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Polar Museum
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Tuesday, 08 November 2011 11:07
Polar Museum Tromsø has been the centre of seal hunting in North Norway, and the town was established at the “Gateway to the Arctic” in the late 1800s. Tromsø has long been an important base for many polar expeditions, and the Polar Museum exhibits and presents this polar seafaring tradition. At the museum you will meet men, women, ships and equipment that were essential for life on the sea and in the Arctic.

You can see exhibitions about:

Helmer Hansen and Hjalmar Johansen who accompanied Amundsen to the South Pole
The first woman to winter in the Arctic – Wanny Woldstad
Svalbard, Willhelm Barentz’ discovery of the region in the 1500s, whaling in the 1600-1700s and Russian overwintering
Seal hunting in the Arctic Ocean
Fridtjof Nansen’s and Roald Amundsen’s lives and expeditions
Overwintering in the Arctic
The trapper Henry Rudi who killed 713 polar bears
Temporary exhibitions with arctic contentPolar Museum