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<p>Javier is not the typical Scandinavian. He’s actually Spanish, moved to Finland in 2015 and now lives in Tallinn. But spend two minutes with Javier and you’ll feel the Scandinavian passion. </p> <p>Javier says that In this industry “if you don’t feel the destination, you can’t do a good job” </p> <p>After working for different DMCs Javier started his own travel business, because he saw many things about Scandinavian travel that needed to be done differently. Javier’s mission was to help change travel in the region, so it is more sustainable, there’s better communication, and culture becomes essential to the traveler experience. </p> <p>“We want to create itineraries with a meaning, with culture and sustainability integral to the activities. Why are reindeers important? Why do we need to preserve whales? So it’s not just about putting a traveler in a sledge but learning why the sledge is there. It’s not just eating a traditional meal, but having a Sami chef explaining why and how the people cook this way.”</p> <p>Javier’s company Nexus Polaris is far from the mainstream and the standard quality found in Scandinavia. They avoid hotel chains and have a folder of private villas, lodges, chalets and glamping options, some of which cannot be booked anywhere else. Every guide is personally known to them, rather than just a name. And when travelers want something different, Javier finds a way to make it happen. </p> <p>“For example, we had a traveler who was really interested in whales. So we arranged a seven-day boat charter with a specialised guide, to track whales far from the tourist boats. And when the weather was good, the traveler was able to jump in the water and swim or dive with humpbacks.”</p> <p>With Javier you get the best of both sides. A deep understanding of travel from a traveler’s perspective. And an incredible passion for arranging Scandinavia’s most unique experiences. </p>
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Passionately improving the sustainability and quality of Scandinavian travel, Javier organises a remarkable variety of experiences not available anywhere else.
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Javier's experiences

Sigtuna, Sweden, September 13, 2013 : No Other Place in the World is as Rich in Runic Stones as Sigtuna, Near of St Lars Church ruin and Sigtuna Museum.
Evening Wildlife Safari near Stockholm
Sweden
Sailboat anchored at island in Stockholm archipelago at night.
Sail the Stockholm Archipelago on a Private Boat
Sweden
cod and halibutt fishing
Northern Norway Deep-Sea Fishing
Norway
Cityscape of Alesund town at sunset, Norway
Alesund and Mount Aksla Private Tour
Norway
Breathtaking view on Geirangerfjord fjord and the Seven Sisters waterfall, Norway.
Geirangerfjord Yacht Charter
Norway
End of Geirangerfjord, Norway
Scenic Geirangerfjord Helicopter Flight
Norway
Goat Farming in Norway
Aurlandsfjord Safari
Norway
A young man leaning on a rail of a ship with a Norwegian flag waving behind him, Songefjorden, Norway. The motor of the ship makes the water wavy and foamy. Lush green mountains surrounding the fjord.
Private Naeroyfjord Yacht Charter
Norway
Scenic aerial view of glacier lake in Norway in summer, Lovatnet
Seaplane Over Fjords From Bergen
Norway
Aurora borealis in Lapland, Finland.
Aurora Drive Through Finnish Forests
Finland
Women and man on Snowmobile in Winter Finland, Lapland at Christmas. Extreme Sport Activity and Recreation in Cold Season. Drive a Snow Mobile Vehicle If you like Speed, Ice and Fun.
Family Snowmobile Safari with Lunch
Finland
Fmily Reindeer Farm Visit, Lapland
Family Reindeer Farm Visit and Sleigh Ride
Finland
Northern lights seen from a Boeing 747 airliner with its wing in the foreground
Northern Lights Scenic Flight
Finland
Northern lights over the Pyhae Luosto National Park in northern Finnland.
Snowshoe Walk Beneath the Northern Lights
Finland
Santa Clause, Saariselkä
Riding Through Lapland with Santa in his Sleigh
Finland
Reindeer safari with Sami Guide, Lapland
Reindeer Safari with Authentic Sami Dinner
Finland
Family Husky Safari, Lapland
Family Husky Safari with Wilderness Lunch
Finland
Santa Clause, Elves Village, Levi
Special Santa Clause Experience
Finland
Ice Fishing Experience, Levi
Ice Fishing Experience by Snowmobile
Finland
In Search of the northern Lights, Lapland
Reindeer Safari Searching for the Northern Lights
Finland
Huskies, Lapland
Full-day Aurora Husky Safari
Finland
Arctic Husky Ride,Lapland
Finnish Arctic Husky Ride
Finland
Snowmobile Safari, Lapland
Snowmobile Safari in Finnish Arctic
Finland
Rally Car driving on Ice, Lapland
Rally Car Driving on Ice in Finnish Arctic
Finland
Super Car Ice Driving, Kemi
Supercar Driving on Ice in Finnish Arctic
Finland
Aerial view of a curvy road in winter with lot of snow
Co-pilot a Rally Car With a Former Rally Car Champion
Finland
Super Car Driving onIce, Lapland
Learn to Drive on Ice With a World Rally Champion
Finland
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Javier is not the typical Scandinavian. He’s actually Spanish, moved to Finland in 2015 and now lives in Tallinn. But spend two minutes with Javier and you’ll feel the Scandinavian passion.

Javier says that In this industry “if you don’t feel the destination, you can’t do a good job”

After working for different DMCs Javier started his own travel business, because he saw many things about Scandinavian travel that needed to be done differently. Javier’s mission was to help change travel in the region, so it is more sustainable, there’s better communication, and culture becomes essential to the traveler experience.

“We want to create itineraries with a meaning, with culture and sustainability integral to the activities. Why are reindeers important? Why do we need to preserve whales? So it’s not just about putting a traveler in a sledge but learning why the sledge is there. It’s not just eating a traditional meal, but having a Sami chef explaining why and how the people cook this way.”

Javier’s company Nexus Polaris is far from the mainstream and the standard quality found in Scandinavia. They avoid hotel chains and have a folder of private villas, lodges, chalets and glamping options, some of which cannot be booked anywhere else. Every guide is personally known to them, rather than just a name. And when travelers want something different, Javier finds a way to make it happen.

“For example, we had a traveler who was really interested in whales. So we arranged a seven-day boat charter with a specialised guide, to track whales far from the tourist boats. And when the weather was good, the traveler was able to jump in the water and swim or dive with humpbacks.”

With Javier you get the best of both sides. A deep understanding of travel from a traveler’s perspective. And an incredible passion for arranging Scandinavia’s most unique experiences.