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Arctic & Northern Explorations:
Regional/National Explorations

Austria & Germany in the Arctic
Summaries of explorations and brief biographies of the major explorers.

McVitie's Penguin Polar Relay
A comprehensive site describing the first all-women expedition to reach the North Pole, in 1997.

The Naming of Alaska: The Explorers
A series of biographies of about 120 people who explored Alaska and contributed geographic place names as a result.

Polar Flight
With photos, maps, a bibliography and details on 10 specific flights, this site provides a great introduction to aerial explorations of the Arctic from 1897-1939.

Reaching the North Pole
A look at the adventures and misadventures of some polar expeditions during the last 30 years.

Ships at the North Pole
A simple listing of the dates, nationalities, captains and propulsion systems of the ships that have reached the top of the globe.

Arctic Explorations Bibliography
An annotated bibliogaphy from Dartmouth University.

Norway in the Arctic
An extensive paper by Dr. Tore O. Vorren, dealing with exploration in the region from the late 800s to the present.

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