The museum recounts the heroic efforts made by pioneers to reach the North Pole at the turn of the last century.
The purpose of the museum is to impart the history and importance of the North Pole expeditions have had in the Arctic.
The nations that participated in these historical events include Norway, Russia, Italy, America, Sweden, Holland, France. the Czech Republic and Finland are represented.
Controversy and a general lack of information has often surrounded these great expeditions. The Museum seeks to communicate, in a neutral manner and as correctly as possible, an understanding of the events that took place during and after these expeditions.
It is a point for the museum to emphasize the diversity of the personal stories of the participants. Hence the texts are written by an international selection of historians and relatives of expedition participants.
The exhibition is in two floors and consists of the original expedition film footage, pictures, telegrams, newspapers, philately, ship and plane models and other related artifacts.
Articles about our Museum
Europe's best kept secret Museums
An article about the best kept secrets Museums in Europe!
By Rachel Gross, 21 September 2013
Il museo dell'esplorazione polare alle Svalbard
An article and a podcast with an interview to Stefano Poli
By Barbara Gavallotti, 2008
Un museo dell'avventura al Polo
An article on an italian newspaper (Il Corriere)
By Leila Codecasa, 12 Genuary 2016
Gli eroi della tenda rossa: alle isole Svalbard sulle tracce di Nobile 90 anni dopo l’epopea del dirigibile Italia
By Lorenzo Cremonesi, 22 Maggio 2018
Italia - The airship crash chronicle
A wonderful interactive article about the tragedy of the airship "Italia" in 1928.
By different authors, 25 Maggio 2018
North Pole Expedition Museum
Org. number 990426465
Post box 644
9171 - Longyearbyen