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Tromso Museum

Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Tromso
Type: Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife
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Tromsø, Troms, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This was a good way to spend a sunday in tromsø! After spending 2-3 hours looking at cool stuff and learning about the sami, we went just outside the door and to the left, lysløypa it's called, a path that runs the entire island via the forest, amazing northenlights followed us all the way to prestvannet, a small lake on... More

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

very interesting exhibits on Sami culture and the Vikings doesn't take long to go around I found the bus ride there interesting you get to see a bit of suburbia

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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

An excellent museum with a large exhibitions of Sami and Viking history, along with a very-well done nature exhibit. It's a little tricky to get to by bus but worth it.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tromso, Norway (400 km north of the Polar Circle) has lovely churches (old and new) and wooden houses, most impressive skies and a chess olympiad! Have a look. It's also the gateway for North Pole expeditions. The Polar museum tells about the ventures of Nansen and Amundsen. We liked!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I spent over 4 hours inside this cool museum. It looks so tiny from the outside but it's actually quite roomy. It's divided in sections and you can definetly lose yourself in there. Not everything was available in english, so you had to figure out or ask someone what was going on there. Still, I'd go there if I'm ever... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
85 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum is divided into various halls. One on the fauna of the Arctic regions of northern Norway. One on the Sami people and their culture. One on the history of the region. It really is very distinctive and different to the museums in town. The hall treating Sami history and culture was extremely interesting. It was accompanied by the... More

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Pittsburgh PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed this museum very much. There were several galleries. The hands on exhibits would be fun for children. The old Sami artifacts were incredible.The lilacs in the front of the museum are about 12' tall and beautiful.

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Scot in London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful building, beautifully situated and with fantastic acoustics. A must if you are there for a midnight concert in the summer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,467 reviews 1,467 reviews
1,280 attraction reviews
697 helpful votes 697 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum is south of central Tromsø, easiest way to get here is by the No 37 bus. The walk back into town is about 30 minutes. Entry is 50 Nok and it is open until 6pm in the summer months, somehow I ended up staying in the museum until 8pm. There is an excellent selection of hands on exhibits.... More

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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56 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I loved the excellent exhibits, and historicity of the museum. Gave us many new insights into Norwegian life.

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