Tromsø University Museum
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Tromsø University Museum information
Near the southern end of Tromsøya, this museum has well-presented and documented displays on traditional and modern Sami life, ecclesiastical art and accoutrements, and a small section on the Vikings. Downstairs, learn about rocks of the north and ponder a number of thought-provoking themes (such as the role of fire, the consequences of global warming and loss of wilderness).
There's also a replica 'northern lights machine', or terrella, an early invention that gives you in miniature a sense of the splendour of the aurora borealis.
Other highlights include, in the garden, a gammen, or traditional Sami sod house (which offers free coffee in summer) and the set of hourglasses, turned to warn the vicar that his sermon time was running out. Take bus 37.