Expedition Team in Alaska and Canada
Our experts are here to safeguard both explorers and the pristine environment. They serve as your invaluable hosts throughout your expedition cruise.
Expedition Leader United Kingdom
Tudor studied geology at Manchester University. He previously worked for the British Antarctic Survey, the Antarctic Heritage Trust and was operations manager at IAATO.
He has been awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal for outstanding service to Antarctic science and heritage.
Assistant Expedition Leader Poland
Tomasz has a Master of Science degree and an engineering degree in animal sciences from the Agricultural University in Poland. He worked as a biologist and base commander of the Polish Antarctic Station Arctowski. While working with Hurtigruten, he discovered a previously unknown channel in Antarctica.
Lecturer in history Spain
Born and raised in Barcelona, Arnau studied history at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he got a master’s degree in Near Eastern Archaeology.
After 10 years of field experience, he joined Hurtigruten in 1999. As a licensed mountain guide, he enjoys sharing his passion for history, travel and mountaineering.
Ornithologist and lecturer in biology United States
As an undergraduate in geology, Bob started working on oceanographic expeditions. The fieldwork for his PhD was conducted along the coast of Alaska and in the Bering Sea.
In his 20 years with the US Geological Survey, he has been involved in research projects that have taken him from Indonesia to the Ivory Coast.
Thomas Grant Olsen
Kayak instructor Norway
Thomas moved to northern Norway to study for a year. That first year subsequently turned into several years studying sports, friluftsliv (outdoor life) and Arctic nature guiding.
He later worked in Svalbard as a guide for dogsledding, kayaking, skiing and glacier exploration. It’s what he enjoys doing most! His hobby is kayak polo.