Orvar is an internationally acclaimed landscape photographer, guide and visual communicator with a passion for the outdoors and the Arctic.

A mountain adventurer since his teenage years. On his many trips to the Icelandic mountains and wilderness the photographer became obsessed with capturing the raw beauty of the places he visited. Over the years he has captured Greenland and Iceland’s most wild places on his camera from the colorful and never ending midsummer arctic sunset to the inspiring displays of northern lights in winter. Orvar has an uncanny ability to capture the raw essence of a natural moment with his mastery of communication through the lens.

Orvar- Photographing Inuit Hunters in Winter-Scoresby Sound Greenland

The Polar World Through the Lens

Orvars’s journeys over the last twenty years have taken him from the Himalayans, to the Inuit settlements and glaciers of Northern Greenland, to helicopter flights over Iceland’s Holuhraun Volcano. With each expedition focused on communicating, to the world, the visual response to climate change.

Exhibitions, Shows and Installs

Jacques Cousteau once said, “We only protect what we love, we only love what we understand, and we only understand what we are taught.”

INSTAAR- Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Boulder, Colorado
60 Image Exhibition representing the Arctic Arts Photographic Team
Open Monday-Friday
Boulder, Colorado
Permanent Installation–Vatnajokull Ice Cave 2014-2015
Open Daily: 8:00am-4:30pm
Brown University
Earth Sciences Exhibit
University Of Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

Awards and Selections

2019- CAFF/ Arctic Biodiversity Congress- Landscape Photographer of the Year

2018 – International Landscape Photographer of the Year

2018 – PROIFY- International Foto of the Year


2017- Global Arctic Awards

2016- Global Arctic Awards

2015- Arctic Commission


Our team keeps coming back to this observation by John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.”

John Muir