You start the tour by meeting your guide at the pier and then walking along the shore to the Polar Museum. On the way, you pass a statue of the great polar explorer Roald Amundsen, a hunting monument, and the Tromsø market square, where you get a wonderful view of the Arctic Cathedral. The Polar Museum is located in an old customs house built in the 1830s and features exhibits from Norway’s proud and extensive polar history, including numerous hunting expeditions for polar bears, seals, whales, and walrus. You also see a film about the polar region made by Arctic hunters.
Your tour continues along the main street to visit Ølhallen, Tromsø’s oldest pub, which was once a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters, and polar explorers. Here, you can taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery, Mack, and hear locals tell stories about the old days.