Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Polar History Walk


Price from $152

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



2 hours 30 minutes


Read the practical information below

Balade Tromso en Norvège
  • Enjoy a fact-filled guided walk through the Arctic capital

  • Visit the Polar Museum and learn about Tromsø’s polar history.

  • Grab a local Mack beer at Ølhallen, the oldest pub in Tromsø.

Take a walk through Tromsø, where a local guide will tell you all about the city’s history. You’ll meet your guide on the pier where the ship is docked and walk along the shore to the Polar Museum. Along the way, you’ll pass the statue of famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, a hunting monument, and the market square, which offers a clear view of the Arctic Cathedral.

The Polar Museum is located in an old customs house from the 1830s. It features exhibits and artifacts that chronicle Norway’s proud polar history and the many expeditions that ventured north to explore the Arctic.

The tour continues along the main street to Mack Brewery and Ølhallen, Tromsø’s oldest pub, where you can enjoy a beer from the world’s northernmost brewery. This pub used to be a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters, and polar explorers.

Practical information 

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Tromsø

  • Available period: November 5–April 4, except December 24–26, 31 and January 1

  • Meal: One beer or mineral water

  • Clothes: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing