MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel

Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9007 Tromsø Show map

Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9007 Tromsø

Seal hunting vessel museum - Visit this historical vessel and make some Arctic discoveries

M/S Polstjerna (The Polar Star)

The boat, built in 1949, is by far the best perserved vessel that has taken part in seal hunting. The entire interior fittings above and below deck are original. The vessel appears extremely authentic, with the original sailing rig, the small hunting boats, tools and equipment still in place.

M/S Polstjerna sailed for 33 hunting seasons and brought home more than 97 000 seals. Its last year of sailing was 1981. The vessel was also used for Arctic exploration. Put in a protective glass house in 2003, the boat can now be admired as a monument to the important tradition of Arctic hunting in the history of Tromsø.

Visit the vessel and make some Arctic discoveries.

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About this activity

  • Phone
    +47 77 62 33 60
  • Contact person email
  • Web
  • Opening hours
    June 15 - August 15: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Facilities
  • Price from
    25 NOk
  • Price information
    per adult Adult: 25,- Child/Student/Senior: 10,- Child under 7: free Family ticket: 50,-


  • Tourist information
    Tromsø Tourist Information Office 1 km
  • Harbor
    Tromsø Cruise Port, Prostnestet 1 km
    Breivika Cruise Port, Tromsø 4 km
  • City centre
    Tromsø City Centre, Main Square 1 km
  • Attraction
    The Arctic Cathedral 2 km

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