From historic polar pioneers to modern-day adventure seekers, Norway is home to some of the world’s bravest explorers. Do you think you know them well? Read the September issue of Viking magazine to test your knowledge about some of these brave men and women. When you’ve finished, check out these bonus questions below.
- In addition to leading several polar explorations in both the Arctic and Antarctic, this explorer also held positions at the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue and the Genetic Resource Council.
A. Liv Arnesen
B. Monica Kristensen
C. Erling Kagge
D. Helge Ingstad
- Where did Thor Heyerdahl sail during his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947?
A. From the North Pole to the South Pole
B. From Norway to the Galápagos Islands
C. From Norway to Easter Island
D. From Peru to Polynesia
- Which explorer was also a zoologist?
A. Børge Ousland
B. Solveig Pedersen
C. Fridtjof Nansen
D. Otto Sverdrup
- Roald Amundsen set sail on the polar ship Maud in the summer of 1918. What was the goal of his expedition?
A. To follow in the footsteps of Fridtjof Nansen’s expedition.
B. To get the ship stuck in the ice pack above the Bering Strait and drift across the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole.
C. To beat English explorer Robert F. Scott to the South Pole.
D. To prove that the ocean was not a barrier for pre-historic people.
- Which explorer’s expedition was captured on film and later won an Academy Award for best documentary in 1951?
A. Thor Heyerdahl
B. Liv Arnesen
C. Cecilie Skog
D. Roald Amundsen