Expedition Robinson is the Swedish version of the Survivor franchise. It is the very first televised version of Survivor produced by Charlie Parsons debuting in 1997. The name is based on the literary pieces Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, both based on stories of people marooned by shipwrecks.


Main article: Survivor (franchise)

Format variations

While the initial season of Expedition Robinson set the rules for the basic format of the show, starting in season two twists were added to make the game more interesting.

Division of tribes

Over the course of the show's run, producers would add twists to how the tribes were divided. However, there has been changes in the divisions of the tribes. The first major change in tribal divisions came in the show's third season but there would be many variations in the way tribes were divided as years went on.

The following seasons had an unusual division of tribes:

  • Expedition Robinson 1999, where the contestants were initially split into four tribes of four. The two male tribes were known as 'East Team' and 'West Team'. The two female tribes were known as 'North Team' and 'South Team'. This division lasted until the East and West tribes were absorbed into the North and South in episode three.
  • Expedition Robinson 2002, where the contestants were split into tribes based on their gender. The 'North Team' was composed of all females with one male leader while the 'South Team' was composed of all males with one female leader. This division lasted until episode four when a tribal swap occurred.
  • Expedition Robinson 2003, where the contestants, initially only veterans, all lived as one tribe and were then divided into two tribes in episode two known as the 'Veteran Team', which was composed of former Robinson contestants, and the 'Challenger Team' composed of fans of the show. This division lasted for only one episode as a tribal swap occurred in episode three.
  • Robinson Karibien, where contestants were initially split into two tribes based on gender. This division came to an end in episode two following a tribal swap.
  • Robinson 2011, where the two tribes were initially composed of two tribes of six women. This division, while not officially ended, slowly lost significance as more men joined the game and some of the women quit.

Recurring themes

Tribe switch and dissolves

Main Article: Tribe Switch and Tribe Dissolve.


Main article: Merge

Utopia/The Other Side

Main article: Redemption Island (twist)


Main article: Duel


Season Season Run Winner(s) Runner(s)-Up
Expedition Robinson 1997 September 13, 1997 –
November 29, 1997
Robse1 martin t
Martin Melin
Robse1 kent t
Kent Larsen
Expedition Robinson 1998 September 12, 1998 –
December 5, 1998
Alexandra Zazzi
Birgitta Åberg
Expedition Robinson 1999 September 25, 1999 –
December 18, 1999
Jerker Dalman
Klas Granström
Expedition Robinson 2000 October 7, 2000 –
December 30, 2000
Mattias Dalerstedt
Edward Lundberg
Expedition Robinson 2001 October 6, 2001 –
January 5, 2002
Jan Emanuel Johansson
Jan Dinkelspiel
Expedition Robinson 2002 November 16, 2002 –
February 6, 2003
Antoni Matacz
Mariana "Mirre" Dehlin
Expedition Robinson 2003 November 22, 2003 –
February 14, 2004
Emma Andersson
Mille Lansburgh
Expedition Robinson 2004 September 13, 2004 –
December 4, 2004
Jerry Forsberg
Fike Najafi
Expedition Robinson VIP January 25, 2005 –
March 25, 2005
Tilde Fröling
Jan Simonsen
Expedition Robinson 2005 September 10, 2005 –
December 10, 2005
Karolina C Robin05
Karolina Conrad
Max Robin05
Max Stjernfelt
Robinson 2009 March 21, 2009 –
May 30, 2009
S11sweden ellenor t
Ellenor Pierre
S11sweden jarmo t
Jarmo Heinonen
Robinson Karibien November 21, 2009 –
January 30, 2010
S12sweden hans t
Hans Brettschneider
S12sweden jimmy t
Jimmy Führ
Robinson 2010 October 7, 2010 –
December 18, 2010
S13sweden erik t
Erik Svedberg
S13sweden helene t
Heléne Ekelund
Robinson 2011 August 29, 2011 –
November 10, 2011
S14sweden mats t
Mats Kemi
S14sweden ola t
Ola Ahlgren
S14sweden hannan t
Hanna Nygren
Robinson - Revanschen August 20, 2012 –
September 6, 2012
S15sweden mariana t
Mariana "Mirre" Hammarling
S15sweden robert t
Robert "Robban" Andersson
Robinson: Love Edition April 7, 2015 –
June 11, 2015
S16sweden dan tS16sweden jennifer t
Dan Spinelli Scala
and Jennifer Egelryd
S16sweden pontus tS16sweden denice t
Pontus Hermansson
and Denice Andrée
Robinson Fiji March 18, 2018 –
May 27, 2018
S17sweden daniel t
Daniel "DK" Westlund
S17sweden henrikn t
Henrik Norgren

See also