A blog about the history, geography, and mythology of the Nordic countries.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland, and their associated territories.
Adolf Erik Nordenskiold is considered the father of Finnish minerology. He was also a world famous explorer. In 1872-75 Nordenskiold tried and failed to reach the north pole, but did reach the highest northern latitude to date, +81° 42 min. Later, he became the first man to sail the northeast passage, the sea route following the north coast of Eurasia from Norway to the Bering Straits, in 1878-79.