Wild Norway & Svalbard

Wild Norway & Svalbard
May 17, 2019
17 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
120 Guests
From $11,980

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.

John Yersin

| Zodiac Driver
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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Kelsey Simmons

| Cruise Director
Kelsey Simmons

After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Art History, Kelsey spent time traveling through Europe and living in various parts of California and Oregon before the lure of the Pacific Northwest brought her back to the Seattle area. Kelsey’s wanderlust then turned her to a career in adventure travel with Zegrahm Expeditions. In her time at Zegrahm,...

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T.H. 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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George Lake

| Zodiac Driver
George Lake

Inspired from a young age by world-traveling grandparents, George developed a love for travel, adventure, and nature - especially pertaining to the sea. He became a certified scuba diver at age 14 and worked many years as a commercial diver, assistant dive instructor, and sailor working on charter vessels. He retired in 2006 from a successful career in computer network...

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Mats Forsberg

| Polar 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 a general naturalist aboard a variety of expedition vessels that have taken him from Svalbard,...

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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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Jim Wilson

| Ornithologist
Jim Wilson

Jim hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, South America, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife author, field leader, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical laboratory science...

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Madalena Patacho

| Marine Biologist
Madalena Patacho

Madalena grew up surrounded by Portugal’s maritime history in Belém, where she dreamed about exploring the oceans. Her love for the sea led her to study marine biology and receive a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, specializing in Ecotourism. After graduating, Madalena moved to Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, and worked with local communities on...

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Richard Jacoby

| Naturalist
Richard Jacoby

Richard’s love of the sea began at a young age, and he has worked on boats from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, Central America to Alaska, and beyond. He has worked as the captain of a training schooner with a focus on celestial navigation and offshore sailing, and was third mate on the 150-foot topsʼl schooner Californian from Norfolk to San Diego. He eventually settled in...

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Terence Christian

| Archaeologist
Terence Christian

Dr. Terence Christian is an archaeologist and historian specializing in conflict archaeology and military history. Enthralled by historical travel from an early age, his first adventure abroad took him across Scandinavia and through the historic Russian capitals. Since that time, Terence has traveled extensively, visiting most of the world’s continents and oceans both as an...

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Kevin Sampson

| Kayak Guide
Kevin Sampson

Kevin spends much of his time on the water, in one form or another. Living on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada has enabled him to pursue his lifelong interest of outdoor adventure travel. His passion for sea kayaking started 30 years ago with the development of his own sea kayaking adventure company, allowing him to share his love of nature with others. When not at...

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Mark Dalpes

| Kayak Guide / Polar Naturalist
Mark Dalpe

Mark spent his formative years exploring the snowy peaks of Colorado and traveling around the US on family road trips. Having acquired the travel bug early in life, he loves wild, mountainous regions and has been exposed to a variety of diverse environments and cultures while teaching wilderness education in Alaska, Washington, Colorado, and Chile. He currently lives on the...

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