The Polar Museum is located at the northern end of downtown Tromsø, within easy walking distance from most of the city’s hotels and places to stay.
Visiting by car:
The Polar Museum does not have its own car park. However, the Tromsø City Council has a car park near the entrance to the museum. Museum visitors may park here for a fee, which may be paid by card, cash or by downloading the Easypark app.
Visiting by bus:
Given its central location, you can catch many different buses to reach the Polar Museum. You can use this travel planner to check which bus number and departure time to take to get to the museum.
If you visit the city’s tourist information office at Visit Tromsø, you can buy the Tromsø Pass. The provides unlimited bus travel during the specified period as well as admission to a range of attractions in Tromsø, including both our museums.
Unfortunately, we don’t sell bus tickets at the museum. However, you can buy bus tickets at several kiosks in Tromsø, the ticket counter at the Tromsø Passenger Terminal or via the “Troms Billett” app. Another option is to buy an electronic travel card (Tromskortet).
Extended opening hours
Please note that the museum is closed on 1 May and 17 May.
Book a tour
We do not currently offer guided tours at fixed times. To book a guided tour, please contact us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults: NOK 100,- Senior citizens: NOK 50,- Children under 18: Free Students: Free Army juty soldiers: NOK 50,-
Combination ticket The Arctic University Museum, Polstjerna and the Polar Museum: Adult NOK 150.- (ordinary price NOK 250,-) Combination ticket The Arctic University Museum, Polstjerna and the Polar Museum: Senior citizens NOK 75.- (ordinary price NOK 125,-)
Groups (min. 10 persons): NOK 75,- per person Combination ticket groups (min. 10 persons): NOK 112,50 per person
Annual ticket 365 days one adult: NOK 250,- Annual ticket 365 days family (2 adults + children): NOK 500,-
BECOME A TROMSØ EXPERT – WIN A DREAM WEEKEND FOR YOUR FAMILY
This summer from June 20 to August 20, children in Tromsø can take part in a competition. Win a dream weekend for the family (2 adults, 3 children) at a selected hotel in Norway or gifts from all the attractions!
The competition is all about collecting stamps at Tromsø’s attractions. In addition, you will be learning more about Tromsø in a fun way. At the museum, you can solve a quiz and get a small prize.