The Polar Bear Society, Hammerfest

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  • First point of interest when leaving Hurtigruten ship. Good insight into history of the region and free to visit. Couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the Polar Bear Society.  more »
  • Also the local information centre. Helpful friendly staff. Interesting displays of local history and wildlife  more »
  • We found this museum just down from Hurtingruten last summer and this is why we wanted to go back when we just stay in Hammerfest. Museum small but very well detailed, with a small souvenir shop. Being the bear the symbol of the city (as hunters n.d. r) advice to take something as a souvenir. You can also join the society
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  • A very interesting place, and a good place to spend up to an hour looking at their collection whilst in Hammerfest if you have some spare time.
  • You can become a member of the exclusive Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society to proove have made it this far north (you must sign up in person to become a member, and you get a nice silver/enamel polar bear pin badge). Otherwise it's a small shop with a free museum area about the society.
  • Great display of artifacts and information about the history of the area, polar bears and other wildlife.
  • Small free informative display on local and polar events. Lindstrom from Amundsen expedition gets a small display.
  • I have been a member of the society since 2009 I visit everytime I am in Norway. The staff in the museum and shop are always friendly and the museum is a fascinating look at the past.

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