August 2019: First Norwegian ship reach North Pole
Credit: Håvard Sagen/CAATEX/NERSC
The Norwegian coast guard icebreaker KV Svalbard reached the North Pole on 21 August 2019. This was the first Norwegian ship to reach the North Pole, 125 years after Fridtjof Nansen tried to drift across the Pole with his sailing vessel Fram. On board KV Svalbard were scientists from several research institutions, led by Hanne Sagen at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center.