Tagged: Roald Amundsen

Restoration of the Gjøa underway

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Restoration of the Gjøa, the sloop used by polar explorer Roald Amundsen and a crew of six for his first-ever transit of the Northwest Passage, is now underway at...

Unsinking a ship: Maud returns home

After 85 years underwater, Roald Amundsen’s Arctic explorer has been salvaged and will make its way home to Asker, Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen’s Maud, the ship built for...

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...

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...

Search for Amundsen’s plane ended

Although the search for Latham 47 produced no tangible results, the mission has been completed. Commander second grade, Frode Løseth, put the two-week voyage in greater perspective as he opened the press conference on...

The Search for Amundsen: Mission Almost Complete

The search for Roald Amundsen and the “Latham 47” to the north of Bear Island (Bjørnøya), in the Barents sea, is in full swing. The search team reports that a number of interesting objects have already...

Hunt is on for polar explorer Amundsen’s seaplane

On Aug. 25 Norway’s navy set sail for the Barents Sea to track down the missing plane used by legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who disappeared 81 years ago and hopefully resolve one of the...