Jan made his literary debut in 2017 with Tales From Lofoten, a book for young children.
He has written four other books for children as well as a volume of poetry. He started his career as a teacher and then switched careers and moved into Journalism. Jan studied journalism at Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet, the world’s northernmost university. He is a National Geographic contributing photographer, and an active environmentalist and animal rights campaigner and supporter of the Miljøpartiet Dei Grøne. (Norwegian Green party)
Jan is also an outspoken activist for the Spanish wild Mustang.