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Ny-Ålesund: Amundsen

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The name of the famous polar explo­rer Roald Amund­sen will fore­ver be asso­cia­ted with Ny-Åle­sund. Next to the sett­le­ment, the­re is still the air­s­hip mast that was used during his suc­cess­ful flight to the north pole with the air­s­hip Nor­ge in 1926 (and by Nobi­le with Ita­lia in 1928). Every year, thousands of visi­tors make the pil­grimage to this holy grail of polar explo­ra­ti­on.

In Ny-Åle­sund its­elf, the­re is this lar­ge bust of Roald Amund­sen, cen­tral­ly loca­ted and impos­si­ble to miss. The­re are a few more of the same kind in other pla­ces that were important during Amundsen’s expe­di­ti­ons, but in com­pa­ri­son to remo­te sites e.g. in the nor­thwest pas­sa­ge, this one in Ny-Åle­sund ist still rela­tively easy to get to.

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last modification: 2019-01-16 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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