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Christian Engelke Guide & Expedition Leader

Christian was born in Germany, but ever since his first vacation in Norway he has suffered severely from a “Scandinavia fever”. He has curiously explored the mountain and coastal regions of Norway, Sweden and Greenland. Since 2009 he works as a fulltime guide in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Since his first vacation to Norway in 1996, Christian has suffered severely under the quite widespread “Scandinavia-fever”. He has been exploring both the mountains and coastal regions of Norway, Sweden and Greenland by foot, on skis and in his sea kayak.

In 2008 while studying industrial engineering, Christian moved to Svalbard. Finally, after nearly three unforgettable years and experiences at 78 degrees North he moved “down South” to Tromsø in Northern Norway where he finished his Master’s degree in “Technology and Safety in the High North”. Since 2009 Christian has been working as a freelance guide and expedition leader all year around. First around Svalbard and Greenland, and since 2014 he has also worked in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. He loves the minimalistic landscapes, the quietness, wildlife encounters, and the heroic history of the high latitudes.

Christian is a generalist, but loves to lecture especially about Polar history, Whales/ Cetaceans, Glaciers & Sea ice, Photography and Polar Bears.He is also a sea kayak instructor specialising in trips with Orcas and Humpback whales that he has run in Northern Norway since 2014. When Christian is not in the very high latitudes, you will probably find him playing around in his sea kayak off the Norwegian coast in wind and waves.