Louise Arner Boyd

American explorer, botanist and photographer (1887-1972)

Louise Arner Boyd (September 16, 1887 – September 14, 1972) was an American explorer. She explored Greenland and the Arctic. She wrote many articles about her journeys and published two successful books.

Louise Arner Boyd
Louise Boyd in 1928.
Born(1887-09-16)September 16, 1887
San Rafael, California
DiedSeptember 14, 1972(1972-09-14) (aged 84)
San Francisco, California
Occupation(s)aviator, writer
Known forFirst person to fly over the North Pole.

Boyd was a photographer on the trip over the Arctic Ocean in 1941. The crew on the trip to the Arctic called her the "Ice Woman". Boyd was the first person to fly over the North Pole. She did this in 1955.

She was born in San Rafael, California. She died in San Francisco.