Wild Norway & Svalbard

May 30, 2015
17 Days
Aboard the 2015 Sea Adventurer
110 Guests
From $10,980

Expedition Team

Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

Russ Evans

| Expedition Leader
Russ Evans

Russ is a 6th generation Falkland Islander who grew up working on farms on Pebble and Saunders Islands. In the mid 1990s, Russ left farming to pursue his interest in the sea and small boats, and he went to work crewing and skippering commercial work boats for island companies. He has spent time as dive boat support, assisting with scientific research and medical evacuations,...

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Lynne Greig

| Cruise Director
Lynne Greig

Lynne was born and raised in South Africa and after finishing her education spent several years teaching there. Her love for travel led her around the globe, and eventually turned into a career in the adventure travel industry as cruise director. Since 1995 she has traveled from Antarctica to the Arctic, through Africa and the Indian Ocean, Russia, the South Pacific, and...

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Colleen Batey

| Archaeologist
Colleen Batey

Dr. Colleen Batey’s childhood passion for archaeology led her to Durham University from where she received her doctorate. Her research interests focus on the settlement and burial of Scandinavian settlers and she has excavated extensively on Viking and Late Norse sites in Northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Islands, and more recently in Iceland. She was a lecturer in...

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Tim Baughman

| Historian
Tim Baughman

Dr. T.H. Baughman is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Central Oklahoma and currently teaches at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. T.H. has taught European history for more than 30 years, and has been leading travelers around the world for 25 years. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely on European and polar history, and teaches courses in...

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Mark Brazil

| Expedition Leader & Ornithologist
Mark Brazil

Mark developed his fascination with the natural world, especially birds and mammals, during his boyhood in the landlocked English county of Worcestershire. He pursued academic interests in biology during studies in England and Scotland, while exploring the coasts and mountains of Britain in search of birds. Mark earned his PhD from Stirling University, Scotland, for his work...

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Carmen Field

| Naturalist
Carmen Field

A professional naturalist and resident of Homer, Alaska, Carmen works as a marine science educator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Carmen and her husband, Conrad, own Northcountry Nature, a small natural history publisher, and have collaborated on books about the marine environment. Since 1989 Carmen has been...

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Mats Forsberg

| Naturalist
Mats Forsberg

Originally from Sweden, Mats has worked in the adventure travel industry since 1982. With an appreciation of nature and a deep understanding of the Arctic region, he has spent the majority of his career bringing travelers to some of the world’s most remote areas. He has also served as general naturalist aboard a variety of expedition vessels that have taken him from Svalbard,...

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James A. Fox

| Linguistic Anthropologist
James A. Fox

James is a linguistic anthropologist and Stanford University’s Director for Latin American Studies. He teaches courses on historical linguistics, language and prehistory, the biology and evolution of language, linguistic anthropology, Mesoamerican anthropology, mythology, and major American Indian languages. He has conducted fieldwork in the Yucatan and Tabasco, Mexico, and is...

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Dan Olsen

| Naturalist / Kayak Guide
Dan Olsen

Dan has spent the last 10 years in Seward, Alaska, as a kayak guide, mountain guide, naturalist, and captain of a 150-guest tour boat, looking for whales, seals, puffins, and glaciers. Dan studies acoustic killer whale dialects to identify pods (families) by their calls, and is currently working on a Masters degree thesis on killer whale foraging habitat. In addition, Dan has...

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Rick Price

| Marine Biologist
Rick Price

Rick Price began his career as a marine biologist in 1978, working for the British Antarctic Survey. He spent five winters at the BAS base on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, two of them as Base Commander. In 1988, he was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Life as a marine biologist sparked an interest in underwater photography that...

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Tom Sharpe

| Geologist
Tom Sharpe

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Tom is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Leicester and has spent the last 35 years as a geology curator in the National Museum of Wales. He is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as a member of a dozen other geological and polar societies. Tom has over...

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John Yersin

| Expedition Leader
John Yersin

John is a microbiologist who worked in the industry for 33 years investigating the impact of industrial wastes and products on the environment. The tools of his trade included diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving. He conducted marine, freshwater, and terrestrial surveys and then reported the results. Since retirement, John has done consultant work, taught...

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