Robert Grefstad

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

When did you first catch the spirit of adventure?
When I some years ago drove around the United States on a Harley Davidson for several weeks. It will probably not be the last time.

What’s your fondest memory from a Hurtigruten voyage?
I traveled from Kirkenes to Trondheim with the whole family. We experienced both the Northern Lights and midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø. The food on board was excellent and the crew were incredibly cheerful, pleasant and helpful all the time.

What adventure are you planning next?
A cruise into Sognefjorden with MS Kong Harald. It’s probably not long until another trip to the United States either.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from travelling?
That you get very far with courtesy and a smile.


Engineer, Trondheim University College.


Robert Grefstad has 24 years of experience from Elkjøp, of which 6 years as head of store department, 2.5 years as IT consultant in Elkjøp Norway, 2 years as IT Infrastructure Manager in Elkøp Nordic and 14 years as CIO in Elkjøp Nordic.