ABOUT OUR COMPANY, OUR MISSION, OUR STAFF AND YOU
DUTCHEXPLORERS organise outdoor travels, expeditions, road trips and courses. Most of our travels are a mix of activities like hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, kayaking, observing wildlife, caving, diving, sailing and much more. Our adventures are intended for outdoor and nature-minded people that like to go off-the-beaten-track. You can travel and explore in small groups year round with us and we offer adventures on different levels. People from all over the world are joining our travels. The company DUTCHEXPLORERS is founded more than ten years ago and is working with an international staff of guides, instructors and other crew members. The company has a back office in the Netherlands and a permanent base in northern Norway.
We think that nature must be accessible for everybody. Young and old, skilled and unexperienced, top fit and people with some issues with their knees or back. Our mission is to guide people safely into the Norwegian wilderness and provide an enjoyable time. We like to show you the stunning nature of the Arctic in all her varieties. We love to teach you new skills to stay safe and happy in wild environments. For us it is very rewarding to be there when you hike up your first mountain, catch your first fish or bake for the first time a bread on a small fire. Our aim is to reconnect you to nature and get you into the slow rhythm of the Arctic.
People that join us
We offer unique expeditions, road trips, courses and outdoor adventures to hardly visited places and we travel with small groups. We host groups of people of almost all ages that have a flexible mindset, love outdoor activities, are in a basic good shape and are attracted to wild nature and a basecamp atmosphere. We always check if you match with the other guests when you make a reservation. So no worries about that! On most of our travels we have an international team, of guests and staff. New to outdoor adventures? You are not alone! Many customers use our trips to get their first taste of the outdoor lifestyle. Get in touch with our staff today to find out the perfect trip for you. Use the chat function or sent us an email.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER OF DUTCHEXPLORERS
The expedition and adventure company DUTCHEXPLORERS.COM is founded and lead by an adventurous Dutch guy Eelco Mersch. People in his surroundings call him an outdoor addict, a philosopher, a superb minimalistic cook, a romanticist and somebody who dares to live his passions. There are some speculations that the documentaries of the French pioneer, diver and explorer Jacques Cousteau must have had huge influence on him in his youth. But there are a lot of other people that have introduced him to caving, climbing, kayaking or hiking in remote areas. When he was nine years old he build his own 'sailing yacht' out of an small dinghy, an old sheet and a broom. At that time he didn't get that far, but now he almost covered 20.000 nautical miles in recent years. Eelco is a PADI certified dive master and is medical first aid instructor.
THE TEAM OF DUTCHEXPLORERS
Get to know the staff of our expedition and adventure company. Here are some faces of people you can meet as staff members and guides on our expeditions, outdoor adventures and courses. Nice boys and girls that are enthusiastic about our travels and they like to show you what they know.
NEWS from the team of DUTCHEXPLORERS
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