Discover polar history as Nansen and Amundsen are being celebrated both in and outside of Norway.
Photo: Norsk Polarinstitutt
This year marks the 150 year anniversary of the humanitarian, polar hero, researcher and artist Fridtjof Nansen's birth. In 1911 - exactly 100 years ago - Roald Amundsen and his expedition became the first people to reach the South Pole.
Both Nansen and Amundsen were important in building national pride in Norway, and their achievements will be celebrated throughout 2011, nationally as well as internationally.
The museum Fram on Bygdøy in Oslo is offering great exhibitions and other activities related to the Nansen and Amundsen year. Among other things, the museum will publish all the personal diaries from the South Pole expedition, as well as Fridtjof Nansen's diaries in both Norwegian and English. They are also contributing to the exhibition "Race to the End of the Earth" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
You can find more information about the Nansen and Amundsen year at the Fram museum's webpages.
Entry to the Fram museum with the Oslo Pass
Entry to the Fram museum is free of charge with the Oslo Pass. The Oslo Pass also gives you free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, free travel on public transport, free parking in all Oslo municipal car parks, discount on sightseeing, car hire, ski simulator, ice-skate and ski rental, special offers in restaurants, shops, entertainment and leisure venues and much more.
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