Extension houses polar exploration ship Gjøa
The permanent exhibitions at Oslo’s Fram Museum have been given a new look. A new extension to the building now houses the polar exploration ship Gjøa, used by legendary explorer Roald Amundsen and his crew of six.
Gjøa was the first ship to sail through the entire Northwest Passage, taking the crew three years to complete, ending in 1906.
A tunnel connects the new extension to the main building, which houses the museum’s highlight, Fram – the first ship built in Norway especially for polar research. Amundsen sailed Fram on his trip to Antarctica for the legendary 1910-12 South Pole expedition.
[pictured: Roald Amundsen arrives at Nome, Alaska, 1906]