Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen

At Svalbard Museum, delve deeper into the distinctive 400-year history of the island, which is located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Receive information on its development, wildlife, prevalent coal mining industry, relationship with the sea, scientific developments, and more. Discover how Svalbard's close reliance on the land and sea has influenced its culture. Each exhibit features descriptions that are fully translated into English. Stop by the museum shop on the way out to browse for interesting souvenirs and books related to the Arctic. Check the website in advance for hours, as they vary seasonally. Svalbard Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • My wife and I visited the museum in February. It was quite and we had the museum to ourselves. The level of information was great and the visual presentation was also great. It’s down to earth and...  more »
  • Well laid out and engaging displays to give you a good overview of the history of Svalbard, the wildlife and culture today. If you have time, definitely pop in to learn a little about Svalbard  more »
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  • One of the best museums I have ever visited. Gives a great presentation of the history of Svalbard in logical presentation. It's well worth a visit during a Svalbard trip. We highly recommend this museum.
  • Nice little museum. Good way to get a bit more background about such an extremely far north civilization. Information on nature and history and even a few unexpected things too. Quality place and friendly service from the staff there. Shoe covers provided to help keep the floors clean as is customarily done in rest of longyearbean
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