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Fridtjof Nansen (1861 – 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian & Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier & ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888...Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel & his innovations in equipment & clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic & Antarctic expeditions.

Norwegian Arctic explorer, gentleman and creator of the "Nansen passport". His work repatriating refugees is inspiring.

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Dato / Date: 1906 Fotograf / Photographer: Ludvig Forbech Sted / Place: Oslo Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway Lenke / Link: Bildesignatur / Image Number:

Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002) Norwegian ethnographer & adventurer with a background in biology, zoology, botany, & geography. In 1937-38, he & his wife, Liv, spent a year on the volcanic island of Fatu-Hiva in the Marquesas. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 5,000 mi across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages

Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002) Norwegian ethnographer & adventurer with a background in biology, zoology, botany, & geography. In 1937-38, he & his wife, Liv, spent a year on the volcanic island of Fatu-Hiva in the Marquesas. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 5,000 mi across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages

Image from The South pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the “Fram,” 1910-1912, Roald Amundsen’s account of his expedition which became the first to reach the South Pole on 14 December 1911,

Image from The South pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the “Fram,” Roald Amundsen’s account of his expedition which became the first to reach the South Pole on 14 December

Meeting of the three Scandinavian kings in Malmö,  December 18, 1914: Haakon VII of Norway, Gustaf V of Sweden, and Christian X of Denmark.

kings of Scandinavia: Haakon VII of Norway, Gustav V of Sweden, and Christian X of Denmark, meeting in Malmö, December 1914

Fridtjof Nansen, Kristiania, 1889

Fridtjof Nansen, Kristiania, 1889

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Flea Bottom is what the slum area of King's Landing is called. A down-trodden area of town. It has pot-shops along the alleys where one can get a 'bowl o' brown.' The buildings lean over the narrow allyes, they almost touch.

upknorth: “I make myself rich by making my wants few. - Thoreau #getoutdoors #upknorth - Cabin home in the Lofoten Islands, Norway by @dudelum (at Lofoten Islands, Norway ) ”

upknorth: I make myself rich by making my wants few. - Thoreau - Cabin home in the Lofoten Islands, Norway by (at Lofoten Islands, Norway )

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