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.
Expedition Leader Germany
Steffen used to be a police officer in Berlin, Germany. He went back to school and studied geology and with a fresh degree, applied to Hurtigruten as a ship lecturer.
Ever since, Steffen’s bond to the polar regions and Hurtigruten have grown stronger. When he sees that sparkle in the eyes of departing guests, he knows the team’s efforts were well spent.
Germany Expedition Leader
Ralf gained a PhD in outdoor education at Edinburgh University and has since worked in a range of diverse roles such as ranger, Outward Bound instructor, lecturer as well as trekking and sea kayak guide in national parks in Svalbard and North-East Greenland.
Lecturer in history Germany
Sabine has worked as an editor for two literature and cultural magazines and is today working as a freelance journalist. Her work focuses on culture, literature and travel, mainly in Iceland and Greenland.
For two years she was in charge of the Goethe Institute in Reykjavik. Her topics are mainly culture, social development and the history of Iceland and Greenland.
Marie Klopstadt Hernar
Growing up on the western coast of Norway, Marie became fascinated with the sea and the earth itself, which resulted in a master’s degree in earth science where she focused on sea level changes after the last ice age.
During her studies, Marie became both concerned and very interested in how climate change affects our planet and especially the impact of raised sea levels.
Lectuer and Marine ecologist Scotland
Born in Scotland, Colin has degrees in marine biology, oceanography and estuarine ecology.
He has worked as an ecologist, oceanographer and coastal geomorphologist for 40 years, published many scientific papers and is a fellow of the prestigious Linnean Society of London.