Opening hours 

Monday 09.00-17.00

Tuesday 09.00-17.00

Wednesday 09.00-17

Thursday 09.00-17.00

Friday 09.00-17.00

Saturday 09.00-17.00

Sunday 09.00-17.00

The museum tells the stories about expeditions to the North Pole, mainly with airships but also with skis, dog sledges and boats.
The museum 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.

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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We are offering guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 17.00-18.30.


 - book online or by email-

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 send us an email.


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


Entrance fees

Adult (over 18 yrs):

Nok 150,-

Children (over 12 yrs) 

Nok 50,-


Guided tour - 90 min (must be booked in advance)


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 lounge you can enjoy coffee and other hot and cold drinks by the fireplace.

North Pole Expedition Museum

Org. number 990426465

Post box 644

9171 - Longyearbyen