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Arctic Norway: Spitsbergen, Bear Island, Jan Mayen

I star­ted as a guide/lecturer on small, ice-streng­t­he­ned expe­di­ti­on ships in the Arc­tic and soon also in the Ant­arc­tic in 2000. Giving lec­tures and pre­sen­ta­ti­ons has always been a natu­ral and regu­lar part of that and I always enjoy sharing my know­ledge or just to tell sto­ries. I offer lec­tures wit­hin a wide varie­ty of sub­jects, star­ting with geo­lo­gy and geo­gra­phy which are my pri­ma­ry fiel­ds of know­ledge and then on to histo­ry, wild­life and final­ly nort­hern lights, pho­to­gra­phy or my own tra­vels and expe­di­ti­ons – in Ger­man, Eng­lish and occa­sio­nal­ly in Nor­we­gi­an, depen­ding on the oppor­tu­ni­ty.

Rolf Stange, Vorträge

Lec­tu­ring about geo­lo­gy in Spits­ber­gen, on board the sai­ling ship Anti­gua.
Pho­to © Alex­an­der Lembke.

Lec­tures and pre­sen­ta­ti­ons in ter­restri­al habi­tats

That is: not on ships 🙂 yes, I do that as well. Main­ly in Ger­ma­ny, occa­sio­nal­ly else­whe­re. Pho­to­gra­phy has always been one of my pas­si­ons and during my exten­si­ve polar tra­vels, I get ple­nty of gre­at oppor­tu­nities to get some ama­zing images. It is natu­ral for me to pre­sent my second home, the Arc­tic, or the Ant­arc­tic in pre­sen­ta­ti­ons.

Lec­tures and pre­sen­ta­ti­ons on request

I offer lec­tures on request inclu­ding spe­cial sub­jects such as the wild­life or birds of the Arc­tic (or Ant­arc­tic) or about cer­tain are­as and I have had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to give pre­sen­ta­ti­ons for spe­cia­li­sed tour ope­ra­tors, in insti­tu­ti­ons inclu­ding adult edu­ca­ti­on cen­tres and schools – once even in a kin­der­gar­ten, which was a lovely expe­ri­ence both for the child­ren and for me – in natu­ral histo­ry muse­ums or for envi­ron­men­tal orga­ni­sa­ti­ons. Geo­lo­gy, the birds of the Arc­tic or Ant­arc­tic, cer­tain are­as like Spits­ber­gen or Jan May­en … I have a wide ran­ge of know­ledge and expe­ri­ence and several big hard-dri­ves with pho­to mate­ri­al from a lot of stun­ning pla­ces. If you inte­res­ted, just get in touch and we will make an arran­ge­ment that fits your needs.

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At work out the­re in the Arc­tic, secu­ring mate­ri­al for pre­sen­ta­ti­ons. Pho­to © Mari­on Hanika.

Lec­tu­re “Arc­tic Nor­way: Spits­ber­gen, Bear Island, Jan May­en”

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Trai­ler Lec­tu­re “Arc­tic Nor­way: Spits­ber­gen, Bear Island, Jan May­en”

I enjoy giving my lec­tu­re “Arc­tic Nor­way” about Norway’s arc­tic islands of Spits­ber­gen, Bear Island and Jan May­en. Every year I do a cou­p­le of dates in Ger­ma­ny (and in Ger­man) … if this is of inte­rest, then plea­se switch to the Ger­man ver­si­on of this page. I am hap­py to do this lec­tu­re also in Eng­lish in request; don’t hesi­ta­te to get in touch if this is of inte­rest.

What do you get?

Spits­ber­gen, Norway’s arc­tic archi­pe­la­ge bet­ween North Cape and North Pole, is well known from media coverage today, but still an unknown king­dom of mys­te­ry for most (inclu­ding many of tho­se who are pri­vi­le­ged to have have been the­re for a trip or two). Only 1000 kilo­me­tres from the pole away and more than 60,000 squa­re kilo­me­tres lar­ge – about the size of West Vir­gi­nia or three times the size of Wales – most parts of Sval­bard, as the Nor­we­gi­ans call the archi­pe­la­go, are still lar­ge­ly inac­ces­si­ble. The­re are as many polar bears as peop­le, and as soon as you lea­ve the sett­le­ments behind to hike across the tun­dra or along the shore, you will see more rein­de­er or wal­rus than peop­le.

Ski or snow mobi­le are per­fect means of trans­por­ta­ti­on in the win­ter, and when the ice has bro­ken up, then we will set sail to dis­co­ver remo­te fjords and islands. We meet polar bears and wha­les, explo­re remo­te Bear Island and climb Bee­ren­berg, the vol­ca­no on Jan May­en.

Rolf Stan­ge, expe­di­ti­on lea­der and lec­tu­rer, geo­gra­pher, wri­ter and pho­to­gra­pher, has spent more than 20 years explo­ring the Arc­tic and he has made Spits­ber­gen his second home. In his pre­sen­ta­ti­on “Arc­tic Nor­way”, he takes you on a trip through the arc­tic sea­sons, from the mys­te­ries of polar night and nort­hern lights to the arc­tic sum­mer under the mid­ni­ght sun.

The pre­sen­ta­ti­on is appro­xi­mate­ly one hour and 45 minu­tes long, inclu­ding a break of 15 minu­tes. The balan­ced mix­tu­re of pho­tos and vide­os, good struc­tu­re, humo­rous nar­ra­ti­on and sequen­ces with music in full HD qua­li­ty and pan­or­amic for­mat (16:9 aspect ratio) makes sure that you will have a fasci­na­ting and enter­tai­ning evening.

Lec­tu­re: Arc­tic Nor­way – Spits­ber­gen, Bear Island, Jan May­en.
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Rolf Stan­ge during pho­to­gra­phic work in Spits­ber­gen. Watch out, it may be cold!
Pho­to © Alex­an­der Lembke.

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