Polar explorer Roald Amundsen’s birthplace opens to the public

Roald Amundsen - TomtaPhoto: Roald Amundsens fødested / NTB

From Saturday, June 12, the public will be able to visit the house where the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen was born.

The birthplace itself is a skipper’s house from 1858, which is located close to Fredrikstad. The house opens along with a new accompanying exhibition about Amundsen’s life and discoveries.

In the skipper’s house, which is called Tomta, a guided tour will be given once an hour throughout the day, the Roald Amundsen Foundation’s birthplace wrote in a press release.

The exhibition has been established in collaboration with the Fram Museum and contains several hitherto unknown images of the explorer.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayTravel

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