North Pole Expedition Museum

North Pole Expedition Museum, Longyearbyen: Hours, Address, North Pole Expedition Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

North Pole Expedition Museum

North Pole Expedition Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Open every day from 9 am to 2 pm. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is an expedition museum and the northernmost aviation museum in the world. The museum is about expeditions to the North Pole, departing from Svalbard. The emphasis is on the 'America', the 'Norge' and the 'Italia' expeditions. Several hours of the original expedition movies running continuously. The exhibitions is a collage between old newspapers, postcards, photos, plane models, several hours of original movie material, clothes, stamps, letters, telegrams and more. Open daily from February until September.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Daniele Molinini
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Super interesting museum to learn about North Pole expeditions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We went to this museum the last day of our stay in Longerbayen and we did not expect to have this fantastic experience. The Museum, which is run by the Poli Artici travel agency, is small but full (really FULL) of histories and curiosities about the several expeditions to the North Pole. Inside you will also find many original photos, footages and objects.... it was really a great experience and we learned a lot!!! We strongly recommend this Museum.
Written 14 August 2021
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Chloé K
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Great experience
Mar 2021 • Family
Super interesting to read about the different expeditions, even for someone who didn’t previously know anything. 100% recommend visiting
Written 9 March 2021
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Thank you for your nice review!
Written 23 March 2021
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Jekre
Gardermoen, Norway7 contributions
Educational exhibition, but messy arranged
Aug 2020
There are plenty of educating stuff for people interested in polar expeditions. However, the arrangement could have been more organized chronologically and notes could have been fewer and with bigger size.
Written 10 August 2020
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Alex
Western Norway, Norway1 contribution
Fantastic!
Jul 2020 • Couples
So much information! I really recommend this for anyone interested in the Arctic explorations! And the tickets are for 3 days, you will probably need it to get all details;)
Written 23 July 2020
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Thank you very much for your nice review!
Written 25 July 2020
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esterciao
Barcelona, Spain13 contributions
A must in Longyearbyen!!!
Feb 2020
A really interesting museum that you should visit at least one time while you are in Longyearbyen! It's the perfect place to visit when you are there, just to understand much better where on earth you have arrived to!! The museum displays the main expeditions taken to the North Pole departing from Svalbard and shows the incredible job of collecting high quality-material made by the people who founded this private Museum.
Written 31 March 2020
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vienna-onthemove
Vienna, Austria137 contributions
Fun little museum
Mar 2020 • Solo
Interesting collection showing the tortures of artctic explorations, with a focus on aeronautical attempts a few of which where surprising...
Written 11 March 2020
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Ken R
31 contributions
Really Cool
Mar 2020 • Friends
Lots of history particularly about the attempts to cross the North Pole by airship that left from Spitsbergen. Spent several hours reading and looking at the exhibits
Written 6 March 2020
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N73Oslo
Oslo, Norway183 contributions
Not stimulating for kids
Feb 2020
Lots of information in this museum - but it mainly comprises of pages and pages of text stuck to the walls. Maybe what some people would enjoy, but our 10yr old and 13yr old were bored within minutes. There were a few videos running - but one was a 3hr documentary.... Zzzzzz

The Svalbard Museum across the road was much more suited for our family.
Written 29 February 2020
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jhend085
London, UK16 contributions
Fascinating museum
Feb 2020
A wonderful museum with a huge amount of information covering the interesting evolution of Polar Exploration, and the characters that were involved. Worth a couple of hours' time.
Written 25 February 2020
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TrunteDK
Copenhagen, Denmark210 contributions
You have to see it by your own enes
Mar 2019
Imposible to descripe it and you just have to visit the museum and read about the battle of The North Pole, which are not far away
Written 1 February 2020
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North Pole Expedition Museum is open:
  • Thu - Mon 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM