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North Pole Expedition Museum

401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 957 35 742
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Super interesting exhibition on polar pioneers

Plenty of authentic material, both pictures and letters, on the endeavours of some true heroes of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven T
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Too chaotic

The museum is the Italian version of the Polar Museum in Tromsø. Too many things shown in a chaotic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Open every day 10 - 14. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is an expedition museum and the northernmost aviation museum in the world. The museum ia about expeditions to the North Pole, departing from Svalbard. The emphasis is on the 'America', the 'Norge' & the 'Italia' expeditions. Open daily Febuary through September. Several hours of the original expidition movies running continuosly. The exhibitions is a collage between old newspapers, postcards, photos, plane modelas, several hours of original movie material, clothes, stamps, letters, telegrams and more.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of authentic material, both pictures and letters, on the endeavours of some true heroes of polar exploration

1  Thank Steven T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is the Italian version of the Polar Museum in Tromsø. Too many things shown in a chaotic manner. The explanations are way too long.

Thank mcdl_82
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Perfect for a rainy or windy day, you can easily spend around 4 - 5 hours in here reading all the very detailed information about polar expeditions. The museum is clean and well designed, taking you from pre 1925 to more recent expeditions. The kiosk...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I believe it's a good idea to visit this and Svalbard's museum if it's your first time in Longyearbyen. This museum contains a lot of information and is very detailed. The history of the polar explorers is beautifully described in the 2 floor museum. Disappointingly...More

Thank ScandivavianViking
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It is a small nice museum and somewhat too informative for ordinary visitors. It provides the visitor with a heap of newspapers, documents, photos etc about how the Pole was conquered, however if you'r not a freak about this and do not crave for details,...More

Thank Dimitar S
Reviewed 2 September 2017

As a regular visitor to Longyearbyen have walked past this museum many times and never gone in. Having finally done so, is a remarkably good museum, with many artefacts and mementos of northern polar exploration, much of a very personal nature. There is a lot...More

Thank polarbug
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Well done! History of the Arctic and the area, the types of industry the area had, lots of information about the Wildlife. Nice Gift shop. Interactive displays. Plan to spend at least 2 hours here. Bring something to wear as you need to take off...More

Thank TVL4Ever3
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It's a must see in Svalbard. The story of the North Pole Expedition with the Airship. Nobile, Amundsend and so more through pics, old videos, copy of old newspaper and personal documents. Go and love it!

Thank DimitriBorellini
HaugenPensjonat, Owner at North Pole Expedition Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a good small museum. There is a lot of information so may be challenging for children who are not happy reading the lengthy displays but it was a very good explanation of the attempts to reach the pole.

1  Thank _jenlbecker
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The museum is amazing and provides a lot of content for those who are passionate about polar exploration. We had also nice coffee and I found nice souvenirs like books about Svalbard in the their shop. Must see if you like museums!

1  Thank smithkate705
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