Gerhardo de Veer (c. 1560 - 1620) was a Dutch sailor who accompanied the Friesian explorer William Barantsz on three ill fated expeditions into the Russian Arctic in search of a Northeast Passage. Unlike Barantsz himself, de Veer survived all three voyages as well as a harrowing winter on the glacier bound northern tip of Nova Zembla. After the death of Barentsz, de Veer and several other sailors made their way south through treacherous ice flows to the relative safety of the Russian port of Kola. It is largely through Gerhardo de Veer's narrative and maps that we know of the tragic events of Barentsz's third voyage.