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Victor Serov

About Victor Serov

Expedition Guide
You may also see Victor in the following role(s): Regional Specialist - Russia

Victor was born in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Russia. In his youth, he read a lot of books about explorers and faraway countries and would dream about adventures and expeditions. A book of Russian explorer Vladimir Sanin “Novice in Antarctica” inspired him so much that he set a lifetime goal to visit Antarctica. In pursuit of that goal, Victor got a job as a geophysicist at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Waves Propagation. Victor’s dream came true in 1981, when he overwintered at the Soviet Antarctic Station Novolazarevskaya as a scientist. After being offered a position at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, his polar life began.

Since then Victor has overwintered on drifting ice at the Russian scientific station “North Pole-26” and at the Pole of the Cold – Russian Station Vostok in Antarctica. He led many scientific expeditions both in the Arctic and Antarctic, guided 22 ski trips to the North Pole (last degree) and Millennium Antarctic Ski Expedition from the coast to the South Pole. He has also provided logistics support for private and tourist expeditions to the Antarctic Continent.

Victor’s vast knowledge and experience in extreme expeditions has allowed him to accomplish many other projects on all 7 continents. Fascinated with travel and the Polar Regions, he loves to share his experience with people inspiring them for adventures. Victor is a member of the Explorer’s Club (New York), Russian Academy of Tourism, Russian Geographical Society, and consulting committee of the World Encyclopedia of Travel.