21. CAUCASUS

Caucasus is the highest mountain chain in Europe, with the Elbrus peak reaching 5642 m.

The bellflower species/klokkearten Campanula choruhensis from East Turkey/frå Aust-Tyrkia.

Caucasus is the highest mountain chain in Europe, with the Elbrus peak reaching 5642 m. The main mountain chain runs along the border between Russia and Georgia and eastwards into Azerbaijan. A smaller one in southern Georgia, through Armenia and a bit into the neighbouring countries is known as the Lesser Caucasus. Caucasus has a very high ethnic and linguistic diversity, and the same is the case with the biology. The area has well over 6000 flowering plant species and 40 % of them are endemics, i.e. not occurring elsewhere.

The adjacent lowlands are semi-deserts or steppes, however, the mountains are as humid as ours. No wonder that plants from below and above the forest limit at 2400 m do very well in our climate. The collection includes numerous species of bellflower (Campanula), and several primulas, saxifrages and gentians. Many yellow whitlow-grasses (Draba) are decorative cushion plants during spring, whereas the large, pale-violet Scabiosa caucasica dominates in late summer. 

Some species from drier areas further to the south in Turkey are grown in the steep southern slope. These may form a separate Turkey collection in the future.

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Opening hours and prices

The Arctic University Museum is closed

As a preventive measure against further spread of the coronavirus, all exhibitions will be closed until further notice. In addition, all events until April 19th are cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

1.6. - 31.8.:
09.00-18.00

1.9.- 31.5.:
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 16.30
Saturday 12.00 - 15.00
Sunday 11.00 - 16.00

Open every day, except for 1. and 17.5., 24. and 25.12.

Opening hours during Christmas 2019

Visiting adress:
Lars Thørings veg 10
Phone: +47 776 45 000
e-mail:  
postmottak@tmu.uit.no

Ticket prices:

Adults: 70 NOK
Children (7-18)/Students/seniors: 35 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 140 NOK
Groups (minimum 10 persons): 50 NOK pr person

Combination ticket Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet/MS Polstjerna:   100/50/200 NOK
Students and employees, UiT: Free

The Polar Museum is closed

As a preventive measure against further spread of the coronavirus, all exhibitions will be closed until further notice. In addition, all events until April 19th are cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Opening hours
1.9–31.5:             11.00–17.00
1.6–31.8:             09.00–18.00

Open every day, except for 1 and 17 May.

 

Visiting address:
Søndre Tollbodgt 11

Phone: 77 62 33 60

E-mail:  postmaster@polarmuseum.no

Ticket prices:

Adults: 70 NOK
Children (7-18)/Students/seniors: 35 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 140 NOK
Groups (minimum 10 persons): 50 NOK pr person

Combination ticket Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet/MS Polstjerna:   100/50/200 NOK
Students and employees, UiT: Free

THE SEALING VESSEL MS POLSTJERNA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.

 

Visiting adress:
Hjalmar Johansens gate 10 (by Polaria)
Phone: 77 62 33 60
E-mail:  
postmaster@polarmuseum.no

Accessibility:
Please observe that the stairs inside the ship are very steep. Visitors not comfortable with climbing ladders are advices to stay on the main deck. Regrettably, wheelchairs can not get onboard the vessel. Due to some high thresholds and dim lighting in parts of the ship, we recommend visitors with vision impairments to be accompanied.

Ticket prices for MS Polstjerna

Adults: 40 NOK
Children (7-18)/students/seniors: 20 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 80 NOK

Groups over 10 persons: 30 NOK pr person


Combination ticket MV Polstjerna/Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet: 80/40/160 NOK

Combination ticket MV Polstjerna/Polaria:
- Adults: 115 NOK
- Children: 60 NOK
- Students: 75 NOK
- Seniors: 90 NOK

 

The Botanical Garden is open 24/7.

(The Botanical Garden has only outdoor displays.)

The cafe in Botanical garden

Summertime (1.6. - 31.8.)
Every day: 11.30-15.30


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