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Spitsbergen seldom fails to treat its visitors to a multitude of stunning and memorable impressions of great scenery and wildlife as well as many insights into its long and varied history. This book provides the background that you need to understand and enjoy Spitsbergen's beautiful, yet fragile and sometimes dangerous environment. Careful planning is needed for a voyage to the high Arctic.
This book will provide you with much useful and important information for your trip, helping you to travel safely and enjoy a heightened awareness of all that you see around you. Regardless of your way of travelling it provides a comprehensive reference book. This book is often referred to as "the bible" by professional guides and expedition leaders, and many of them say that it is a must-have.
Rolf Stange, a physical geographer, has built up a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Spitsbergen during more than 20 years of extensive travelling throughout the archipelago. This book is a labour of love and it has become a life's work for the author since the first edition on 2007. Rolf lives in Longyearbyen and Dresden.