Dedicated to Norway's long tradition of Arctic exploration, The Polar Museum catalogues the history of science, human survival, and industry in the world's coldest reaches. Visit the museum, housed in an early 19th-century wooden warehouse, for a glimpse of the vessels, machines, and equipment that helped to transport humans to the ends of the earth. Keep in mind as you wander the exhibits that although whaling, bear hunting, and seal trapping is controversial today, these methods played a vital role in sustaining the region and spurring further discovery during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Don't miss the special exhibition dedicated to Roald Amundsen's Antarctic exploits. Before you head to Tromso, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tromso day trip website, to make sure you see all that Tromso has to offer, including The Polar Museum.
The Polar Museum reviews
So educational and interesting. If there's a museum you need to visit in Tromsø is this one and its partner on Tromsø university. more »
The museum is located in a former customs warehouse (1833). It traces the history of the expeditions of trappers and explorers in the Arctic regions: whaling in the 17th century, fur-bearing animals..... more »
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