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 ambitions and scientific research.
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We are offering guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 09:00 - 10:30.
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 - 17:00
October - January Upon request, groups of min. 15 people. For opening, please send us a request.
Guided tour - 90 min (must be booked in advance)
The ticket is valid for 3 days.
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.