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Hansi Gelter, biologist, nature guide, researcher

Hansi started Guide Natura in 2000 and owns the company. Hansi has a lifelong interest in nature, which started at age 11 with the youth organization Fältbiologerna, and he become early interested in ornithology, botany and Friluftsliv (outdoor life).

Already at age 14 he led his first canoeing and mountain expeditions and has since then led several mountaineer expeditions in the Alps and Himalaya.

Hansi holds a master degree in Biology and a PhD in evolutionary genetics from Uppsala University, has been a teacher in biology, environmental and outdoor education at the teacher education in Luleå, and lately been head of the Experience production program at LTU, where he held a associate professorship.

His research interest lies in Friluftsliv and Ecotourism with several expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic (Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Arctic Russia).

Hansi holds outdoor certificates as instructor in telemark and downhill skiing, cross-country skating, MTB, kayaking and mountain hiking leader. Hansi has worked as tour leader and nature guide for TEMA-resor with trekking in Austria, Madeira, Cyprus, Samos, Nepal and safaris in Tanzania.

He is chairman of Visit Piteå DMO and work as consult and teacher for the tourism industry. He has Austrian parents and thus love mountains but is for 20 years now hooked on being on the sea, by kayak, boat, skates, skies or snowmobile. He is a keen nature photographer.  Sharing the greatness of nature is his life mission. 

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Studio Guide Natura, Renön, Piteå
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Lövgrundsvägen 93,
94141 Piteå, Sweden

Tel. (+46)  076-1359111

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