• LOCATION 3 | Vardø: Pomors, Radars and Witches in the Far North

    Willem Barentsz bust

    Continue straight.

    On your left is a bust of Willem Barentsz.

    Barentsz lived from 1550 to 1597, and was a Dutch navigator and Arctic explorer. He is known for the three expeditions he took to the far north in search of a Northeast passage.

    On his third expedition, the crew was stranded on the island of Novaya Zemlya for almost a year. Barentsz died on the return voyage in 1597.

    The Barents Sea was named after him in the 19th century.

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