Expedition Team in Iceland
Our experts are here to safeguard both explorers and the pristine environment. They serve as your invaluable hosts throughout your expedition cruise in Iceland.
“Some of my favorite experiences on expedition cruises have been getting sprayed by a humpback whale and observing polar bears from a close - but safe! - distance.”
- Steffen Biersack, Expedition Team 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, and ensure 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 & Teaching
During your discovery of Iceland, your Expedition Team will lead the way on short hikes and guided landscape explorations, flora and fauna spotting, cultural site visits, community walks, and small boat cruises.
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:
- Local culture and folktales
- Viking history and storytelling
- Biology and geology
- Sea ice and glaciers
- And much more
Expedition Team Members in Iceland
Get to know some of the Expedition Team members you may encounter on a cruise to Iceland: