top of page
  • arcticfloatboat

Boats Deployed at North Pole Found in Shetland Islands and Iceland

Boats decorated by visitors to Vilvite, in Bergen, Norway, continue to be found on the beaches of the North Atlantic. In 2022 Float Your Boat collaborated with Vilvite which is a science museum in Bergen, Norway. Vilvite cut and branded hundreds of wooden boats and had them decorated in various learning programs. These boats found in early 2024 were deployed by Le Commandant Charcot at the North Pole in summer 2022. Since May of 2023, there have been have been more than a dozen boats found from that deployment.


 
Boat 5358

This boat was decorated by visitor at at Vilvite science museum in Norway. The finder Guðjón was walking on the sandy beach in Klaufinn on New Year's Day. January 1, 2024 with his grandson Maximus Snær Jónsson.


Date Found

01/01/2024

Place Found

Klaufinn Vestmannaeyjar Iceland

Found By

Guðjón Egilsson

Date Deployed

July/August 2022

Who Deployed

​Le Commandant Charcot

Deployment Location

North Pole

Track Taken

​North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre

 
Boat 5376

This boat was decorated by a Vilvite visitor. It was found on the Sólheimafjara beach on the south central side of Iceland by Ragnar.



Date Found

03/02/2024

Place Found

Sólheimafjara Beach, Vestur Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland 63.459209, -19.407941

Found By

Ragnar Óli Snorrason

Date Deployed

July/August 2022

Who Deployed

Le Commandant Charcot

Deployment Location

​North Pole

Track Taken

​North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre

 
Boat 5320

This boat also decorated by a visitor at Vilvite, was found in the Shetland Islands of the United Kingdom by Ann Marie.



Date Found

03/23/2024

Place Found

Whalsay, Shetland, United Kingdom 60.3755210, -0.9690643

Found By

Ann Marie Anderson

Date Deployed

​July/August 2022

Who Deployed

Le ​Commandant Charcot

Deployment Location

​North Pole

Track Taken

​North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre


Comments


Recent Stories
bottom of page