Polar Explorers

The Gjøa Expedition (1903-1906)

The small ship Gjøa was sailed through the Northwest Passage as the first ship to do so.

On the way the seven men spent two years in Gjøa Haven and fixed the current position of the Magnetic North Pole.

Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm
Anton Lund
Godfred Hansen
Gustav Juel Wiik
Helmer Hanssen
Peder Ristvedt

"Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it.  Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it"

Roald Amundsen

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