Karina Bernlow


Born in Denmark and raised by parents, who lived in Greenland for many years. At the age of 15, she went to Ittoqqortoormiit, which is the northern most settlement at the east coast of Greenland and also the most remote inhabited place in the western hemisphere. She spend 14 years at the east coast – mainly in Ittoqqortoormiit – which is one of the last remaining hunters societies in the world. For several years she worked as a cook at the small desert station Constable Pynt, with a staff of just 10 people.

It then led to chef jobs in the world’s largest national park, the National Park North and Northeast Greenland, worked at the small research station Zackenberg at 74 ° N.

Karina and her partner Martin established the tourism company Nanu Travel in Ittoqqortoormiit, together with local hunters. The company won in 2007 the entrepreneur prize from the Bank of Greenland. Karina is an avid leisure hunter and has participated in numerous hunting trips, boat and sledge expeditions.

In the fall of 2011, Karina & family moved to Svalbard and established the company, Green Dog Svalbard together with Spitsbergen Travel (now Hurtigruten Svalbard). Karina is the proud mother of Styrk, Saga, Storm & Freja and takes care of the main communication, individual bookings & marketing in Green Dog Svalbard.

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It all started with a call of the Arctic: it sent me to East Greenland as a 15-year-old teenager and at the same time, Martin started his dog sledding career on Svalbard, which then led him to become a member of the Sirius Dog Sled Patrol in Greenland.

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