Bettina Ovagaard

Arctic Researcher

Bettina first worked as a guide in South Greenland back in 1999, little did she know how much of a profound influence this would have over her life. Over the next 11 years, she explored a land rich in polar exploration and Inuit tribe history, Danish colonialism and the foreign military presence of modern times. In 2017, Bettina joined the Civil Military Cooperation section of Joint Arctic Command in Nuuk which is the operative division of the Danish Defense in the Arctic. She feels most connected to the Greenlandic way of life when sailing, as you get to see the most untouched settlements, landscapes and wildlife of the Island. She loves how the Aurora Expedition Team can make a voyage unforgettable, turning a group of strangers into a relaxed family of expeditioners willing to share in the moment of it all.

Her advice to expeditioner is to remember to use all your senses! The eyes will never disappoint you here the vistas are spectacular but just as intriguing is the smell of herbs of the tundra, the taste of leaf of mountain sorrel, the feel of a piece of glacier ice smoothened by the sea.

Join Bettina on the Northern Lights Explorer (NLE001G) Expedition, departing 1 September 2023.