Polar History Walk (Tromsø)

Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous polar explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.

  • Guided walk through the Arctic capital of Tromsø.
  • Visit the Polar Museum and learn about the region´s polar history.
  • Taste local `Mack´ beer at Ølhallen, the oldest pub in Tromsø.
  • Hear one of the locals tell stories about the old days.
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Winter

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Suitable for most.

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Max. passengers

    40

  • Booking code

    HR-TOS5D

  • From

    £ 90

You start the tour by meeting your guide on the pier and then walking along the shore to the Polar Museum. On the way you pass a statue of the great polar explorer Roald Amundsen, a hunting monument and Tromsø market square, where you get a wonderful view of the Arctic Cathedral. The Polar Museum is located in an old customs house built in the 1830s and features exhibits from Norway’s proud and extensive polar history; including numerous Arctic Ocean hunting expeditions for polar bears, seals, whales and walrus over the ensuing centuries. We also see a film about the polar region made by the Arctic hunters.

Our tour continues along the main street to Ølhallen, Tromsø’s oldest pub, which was a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters and polar explorers. Here, you can taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery, Mack, whilst one of the locals tells stories about the old days.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Southbound or Northbound: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 14:45 - 17:30
  • Available period: 05 November - 04 April
  • Meals on the trip: One beer/mineral water
  • Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing
  • Not available: 
    01.01 (2019 & 2020)
    29.03-02.04 (2019)
    18.-22.04 (2020)
    24.-26 & 31.12 (2019 & 2020)

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