden, Norway and Croatia.
Nigel Foster / guest guide
I fell in love with kayaking as a teenager and have spent most of my life instructing worldwide, designing kayaks and equipment and writing books and articles about kayaking. Age 24 I became first to circumnavigate Iceland by kayak, and later crossed Hudson Strait from Baffin Island, explored northern Labrador, and led trips to the Faeroe Islands, Arctic Norway, Shetland, Alaska and more. I also enjoy guitar and open canoe. www.nigelkayaks.com
Sandy Robson / guest guide
I love places where nature is big and where you feel small in comparison. I deeply enjoy the simplicity of living out of a sea kayak and being on a self-sufficient journey. I’ve been working in the outdoors professionally for over 25 years as an Outdoor Education teacher and kayak guiding in exotic places like Ningaloo Reef and Fiji. My most mammoth undertaking by kayak so far, was a five and a half year award winning expedition between Germany and Australia. From 2011 to 2016 I paddled 23000kms across 20 countries (see www.sandy-robson.com). One of the big highlights was the 13 months island hopping across the Indonesian Archipelago, and particularly paddling in Raja Ampat and Misool. I’m looking forward to getting up close and personal with the wonders of Misool on our own adventures.
Julie Jacobson / guest guide
I am a Swedish-American outdoor lover who has been leading kayak tours in Norway, Sweden and various parts of the United States. When I think back on the highlights of my previous trips, the most vivid memories are always the cozy moments around the campsites, the unexpected wildlife encounters, salty sunburnt smiling faces, and an evergrowing love and respect for the power of the ocean. I have a homemade wooden kayak that I use on my private tours, and I love working with my hands during Sweden’s icy, winter months. Come join me in Western Papua!
Priyo Utomo / local guide
My wife introduced me to kayaking. My first kayak Expedition (2013) was the circumnavigation of the largest crater lake in the world, Lake Toba. That particular journey plus Justine Curgenven’s ‘This Is The Sea’ video changed my life. I can not get enough of kayak adventures ever since. As a citizen of West Java, I had some battles with the ‘mild’ Java Sea in the North, and with the mighty Indian Ocean in the South. Afterwards, I settled on a cool little dam among the mountains of West Java and devote my time preaching the art of kayaking there. But when Misool is calling who am I to resist?? More at @kayaknusa
Gilang Mutan / local guide
I am from indonesia, the nation with a thousand islands, a true paradise. I have kayaked since 2014 and have been kayaking to explore rivers and some beaches in Java. I am a part-time mountaineer, swimmer and nature lover. While at campus, I joined the nature lovers club, which focused on environment cases and outdoor activities. At every incident when people were lost in the mountains or in serious calamity I would always join the rescue operation.