He ran his first Finnmarksløpet, Europe’s longest sled dog race, in 1987 and has completed the northernmost sled dog race 13 times. He participated in the world’s longest sled dog race Iditarod, where he attended and finished in 2006. Nine years earlier, like a true pioneer, he went the same course on skis with one dog.

In the 1990s he ran both Ultra Marathons and ordinary Marathons. Once, Tore ran The Nordmarka Forest Marathon in Oslo and after finishing, he boarded a flight to Tromsø to run The Midnight Sun Marathon that very same night.

In 2016, he once again participated in The Iditarod Great Sled Race to celebrate his 10 year anniversary, but this time also in The Yukon Quest 1.000 Mile International Sled Dog Race.

He’s been skiing across Greenland, Svalbard and Alaska. He climbed some of the world’s highest peaks and is half way through completing his Seven Summits.

He is a man who never sticks out his head for attention or fame, although his track record suggests that he could certainly do just that. If you are lucky, Tore will be your guide and join you and the group for some of the activities.

With more than 30 years of experience in extreme challenges and long distance sled dog racing, Tore possesses natural leadership qualities. He puts the safety and wellbeing of others before his own and that is an important value for all our guides. Any challenge of nature is first and foremost about safety, safety, safety!

Tore Albrigtsen is a Certified Instructor for glaciers, mountaineering and kayaking. He enjoys nature’s joys and challenges.

Today, Tore and his girlfriend Sandra share a unique life. They are truly a fascinating couple, who love their dogs and have such an incredible passion for the sport of sled dog racing.

If you need to get in touch with us, do not hesitate to give us a call, but please have in mind that we spend most of the day out on the trail and in times you can find it difficult to reach us.

The team

Sandra Sabine Gollor
Manager

Sandra is the heart and soul of the family business. She takes care of her beloved huskies, manages the office and looks after the well-being of the team.

She has the spirit of a true adventurer.

In 2016, Sandra went on a three-month long journey in Alaska to support Tore’s ambitions for sled dog racing. She felt blessed to be a part of this adventure and fell in love with the dream of long distance sled dog racing.

One year later, Sandra successfully competed in Europe’s longest sled dog race, Finnmarksløpet, and she has many more races to come.

Marina Irene Mehlum
Guide

Marina started working for Active Tromsø in winter 2013 and has been obsessed with the sport since.

She has always loved animals, especially huskies, and enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and running dogs.

Marina is deaf but she proofs that despite her disability, with hard work and determination, every dream can come true.

Ararad Khatchikian
Guide

Ararad is an Armenian-Italian born Iditarod finisher, writer, and guitarist.

He was raised in Khartoum, Sudan, and has participated in several races such as the Iditaski in Alaska as well as the Alpirod and Transitalian in Europe.

Ararad is passionate about the dogs and enjoys entertaining guests with his guitar after a day in the wilderness.

Nina Stjepanovic
Guide

Nina was born in Rijeka, Croatia.

She began working as a dog handler for the Khatchikian brothers Ararad & Armen in Italy, where she spent two years learning all about dog racing, before gaining more experience at a sled dog kennel in Kiruna, Sweden.

Nina has a very positive attitude and will be spending the upcoming winter pursuing her dog career in Norway, the land of mountains and whales. She currently owns three sled dogs, Mishka age 5, Dasenka age 5, and Husky age 10 months.