“Encountering vast wildlife and ice reminds us that humans are just a small part of life on our planet. Connecting with beautiful and untouched nature is a powerful experience for our guests.”
- Karin Strand, 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, 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 the far north of Russia, your Expedition Team will lead the way on hikes and small boat cruises, as well as optional kayaking and additional shore excursions. 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 specialized topics that cover exploration history, flora and fauna, polar bears, geology, sea ice, glaciers, marine mammals, birds, culture, oceanography, climate photography and storytelling.
Expedition Team members in Russia & Franz Josef Land
Get to know some of the Expedition Team members you may encounter on a cruise to the very north of Russia: