Nordic Team Leader
Tel: 01737 887 407
Alex started at Discover The World with a bang back in 2010 when his arrival coincided with the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull! You could call it a baptism of fire but one that has seen Alex converted to all things Scandinavian and Icelandic! Some have called him their aurora lucky charm as he has been lucky enough to have seen them on a regular basis all over the countries that we travel to in Winter (where he also loves to get cold – coldest to date has been minus 40 whilst out aurora hunting by the Tree Hotel in Lulea!!).
Further travels have taken him to experience the much underrated and beautiful West Sweden in the Summer (where you will find it to be much warmer), navigated his way through the Norwegian mountain’s and fjords (by both car and on foot), leading his own team of dogs under the polar night of Svalbard, dipped in the nature baths in Iceland and cooked himself in any sauna he can find in Finland! He has battled the elements with a winter self drive, gone for a hike with some reindeers, taken huskies for a walk and stayed a night in a Lavvu and the Ice Hotel.
Always one for adventure Alex is also fascinated by the Scandic Film/TV/Music culture and recently visited the sets of Fortitude and Trapped in Iceland and crossed the famous bridge from the Swedish/Danish TV Show The Bridge. He is also always out sourcing new Scandinavian and Icelandic music to listen to on his adventures!
Alex has a wealth of experience having been in the travel industry for over 17 years and has travelled to further destinations such as New Zealand, Malaysia, and North America. His passion for all things Scandinavian is infectious.
Alex's Top Travel Experiences
- Shedding a frosty tear whilst watching the sky being lit up by the aurora borealis at the Ice Hotel.
- Navigating through the Norwegian Fjords and mountains – the most exhilarating and scenic driving!
- Lying on the frozen sea staring up at the milky way when staying at Brandon Lodge.
- Learning to mush and taking my own team of dogs out for two days in Swedish Lapland.
- Snowmobiling under the polar night of Svalbard – 1500km from the North Pole!
- Experiencing the geothermal pools at Husafell in minus ten conditions
- Exploring the city of Gothenburg in West Sweden and discovering the giant cinnamon buns in the Haga district!