North Pole Expedition Museum

North Pole Expedition Museum, Longyearbyen: Hours, Address, North Pole Expedition Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

North Pole Expedition Museum

North Pole Expedition Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Open every day from 9 am to 2 pm. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is an expedition museum and the northernmost aviation museum in the world. The museum is about expeditions to the North Pole, departing from Svalbard. The emphasis is on the 'America', the 'Norge' and the 'Italia' expeditions. Several hours of the original expedition movies running continuously. The exhibitions is a collage between old newspapers, postcards, photos, plane models, several hours of original movie material, clothes, stamps, letters, telegrams and more. Open daily from February until September.
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1-2 hours
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all_the_places
everywhere186 contributions
Interesting view on some challenging race to the North Pole in that era. Bring some time. There's lot to see and to read. One feels that it's been done with passion. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be so much supported by the local administration.
Mind your head on the second floor ;)
Written August 2, 2022
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Charla B
Monterey, CA16 contributions
North Pole Expedition Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in polar exploration. It is filled with information and memorabilia. Highly recommend.
Written July 28, 2022
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Poleinahole
Switzerland1,983 contributions
Friends
The museum houses a wealth of information in a compact space. Count on at least an hour to read the descriptions. Note that part of the museum is on the second floor and requires ascending narrow steps. No lift for the mobility impaired. Decent gift shop.
Written June 27, 2022
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trygvewennstrom1
Knivsta, Sweden8 contributions
When visiting any place in the world, we are usually somewhat aware of where we are going. We read some background, some history and have become a bit known with the country, place or region already at home. This museum added a few pieces to the puzzle we didn’t know were missing.

I was most thrilled with the details concerning personal pride and ego of one of the explorers. Having raised a lot of money (from his father) this member of the expedition was evidently most unsatisfied with the position media at the time gave him, and this is displayed through letters and telegrams posted in the exhibition.

This was very, very interesting to follow.
Written June 23, 2022
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Naila S
Lund, Sweden13 contributions
I wish we had more time to spend there, so much to learn, so much to get fascinated about! Amundsen, Nobile expeditions ... touching stories!
Written June 9, 2022
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JohnBonza
London, UK189 contributions
Couples
Loved the things on show in this little museum dedicated to North Pole expeditions, especially by hot air balloon. Some nice artefacts on show and interesting stories to read. The lady on the front desk was charming; very helpful.
Written May 26, 2022
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yanders2
Fornebu, Norway7 contributions
What this museum lacs in space, is compensated by the fascinating stormes that are told. The arctic has had its fair share of bravery, characters, heroism and (in hindsight) almost madnes. This exhibit show a bit of everything.
Written April 15, 2022
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Franca C
Bologna, Italy177 contributions
Solo
I have learnt a lot about the North Pole conquer by a Norwegian and Italian team ( Amundsen and Nobile and companions ) It was very interesting. You spend a couple of hours ( but even less if you don’t read everything) in a nice warm museum .
Ida has been very wellcoming at the entrance and we have spoken friendly . Nice postcards.
The Museum is behind Svalbard Museum
Written March 19, 2022
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Daniele Molinini
2 contributions
Couples
We went to this museum the last day of our stay in Longerbayen and we did not expect to have this fantastic experience. The Museum, which is run by the Poli Artici travel agency, is small but full (really FULL) of histories and curiosities about the several expeditions to the North Pole. Inside you will also find many original photos, footages and objects.... it was really a great experience and we learned a lot!!! We strongly recommend this Museum.
Written August 14, 2021
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Chloé K
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Family
Super interesting to read about the different expeditions, even for someone who didn’t previously know anything. 100% recommend visiting
Written March 9, 2021
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Thank you for your nice review!
Written March 23, 2021
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North Pole Expedition Museum is open:
  • Thu - Mon 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM