Nanuq’s Route to the North Pole

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  • September 4, 2018

    Expedition complete! Nanuq arrives in Tromsø

    After crossing the Barents Sea, Polarquest2018 crew enjoyed the wonderful...
  • August 30, 2018

    Crossing the Barents Sea

    “Abbiamo terminato ieri sera la traversata del Mare di Barents....
  • August 23, 2018

    Exploring an abandoned Russian town

    Nanuq docked at Pyramiden today, a Russian settlement and former coal-mining...
  • August 22, 2018

    Nanuq completes circumnavigation of Svalbard!

    On 22 August 2018, 21:30 local time, Polarquest2018’s sailboat Nanuq...
  • August 21, 2018

    Arrival at Magical Hornsund

    The PolarQuest team docked at the Polish Polar research station at Hornsund,...
  • August 20, 2018
  • August 16, 2018

    Search for bouy leads to polar bear encounter!

    The team went in search of RINGO today, a buoy...
  • August 15, 2018

    AURORA teams create 3D model of Alpiniøya island

    While exploring Alpiniøya island by drone, PolarQuest2018 team members Mike...
  • August 14, 2018

    Following the Red Tent

    In search of the lost Airship ITALIA, Nanuq followed the...
  • August 13, 2018

    Northern-most microplastics measurement taken!

    Team member Safiria Buono took a microplastics measurement using the...
  • August 13, 2018

    Crew says prayer for Airship ITALIA

    The PolarQuest team have arrived at the crash area of...
  • August 11, 2018

    Found! Signs of the “Albertini group”

    While exploring Kapp Rubin and Nordkapp, the PolarQuest team discovered cairns...
  • August 10, 2018

    Nanuq reaches 80°N!

    The Polarquest team reached a new milestone today: 80°N! Despite...
  • August 8, 2018

    Dispatch from Nanuq: unsustainable tourism

    Every hour on Nanuq is a day’s worth of experiences....
  • August 8, 2018

    Dispatch from Nanuq: On the heels of a polar bear

    Paola Catapano sends the first dispatch from Nanuq’s excursion into...
  • August 6, 2018

    The Arctic Adventure begins!

    Nanuq set off from Ny Alesund this afternoon, beginning the...
  • August 5, 2018

    Arrival in Ny Alesund

    The PolarQuest2018 team arrived in Ny Alesund today, 5 August...
  • August 4, 2018

    Next stop: Ny Alesund!

    After 4 days in Longyearbyen, on 4 August at 23:00...
  • August 1, 2018

    Nanuq arrives in Longyearbyen

    After crossing the Greenland Sea for 10 days and exploring...
  • July 30, 2018

    Dispatch From Nanuq: arctic pollution

    Another dispatch from Safiria Buono! Safiria is working on the microplastics...
  • July 30, 2018

    Land – at last!

    Nanuq has just arrived at Svalbard, two days ahead of...
  • July 27, 2018

    Dispatch from Nanuq: last sunset

    Mantanet operator Safiria Buono sent her first dispatch from Nanuq,...
  • July 26, 2018

    Reaching the 72nd parallel North

    Nanuq crossed into the 72nd parallel north - a circle...
  • July 25, 2018

    Nanuq departs from Greenland

    After spending the night in Greenland, Nanuq left the port...
  • July 24, 2018

    Nanuq arrives at Illoqortormiut

    Illoqortormiut, Greenland, is one of the hardest to reach settlements...

ExPeDitiOn Timeline

22 July 2018

Departure of Nanuq from Isafjordur, Iceland
(66° 04′ N, 23° 07′ W)

1 August 2018

Arrival Longyearbyen, Svalbard
(78° 13′ N, 15° 39′ E)

5-6 August 2018

Stay in Ny Alesund, Svalbard
(78° 55′ N, 11° 55′ E)

17-24 August 2018

Nobile Expedition GEOHACK Location
Nordaustlandet, Svalbard
(81° 14′ N, 28° 14′ E)

4 September 2018

End of expedition in Tromsö, Norway
(69°40′58″N 18°56′34″E)