Vikings & Explorers





  • farthest_north

    Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer


    by Fridtjof Nansen
    National Geographic calls this "One of the 100 greatest adventure books of all time." Nansen, Norway's earliest and perhaps most famous explorer, wrote this massive journal in a two-book format in 1897, and subtitled it: "The record of a (three year) voyage of exploration...and of a 15-month sleigh journey." Nansen's journal ... ... more

  • kon_tiki

    Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft


    by Thor Heyerdahl
    Thor Heyerdahl, world-renowned explorer and archaeologist, inherited the Scandinavian trait for adventure that coursed through the veins of the earliest Vikings and was passed down to famous Norwegian discoverers such as Leif Ericsson, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundson. This same wanderlust and sense of adventure was found in the brave immigrants — many ... ... more