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Join our activities this summer!

Summer has arrived, and we are happy to welcome you to a season full of lively activities and extended opening hours at MS Polstjerna, the Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, the Polar Museum, and the Arctic University Museum of Norway. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can look forward to. 


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Luohtevuorkkás – Digital releases from the yoik archives

A new album with Animal Joiks from the museum collections will be released at the Riddu Riđđu Festivála on July 12.


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Understanding the Evolution of Cell Types: Insights from MicroRNAs and Endothelial Cells

Animals are composed of many thousands to trillions of cells. But cells are not just cells: all animals are composed of many different types of cells such as nerve or muscle cells. As the evolution went its course, more and more new cell-types appeared, with humans having the highest number.

Where do all these different types of cells come from?


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Solving the puzzle of the octopus’ brain

Octopuses have been shown to solve problems and unscrew the lid of a jar to get food. But what makes this animal so intelligent? Scientists may have found the solution to this conundrum.


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Highlights from the Botanic Garden

Don't miss these flowering plants this week at Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden. We have lots of space, free entrance, and open 24/7. Welcome!


New knowledge on the effect of climate change on both plants and animals

Mammoths, bison and woolly rhinos survived several thousand years longer than was previously believed reveals a DNA study by among others professor Inger Greve Alsos from The Arctic University Museum of Norway.


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Cassiope vol. 2

Rhododendron lapponicum, Cassiope tetragona and a fascinating birch forest – excursion guide to Holmevassfjellet near Tromsø by Arve Elvebakk and Kristian Nyvoll. Journal published by Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden at UiT The Arctic University Museum of Noway, April 2021.


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E-book about rock landscape in Tromsø

See this E-book with lots of photoes about how the special rock landscape in Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden has been created.


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Highlights 2021 from the Botanic garden

Don't miss these flowering plants this week at Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden. We have lots of space, free entrance, and open 24/7. Welcome!


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Highlights 2020

Highlights in Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden. Don't miss these plants flowring right now: