Polar History Walk

Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous Arctic explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.

  • Guided walk through the Arctic capital of Tromsø
  • Visit the Polar Museum and learn about the region's polar history*
  • Taste local beer Mack at Ølhallen, the oldest pub in Tromsø
  • Hear one of the locals tell stories about the old days
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Winter (Nov - Mar)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2 hours, 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Max. passengers

    40

  • Booking Code

    HR-TOS5D

  • From

    $ 98

  • Notices

    Meals on the trip: One beer/mineral water. Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing. Not available Jan 1, Easter Week, Dec 24 – 26, and Dec 31

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.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Direction: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Available from: November 5 – April 4
  • Duration: 2 hours, 30 min
  • Level: 2
  • Meals during the excursion: One beer/mineral water
  • Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing
  • Not available January 1, April 18-22 (2019), April 9-13 (2020), December  24 – 26, and December 31