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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small museum but packed with history of exploring the polar regions. Pretty interesting. One drawback is space. If there are more than one large group in the place it gets very difficult to navigate your way through the exhibits. You can explore in an hour...More

Thank almasst
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We learnt a lot about early polar exhibitions at the polar Musuem. I would highly recommend it as a first stop to staying in Tromso in order to familiarize yourself with the history of the area. I also enjoyed the displays of the polar animals...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum concentrates on Arctic trapping and hunting on the ground floor. The 1st floor is mostly about exploration of the North Pole with particular emphasis on Roald Amundsen's attempts at the North and South Poles and displays about Henry Rudi and Wanny Woldstad, the...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting museum, lot of history about Norway and Arctic in general. Unfortunately all the information is in local language, and at the entrance they give you a small book in your language with some description of what you are going to see, but...More

Thank Fabio C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mainly about arctic expedition, polar life. The museum is small, but has a lot of items, so it takes about one hour or more to check everything.

Thank _miha_oancea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful exhibit with so much amazing memorabilia. Some of the exhibits are a touch gruesome but that is what it was like in those early days. You have to admire the men and women exploring the polar areas. You could easily spend...More

Thank caz1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather disappointing. Exhibits rather worn. Do you want to see polystyrene seagulls with fake guano? The real animals were nice when you caught a glimpse of them. Don't rush here

Thank jolW8382LR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although hunting is frowned upon theses days, this is a fascinating exhibition showing the terrible conditions that early explorers faced in the Arctic. The MV Polstjerna is a little further along the quay.

Thank trickydicky43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Norway they hunt wales, yes, those wales you make a trip to see them in nature. They also eat seal oil pills. Ad yes, still in the year 2017, where you could think thats old fashioned and unnecessary. If you have a problem with...More

1  Thank KrisCobain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating museum with so many varied and unexpected things to see - sealing hunting is not something for faint hearted but was part of the history. If u wanted to one could spend hours - would be good for families, school trip there whilst we...More

Thank MrsHJF
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Response from ozzertjie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Without a doubt.
9 May 2016|
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Response from CarolWestSussex | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates that the museum will be open between 9.00 and 18.00 and the walk from the ferry terminal is short, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
9 May 2016|
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Response from bellad0nna99 | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum in November on a Sunday. If it was open then I am sure ut will be open in summer. Its an easy walk