The series premiered in
1985. Stopped in 1987.
The series is a farcical rendering
of a real, historic event namely the Norwegian
Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen's unsuccessful
attempt to reach the North Pole on his vessel
Fram in 1893. The series describes how Fridtjof
initially travels to raise funds among several
famous persons such as Norwegian author Henrik
Ibsen and Bavarian King Ludwig II, while Hjalmar
stays at home hiring a crew. When all is set the
two main characters fight the elements in order
to achieve their goal.