Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Born in Stockholm and having lived in many different parts of the city since she was a teenager, Tina Karnéus was thrilled to become a professional guide for her home city in 2016. She holds a degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Stockholm, speaks multiple languages, and has a wealth of experience working on international festivals and other similar projects. Communication is a thread that runs through all things she does in life. When not guiding, you will find Tina enjoying the great range of cultural events Stockholm has to offer, spending time outdoors (no matter the weather), and working as a public relations officer at the Botkyrka Multicultural Centre.
Barbro Rydén has a background in interior design, living and working for years in California before moving back to her hometown of Stockholm. Upon her return, she put her talents toward teaching at the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design and worked with many local hotels and restaurants. A career change in 2008 resulted in Barbro opening the Hunduddens Dog Training Center, a place where people who love dogs can come together as a community and learn new skills. Barbro takes her talent for dog training to Japan annually and loves sharing her knowledge of all things Swedish with her Japanese clients as well as all visitors to her native Sweden.
Tobias Örnrud refers to himself as a ‘big, Swedish Viking” and is proud to be a professional guide in what he considers the most beautiful city in the world-Stockholm! Also lucky enough to lead groups in Africa and Australia, he finds exploring the world a “fantastic privilege”. If he wasn’t so happy being a guide, Tobias would take a turn at being a gardener or perhaps an environmental educator, as he makes it a goal in life to teach people how live more sustainably.
Based in Helsinki, Anu Ruohomäki is an ecologist and environmental educator who is passionate about wild food and urban farming. A lifelong nature enthusiast who loves spending time in the outdoors, Anu finds Helsinki to be the perfect place to live given it’s a region which offers an abundance of green spaces to explore. Anu loves exploring her home city with our guests, a place which she considers to be incomparable to all other world capitals.
Born and raised in Stockholm, Marina Meerburg first started working as a guide at an Austrian ski resort after graduating from the Stockholm School of Economics. It was at that resort that she met her husband, the two of them eventually moving to Stowe, Vermont. Marina continues to guide when not working as a freelance translator or a ski instructor at Stowe Mountain Resort. She is an avid outdoor and exercise enthusiast and enjoys hiking the mountains with her dog every morning. She is also a certified Nordic Walking instructor and is passionate about sharing with guests the beauty and treasures of the Green Mountain State as well as the history, culture, and natural beauty of her Scandinavian birthplace.