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We who work in Kolarbyn

Here is some information about us working in Kolarbyn and close partners who work together with Kolarbyn.

Malin Bruce

Nature guide who runs Kolarbyn Eco-Logde.
Contact: malin@kolarbyn.se

Born and breed in the Stockholm area (1971) but found my senses and moved out into the wilderness with my family quite a few years back.

What is the best part of working with Kolarbyn?
First of all I love being outdoors so this is the dream job for me. Second best is of course the guests: to have the opportunity to meet and great so many people, with different backgrounds and stories, and show them this amazing area of the world.

I’m also running an adventure and guide company called Swenture. I have also been in sales (media) and I have been working as a florist. In my spare time I have been involved in educating kids about nature and I’m active in the civil defense.

Interests and hobbies?
Trail running and everything outdoorsy especially with my family. And I also have a passion for off-road driving with my Defender, hiking and travel.

Favorite time of year?
Since we have 4 amazing seasons I love them all as long as the weather behaves. Proper winters with ice and snow, warm sunny summer days, clear and cool days in autumn or the freshness of spring flowers doesn’t really matter.

Favorite grub?
I love cooking, preferably I cook over the open flames in a beautiful location!

Favorite area in Sweden?
I have always loved the archipelago outside Stockholm but now since we moved inland to Västmanland I have found some really new good places; a warm sunny day in the marshlands with their amazing flora and herbal smells or the untouched old intensely green forest with lovely huge pine trees.

Favorite area to visit?
Since I have a passion for the about twenty-five thousand islands east of Stockholm I must say that to experience the sunset from a warm, softly rounded boulder is amazing. But I don’t mind the soft fluffy moss beneath a 200-hundred year old tree, listening to a creek close by to the smells of the early morning.

Andreas Ahlsén


Born: December 1981 in Södertälje, but grew up in Strängnäs. Currently I live with my family in Hallstahammar just a few minutes from Kolarbyn.

The best thing about working in Kolarbyn: It’s a dream job for me who loves to be in the woods! The second is that you meet so many wonderful and enormously exciting guests.

Former or other work: I am a former ranger officer in Arvidsjaur and has also worked as store manager in the food business for 5 years.

Other interests: Orienteering, cross country skiing and outdoor activities are some interests that are high up on the list. You can also add golf, skating and traveling.

Favorite Season: Late winter with much snow and lots of sun. One of those days when it almost becomes so hot that you can take of the T-shirt.

Favourite food: I’m a big eater and my wife use to say that there is no point to ask Andreas if it tastes good, he thinks everything is good. The favorite is probably still food cooked over an open fire.

Favorite place in Sweden: The cape at our fireplace at the lake Skärsjön, a day of sunset and a mirror- Cut Lake is unbeatable!

Favorite Destination: Since I am very fond of mountains all countries that have mountain will be potential favorite.

Marcus Eldh

Wildlife watching guide. Started working with safari tours in 2002 and started Kolarbyn 2004. Now runs his company Wild Sweden and are close partners with Kolarbyn.
Contact: marcus@wildsweden.com

Born: November 1977 in Irsta outside Västerås. Now I live with Jenny and our little daughter Idun in Karmansbo outside Skinnskatteberg.

The best thing about working with Kolarbyn: All wildlife meetings! And it’s one of those incredibly positive flow with all the happy guests who come here.

Former or other work: Have never really had any real work. I studied computer in Örebro, England and Holland, and took master’s degree in systems science, before I realized that I wanted to be in the forest.

Other interests: Discover exotic places both at home and in other parts of the world. Has traveled in over 50 countries, including the bike through Laos, China, Peru and Germany.

Favorite Season: Late summer when you can have boots and jacket in the evenings by the campfire.

Favourite food: freshly picked chanterelle mushrooms, grilled haloumicheese and dark chocolate.

Favorite place in Sweden: Glassy lakes in deep forests where the wolves howl and owls that sings.

Favorite Destination: Warm countries with good fruit juices and comfy hammocks, such as Laos, Guatemala, Borneo or India.

Do you want to work with us?

We can offer volunteer job, thesis and internships. You contact us by e-mail info@kolarbyn.se or by phone +46704007053.