Mary Gibbons has been the owner of The Arctic Adventure Bucket List Tour since 2014, leading groups of women through the Arctic Circle.
Mary began her passion for “all things Arctic” in 2005 when she began working with ICEHOTEL in Jukkasvarji, Sweden. Starting as an ice girl on the building team, her continued involvement branched out to builder, support team, teacher. She is also the writer of the ICEHOTEL A&D Catalogue, as well as, a contributing author of ICEHOTEL - The Definitive Book of Art and Design.
Mary’s interest in tourism, snow and ice events, and culture brought her throughout Scandinavia Lapland in Sweden, Norway and Finland. She has established relationships and friendships with various venues and local vendors such as Treehotel, local dog sledders and reindeer herders.
Using her 14 years of experiences and relationships, Mary was asked to speak on “Responsible Tourism in the Arctic/ Community Sensitive Tourism at the Arctic Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland this October , 2018. She also spoke in Utgiavik, Alaska during their UIC Business Development Tour about “Arctic Tourism - Think of the Possibilities”.
Mary is also a popular lecturer and radio guest in Connecticut where she lives.
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