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Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen

(4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
At Svalbard Museum, delve deeper into the distinctive 400-year history of the island, which is located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Receive information on its development, wildlife, prevalent coal mining industry, relationship with the sea, scientific developments, and more. Discover how Svalbard's close reliance on the land and sea has influenced its culture. Each exhibit features descriptions that are fully translated into English. Stop by the museum shop on the way out to browse for interesting souvenirs and books related to the Arctic. Check the website in advance for hours, as they vary seasonally. With our custom trip planner, Spitsbergen attractions like Svalbard Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We have visited a lot of museums around the world, this is the first that is not trying to overload your brain. We spent around 2 hours and enjoyed every minute. A tip, if you go at lunch time, ask th...  more »
  • Don't miss this - it's a great foundation for everything else you'll do in Svalbard. Informative, beautifully designed and expertly curated. Must see. 
  • The Museum is adjacent to the UNIS. Coin-operated lockers into bags, and take off your coat and boots and entering space postdischarge tickets purchase. Exhibit can learn the history of live animals on Svalbard in the Lord and people who long ago came to Svalbard and development up to the present. Hats off to people at local exhibiting them and has lived at the edge of this Northern. A few stuffed animals surprisingly realistic and cool. Because of their non-tourists had visited during the cold month of December fully enjoy exhibits in the Chartered status. In addition, because there was a small museum shop sells souvenirs.
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  • If you have ever the chance to visit Svalbard, take a bit of your time to visit this museum. It is very different from the museums we are used to see. And there is a lot of history and science facts well explained there. I really enjoyed the museum and had learn few things about the island.
  • Great museum. Comprehensize information and history about Svalbard and Arctic.
  • This museum was an amazing place to learn a bit about the culture and wildlife and history of the Svalbard. Great placement and a nice library.
  • Displays are well done, especially the mining techniques of the past.
  • Learnt that Roald Ammundsen died flying across to Svalbard to take part in the search for balloonist.