Jørn Henriksen is the Director of Expedition Operations for Viking. Raised in Tromsø, Norway, he has spent most of his life in the Arctic and brings 25 years of expedition management experience to Viking. He has worked as head expedition leader in Svalbard, Antarctica and other polar regions, and has led multiple ski and hiking expeditions in the High Arctic. During his 11 years at Hurtigruten, Henriksen was an operations manager and then head of polar operations. He is the founding partner and former chairman of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators and is also a former executive committee member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. Henriksen’s education includes time in the Royal Norwegian Air Force as well as an outdoor leadership and political science degrees from UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø.