“My name is Tor… Raised by the fjord.. Made for the fjord.. I am the fjord!”
I instructed my first tourist group when i was 12 tears old. Little did I know then, this would be my mission in life! To guide people finding and develop themselves on the fjords around Balestrand -This picturesque and historic fjord gem is situated in the middle of 200 km long Sognefjord.
Sognefjord always has a mythical appeal to me. From the small crawling crab in rock ponds downside Kvikne’s Hotell….To the epic and rare killer whales hunting seals and porpoises in UNESCO’s Nærøyfjord.
I’ve seen the fjord outside Balestrand boils off 70 Pilot Whales… I’ve watching sea eagles spread their wings on the riseing winds.. teaching their young ones to fly.. I’ve been there when the fjord goes white with snow and fog and i can’t find my way back home…
I’ve also felt the joy as the sun peeks out again from behind the clouds. Felt the warmth in my heart when a child catches its first fish! This passion of sparkling eyes drives me forward.. Always something new to discover in the fjords.. so why not share some of these moments with other people?
My leadership and character ability as a person - to focus on justice and one the small things that matter in life, are shaped together by 30,000 Norwegian schoolchildren. Developed together with thousands of teachers during 25 years. Dynamic children and teachers always recognise genuine leadership. To win their true respect was an art!
Today Balestrand Fjord Angling is inspired by those who join our adventures 365. By the artistry of our culture. And the history that surround us in Balestrand village. I started this company with the idea that we could always do better. Better than what was out there. Better than what we’ve done in the past. Because I believe in the power of forward motion. I believe true innovation is what ultimately sets us apart. And we believe in the power of different. To be authentic.
The way I see it, if you always take the same path, you’re always going to end up in the exact same place! So I explore. I create.. And I design my trips with purpose. I design with the intent to enhance your lifestyle… I’m motivated by what’s on the horizon, and intrigued by what’s around the next corner. And while I may have a relaxed view on some things.. I’m serious about my trips.
My fjord adventures 365 are based on true personality. Balestrand Fjord Angling is my zest for life and I’m happy to welcome you into my boat. To also share this beautiful and giving fjords and community that surrounds us in Balestrand..
Regards from Capt.Tor