In the footsteps of Amundsen – city walk
In the footsteps of Amundsen includes guide and ticket to the polar museum.
Tromsø played a important part in the history´s great polar expeditions, and still does. On this guided walk through Tromsø town, with views across the water to the Arctic Cathedral, you will discover through Tromsø´s buildings, statues and monuments why Tromsø´s got the nickname “Gateway to the Arctic”.
The history of the old wooden buildings in town, many of which were built with Russian timber, as well the story of the extraordinary building that houses the town library, which was inspired by the Mexican architect Felix Candelas.
Your guide will stop by the statue of Roald Amundsen, who started several of his polar expeditions from Tromsø. In 1928, after 35 years of exploring and establishing a new standard for what it meant to be a man of discovery, Roald Amundsen set out from Tromsø to find his former friend, but now enemy, the Italian explorer Umberto Nobile. Nobile had been lost in the Arctic—never to return. During this hunt for Nobile´s remains, Amundsen’s seaplane crashed, somewhere in the Barents Sea, and neither his body, nor the bodies of the five-member crew, were ever found.
Your guided tour will end at Polarmuseet where you can enjoy a photo exhibition depicting the life and adventures of Roald Amundsen in the Polar regions. The museum also exhibits some artifacts from Amundsen’s famous expeditions, some of which are considered the greatest gems of Norway´s proud polar history.
Meeting point: Kirkegata 1
Arctic Panorama – Cable car excursions
We will take you from the city to Fjellheisen where the cable car will bring you up to the mountain. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view accompanied by a local guide. You will have time to take photos and a short walk on the mountain.
In the footsteps of Amundsen – City walk
Learn about the role of Tromsø as Arctic gateway and starting point for polar expeditions while strolling through the town with an experienced local guide. Tickets to the Polar museum with guide is incuded.
Northern lights – Cable car excursions
Enjoy our famous salmon or reindeer burgers in the panorama cafe as you learn more about Tromsø and the surrounding area from our local guide. This is the perfect spot for experiencing the Northern Lights.