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Tromsø University Museum, Tromso
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At Tromsø University Museum, discover the archeology, geology, and zoology of the region. The site also reveals church art and the traditional and modern life of Sami, an indigenous Finno-Ugric people. The well-displayed and informative exhibits educate visitors about the consequences of global warming and the role of fire. Check out the replica of a "terrella" or "northern lights machine"--an early invention which creates the sense of the aurora borealis on a miniature scale. Look for the traditional Sami sod house in the garden, and stop by the gift shop for a selection of books about the aurora borealis. The museum also houses a small display on the Vikings. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Tromso holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tromsø University Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • To learn more about Tromsø we have come to this museum. Held here for about two hours. Watched several exhibitions about the history of the city and the exposition of the Norwegian national costumes.
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  • Some great videos about how the Northern Lights work, With comprehensive displays including a copy of Kristian Birkeland's Experiment proving how they work over 100 years ago (you can make Your own No...  more »
  • Great cultural exhibits ranging from the Stone Age to the Sami people and beyond. It was fascinating to see the homes, clothing and tools used by these old civilizations. The only disappointment was t...  more »
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  • There is a section about sami people wifi
  • Do not forget to walk past the building towards the sea to see the breathtaking view of snow clad Tromso.
  • Very interesting museum with the history of Tromsø and also about the history of Norway.
  • Great museum with exhibits on northern lights, Sami people, Vikings, Stone Age.
  • Exhibition doesn't always follow any logic. Interesting though!