Which famous Norwegian explorer are you?


The great explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Thor Heyerdahl and Roald Amundsen all hailed from the Oslo region. Their stories are filled with adventure, amazing discoveries, friendships and the courage to pursue seemingly impossible goals.

Visiting the Oslo region today, you can delve into their lives and expeditions at several museums. Should you get inspired, you'll have plenty of opportunity to do some exploring yourself – in the very same surroundings that shaped these great adventurers.

Explorers at-a-glance





Explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Main expeditions:

Crossing of Greenland

Fram expedition





Explorer of polar regions and a key figure of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

Main expeditions:

North-West Passage Expedition 

South Pole Expedition

The Maud Expedition



Adventurer, experimental archaeologist, ethnographer and writer

Main expeditions:

Kon-Tiki expedition

Ra I and Ra II expeditions
(1969 and 1970)

Tigris expedition



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