North Pole Expedition Museum, Longyearbyen

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  • Thanks to the efforts of Stephen, in his Museum, you can see artifacts and images, to better understand the history of Arctic expeditions, including that of Italian noble.
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  • The Museum is a treat, it's interesting, it's nice, it's done well yet is little known and sponsored and this is a great pity because instead is a destination not to be missed for those who pass by. There are exhibits, documents, movies about early 20th century expeditions to the North Pole, including noble. A piece of Italy at the end of the world. Not least has a beautiful shop!
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  • Worth a visit! Maybe a bit too much information if one takes time to read all the displays - my brain was a bit overloaded, but definitely still worth it! Great respect for the explorers & the history...  more »
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  • When I remember the the best coffee flavored snow cone I've ever had my memories take me back to the small Starbucks kiosk tucked under the stairwell at this world renowned sled dog museum. Owned and operated by Zander "The Commander" Gordan. Mr. Gordon is a retired sled dog champion. The Commander once traversed the entirety of Siberia during its brutal winter months. Upon his return home he ran out of food stock and was forced to eat his entire pack of huskies. These wouldn't be the only casualties of this ill fated trip as he also suffered the loss of all his limbs not to frostbite but to his starving huskies who had eyed him as their only meal option. Surviving the onslaught and with his extremities in tatters he crawled his way to a small village. This village being equipped with a Starbucks kiosk poured triple chocolate mochas into him until help arrived. The caffeine saved his life by keeping him awake. Passing out would've put him into shock and then a coma then death. Starbucks outreach program was credited with installing the remote kiosk station that ultimately saved Mr. Gordans life. Mr. Gordan now runs this museum and has honored Starbucks by installing a custom made kiosk. Although Mr. Gordans life was saved as mentioned before he was left but a stump of a man. His custom made kiosk is operated by the use of a pointer type tool which is held with his teeth. Unsanitary? Sure but can you really refuse a double iced cinnamon latte dark brown snow cone from this man?
  • a lot to read and really long movies on display. so if you really want to read and see all of it you need to come early
  • Unique museum, very cleverly designed. Appeals to all ages.
  • Everything you want to know about this museum can be found in the movie Balto. was a mostly black with some white[1] Siberian husky and sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to combat an outbreak of the disease. Balto was named after the Sami explorer Samuel Balto. Balto died of natural causes at age 14. Won an Academy Award for Best Dog ever in a movie about a real life event including a dog. GO SEE IT
  • NOT open during winter. Visited today only to find the doors locked. Maybe the website should be updated instead of just sticking a notice on the door.
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