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Maria Huntsaar

Maria grew up in Estonia - a small, forested and boggy country, where everyone has at some point in their lives sang in a choir, where people spend their weekends picking berries and mushrooms in the forest and jump over bonfires during long midsummer nights. Growing up in a family which appreciates connection with the surrounding environment and nature, developing a keen interest in biology was not a surprise.

Interest in the natural world led her to study biology in Scotland. As part of her bachelor's degree, she got a chance to go on an exchange year to Svalbard. Something about this somehow simple snow-covered landscape, its harshness in blizzards, majestic beauty and vastness felt captivating and kept pulling her back towards it. While studying in Svalbard, Maria had an opportunity to work as a hiking guide, which deepened her admiration towards this unique area. Time spent in Svalbard, inspired her to pursue a master's degree in Arctic biology and to learn more about the colder parts of our world.

My upcoming expeditions

Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

May 17 2023
Jul 11 2023

Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard

May 30 2023
Jun 6 2023
Jun 13 2023
Jun 20 2023