The Nansen-Amundsen-Year

In 2011 two anniversaries with great significance for Norway coincided. It was 150 years since the birth of Fridtjof Nansen and 100 years since Roald Amundsen, accompanied by four of his men, arrived as the first at the South Pole.

As a unifying framework for this jubilee year the Norwegian Government decided to establish the Nansen–Amundsen Year 2011. The objective of the celebration was to spread knowledge and arouse enthusiasm about the lives and work of Nansen and Amundsen. This year highlighted roles these men played as nation-builders and polar heroes, their contributions to science and literature, as well as Nansen’s humanitarian endeavours and his role as a diplomat and politician.

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News

Report from the anniversary year

December 19 2012

Over 400 events nationally and abroad, and the anniversary year received great attention in the media throughout the year. The report is now ready.

New exhibition on Robert F. Scott at The Fram Museum

May 22 2012

The exhibition tells the amazing story of the Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913 and contains a large number of the striking photos and original artifacts from the expedition. Opens 7 June.

Explorer Amundsen subject of new commemorative coins

February 20 2012

The silver $5 coin and the gold $5 coin honor the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s conquest of the South Pole.

Commemorative flight

November 22 2011

Antarctica Sightseeing Flights offers a commemorative flight in conjunction with the centenaries of the South Pole Expeditions of Amundsen (1910-1912) and Scott (Terra Nova 1910-1913) and Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914) Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).

The jubilee year in the media

Roald Amundsens ukjente liv i Antwerpen

27. April 2012 - Norges ambassade

Onsdag 25. april var ambassaden i Brussel med på å arrangere to tilstelninger med polfarer Roald Amundsen i hovedrollen.

Del Polo Sur a La Habana

12. March 2012 - Norges ambassade

Como ráfaga de aire frío en medio del calor humano y caribeño de La Habana, llega al Museo Nacional de Historia Natural la exposición noruega: Memoria helada, reflexiones de un explorador de los polos.

Utstilling om Amundsens Sydpol-ferd

16. February 2012 - Budstikka

I kveld, torsdag, åpnes en utstilling på Frammuseet med fire malerier av Ulf Nilsen som viser Roald Amundsens ferd mot Sydpolen.

Litteraturen skapte Nansen

03. February 2012 - Forskning.no

Den mytologiske helten Fridtjof Nansen er i stor grad skapt gjennom litterære tekstar, hevdar litteraturvitar.

Polarutstilling i Bilbao

28. December 2011 - Norges ambassade

14. desember 2011 er det 100 år siden Roald Amundsen nådde Sydpolen. I den anledning vises en stor utstilling om Amundsens fantastiske sydpolferd.

Nådde sydpolen 20 kilo lettere

25. December 2011 - NRK

Etter 56 harde dager på isen nådde Aleksander Gamme fra Hamar Sydpolen. Nå skal han gå hele veien tilbake......