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Dell Precision 5510 review

Dell computers have been an essential part of the Sven Hedin Project since day one. During the last year I have used a Dell Precision 5510 for my everyday work. This is a powerful mobile workstation for digital creatives on the move – and I love it! Below you can see a full review of […]

Soon time for departure to Pamir

Finally it is soon time for departure to Pamir, the second stage in my expedition series in the footsteps of Sven Hedin. Two years ago we successfully followed Hedin’s route through the deserts of eastern Iran. This summer we are headed to Pamir, a mountainous area in Central Asia known as the “Roof of the […]

National Geographic 125 Years in Karlstad

On January 28, 06:00 pm, I will hold a lecture about the Sven Hedin Project at Värmland’s Museum in Karlstad, Sweden. This lecture is part of a series of events connected to the National Geographic 125 Years exhibition that is on show until May 2015. The exhibition has been in Denmark, USA, Italy, Russia, China […]

Sven Hedin's journeys in Iran

Sven Hedin is Sweden’s greatest explorer and adventurer of all time. He was born in Stockholm 1865 and decided to follow this path in his early teens. The first step in his career came when he in 1885, as a 20-year-old, had the opportunity to travel to Baku, Azerbaijan, to work as a private tutor […]

On the cover of National Geographic

The November issue of National Geographic (Nordic) was released this week and the cover photo is from our Iran expedition! I shot the cover photo in Dasht-e Kavir and it shows Babak driving his Landrover towards the sand dunes in the south. Inside the magazine you will find a 24-page feature story that I have […]

Håkan Wahlquist receives the Hedin medal in gold

On November 14th Håkan Wahlquist was awarded with the Hedin medal in gold by The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) for his contributions on the history of science and anthropology of Central- and South Asia, especially for his research on Sven Hedin’s exploration and scientific field work. Read the full announcement on the […]

Svensk-Iranskt team korsar östra Irans öknar

PRESSMEDDELANDE FÖR OMEDELBAR PUBLICERING Svensk/Iranskt team korsar östra Irans öknar i upptäckaren Sven Hedins fotspår Expedition finansierad av National Geographic Society dokumenterar förändringar i Iran de senaste 100 åren STOCKHOLM (23 juli, 2013)—Ett team bestående av fem svenskar och två iranier, ledda av journalisten och äventyraren Lars Larsson, har återvänt till Sverige efter att framgångsrikt […]

Historic Maps at the National Archives

Yesterday I went to Stockholm together with Mattias Jaktlund to visit the Military Archives of Sweden, a department of the National Archives of Sweden. Jaktlund is the manager of a joint Norwegian and Swedish project developing and managing the cultural heritage centered around general Carl Gustaf Armfeldt’s military campaign in Tröndelag, Norway, in 1718-1719. As […]

Surrounded by crystal clear water

After a month in the deserts of Iran it felt really good to wet my kayak today. I just got back from my first creekboating run of the year. Together with Stefan, Hedin-team member, and our friend Ante Danielsson from Östersund we paddled Vålån, a class IV section close to Åre. It was an interesting […]