Polar History Walk

Go on this guided walk through the city of Tromsø and learn about the Arctic capital’s fascinating history. Visit the Polar Museum and taste local beer at Tromsø’s oldest pub.

  • Take a fact-filled guided walk through the Arctic capital
  • Visit the Polar Museum and learn about Tromsø’s polar history
  • Grab a local Mack beer at Ølhallen, the oldest pub in Tromsø
  • Hear stories of the old days from one of the locals
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Winter, Spring

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 min

  • Minimum number of passengers

    10

  • Maximum number of passengers

    40

  • Booking code

    HR-TOS5D

  • From

    $ 179

Join us on a walk through Tromsø where a local guide will tell you all about the city’s history. You’ll meet your guide on the pier where the ship is docked and walk along the shore to the Polar Museum. On the way, you’ll pass the statue of famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, a hunting monument, and the market square which offers a clear view of the Arctic Cathedral.  

The Polar Museum has made its home in an old customs house from the 1830s, featuring exhibits and artefacts the chronicle Norway’s proud polar history and the many expeditions that ventured north to explore the Arctic. 

The tour continues along the main street to Mack Brewery and Ølhallen, Tromsø’s oldest pub. This used to be a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters, and polar explorers. Taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery while one of the locals regales you with stories about the old days.  

A group of people walking in the snow A group of people walking in the snow

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Available period: 05 November - 04 April
    • Not available:  24. - 26.12 and 31.12 - 01.01
  • Meals on the trip: One beer/mineral water
  • Clothes/Footwear: Hiking shoes, warm and windproof clothing

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