Daniel Skjeldam has been CEO of Hurtigruten Group since 2012. His strategic focus and passion for innovation saw him transition Hurtigruten from a small shipping company to one of the world’s leading sustainable adventure travel companies.
With a background in the travel industry, he was part of the start-up team of airline Norwegian in 2002 and served as Chief Commercial Officer before taking the helm at Hurtigruten.
Daniel takes pride in building businesses and forging strong and diverse teams that set new standards in the global travel industry. This determination to effect change, saw him oversee the launch of the world’s first battery hybrid ships; MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2018/2019 respectively.
A frequent speaker at international conferences, Daniel is a thought leader for ocean protection, innovation and sustainability, and is also the founder and Chairman of the Hurtigruten Foundation.
To add to his colourful career, he has worked as an officer in the Norwegian Army and is a trained polar expedition guide.
In his spare time, Daniel loves to sail, ski and explore new ‘off grid’ countries and cultures.
He holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (Siviløkonom) from NHH - Norwegian School of Economics.
A passionate photographer and explorer, you can catch Daniel’s snaps and adventures on Instagram and on Linkedin.