Harald-Baldr
Harald Baldr | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Jens Fredrika Jørstad / Harald Baldr
  • Occupation YouTuber, Vlogger, Social Media Personality
  • Nationality Norwegian
  • Birthplace Oslo, Norway
  • Birth Date Early 1980s (Exact birthdate not disclosed)
Norwegian YouTuber and Travel Vlogger

Harald Baldr | Biography

Known For His Travel Videos and Cash Giveaways

Some of Harald Baldr's most popular YouTube videos on his channel include ‘$25 Vietnam Capsule Hotel,’ ‘Thailand’s Green Paradise,’ ‘$14 Vietnam Capsule Hotel,’ ‘$0.30 Razor Shave- Indian Street Barber- Ahmedabad,’ and ‘I Went Drinking In Mumbai’s Worst Slum’ among others. In addition, Baldr is known for helping people and giving away money to random individuals.


Harald Baldr is a Norwegian travel vlogger prominently known for his self-titled YouTube channel, where he chronicles his travel adventures.

Who Is Harald Baldr?

Harald Baldr is a YouTuber and a travel vlogger. He has a self-titled YouTube channel where he uploads his travel videos visiting different countries across the world. His trip videos and images of many Asian, African, and Latin American nations garnered him notoriety on social media sites, particularly Instagram and YouTube.

What is Harald Baldr’s Real Name?

Harald Baldr's real name is Jens Fredrika Jørstad. 

Early Life & Education 

Harald Baldr was born in the early 1980s (exact birthdate not disclosed) and raised in Oslo, Norway. He has a younger brother. He graduated from Curtin University with a bachelor’s degree in 2005 and Webster University with a master’s degree in 2008. 

Career Beginnings 

Baldr left his native country, Norway, at the age of eighteen. Since then, he has created and sold a profitable company, lectured full-time at universities, and learned two new languages. In addition, he worked as an economics teacher at Webster’s Hua Hin/Cha-am Campus in Thailand. 

Baldr has lived in 60 countries in all, but he likes Kyiv, Ukraine. Previously, Baldr vlogged about politics, economics, and freedom, but now he focuses on traveling and adventure. 

Traveling & YouTube Channel

Baldr joined YouTube on 20 March 2015. His YouTube bio describes him as a “Northman with a penchant for history, politics and travel who seeks to spread individual freedom worldwide.” He has 2.2 million subscribers and over 287 million views on his YouTube channel as of September 2021. 

Baldr began his travel journey in 2001 from Perth, Australia, and then traveled to the United States, stopping in Los Angeles, California, and New York City. After leaving the United States, he traveled around Europe, stopping in London, England, and Italy, among other locations. 

He then continued his trip to Asia, stopping in Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Baldr also visited South Asian countries like India and Nepal. Harald traveled to India with Benjamin Rich, a British YouTuber known by Bald and Bankrupt’s official channel. 

Some of the most popular YouTube videos on his channel include ‘$25 Vietnam Capsule Hotel,’ ‘Thailand’s Green Paradise,’ ‘$14 Vietnam Capsule Hotel,’ ‘$0.30 Razor Shave- Indian Street Barber- Ahmedabad,’ and ‘I Went Drinking In Mumbai’s Worst Slum’ among others. In addition, Baldr is known for helping people and giving away money to random individuals. 

Giving Away Money

In a February 2019 YouTube video, during his visit to India, Baldr approached a street-salon hairdresser for a quick trim. He also asked for permission to film the haircut for his channel. During that time, Baldr was doing a series where he recognized a deserving self-employed individual or entrepreneur; he spent a month’s earnings raised from his fundraisers and gave it to them.

“As soon as it’s over, I’m gonna try and grab someone around here that speaks English. I’m very curious to know how this business - how it’s working. How many customers he has per day. And I would like to hear if he has to pay anyone to be on the pavement for salon,” Baldr said. The Indian hairdresser also took out his smartphone and recorded the experience.

“It’s actually pretty good,” Baldr said after his haircut. While the haircut price was ₹20 (Indian Rupees), which is less than 50cents, he pulled $400 and handed it to the hairdresser. “I reckon this is the best candidate found on my travel so far an extra reward,” Baldr added. 

Charity

While Baldr visited Nepal in 2019, he helped a charity foundation called Leonard Edward Charity Foundation. The Leonardo Edward Shrestha Foundation was established in memory of Leonardo Edward Shrestha, who passed away on 31 October 2019 at just eight and half months old due to brain cancer. The foundation provides other children the opportunity to live longer lives diagnosed with cancer.

Baldr met a Nepalese man named Sunil at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal, who accompanied him at the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital to chronicle Leo’s story and our work to support Nepalese children with cancer. He then helped the foundation with $2000 cash to support the children diagnosed with cancer.

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