Urs Stoller passed away in June 2021 as a result of a COVID-19 infection. He worked as a helicopter pilot in Greenland for 36 years and, as an enthusiastic photographer, left behind some 1,800 photographs of the country and its people.
How she managed to support herself and her three children while her husband went off into the unknown, we don’t really know.
An NGO in Norway wants to rid the country’s beaches of plastic waste by 2025 and is relying on volunteers and politics.
The polar bear has become a symbol of climate change. While researchers and politicians continue to merely debate instead of act: How is the king of the Arctic doing?
After the long break caused by the pandemic, whale watching tours in northern Norway started again at the beginning of June.
The Polar Expeditions Classification Scheme (PECS) provides a contemporary characterization of polar travel by combining traditional and modern terminology into one label.
Peoples of the Arctic use a wide range of materials in their art. Many of these can be found locally and have always been used.
The future has already begun. Some rely on the use of the wind as a driving force and thus forego pulling sleds under their own power.
Penguins spend half of their lives in the water. Observations have shown that they can spend longer periods under water than was previously known.
The Norwegians seem to have been born into polar skiing. Time and again they have laid great and innovative landmarks at the poles.
After the conquest of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen on 14 December 1911, the first crossing of the continent became the focus of interest.
While there have long been recognised classification systems in mountaineering, these are only rudimentary for sports ambitious ice journeys in polar regions.
In the summer of 2021, expedition members will gather information about the polar bear population as part of the Master of the Arctic environmental project.
Today, May 17, Norway celebrates its first constitution of 1814, and guest author Stefan Leimer also wishes his new homeland “Gratulerer med dagen”.
April is over. Higher temperatures and migrating birds return to the north. To us, however, earlier than to the Canadian Arctic. In northern Canada, about 150 species of birds are breeding.
Josephine Peary is considered the first white woman to winter in the Arctic. She was the wife of Robert E. Peary, whom she actively supported in his attempts to reach the North Pole.
In the future, nuclear submarines of NATO partners will be able to dock near the Norwegian city of Tromsø.
The conquest of the North Pole was highly contested in the 1920s. Arguments, insults and mishaps were part of the daily routine.
The German extreme athlete Anja Blacha was the first woman to reach the South Pole solo, unassisted and unsupported, and showed that polar expeditions are not the domain of men alone.
The most sustainable and fish-friendly onshore salmon farming facility is to be built in northern Norway. Stefan Leimer took a look at it for us.
The book “Meine Welt schmilzt” by Line Nagell Ylvisäker vividly describes the effects of climate change and has also touched guest author Stefan Leimer.
At the most easterly point of Siberia, just across the Bering Strait from Alaska, lies the village of Uelen in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
Spring is also slow to arrive in northern Norway, and the few marsh crocodiles that have been released on Andøya are slow to emerge from their winter dormancy.
He had no experience with the Arctic. But he knew how to wage war. Adolphus Greely joined the army at the age of 17 and was severely wounded three times.