Ola Olstad was a Norwegian zoologist and polar explorer.

Ola Olstad
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Portrait photograph of Olstad in the 1930s

Olstad Glacier on Peter I island is named after him.[1]

ExplorationEdit

Oldstad joined the Norvegia I expedition to Antarctica from 1927 to 1928.[2]

Olstad led the Norvegia II expedition to Antarctica from 1928 to 1929. It was on this expedition that Peter I island was claimed for Norway on 2 February 1929.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Olstad Glacier". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)
  2. ^ "Norvegia I". Norsk Polarhistorie (in Norwegian). Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 5 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Norvegia II". Norsk Polarhistorie (in Norwegian). Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 5 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)