Tagged: Fridtjof Nansen

Exploring Nansen’s humanitarianism

Uncover the multifaceted life of Fridtjof Nansen in Nansen: Explorer and Humanitarian Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly Not only an explorer and scientist but also a diplomat and humanitarian, Fridtjof Nansen was an extraordinary...

Norwegian polar pioneers

For those of us who are only armchair adventurers, reading about the daring snow-and-ice exploits of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen is enough to make us shiver (even in the summer) and reach for...

Nansen honoured on World Refugee Day in New York

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Norwegian polar explorer, scientist and humanitarian, Fridtjof Nansen, was honored in New York with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as guest of honour and the...

Norwegian Polar adventurer wins Canadian book prize

On Nov. 5, Norwegian Polar adventurer Børge Ousland was awarded the prize for Best Adventure Travel book at the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Festival in Canada. Ousland (47), who hails from Oslo, won the award for...

Fridtjof Nansen under fire in Somalia

Two sailors were killed in an exchange of fire off the northeast coast of Somalia on Nov. 1, after apparently trying to attack a Norwegian warship, Somali officials and an EU naval commander said....

A unique visit from the MS FRAM

Hurtigruten cruises the Hudson River By Berit Hessen – Norwegian American Weekly It was very special for me to see Hurtigruten’s MS FRAM docked on the Hudson River with Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. Growing...

Norway to lead fight against pirates

Norway has taken over the leadership of the UN contact group which coordinates the measures to be taken in the fight against the problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the...

New England Ski Museum Opens Nordic Skiing Exhibit

New England Ski Museum Opens Nordic Skiing Exhibit, Nordic Skiing from the Stone Age to Skating Opens June 5 Franconia Notch, NH May 27, 2009 -Thousands of years before the invention of the wheel,...