Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Polar History Walk


Price from €109

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



2 hours 30 minutes


Read practical information below

Balade Tromso en Norvège
  • Take 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

Join us on 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. On 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 has made its home in an old customs house from the 1830s, featuring exhibits and artefacts the 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 used to be a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters, and polar explorers.

Practical information

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Tromsø

  • Available period: 5 Nov-4 Apr, except 24-26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

  • Meal: One beer or mineral water

  • Clothes: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing