MV Polstjerna

  Norway’s best preserved sealing vessel!

MV Polstjerna was built at Moens båtbyggeri in Risør and launched in 1949. It sailed for 33 hunting seasons, primarily in the West Ice. Its final season was 1981. That same year, the vessel was taken over by Arktisk Forening (the Arctic Society).

We regret that visits onboard the MV Polstjerna are unavailable in 2019. This is due to maintenance work. You may, however, admire the ship from the pier, and we recommend a visit to the Polar Museum for those who want more information. 

In 2005 the doors opened to the covered dry dock where Polstjerna is now located. Visitors can usually enter the historic vessel and use an audio guide to hear stories about sealing based on Polstjerna. The enclosure also features the exhibition Snowhow, which deals with what the polar heroes learned from the indigenous peoples of the Arctic.

MV Polstjerna is one of the four exhibition venues that constitute the Tromsø University Museum. The others are the Polar Museum, Tromsø Museum and Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden.

 



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Opening hours and prices

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

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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