Europe Trip Leader

Stefano Pozzi

Originally from Italy, Stefano Pozzi has grown up with a passion for nature. He studied at the University of Milan and after graduating, took to the outdoors by riding his bike from Milan to Lisbon—and back again—by way of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route, covering some 4,900 miles along the way. He became a resident of Norway in 2011, and studied Arctic natural history for a year on the island of Spitsbergen. Today he spends several months a year working on expedition vessels between Antarctica and Greenland, and guides trips for us in Norway, Finland, and the Alps. “I love being out in nature and being amazed by its beauty, and my hope is that I can share my knowledge with trip members, and in turn, learn something new every day from them.” When he's not at sea or leading trips for us, he enjoys rock climbing in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.

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Upcoming Trips with Stefano

Norway: Hiking Alesund and the Sunnmore Alps

Jun 17 - 26, 2024

Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2024

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Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites

Sep 15 - 22, 2024

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Lapland Adventures

Feb 19 - Mar 2, 2025

Mar 4 - 15, 2025

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Client Testimonials

I am always in awe of trip leaders, what with all they have to manage. Stefano is one of the best. Stefano, calmly and confidently, insured that everything went smoothly and that everyone's needs were considered. He has a wonderfully understated sense of humor that never faltered, and a deep knowledge of the region.

Ann S.

New Cumberland, PA
Norway's Fjord Country

Stefano’s attention to detail was excellent—he always made sure everyone was comfortable and well taken care of. He appears to truly enjoy what he is doing, and has a deep love for Norway and the outdoors. I think a major reason that the trip was so successful was Stefano's leadership.

Catherine P.

Sun City West, AZ
Norway's Fjord Country

Stef was more than we could have expected. He arranged birthday parties halfway up mountains, offered us cups of hot tea at picnics, and entertained the group with quizzes to keep us entertained. And he managed to orchestrate the whole trip so that we accomplished everything in the itinerary—all with a smile. He's a keeper!

Daphne B.

Silver Spring, MD
Norway's Fjord Country

Stefano’s management of this trip was flawless. The myriad of arrangements was handled perfectly, and he showed us a great sense of humor, maing every day even more enjoyable. He is a top-notch professional.

Douglas B.

Eugene, OR
Norway's Fjord Country

Stefano was an incredible guide to have on the trip. I felt like I was traveling with a life-long friend! I can honestly say that I miss him—the conversations that we had and the things he helped us experience. He's a really great guide, and more importantly a great person.

Frost W.

Craryville, NY
Norway's Fjord Country

Stef really went the extra mile. He was truly an exceptional group leader—thoughtful, hard-working, fun to be around.

Ilona F.

Oakland, CA
Norway's Fjord Country

Stefano is among the best guides I've traveled with, and that's saying a lot, since WT's guides are a stand-out group. We've been on 15 trips so far and never cease to be impressed by the quality of the guides. Though this trip was billed as an exploratory, Stefano handled it as if he had done it a number of times before. He was calm, fun, inclusive, and made everyone feel at ease right away. He made us laugh and added so much fun to the trip. Also it's clear he worked very hard beforehand to find hikes that would be both scenic AND uncrowded, and worked in trips to farms and other areas of interest.

Inge K.

Concord, MA
Hiking Norway: Alesund and the Sunnmore Alps

Stef's wilderness experience, warmth, and knowledge was a great addition to the trip.

Judy H.

Sacramento, CA
Norway's Fjord Country

There were so many things I appreciated about Stefano: his open, friendly manner and sense of humor, graceful adaptations to variable Norwegian weather, striving to make each day special, finding suitable, uncrowded hiking routes, positive interactions with our assistant leader, and relaxed but focused briefings on what to expect each day. Along the way he helped us all maintain a clear sense of where we were and where we had been. Stefano looked out for everybody with a consistently positive outlook.

Rob C.

Concord, MA
Hiking Norway: Alesund and the Sunnmore Alps

Stefano is a marvelous addition to the Wilderness Travel leader roster. He brings youthful enthusiasm along with great knowledge, extensive travel, and language skills. He was a delight to be around.

Sandy R.

Reno, NV
Hiking Norway's Fjord Country

Stef's experience living in Norway brought a depth to the trip that I appreciated. He genuinely loves people and is an excellent conversationalist with a great sense of humor. He often had us all laughing.

Susanne R.

Brewster, NY
Hiking Norway's Fjord Country

Stefano was an exceptional guide! He spent a lot of time under the radar making sure things went well. There were a lot of logistics to handle and it went smoothly thanks to him. I was impressed with how attentive he was with each participants' needs on and off the trail. I give him a lot of credit for designing such a great trip. He was helpful, kind, and had the best sense of humor (subtle and hilarious). He was a joy to have as a guide!

Angela S.

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Stefano created a beautiful trip with excellent hotels and dinners, an interesting variety of transportation modes, all in an exquisitely beautiful part of Norway. We were so impressed by his organization, loved his dry wit, and found him a joy to be around.

Deborah T.

Napa, CA

Stefano is the best trip leader of the many that we have had the pleasure to work with. He is calm, thoughtful, considerate of group and personal needs, knowledgeable, and patient. Every detail was addressed, with minimal stress for the group. His sense of humor is excellent and his vast experience made for many enjoyable and interesting discussions.

Kathleen F.

Fargo, ND

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