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Ny-Ålesund: Amundsenvilla

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The Amund­sen­vil­la was and still is the director’s house in Ny-Åle­sund, but Roald Amund­sen used to stay here during his expe­di­ti­ons in 1925 and 1926 so it is gene­ral­ly known as Amund­sen­vil­la. During reno­va­ti­on work from 2009 to 2011, drawings were found under more recent wall­pa­per that had been made by mem­bers of tho­se expe­di­ti­ons!

The director’s accom­mo­da­ti­on is on the second floor, while rooms on the first floor are used for repre­sen­ta­ti­ve pur­po­ses. The­re is no public access to the Amund­sen­vil­la.

The direc­tor lived obvious­ly in a cen­tral loca­ti­on, so from here we can see Amundsen’s sta­tue, the ser­vice buil­ding that inclu­des the can­te­en and more important buil­dings.

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By the way:

New book

my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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