Our team - Laponia Adventures

Our team

Mirja Andersson

I am one of the owners of Laponia Adventures I run the base in Gällivare. I also guide both multi-day tours as well as shorter tours around Jokkmokk and Gällivare. At the office I coordinate the guided tours and rental equipment but also answer your questions and help you with your reservation.

Christian Heimrot

I am one of the owners of Laponia Adventures and I run the base in Jokkmokk. I also guide both multi-day tours as well as shorter tours around Jokkmokk and Gällivare. At the office I coordinate the outdoor support. But also make sure our vehicles and equipment are in good shape and ready to head out. 

“I have been hiking and working in many different countries around the world but there is something special with the World Heritage Site Laponia. The presence of a living Sami culture together with a fantastic unspoiled nature. It is truly a perfect place to disconnect from your daily life and connect with nature and the people around you.”


“I am genuinely interested in being in nature, and I like to inspire people around me to do the same. Every time I go out I learn something new. From locals that we meet on the trail, from co-workers or from our guest. When I am out with guests I like to share my stories and the stories I’ve heard about the World Heritage Site Laponia.”


We are a small company with big dreams and we wouldn’t have last long without our network of friends, guides and support staff. Meet our team!

Cathrin Larsson

Cathrin guides shorter and longer tours for us, both during summer and winter season. She has been a frequent visitor in the mountains of Laponia over the last 10 years, both as a cabin host and on longer hiking and ski tours. Cathrin also run our social media channels and answer emails from time to time.

Amanda Mannervik

Amanda guides both shorter and longer tours for us, mostly during the winter season. She is a trained mountain leader and a running coach living in Jokkmokk. Amanda has previously worked as a sports manager at Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge and also guided mountain running trips. Amanda has several years of experience from longer summer and winter tours in the area.

Jonas Gustavsson

Jonas has a deep knowledge about wild animals and how they interact with the nature around. You can always trust him to be caring and calm but also well organized. Jonas guide the longer ski and hiking tours for Laponia Adventures and also help with outdoor support.  

Alex Heimrot

Alex have been working for Laponia Adventures during high season for several years and have finally decided to move up here. He is innovative and an inspiration for new and creative tours around Jokkmokk. You will mostly meet Alex if you use our Outdoor support or when renting equipment from us. He is also servicing our vehicles and guide shorter activities around Jokkmokk.

Ola Baer

Ola grew up in a family of reindeer herders and still takes part in reindeer herding from time to time. He has been part of our team at Laponia Adventures since the beginning and knows the area very well. You will meet Ola when renting equipment from us or using our outdoor support. 

Erik Lindström

Aspiring Swedish Mountain leader and guide, to be certified in October 2024. Erik will be our trainee for this summer joining the trek in Sarek in August. He currently lives in Åre and is raised in an outdoorsy family in Stockholm and Åbo. His prime interests and knowledge lays within trekking, solo trekking, Ski-touring and trail running.