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Marthe Salamonsen

About Marthe Salamonsen

Polar Boutique Manager
You may also see Marthe in the following role(s): Expedition Guide
This Norwegian grew up with skiing, fishing and family time around a bonfire or at the mountain cabin. She is an experienced horseback rider, loves hiking and is passionate about keeping an active lifestyle.
After finishing her studies at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, the call of the wild had become so strong that she decided to move to Svalbard. What was supposed to be a five-month adventure ended up being five years! In 2018, while living in Svalbard, an opportunity arose to work for Quark in both Polar Regions, so naturally she jumped in with both feet and never looked back.
Combining her love of staying active, having fun and learning new skills, Marthe's travel adventures have included Muay Thai training in Phuket, Jiu-jitsu in San Diego, diving on Koh-Lanta and climbing in Greece. She is now based in Oslo which allows her to easily reconnect with family and friends. When not working you'll find her hiking locally, at her family’s mountain cabin, or in the nearby gym.
“Sharing the Polar Regions with our guests and seeing how their perspectives change and how their confidence grows throughout a voyage is truly inspiring. Then, upon leaving the ship, adventure is shining like a bright spark in their eyes. Being part of facilitating that experience for someone makes me feel humble and so fortunate. This is definitely the best job on the planet!”