"I see our guests become bergtatt – which means moved with respect and awe – as soon as we sail into the sublime nature of the Norwegian coast."
- Ralf Westphal, 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 cruise 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 Norway, your Expedition Team will lead the way on hiking, walking tours, outings to local performances, and onshore events. Briefings occur before each activity, 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 specialized topics that include biology, geography, geology, history, art, culture and local traditions.
Expedition Team members in Norway
Get to know some of the Expedition Team members you may encounter on a cruise to Norway: