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Tromsø University Museum, Tromso

(4.1/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A short bus ride away from Tromso centre this is a great place to visit. Lots of local information and history to see. Great exhibits with lots of English translations. We watched a short video on the...  more »
  • A very interesting museum reachable by a by fro the centre of Tromsø. Showed a lot of the old and new time. A placed you really should visit. The service there was splendid! 
  • Always fun to come out here with the kid on Sunday. Small café, wardrobe and more organized activities in the year.
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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!