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11/03/1882 Nansen’s first expedition


Fridtjof Nansen - A man of action and vision


The Viking (1931)

Norwegian student of zoology Fridtjof Nansen sets out on a sea voyage to study the Arctic on board the 300 tons sealer SS Viking. He discovered several important facts. He showed that, contrary to the previous assumption, sea ice forms on the surface of the water rather than below. Nansen also demonstrated that the Gulf Stream flows beneath a cold layer of surface water.
    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Another Nobel Peace Prize laureates 

    • Family background and childhood 

    • Student and adventurer 

    • Crossing of Greenland 

    • Interlude and marriage 

    • ''Fram'' expedition 

    • National figure 

    • Later life 

    • Death and legacy