The Polar Museum




At guests’ discretion


Available all year

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Learn the history of Arctic exploration and see equipment from polar expeditions and hunters.
  • 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

Frontier town

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.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • 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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