The Polar Museum
At guests’ discretion
Available all year
Learn about Arctic expeditions in a historical wooden wharf building
See tools, traps and artefacts from explorers
Admire stunning maps and learn how explorers planned their expeditions
In the late 19 century, Tromsø was the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ and the base for polar expeditions and trappers. Discover the history of the early explorers and famous trappers, like Henry Rudi and Wanny Woldstad. Get insight into Fridtjof Nansen’s Fram expedition and Roald Amundsen’s attempt to conquer the geographic North Pole.
Remarks/requirements: This excursion includes museum admission, at your leisure. This is not a guided experience.
Walking information: Transportation is not included. The Polar Museum is located within walking distance of the port.
Wheelchair accessible: On the ground floor only.
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