Exploring New Waters Since 1896
Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations
The original Fram was the most famous vessel of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. As part of Fridtjof NansenÕs expedition, she was the first ship to sail across the Arctic Ocean. Then she was used by Otto Sverdrup to survey the Canadian territory of Nunavut, the largest area to be surveyed on a single expedition at that time. Most famous of all, she took Roald Amundsen to his starting point in Antarctica as he raced to reach the South Pole.