Polar History Walk
Take a guided walk through the city of Tromsø and learn about the Arctic capital’s fascinating history. Visit the Polar Museum and taste local beer at Tromsø’s oldest pub.
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.
Hear stories about Tromsø’s history from a local.
Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)
Level 2: Easy
2 hours, 30 min
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
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. This pub used to be a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters, and polar explorers. Taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery while one of the locals regales you with stories about Tromsø’s past.