Welcome to our world

Jøkelfjord, a small place far above the Arctic Circle, only 50 inhabitants spread along the entire fjord. Is it possible to live and lead a normal life here?

Behind The Glacier you find Tonny and Mira Mathiassen, we are a married couple with two kids. Tonny is born and raised in Jøkelfjord, and met Mira when we both were living in Tromsø. Whenever we had time off, we travelled to Jøkelfjord, to experience the nature or just take a break from the busy city life.

Tonny has always been an entrepreneurial spirit, and seen opportunities wherever he’s been, and saw an enormous potential in the beautiful nature in Jøkelfjord. Mira loves working with people, and saw the makings of an exciting future in this project. So why wait, we thought, and moved back to Jøkelfjord.

We bought a piece of land, built a house, started a family and got local jobs, at the same time as we worked on our plan for the future. When we moved back, there were only two children in the fjord, today there are enough children to fill a small bus, making Jøkelfjord a great place to grow up for kids. It has been so satisfying to finally open up our dream in 2020, after working with it for so many years, even through the pandemic we managed not only to survive but also develop. And of course finding our brilliant head chef Gerald and adding him to our team.
From all of us, a very welcome to our world!

From Jøkelfjord with love,