Mylius-Erichsen Statue

Take a walk in the past

In front of the Ringkøbing Museum you will find a statue of the polar explorer Mylius-Erichsen.

Lydvig Mylius-Erichsen is a Danish author and polar researcher who as a young man moved from his childhood town Ringkøbing to Copenhagen to study as a journalist and author.

His life's work became two Greenland expeditions, which he himself planned and carried out in 1902-04 "The Literary Expedition". This expedition traveled the west coast of Greenland all the way up to the Thule district, and inspired him to the collection of poems "Isblink".

In 1906-08, he led the Denmark expedition, which traveled and mapped the unprecedented Northeast Greenlandic coast. Here Mylius-Erichsen died in November 1907 together with his two fellow travelers. The reason was that they did not manage to reach back to the expedition's base in Danmarkshavn before the summer thaw made sledding impossible.

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  • Mylius-Erichsen Statue
  • M Erichsensvej 1
    6950 Ringkøbing