Opening hours 

Monday 09.00-14.00

Tuesday - closed

Wednesday - closed

Thursday 09.00-14.00

Friday 09.00-14.00

Saturday 09.00-14.00

Sunday 09.00-14.00

The museum tells the stories about expeditions to the North Pole, mainly with airships but also with skis, dogs ledges, boats.
The museum it is in two floors and it exhibit old documents, newspapers, pictures, original expeditions movies, historical artifacts, letters and more. the exhibition makes visible the explorers effort to reach the North Pole and misterious frozen horizons, driven by curiosity, personal abitions  and scientific research.

You find more information in the section ABOUT.

For requests or questions, please go to the CONTACT US section and complete the form, otherwise just send an email from the button on the right.

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The North Pole Expedition Museum is centrally located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. You can find us just behind the University building (UNIS), near the fjord.

For group bookings, please call or send us an email.


The North Pole Expedition Museum stands as one of Norway's few independant museums.

February - September    09:00 - 14:00

October - January   Upon request, groups of min. 15 people. For opening, please send us a request.


Entrance fees

Adult (over 18 yrs):

Nok 100,-

Children (over 12 yrs) 

Nok 50,-


The ticket is valid for 3 days.

Souvenir shop

The Museum Shop sells a range of polar-related items, providing information and illustrations about the Arctic regions as well as gifts, cards and clothing. We sell locally made souvenirs.


In our Museum you can enjoy coffee and other hot and cold drinks by the fireplace.

We also have hot chocolate, chai latte and cappuccino.

Ask the reception for the coffee and tea selection.

North Pole Expedition Museum

Org. number 990426465

Post box 644

9171 - Longyearbyen