Carl Ryder

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Carl Ryder
The schooner Fylla in Copenhagen harbour

Carl Hartvig Ryder (September 12, 1858 – May 3, 1923) was a Danish naval officer and Arctic explorer.

He was a member of several expeditions:

He led an expedition to the Upernavik Distrikt in 1886-1887 and, most famously, the 1891-1892 expedition to East Greenland by the vessel Hekla. The way north from Ittoqqortoormiit was effectively blocked by ice. Instead, Ryder made the first comprehensive mapping of the entire Scoresby Sund fjord system.

He married Ida Caroline Helene Clara Wolff in 1888.[2]


  1. ^ The Danish Scientific Expedition of 1884 in the Gunboat "Fylla". Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, 7 (3), (1885): pp. 177-180 full text
  2. ^ Ostermann, H. (1982). Ryder, C. H.. In: Dansk biografisk Leksikon v. 12: pp 485-86.
  • Ryder, C. H. (1895–1925). Den Østgrønlandske Expedition udført i Aarene 1891-92 under Ledelse af C. Ryder, vol. 1-3 [The East Greenland Expedition in the years 1891-92 led by C. Ryder]. Meddelelser om Grønland (in Danish). 17-19. 

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