About Nils Larsen

Nils Larsen, a Norwegian Sea Captain, is most associated with the Norway expeditions of Antarctica.

Larsen was born in Sandar, Norway, and after receiving his master's degree he was employed by a shipping company and later on became a well-known whaler.

Nils Larsen also not only captained a number of ships of his own but he also served as a first mate on Norvegia expeditions of Antarctica.

During this scientific expedition, eventually, Norway achieved annexation of Bouvet Island and Peter I Island. Larsen was the first to have ever set foot on the island.

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