Svalbard Museum

Where: Longyearbyen

This museum does an excellent job of teaching the visitor about the flora, fauna and people who have made the Svalbard archipelago their home. From impressive stuffed polar bears (big and small), to a fascinating view of a miner’s world down a mine shaft, there’s something for everyone. Stylishly presented displays on European whaling, migratory birds, and hunting and trapping round out this small but impressive museum.

Don’t miss: The back of the museum has a small area of sealskins laid out on the floor so you can make yourself comfortable and hunker down with any of the headphones, books, photos and albums provided, or just stare out of the space-ship-like windows overlooking the landscape of Svalbard. Addictive.

 

 

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