Walrus colony, PoolepyntenAbout usHistory and meet our Team

Better Moments’ team have years of experience from working and living in Svalbard. We have worked for different guide companies in town, but are now doing things our own way.

The fall of 2013 we started Better Moments AS. Brand new equipment and new snowmobiles were purchased.In 2016 we decorated the old Dynamite storage at Kuhaugen outside Longyearbyen and are now welcoming our scooter guests here.


After a great first year, we decided to start with closed RIB boat trips along the west coast of Spitsbergen. And 2015 was our first year we offered summer activities. Summer 2016 we got our new boat and have been extending our summer offer since.


Better Moments have a maximum of 6 snowmobiles on our winter trips, and a maximum 12 persons on our boat trips. We do this so our guests get the best experience possible. More private and less hectic than the big groups in the larger companies.

If your group is bigger than this, or you want a private experience, we recommend to contact us by mail or use the contact form below.

We hope to see you soon!

Contact us

Phone: +47 400 95 965

E-Mail: info@bettermoments.no

Eivind

Eivind

Manager and owner

Eivind worked his first season as a snowmobile guide the year of 2006. Before that he had visited the island many times. He worked a couple of years in the Norwegian army, before migrating to the north. In addition to bringing guest safely around on snowmobiles in the winter, he also take them out on ATV’s, and Rib-boat Safaris in the summer. Now he is the manager of, and a guide at Better Moments. His experience will bring you out and about on exiting routes, and his knowledge of Svalbard will give you many, many stories.

Niklas

Niklas

Manager and owner

Niklas is our most experienced guide. After finishing his two year long nature guide study in Sweden, he moved up to Svalbard in 1998. He successfully started his own dog yard, taking guests out on guided dog sledding-trips. He has worked as a snowmobile guide, and in summer as an expedition guide on several boats sailing around Svalbard, and Antarctica. Now he is the captain on his own sailing yacht “Aleiga”, taking guest out on cruises around Svalbard. With his versatility, tons of experience and many good stories, he hopes to give you Better Moments.

Matts

Matts

Guide Manager and Captain

Matts was born and raised south of Uppsala, Sweden. After living and working most of his lifetime in a big city, he decided a few years ago to focus more on his outdoor passion and living closer to nature. As a former high-school teacher in adventure tourism and physical education, he started in the following years working as a kayak instructor and further, as a guide on skis, snowmobiling, rafting and climbing. He has always been fascinated by the North and consequently decided to take the next step in going to Svalbard, the high Arctic. With his experience in guiding for many years and his desire to give guests the best outdoor experience they could have, he will safely guide you through your next Arctic adventure. After working many years as a nature guide for Better Moments he is now head guide and captain.

Dima

Dima

Manager and Guide

Originally from Saint Petersburg, Dmitrii has been exploring the captivating landscapes of Svalbard for several years already. With 15 years of experience in travel management, he combines his managerial skills with a passion for outdoor adventures. In his role at Better Moments, Dima takes on various responsibilities, ensuring that your experience unfolds smoothly. His journey in the Arctic involves guiding on boat trips, hikes and snow scooter adventures. Dmitrii‘s connection with the Arctic deepens each day as he delves into the region’s distinctive nature, wildlife, and rich history.

Julian

Julian

Captain

Julian is one of our Captains and has been at sea for over 15 years. He has navigated to all corners of the globe from Alaska to the Gulf of Guinea and the North Sea to the South Pacific on all kinds of ships. After a career on commercial ships Julian took his love for adventure and the seas to the next level and commanded vessels working on ocean conservation. He faced challenging missions with largely volunteer crews, mentoring them from enthusiastic ‘green’ hands to determined crews capable of weathering storms and defending the oceans. Originally from Scotland, Julian first visited Svalbard in 2016 and was captured by the rugged beauty, the history and harsh but fragile nature which sustains a unique range of life. Last year he was called back to the cold north and decided to spend a longer time in the Arctic following a few years in tropical climes. With his years of experience, he will safely command the boats of Better Moments in this unique arctic wilderness taking you to remote and beautiful landscapes and nature.

Andrey

Andrey

Captain

Once became a sailor and after a while, an Arctic guide, Andrey decided to dedicate himself to exploration and sharing of his own experience, emotions, and knowledge about mysterious polar regions with explorers, such as himself. Beauty of elements together with their indomitable temper change human’s souls and he feels grateful to guide people through it. For almost ten years Andrey gathers a wide seaman’s background, such as sailing a wooden raft in the roaring forties of South Pacific exploring east coast of US with a Viking ship and working for almost a year on board of tallship, sailing around Europe. In the Arctic latitudes Andrey started with small open powerboats and now drives one of our expedition boats.

Jannik

Jannik

Guide

Jannik began his career as a guide in 2020, when he started guiding week-tour trips in a large sled dog kennel in Finnish Lapland. Here, he discovered his love for dogs, the outdoors and the North and decided to turn guiding into his future profession. Subsequently, he decided to take things to the next level, and joined the Better Moments team on Svalbard. Having studied Rhetoric and English in Germany, guiding his guests through Svalbard is a great way for him, to combine personal with academic interests. When Jannik is not out in the field, he enjoys practicing Jiu-Jitsu, lifting weights, swimming or listening to yet another history podcast.

Antoine

Antoine

Guide

Originally from France, I spent six years as a horseback guide on the family ranch, developing my passion for the great outdoors. After exploring diverse cultures around the world, I settled on the island of Svalbard two and a half years ago, becoming a snowmobile guide to share my love of adventure. On my days off, I indulge in dog sledding and other unpredictable activities, feeding my desire for adventure and discovery. With an adventurous soul, I am always looking for new challenges and enriching experiences, while deeply respecting the nature that surrounds me. Every day spent on the island of Svalbard is a new adventure, where I am amazed by the raw beauty and diversity of Arctic nature. As a snowmobile guide, I strive to convey my passion for exploration while ensuring the safety and well-being of my traveling companions, thus providing unforgettable memories. My commitment to preserving nature is reflected in every action I take, whether it is minimizing my ecological impact or educating others about the importance of conservation. Proud of my journey as an adventurer and conservationist, I am determined to continue to explore and protect the treasures of our planet for future generations.

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