Maud, the ship that the explorer Roald Amundsen used to reach the North Pole with, returned to Norway on Monday after almost 100 years. The ship completed the circle around the North Pole and has returned to Norway. The ship stayed two days in Bergen, with its final destination beings Vollen and Asker on 18th of August.
The 'Maud Returns Home' project raised the ship from Cambridge Bay, Canada, on 2016 by the Maud Returns Home project. Maud was built for Amundsen's second expedition to the Arctic and launched in June 1916.
In 1918, Amundsen left Norway, aiming to sail to the north pole, spending many years in the Arctic without reaching the North Pole. When he tried again to sail further north from the Bering Strait, he spent another winter in ice without reaching his destinations.
Ultimately, Amundsen left the expedition when the ship returned to Seattle in August 1921.
Amundsen had more polar vessels, 'Gjoa' and 'Fram', which can be seen at the Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo. 'Maud Returns Home' hopes that 'Maud' as well will be displayed at a new museum at Vollen, where it was firstly built.
Maud will now be towed and is expected to arrive in Vollen on August 18.