Ship Found In Arctic 168 Years After Doomed Northwest Passage Attempt
Exclusive: Perfectly preserved HMS Terror vessel sank during disastrous expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin
We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...
The Antarctic Snow Cruiser
An update to a previous photo essay about this massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser that was designed and built for Antarctic exploration in 1939, but failed to live up to expectations.
BBC News - Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS Erebus
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
Roald Amundsen
The story of Roald Amundsen's epic journey to the South Pole. Directed by David Cobham for the BBC in 1975.
Arctic exploration
Arctic exploration is the physical exploration of the Arctic region of the Earth. It refers to the historical period during which mankind has explored the region north of the Arctic Circle. Historical...
Arctic exploration - Wikipedia
Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage is a sea through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Th...
Northwest Passage - Wikipedia
Northern Sea Route
The Northern Sea Route (Russian: Се́верный морско́й путь, Severnyy morskoy put, shortened to Севморпуть, Sevmorput) is a shipping lane officially defined by Russian legislation from the Kara Sea t...
Northern Sea Route - Wikipedia
List of Arctic expeditions
This list of Arctic expeditions is a timeline of historic expeditions in, and explorers of, the Arctic.
List of polar explorers
This list is for recognised pioneering explorers of the polar regions. It does not include subsequent travellers and expeditions.
Farthest North
Farthest North (sometimes known as Furthest North) describes the most northerly latitude reached by explorers before the conquest of the North Pole rendered the expression obsolete. The northern (Arc...
Farthest North - Wikipedia
History of Greenland
The history of Greenland is a history of life under extreme Arctic conditions: currently, an ice cap covers about 80 percent of the island, restricting human activity largely to the coasts.The first h...
History of Greenland - Wikipedia
History of Svalbard
Svalbard was undoubtedly spotted by Willem Barentsz in 1596, although it may have previously have been discovered by Pomors or Norsemen. Whaling for bowhead whale started in 1611, which was dominated ...
History of Svalbard - Wikipedia
Polar aviation
Polar aviation refers to aviation in polar regions of the Earth. Specifically, one may speak of Arctic aviation and Antarctic aviation in the Arctic and Antarctica respectively.The major factors which...
Arctic warfare
Arctic warfare or winter warfare is any armed conflict that takes place in an exceptionally cold climate, usually in snowy and icy terrain, sometimes on ice-covered bodies of water.
The most well-...
Arctic warfare - Wikipedia
History of Franz Josef Land
Franz Josef Land, an uninhabited archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea and Kara Sea, may have been discovered by the 1865 expedition of the Norwegian sealing vessel Spidsbergen captaine...
History of Franz Josef Land - Wikipedia
Sami history
The Sámi people are the indigenous people of northern Europe inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. The traditional Sami ...
Sami history - Wikipedia
British Arctic Expedition
The British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, led by Sir George Strong Nares, was sent by the British Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery...
Ship Found In Arctic 168 Years After Doomed Northwest Passage Attempt
Exclusive: Perfectly preserved HMS Terror vessel sank during disastrous expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin
We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...
The Antarctic Snow Cruiser
An update to a previous photo essay about this massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser that was designed and built for Antarctic exploration in 1939, but failed to live up to expectations.
Bernhard Hantzsch
Bernhard Adolph Hantzsch (12 January 1875 – June 1911) was a German ornithologist, Arctic researcher, and writer, notable for his discovery of two Icelandic bird subspecies. Hantzsch was the first whi...
Lapland War
The Lapland War (Finnish: Lapin sota; Swedish: Lapplandskriget; German: Lapplandkrieg) was fought between Finland and Germany from September 1944 to April 1945 in Finland's northernmost La...
Lapland War - Wikipedia
BBC News - Franklin search: Canada confirms ship as HMS Erebus
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.