After a long day of sampling, both on the ice and from the deck, we finally arrived at the North Pole, yesterday the 16th of August at 20:46 UTC.
On the bridge, Captain Mattias welcomed us to the North Pole with great cheers. Then Oden was moored by the ice and the passageway was laid out. Polar bear guard Sven went out first, closely followed by the captain.
Then everyone gathered on the ice for mingling, group photography and dancing. Led by Sonja Murto, 14 pairs performed a Lindy Hop show, accompanied by Christien on mandolin and Marcus on saxophone.
We had a very nice time on the ice and even the sun showed up. The celebration continued with sausage grilling before we continued our journey, now south.
Text: Maria Samuelson, expedition coordinator
Pictures from the North Pole visit
A satisfied expedition management team on the bridge after Oden once again went to the North Pole. Expedition coordinator Maria Samuelsson, Captain Mattias Petersson and Chief Scientist Pauline Snoeijs Leijonmalm. Photo: Joachim Gyllestad
Parts of Oden's fantastic crew that took us to the North Pole. Christian, Johan, Robert, Christoffer, Per-Åke, Jörgen, Martin, Daniel, Richard. Photo: Hans-Jørgen Hansen