Trine, founder and manager

Trine is the founder and manager of BIRK. BIRK was established in 2004 - for 20 years BIRK has offered dog sledding to guests from all over the world. April 24 this part of the company is history and the dogs are sold.

Trine is educated as a teacher and she is teaching full time in 1st to 3rd grade at Kirkenes primary school in addition to managing BIRK.
As manager she does all the office work such as emails, bookings, From May 2024 we no longer has emploees at BIRK, meaning the Trine and her husband Tor will do all the work in conection to rent out of rooms & cabins, birdwatching and food for groups.

To be a gründer in the north east of Norway can sometimes be a lonely job, this is why Trine find it rewarding to work full time as a teacher with a lot of great colleges as well. She thinks it is a positive profit on many levels of life.

Running BIRK has become a way of life for Trine and her husband Tor. But after more that 20 years with dogs, guides & guests around we have decided that we need to downscale and get a little more spare time.

All the kids in the family has moved out, some working and some still under education. They all do however still contribute to BIRK whenever they can in many ways.

BIRK is located right at the Norwegian - Russian border with Russia only a few meters away to the east and Finland a few kilometers away in the west.