Vilhjalmur Stefansson (Explorer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Vilhjalmur Stefansson was an Icelandic American Arctic explorer and ethnologist. He was born in Manitoba, Canada, and died at the age of 82.

Born: November 03, 1879, Manitoba, Canada
Died: August 26, 1962
Alma mater: of North Dakota and of Iowa (A.B, 1903)
Occupation: Harvard University Professor, Arctic explorer
Organization: President of the History of Science Society from 1945–46
Known for: Exploring the Arctic

About Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Polar explorer who challenged many of the conventions about the North Pole.

Before Fame

He spent a winter living with the Inuit people and learning their culture.


Instead of thinking of the North Pole as a frozen wilderness with uncivilized natives, he called it the Polar Mediterranean where three continents joined together.

Family Life

His parents were Icelandic immigrants to Canada.


Previous arctic explorers like Joseph Rene Bellot ignored the people of the land, but Stefansson studied them.

Information related to Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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  • University of North Dakota alumni
  • Dartmouth College faculty
  • Explorers of the Arctic

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