The Polar Museum

Address: Søndre Tollbodgate 11, 9008 Tromsø Show map

Address: Søndre Tollbodgate 11, 9008 Tromsø

Discover exiting stories of risky Arctic trapping and sea mammal hunting as well as courageous Polar explorers!


Following its establishment as the “Gateway to the Arctic” in the late 19th century, Tromsø became a base for many polar expeditions. The Polar Museum preserves and conveys stories related to this aspect of the history of Tromsø and the Arctic. The Polar Museum’s permanent exhibitions deal with sealing, overwintering trapping, the stories of famous trappers such as Henry Rudi and Wanny Wolstad, the expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Lovely situated in an 1830s warehouse on the seafront. Museum shop.

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About this activity

+47 77 62 33 60
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Opening hours
August 1 - June 14: 11am - 5pm (11.00-17.00) / June 15 - August 15: 09am - 6pm (09.00-18.00) / Closed on May 1 and May 17.
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Price from
70 NOK
Price information
per adult Adult: 70 NOK Child (7-18) / Student / Senior / conscripts / retirees: 35 NOK Child under 7: free Family (2 adults + children): 140 NOK Combination ticket with Tromsø Museum: 100 NOK / 50 NOK / 200 NOK Group (min 10 pax.): 50, NOK pr pers
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