The Northwest Passage, the mythical sea route north of the American mainland, has attracted explorers looking for a shortcut to Eastern treasures for centuries. Here ships have disappeared without a trace and hundreds of men have lost their lives to the ice.
In 1903, Roald Amundsen and a crew of six men ventured into these waters on the herring boat Gjøa. The Gjøa voyage was to last several years and offer danger, excitement and friendship with Inuits which would later characterise Amundsen as a polar explorer. He also brought new knowledge and breakthrough discoveries back to Norway.
Amundsen gjennom Norvestpassasjen also solves the mystery of the Franklin expedition, during which 129 men disappeared in the areas where Amundsen spent the winter before completing his voyage successfully.
This is the fourth book in Bjørn Ousland’s polar series.
The Norwegian Ministry of Culture's Special Prize for Children and Youth 2014 was awarded to Bjørn Ousland for his polar series.
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