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Nils Larsen Shares Little Known Facts About Antarctica

Nils Larsen Shares Little Known Facts About Antarctica Antarctica is a mostly uninhabited winter wonderland. The southernmost continent is claimed by no country. However, at any given time, multiple countries have scientists and other staff on the continent. These days, thousands of tourists visit as well, but Antarctica remains a desolate, mysterious land. Curious about […]

Nils Larsen Celebrated for Contribution to Antarctic Exploration

Norwegian sea captain Nils Larsen remembered for his place in history as a legendary explorer Best known for the Norvegia expeditions of Antarctica, Norwegian sea captain Nils Larsen remains among the most celebrated Antarctic explorers in history. First establishing himself as a whaler, Larsen soon turned his attention to more exploratory endeavors wherein the Sandar-born sea captain […]

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Nils Larsen Lives on via Geographical Areas Named to Honor the Norwegian Sea Captain

Explorer and famous sea captain Nils Larsen’s name lives on after the Norwegian’s role in the annexation of significant swathes of the world’s southernmost continent. Almost a century on, Norwegian sea captain Nils Larsen’s name remains recognizable the world over thanks to his part in the internationally renowned Norvegia Expeditions to Antarctica, following which three […]

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Nils Larsen and the History of Whaling in Norway

Nils Larsen, who lived between 1900 and 1976, was a prominent Norwegian sea captain and whaler. While he is most associated with his expeditions in Antarctica, he is also deeply involved with the controversial history of whaling in Norway. Nils Larsen was born and raised in Sandar, Norway. From there, he became a noted whaler and […]