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MS Polstjerna

MS Polstjerna (“The Pole Star”) was built in 1949. This sealing vessel sailed for 33 hunting seasons and brought home more than 97,000 seals. The vessel has also been used in many polar expeditions. The entire interior fittings above and below deck are original, along with the sailing rig and small hunting boats still in place. Today, the boat can be admired as a monument to the important tradition of Arctic hunting in the history of Tromsø.

The exhibition SNOWHOW
In the dock under the boat, we present the exhibition SNOWHOW – What the Polar Heroes learned from the Inuit, the Sami and the Arctic Seafarers. The exhibition depicts the prerequisites that Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen had to have to succeed in their polar expeditions, reflecting on how the Norwegian polar knowhow (snowhow) rests on the knowledge of Arctic natives and North Norwegian Arctic seafarers.

Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 10 (next to Polaria)
Opening hours: June 1st – August 15th. Every day 11:00 -17:00 (11 am - 5 pm)
Accessability: Please observe that the stairs inside the ship are very steep. Visitors not comfortable with climbing ladders are advised to stay on the main deck. Due to some high thresholds and dim lighting in parts of the ship, we recommend visitors with vision impairments to be accompanied.

For more information about polar history visit the Polar Museum in Søndre Tollbodgate 11.

Visit this historical vessel and make some Arctic discoveries!

Fuente: Visit Tromsø-Region


MS Polstjerna

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