Polar Museum

Polar Museum information

Location
Tromsø , Norway
Address
Søndre Tollbodgata 11
More information
www.polarmuseum.no
Prices
adult/child Nkr50/25
Opening hours
10am-7pm mid-Jun–mid-Aug, 11am-5pm rest of yr
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The 1st floor of this harbourside museum illustrates early polar research, especially the ventures of Nansen and Amundsen. Downstairs there's a well-mounted exhibition about the hunting and trapping of fuzzy Arctic creatures on Svalbard before coal became king there. Note the exploding harpoons outside; the whale didn't stand much of a chance.