Life in the Arctic, particularly in Harstad, Norway, offers a unique and inspiring experience for the employees of Polarkonsult. Harstad, located in Northern Norway, is known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant local culture, and strong sense of community. The city combines the advantages of modern urban living with the serenity and outdoor opportunities characteristic of the Arctic region.
For those working at Polarkonsult, the Arctic environment provides an exceptional backdrop to their daily professional activities. As specialists in ship design and maritime engineering, they have a deep appreciation for the distinctive maritime landscape and the challenges it poses. The long winters and polar nights, when the sun barely rises above the horizon, can be both challenging and invigorating. Employees are often inspired by the mesmerizing aurora borealis, or the northern lights, which frequently illuminate the sky during the dark season.
Despite the cold and dark winters, Harstad boasts a variety of recreational activities to keep its residents engaged and active. Polarkonsult employees can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports in the nearby mountains or along the numerous well-maintained trails.
During the summer months, the midnight sun provides an extended period of daylight, offering ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, and boating.
Harstad’s thriving local culture, with its rich history and heritage, contributes to the sense of belonging and camaraderie among the employees of Polarkonsult.
Harstad has a rich cultural life. Annually, around 20 small and large festivals are hoasted in the city. Among them, we have the Festspillene i Nord-Norge (the Festival of Northern Norway), Bakgården, and Contrasto. We can also mention the Nord-Norsk Litteraturfest (North Norwegian Literature Festival), Harstad Stand Up Festival, the Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival and Multicultura.
Working at Polarkonsult in Harstad also allows employees to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. The company fosters a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, where knowledge-sharing and professional growth are encouraged. The close-knit community of Harstad, combined with the unique Arctic environment, provides a strong foundation for personal and professional development.