Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, Tromso

4.0
#3 of 17 in Museums in Tromso
At Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, 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. Put Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and other Tromso travel planning website attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
503 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Really nice small museum. Well maintained and cheerful staff. Art was exhibited nicely and the "like Bitzy" theme was well done throughout.  more »
  • We spent a long time here. Natural history, geology, culture plus an added bonus of a Christmas carol recital. Museum is a little out of town by the Folkeparken but a lovely walk.  more »
Google
  • Great exhibition. Lots of interesting and interactive displays. Covers geology and natural history . Comprehensive and easily reached on a 37 bus
  • Interesting Sami culture pieces. Informative section on the Aurora. Loved the black and white photo exhibit and was curious about the propaganda posters! Recommend!
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Side trips from Tromso

3.6
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:4​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:2​h

Hidden gems in Tromso

4.8
Duration:2​h
3.8
Duration:30​min
4.7
Duration:2​h 30​min

Museums in Tromso

4.2
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.1
Duration:30​min
4.6
Duration:30​min

Nearby attractions in Tromso

4.8
Duration:4​h
4.8
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:4​h
2.2
Duration:1​h 30​min

Winter Sports in Tromso

4.0
Duration:2​h
3.9
Duration:8​h