About me

My name is Kerstin Langenberger. Born and raised in Germany, nature had always been very precious to me. Coincidence brought me to Iceland just after finishing high school: as a result I lost my heart to the landscapes
and the tranquility of Scandinavia. The breathtaking beauty and awe-inspiring immensity of lonely fiords, rugged mountains and mighty glaciers changed me forever:
I cannot longer imagine a structured life in a big city. Being out in nature puts my life in relation and gives me time to breath, think, and to simply be.


By now I have lived six years in Iceland, one in Norway and another year on Svalbard.  I‘m a globetrotter, earning my keep as a nature guide, with journalism and of course photography. I do love interesting and unusual jobs and have, amongst others, worked on expedition cruise ships in the Arctic and Antarctica, as a handler and musher in Norway, as a hut warden and ranger in Iceland and New Zealand, as an environmentalist and photographer for Greenpeace Nordic in Norway, Sweden and the North Atlantic, and (very down to earth) as a farmer both in Austria, Iceland and Norway. Nature conservation and an eco-friendly, open-minded and frugal lifestyle is very important to me. My life is a congregation of compromises but always centers on nature and its conservation. Nature is my life, my joy, my adventure. I just hope that, one day, I will find a way to give something back to nature for all it gave to me, and what I´m so very grateful for.
 

Vita

- born 1982 in Nordrhein-Westfahlen (Germany)
- 2003-06: study of Environmental Resources and Range Manangement at LBHÍ, Hvanneyri (Iceland)
- 2011-12: study to become an Arctic Nature Guide at UNIS / Høgskolen i Finnmark (Svalbard / Norway)
- freelancing:
    - nature photographer, specialising in landscapes and conservation photography
    - presentation of live multivision shows and photography workshops (Germany)
    - assistant expedition leader, guide, lecturer and Zodiac driver on expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica
    - arctic nature guiding: hiking, glacier hikes, dog-sledding, ski-excursions
    - photo tours in Iceland and Svalbard
    - polar bear guard (Svalbard)
    - ranger und hut warden
    - author / writer of travel and environmental topics
    - translator Icelandic / English / German