I, Mikael Strandberg was born in 1962 in Sweden.
I have to say that I find this idea of having a CV like this makes me uncomfortably embarrassed. It is such a Western thing, just bragging trying to impress others with some at the end of the day completely useless deeds or words. For me words like these below are much more important. For me.
Galya Morrell, explorer, photographer, artist
It was an honor to be with you. Your stories are priceless nuggets of inspirational wisdom. Your utterly sarcastic sense of humor was strangely contagious and kept me always wondering; “He’s joking right?” But ultimately, it was your modesty that really impressed me. It’s clear that these great expeditions are not merely your crazy elaborate plans to feed your ego. I have worked with some insane explorers, particularly National Geographic photographers and one thing many have in common was their enormous ego. It’s refreshing to see you are totally different.
Demiz El Castro, guide Amazonas
BUT, if you are looking for a Western CV, as below:
I started his career as a traveler 34 years ago. He is currently working as a motivational speaker, photographer, writer, tourist guide, blogger and producer of documentaries.
Documentaries in English: (Subtitled)
- Patagonia – 3,000 kilometres by horse (1997)
- The Maasai – 1,000 kilometres by foot (2001)
- -58 degrees – exploring Siberia on skies and canoe (2006)
- Expedition Yemen 52 degrees in the shade (2013)
- Frozen Frontier (Director) 2015
- Man WIth A Pram 2016
- KARLAG (in postproduction)
- Man With A Family (2020)
- 2016 Best Photography, winner of the Golden Goggles 2016 Yakutsk International Film Festival
- 2020 Special Award of the Jury at the Golden Raven Film Festival in Anadyr, Chukotka, Russia
- 2020 Special Award of the Jury at The Yakutsk International film Festival
- 2021 Best Swedish Documentary at Luleå International Film Festival
- 1986-1987 Bicycle from Chile to Alaska passing through The Darien Gap.
- 1989-1992 Bicycle from Norway to South Africa passing through the Sahara Desert.
- 1994 –1996 Bicycle from New Zealand to Cairo traversing Asia.
- 1997- 1998 Patagonia by horse through Chile and Argentina.
- 2000 A walk through Maasailand in Eastern Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Maasai people.
- 2004 Exploring the Kolyma River in North-Eastern Siberia together with Johan Ivarsson.
- 2011 Expedition Yemen By Camel Traveled from Zabid to Sanaa just to show the world that Yemen is something totally different to what global media says.
- 2012 Expedition Yemen By Camel; Crossing The Sands of Al Mahra together with Tanya Holm.
- 2013 Expedition Frozen Frontier: Travelling through Siberia with reindeer and sleds.
- 2014 Man With A Pram together with Georgia Villalobos and Mikael´s daughter Sardana from Moss Side, Manchester to Buckingham Palace, London.
- 2015 KARLAG (Kazakhstan)
- 2018 Greenland
- Under work: 2020-2022 Cycling from Malmö, Sweden to Norilsk, Russia, approx 12000 km. The Siberian part in winter. Together with my daughters Dana, 8 years old and Eva, 10 Years old. We have done 1204 km so far. 2021 A crossing of Greenland in winter and 2022 ski to the North Pole in winter.
- Explorers Club in London awarded Mikael The Determination in the Face of Adversity Medal 2005.
- The Travellers Club of Sweden awarded Mikael the Silver Medal in 2006.
- Travellers Club in Finland awarded Mikael the Mannerheim Medal 2006.
- Mikael has carried the legendary flag of the Explorers Club 5 times. More than any other Swede. During Expeditions 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018.
Mikael has been featured in these books in English:
- TIME Magazine Special Edition 2015. As this book shows, the age of exploration lives on. That spirit is palpable in heroes like Scott Kelly and the others in the book.
- Faces Of Exploration. The book features 50 of the most important and famous explorers today, like for example Sir Edmund Hillary, Jane Goddall, Reinhart Messner, Borge Ousland, Wade Davies, George Schaller and many more.
- The Modern Explorers. 39 of the finest living explorers of today.
- Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives. 120 outstanding individuals, representing a Who’s Who of international exploration, relating those indelible moments in their youth when the dreams that launched their remarkable lives were born.
- They Lived To Tell the Tale – True Stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club. Mikael features the Siberian journey.