Norway in America - Antarctica

Post office names in USA and Canada with Norwegian origin.
Research by Hallvard Slettebø and Dag Henriksbø.


This page was updated 26 April 2021

Amundsen Sea Coast, Antarctica
A "one-day post office" in the Amundsen Sea was established on March 4, 1961 on board the USS Glacier and USS Staten Island. Approximately 2500 covers were processed on both ships. Named for Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen who led the first expedition to reach the South Pole in 1911. Operation Deepfreeze



Oleona Base, Antarctica
The Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) was a privately-financed expedition from 19471948 which researched the area surrounding the head of the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. Finn Rønne was born in Horten, Norway. Rønne's expedition was to the Marguerite Bay area, where he re-occupied Byrd's 1939 Base.
Writing in his book entitled "Antarctic Conquest", Rønne stated: "Although no one knew it, in had been operating a United States Post office too, but for reasons of state had been compelled to keep it secret.". This post office used the postmark Oleona Base, and it is named after Ole Bull's Norwegian community in Pennsylvania. NFT 4/2017


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