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.