Cruise of the whaler 'Herman'. Glaciers and ice sheets in the Arctic. Dogs pull men on sledges across the terrain. They reach a ship at the edge of the ice sheet. A man waiting there greets the native. Crew dancing on the ship. Native children dance. Natives load up sleds with purchases. Ship sails through open waters. Bird in the sky. Vast ocean ahead. A hunting party is sighted in the distance in East Cape. They are adrift on an ice floe. A tent on the floe. Some of the crew row in a small boat up to the floe. They find a sick man in the tent, Captain Robert Bartlett's native guide. They check the man, carry him to the boat and take him to the ship.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. The whaler enroute to Herschel Island. Captain Pedersen on the bridge. He looks through a telescope for an opening in the ice. Ice sheets. The crew rigs out the ice breaker. The ice breaker cuts through the ice sheet as the ship advances.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. Polar bear hunting on Herschel Island. A Polar bear eating a seal on an ice floe. He jumps into the water and swims towards the shore. The bear comes ashore and runs inward. The crew in boats follow him ashore. They shoot the bear. Men hold the bear's mouth open. The dead bear. The dead seal on the floe.
Two U.S. submarines meet at the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean. The nuclear submarines 'Skate' and 'Seadragon' arrive on the surface in the Arctic. Men stand on the surface. They exchange flags and souvenirs. They discuss amongst themselves.
Russian scientists rescued from Arctic ice-floe in the Arctic Ocean. Tents of the scientists in the frozen area. The scientists are wearing coats and woolen hats. A ship arrives for help. Two men on the ship. A scientist looks through binoculars. The scientists hold a flag and wave at the ship.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun's family aboard a ship underway in the North Atlantic Ocean. Men from Eva's family and others clad in white clothes come on to the deck of the ship for a Line Crossing ceremony (probably to mark crossing of the Arctic Circle). Those conducting the ceremony are dressed in costumes, some as warriors. One is dressed as King Neptune. Ceremony being performed on the deck to initiate those who are crossing the line (Arctic circle) for the first time. Officers and other passengers look on. The new initiates are subjected to many hijinks, such as mock shaving for the men. The affair is terminated as the intitiates are prodded into the swimming pool aboard the ship. Some of them are being thrown into the pool as others look on.