Cover story in National Geographic

Cover story in National Geographic


I am very proud to announce that I have written the main cover story in the November 2013 issue of National Geographic, published in all the Nordic countries. The story features my Iran expedition and is spread over 24-pages. As the icing on the cake I even got the cover shot. The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Its mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. The Society reaches more than 450 million people worldwide each month through National Geographic – one of the most read magazines in the world – and the society’s other media channels.

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Read my post on the Sven Hedin Project’s site about the surprise cake I got at National Geographic Headquarters in Stockholm to celebrate my cover story.


  1. Wilhelm Steenkamp

    Dear Lars
    I would be very interested in reading your article.
    Was it published in English too (in the International version of National Geographic)?
    Do you also perhaps know when Mr. Hedin’s articles appeared in National Geographic (year & date)? I heard he wrote a few articles for National Geographic.
    Thank you in advance

  2. Lars

    Dear Wilhelm,
    It was only published in the Nordic editions of NG. In Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish editions. However, I am currently working with a complete redesign of the Sven Hedin Project web site. When it opens (in a not so distant future) I am planning to release an english interactive version of the feature story from Iran, that will have much extra material. So keeps your eyes on in the coming months. Hedin’s first appearance in NG was in the November 1901 issue, but he was not the author himself. The magazine wrote about his current expedition using other sources. Best, Lars

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