Expedition Team in Svalbard
Our experts are here to safeguard both explorers and the pristine environment. They serve as your invaluable hosts throughout your expedition cruise.
“The best part is when our guests begin to really feel the overwhelming grandeur of nature.”
- Friederike Bauer, Assistant Expedition Leader
Expedition Teams at Hurtigruten represent the best of the best. The Expedition Team Leader and Assistant Expedition Leaders are experts on safety and sustainability, making sure your exploration of these remote destinations is done right.
Together with guest lecturers and scientists, they will enhance your voyage with first-hand knowledge and fascinating insights, ensure your complete safety during landings and guarantee the lightest possible footprint in this pristine environment.
Leading and teaching
During your discovery of Svalbard, your Expedition Team will lead the way on landings, beach cleanup activities and birdwatching as we sail close to bird cliffs and glaciers.
Briefings occur before each landing, making you aware of any potential risks and of strict protocol regarding local wildlife. Both on and off the ship, lectures are held on a wide variety of specialist topics that cover:
- exploration history
- flora and fauna (polar bears),
- geology and oceanography
- sea ice and glaciers
- marine mammals and birds
- culture and history
- photography and personal stories
Expedition Team members in Svalbard
Get to know some of the Expedition Team members you may encounter on a cruise to Svalbard: