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North Pole Expedition Museum

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Address: 401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway (Formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum)
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+47 957 35 742
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Open every day 10 - 14. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is...

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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Beautifull little museum in town

Nice museum in town. The exibition is very interesting. We had a great time watching the glacier videos. Lack some english traduction in some sections.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chateauguay, Canada

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Chateauguay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum in town. The exibition is very interesting. We had a great time watching the glacier videos. Lack some english traduction in some sections.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to see in one of the most beautiful places I have visited. If you love snow, ice, winter sports, adventures, bears and lots of birds this is a place to be.

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This museum was largely built by the two people who run it. For a small museum, it has wonderful exhibits and many people stay for 1 1/2 - 2 hours going through the exhibits.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We enjoyed this museum, which was well signed and easy to get around, but I think it would be of more interest to people with a deep interest in polar exploration as it was very in-depth and required more reading and time than we could spend.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is well laid out and holds a nice collection of polar exploration memorabilia but for me personally I was hoping to see more about Roald Amundsen considering how much of a visitor he was to Svalbard in his time. Anyway this is a nice little museum on the edge of town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a fine two level museum that tells the chronological story of the exploration of the Arctic and in specific the North Pole. There are several sections with artifacts, storyboards and a guide that you use. There are also several videos that you may watch. The balloon explorers are especially featured throughout the museum. Please note that you remove... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Why did I visit Svalbard? for nature, but also for history! In this museum at Longyearbyen, just behind the University and the Svalbard museum, there's the best collection about anything regarding the polar expeditions of this last century. To anyone interested in the history of the 3 main expeditions (the american one, the Norge, the Italia, the disaster, the red... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We choose to visit this museum because we had already visited the Polar Museum in Tromso and we have an interest in polar exploration. If you have an interest in the airship expeditions of Amundsen and other explorers, you'll enjoy this museum. Lots of reading so you need some time to benefit from the displays. Probably not for younger kids.... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the place to visit if you want to know of all the efforts have been made to conquer the north pole: great finds and media inside ! After this visit you'll start hiking around, dreaming about those great explorers and fully aware about what an amazing place Svalbards Islands are. I do recommend this to anyone !

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

An absolute must when in Svalbard/Longyearbyen. A great place to learn [more] about some of the greatest expeditions of our time. Lots of interesting documentation, all nicely presented and well put together. My overall impression- very knowledgable, vivid and engaging!

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