The Swedish South Polar Expedition 1901–1903

Stefan Heijtz

The Swedish South Polar Expedition intended to establish a winter station in Antarctica in order to make scientific observations. However, the expedition ship was caught in the pack ice and lost, so the explorers had to spend an extra winter in Antarctica before they were rescued by an Argentine relief expedition. The exhibit provides an extensive documentation of postcards and mail to and from members of the South Polar Expedition as well as of the Swedish and Argentine relief expeditions. The exhibit is shown as a pdf file.


Stefan Heijtz has kindly agreed to make his exhibits available on NETEX. They can also be seen on his own website.