• Haman Scandinavia FIT

    Haman Scandinavia AS consists of two departments – our FIT department in Oslo and our group department in Stockholm.

    Discover our teamOur History
Michelle Smith

Head of Department

Originally from sunny South Africa but moved to Oslo in 2007 having been swept of her feet by her Norwegian Viking. Michelle absolutely loves living in Norway. She thinks Norway is a great place for families but also a dramatic country with much to explore from mountains to fjords, authentic cuisine to Nordic culture. With winter and summer being completely different she likes that each season has its own appeal. Michelle speaks English and Norwegian and has a good understanding of Afrikaans.

Jana Bohn

Manager FIT (German market)

Orginally from Germany, Jana has lived in Norway since 2010. She spent five years in Oslo before moving up north to Tromsø. Jana likes the Scandinavian lifestyle which allows you to have good work /  life balance. When not working she recommends spending time in the stunning nature. Climbing a mountain in your lunch break really is not that far fetched. Jana speaks German, English and Norwegian.

Quentin Dessant

Sales & Operations Consultant

Quentin is from a small village in the south of France. He moved to Norway in the beginning of 2018. One of the things Quentin appreciates the most in Norway is the quality of life. As a keen runner he enjoys the outdoor life. He likes that you can go up to the mountains in 15 minutes from central Oslo or take the boat to the islands during summer. His favourite part of Norway is Lofoten Islands. Quentin also really likes the friendliness of the Norwegian people and is learning Norwegian. For now he speaks French, English and Spanish.

Claudia Tanzhaus

Sales & Operations Consultant

Claudia who is German and fell in love with Norway during her semester in Lillehammer in 2014. At the end of 2016 she moved to Oslo to finish her bachelor thesis, and decided she did not want to leave the city again. She loves the Scandinavian way of living, where a of time is spent outdoors. Claudia loves the possibilites of skiing in winter, and being outdoor in the nature during all seasons. Her mother tongue is German and she is fluent in English. She has also picked up Norweigan which she now speaks fluently and can also understand Dutch.

Marta Aizpurua

Sales & Operations Consultant

Marta is from San Sebastian in the Spanish Basque region. She first came time to Norway in January 2010 when she did her university exchange in Lillehammer. Marta has been travelling all around the globe for seven years after that university exchange and is a true travelling expert. In January 2018 she finally settled down south-east of Oslo. That the city and the nature are very well connected is one of the things Marta likes the most as well as those beautifully cold but sunny days. Marta speaks Basque and Spanish as her mother tongue but also speaks English, Norwegian and can manage a little bit of French.

Victoria Peterson

Sales & Operations Consultant

Victoria is Swedish but has lived most of her life outside of Sweden in the USA, England, Belgium and Iceland. She moved to Norway in March 2018 together with her fiance as Oslo is good geographical compromise between Iceland and her favourite part of Sweden, Bohuslän. The closeness to the Swedish west coast is one of the things she appreciates the most about living in Norway as well as the buzzing city life of Oslo. Her favourite time of the year is the autumn when the Scandinavian forests look enchanting and the coasts looks mystical. Victoria speaks Swedish and English and also speaks a bit of French. She also understands Norwegian and Danish and is trying to learn Icelandic.

Sarah Vikil

Sales & Operations Trainee

Sarah joined Haman Scandinavia in August 2018 and will stay until February 2019. She is German but also speaks English, French and Spanish. Sarah enjoys the Scandinavian nature and think Scandinavians are very nice and welcoming. She is looking forward to discovering more of Scandinavia throughout her traineeship

Séverine Lacroix

Manager FIT (US and NL markets)

Currently on maternity leave.

Anette Karlsson 

CEO of Haman Group

Nationality : Swedish
Languages : English, Swedish, Norwegian and German
In Scandinavia : since birth, living now in both Sweden and Norway
About Scandinavia and its people : I appreciate the friendliness of the people and their true interest in peace. It is not a coincidence that the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Norway
Recommendations : the spectacular fjords, the Lofoten islands and Stockholm – Europe’s most beautiful capital


Haman Scandinavia is part of the HAMAN GROUP AS. There are 57 employees in the HAMAN GROUP, all spread out in 5 different offices (Oslo, Stockholm, Tromsø, Vaasa and Cologne). It is composed of 4 sister companies: Haman Scandinavia, Authentic Scandinavia and Cities+Tours.
Here is our story:

  • 1964 - The adventure begins

    Foundation of Haman Scandinavia, incoming tour operator based in Stockholm, by Kurt Hahmann. He was one of the first persons offering packaged tours for bus companies to Scandinavia and especially to the North Cape. Haman Scandinavia was also one of the first travel organizers to use computers.

  • 1999 – Foundation of International Travel Group

    Kurt Hahmann retires and decides to sell Haman Scandinavia to Norwegian Per Omar Johanson. The latter/He created the International Travel Group (ITG) that subsequently bought Euro Terra Nova and ETON Travel who were united in one single office in Oslo operating under the name Euro Terra Nova. It’s in December 1999 that Franck Vogt joins the Euro Terra Nova team as sales manager. At the same time Anette Karlsson joins Haman Scandinavia in Stockholm as general manager. Haman Scandinavia and Euro Terra Nova, both still being part of ITG, are managed by Ivar Villa and Paul Anders Ramm.

  • 2005 – Birth of the group Haman Group AS

    Anette Karlsson buys Haman Scandinavia and Euro Terra Nova from ITG. She then creates HAMAN GROUP composed of Euro Terra Nova becoming TERRA NOVA SCANDINAVIA, incoming tour operator and specialist for Scandinavia with base in Oslo in Norway, and of HAMAN SCANDINAVIA with base in Stockholm in Sweden.

  • Today

    Today HAMAN GROUP has grown and matured and has become one of the leaders in tourism within Scandinavia. HAMAN GROUP counts approximately 57 employees in five different offices (Oslo, Stockholm, Tromsø, Vaasa and Cologne) working for the four companies: TERRA NOVA SCANDINAVIA, HAMAN SCANDINAVIA, AUTHENTIC SCANDINAVIA and CITIES+TOURS.