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“Very interesting history museum”

The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
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$36.76*
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Essential Tromso: Historical City Walk
Ranked #20 of 91 things to do in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Very interesting museum. The history of polar exploration and the material on Nansen and Amundsen was extremely interesting. The museum is easily accessible, in the city center.

Thank Πολυξένη Μ
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"interesting history"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I initially was not keen to visit this museum because of the history of trapping which seemed to be one of the main features, and I actually found the accounts of a local man who had killed hundreds of polar bears rather disgusting. Nevertheless the history of polar exploration and the material on Nansen and Amundsen was extremely interesting and worth seeing. There was a lot overall to see in this museum.

Thank ailourophile
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

a must do item for all visitors to Tromso. comprehensive information on Arctic expeditions, animal life, bio-diversity and more.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Rating should be between average and very good. Two floors of things to see, with a lot in just Norwegian. The actual items used are on display plus a lot of taxidermied animals (some were creepy with how realistic they were). The museum had little nooks and crannies and you could see how people lived. It's interesting historically.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Actually a nice small museum, but unfortunately most explanations were in Norvegian language. Pretty strange to me,because most visitirs actually were foreigners.

Thank kuhomo
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