Tromsø museum

On the west coast of the island of Tromso, you'll find a concrete block which resembles a communist building. When you enter, you'll be glad to see that the interior is a lot more interesting. The museum features some interesting exhibitions about Norway. But also on other matters.

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What is there to see?

The Tromsø University Museum has two floors and is quite small. In an hour or maybe a little longer you can easily walk through the museum.

On the first floor you will find, next to the souvenir shop, stuffed animals in their natural habitat. Besides the animals you’ll find some tactical computers that ask questions or provide more information about a particular issue.

In the middle of the room stands a big skeleton of a beluga whale. This is what I personally found the most beautiful thing on the ground floor.

Furthermore you will also find some exhibits behind glass about the global warming, little creepy insects and bigger animals who try to make your life a living hell.

Wait a minute before you go to the second floor. On the stairs you’ll find a couple of objects derived from whales. Teeth, vertebrae, beautiful photographs and interesting information for anyone planning a whale tour.

On the second floor you’ll find a couple more exhibitions. The exhibition about the Sami, the indigenous people of the Arctic regions, shows you a good insight into how people lived here. The Sami are still very strongly represented in large parts of Lapland.

The most beautiful exhibition on the second floor I found the one of the northern lights. With the help of pictures and a video, it is clarified how the aurora borealis actually works. You will also have a greater scientific understanding of various terms and folklore about the northern lights.

For the rest, there are also some models of past life in and around Tromsø and an entire exhibition devoted to fire. Because fire was (and still is!) Very important in this cold place!

Tromsø university museum in Tromsø.

Tromsø university museum in Tromsø.

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