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Tromsø University Museum, Tromso
(4.1/5 based on 280+ 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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  • so much to see in this museum, once you find it !!Even a local didnt know where it was and had to llok it up on Google maps so a few more signs needed. However when there it is great to see with plent...  more »
  • A bit if a way out of town at the Sidpissen end of town and somehwere we visitied on a relaly bad weatehr day - few nice exhibits and interesting to see how the Sami live 
  • Good exhibition on Sami life - never realised there were so many ways to trap an animal! Very good explanation of why/how Northern Lights occur, plus an exhibit which you can make your own Aurora. If ...  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!