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While I feel that should hold the location for the cache owner and block other cachers from placing a cache in the area around this cache for a reasonable amount of time, we can’t do so forever.

Nothing seems to happen with this cache listing, so it is now archived, so that someone else can place a cache in the area, and geocachers can once again enjoy visiting this location. Also, if it hasn’t been done already, please pick up any remaining cache bits as soon as possible.

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(This reviewer note is in English so non-Norwegian cache owners, geocachers and cache reviewers can understand what it says.)

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"Roald Amundsen" birthplace of a polar explorer

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Hidden : 08/29/2005
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Where to find
The best way to get here is undoubtedly by bike on the "Glommastien", but if you are travelling by car, follow the signs by RV111. You can park your car by the museum. Please leave the cache hidden as it was when you found it!


Fødehjemmet til Roald Amundsen går under navnet Tomta. Dette rederhjemmet ble bygget i 1857 på Hvidsten i Borge. Jens Amundsen, Roald Amundsens far, 2 brødre og en svoger kjøpte opp et helt landområde. Plasseringen var ideell, med kombinasjon av gode landbruksområder og nærheten til Glomma, i Fredrikstad, på grensen til Sarpsborg. Huset er beholdt i den stilen som var under Roald Amundsens levetid fra 1872 til 1928.
Tor Bomann-Larsen sier i sin bok "Roald Amundsen" : "Sin tilknytning til sjøen og sin dragning mot verden utviklet Roald Amundsen der hvor Norges største elv rant ut i havet."

Roald Amundsen - historiske fakta
  • 1897 – 99 Roald Amundsen deltok i ”Belgica” – ekspedisjonen mot den Magnetiske Sydpol.
  • 1903 – 07 Leder for ekspedisjonen med Gjøa som var først gjennom Nordvestpassasjen
  • 1910 – 12 14. desember 1911 plantet Roald Amundsen og hans menn det norske flagget på Sydpolen. Gutta fra Fram vant det dramatiske kappløpet mot kaptein Scott.
  • 1918 – 25 Maud ekspedisjonen – gjennomseiling av Nordøstpassasjen
  • 1925 Når 88 grader Nord med Flyet N25
  • 1926 Leder ekspedisjonen over nordpolen med luftskipet Norge. Ekspedisjonen gikk fra Svalbard over Nordpolen til Alaska.
  • 1928 Forsvant over polhavet med ”Latham” i en redningsaksjon for å berge mannskapet på ”Italia” -ekspedisjonen.


The polar explorer Roald Amundsen was born in 1872 on the family estate at Hvidsten, which lies in Fredrikstad, close to Sarpsborg and the Highway from Sweden to Oslo. Amundsens childhood home dates fram 1857 and has kept the style from the time Roald Amundsen lived 1872 – 1928. The building is in the late Empire style, and is situated in a scenic area near Glomma, Norway's longest river. His family wew in shipping and owned a shipyard. The river was ice-free during the winter, making it ideal for the winter storage of ships.
A large stone monument showing a relief of Roald Amundsen was erected here on December 17th 1928 in memory of his extraordinary polar expeditions. In conjunction with the museum at Roald Amundsen's childhood home, the old barn has been replaced by a new one. This now houses a tourist and cultural centre open to visitors who wish to learn more about the life and times of the explorer.

Roald Amundsen – brief history

  • 1897 –99 Roald Amundsen took part in the ”Belgica”-expedition towards the magnetic Antarctic Pole
  • 1903 –07 He was the leader for the ”Gjøa” – expedition, the first sailing through the North-West Passage.
  • 1910 – 12 Sth South Pole esxpedition: On the 14th of December 1911, the Norwegian flag was hoisted on the Antarctic Pole, after a dramatic competition with Scott.
  • 1918 – 25 The ”Maud”-expedition: After a very daring and difficult sailing through the North-East Passage Roald Amundsen had to give up his plans of repeating Nansen's attempt at drifting across the Artic Ocean.
  • 1925 Roald Amundsen tried to reach the North Pole area by the planes N24 and N25. He reached the 88 degrees north, and the crews had a narrow escape on board the N25
  • 1926 Roald Amundsen was the leader of the ”Norge”-expedition. On board the air-ship ”Norge 1” he travelled from Spitsbergen to Alaska by the way of the North Pole.
  • 1928 Roald Amundsen perished in the Artic Ocean on board the plane ”Latham” during his effort to rescue the ”Italia” - expedition

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