Antarctic Exploration in Oslo

Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New — By Anne-Sophie Redisch on April 18, 2010 at 9:09 am

Through May, the Fram Museum on the Bygdøy Peninsula is hosting the exhibition Antarctic Pioneers – The Voyage of the Belgica 1897 – 1899, showcasing the world’s first scientific expedition to Antarctica. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Belgian Embassy in Oslo.

Famous Polar explorer Roald Amundsen was among the crew. Later, he became the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsens’ diary from the Belgica expedition is published in conjunction with the exhibition.

While at the museum, be sure to have a stroll on the deck of Fram, the world’s strongest ship and the one that has been furthest to the south and the north.

More information about the exhibition can be found on the Fram Museum website.

Photo: alh1 on flickr’s Creative Commons

Tags: Antarctic exploration, Fram Museum, Norway, Oslo, Polar history, Scandinavia

    2 Comments

  • inka says:

    I’m such a fan of everything to do with water, ships and adventure. Thanks for this great article and I love the picture too.

  • Mike says:

    Anne-Sophie, generally I prefer the warmer climates but, wouldn’t it be cool to see this?

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