Captain at M/B Bitihorn

The JVB group consists of the parent company AS Jotunheimen and Valdresruten Bilselskap which operates the Nor-Way Bus Express routes Valdresekspressen and Øst-Vestekspressen, a boat route with MB Bitihorn at Bygdin and 12 tracked vehicles between Tyin and Eidsbugarden. The subsidiary JVB Tur operates tour buses and bus trips, JVB Travel operates as a tour operator with a focus on mountain holidays, among other things. under the brand name Jotunheimen Travel. Fagernes Verkstedsenter is a complete car and heavy vehicle workshop, JVB Eiendom rents out real estate and Valdres Transport runs freight transport, mainly distribution in Valdres.

About the Vacancy

JVB operates the passenger boat MB Bitihorn at Bygdin in Jotunheimen. The boat is 65 feet long, has a Scania DI9 engine of 350hp, takes 98 passengers and sails two trips daily Bygdin-Eidsbugarden-Bygdin via Torfinnsbu in the period 24 June to 28 August. Four weeks in July, we also sail an early departure from Bygdin to Torfinnsbu with return. From 28 August until 11 September, the boat runs charter traffic Monday-Thursday and regular route Friday-Sunday. The boat sails a crew of two, captain and light sailor.

We are looking for one or two captains who can work for a period or be part of a rotation system in the period from approx. July 1 to mid-August. Captains who have the opportunity and can imagine working for several seasons are desirable, but not a requirement.

As captain of MB Bitihorn, you must ensure the safety of passengers and crew, maintain the vessel’s seaworthiness, navigate and steer the boat in a safe and good way, have daily inspection of the machine and other critical components on board, hold safety drills, assist the light sailor with ticketing and loading / unloading of luggage and bicycles if necessary. The captain shall ensure that the vessel is operated in accordance with the company’s safety management system.

Our crew is characterized as service-oriented with a large degree of responsibility for both passengers and equipment. The crew is cheerful, happy to talk to the passengers and knowledgeable about the boat and the geography we sail in.


  • At least recreational skipper certificate D5L, but deck officer class 5 or higher is desirable

  • Basic safety course for seafarers 50t or safety training for seafarers on smaller ships.

  • Courses in passenger and crisis management.

  • Valid health certificate.

    Personal characteristics

  • You are outgoing, nice, service-minded and love working with tourists.

  • Speaks fluent Norwegian and at least masters English.

  • Good collaboration skills.

  • Feel free to take the microphone and guides along the way

  • The ability and interest to learn both about the boat and its operation, but also about the area and tourism in Jotunheimen and Valdres.

We offer

  • A good working environment with skilled and pleasant colleagues in scenic surroundings.

  • Salary according to collective agreement.

  • Orderly working conditions.

  • Affordable board and lodging at Bygdin Fjellhotell or free lodging at Beitostølen (the applicant must then have his own car).

    Application deadline: April 1, 2022

    For questions regarding the position, contact MB Bitihorn’s captain Magnus Kvame on telephone 91 11 11 03 or by email [email protected].