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The Polar Bear Society

Opens in 14 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hammerfest Polar Bears

They may be stuffed, but the polar bear displays at Hammerfest are well worth a look. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lilydale, Australia
Small but interesting

You step off the boat right into this place, A collection of stuffed animals might not appeal to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick K
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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The Polar Bear Society is located on the coastal steamer pier, together with Hammerfest’s Tourist Information. Join the world famous and exclusive society, and receive the Polar Bear Pin as proof that you visited the World’s Northernmost Town...more
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Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
+47 78 41 31 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They may be stuffed, but the polar bear displays at Hammerfest are well worth a look. The museum is just a short walk from the Hurtigruten terminal. it has a really interesting range of exhibits and a good deal of information about the arctic region....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You step off the boat right into this place, A collection of stuffed animals might not appeal to everyone as some of the comments in the visitor`s book suggest,There are other artefacts on show and it is free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If visiting it seems a must to become a life member of this club! There is also a good exhibit about the town and surrounding area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

The Hurtigruten ship was in port here for about an hour and the Polar Bear Society/Museum was about one hundred yards from the ship. Small on the outside but very big inside. Some fantastic displays of stuffed animals, including polar bears. Some great exhibits of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KenCS46
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nice museum situated in the hart of Hammerfest. Close to carpark and the harbour. Membership in the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society that give You the oportunity to wear the Polar Bear Pin is a must when You have visited the "Northernmost Town in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank geam892
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I became a member of the Polar bear society at the tourist information centre. It was a unique thing to do and I received a certificate, a sticker and a little Polar bear badge and felt proud that I had travelled so far North!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank claireym50
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Excellent little museum with a variety of stuffed animals including of course the obligatory polar bear. Much less "tourist tat" than elsewhere, and the polar-bear-shaped cookie cutter is great. The "polar bear pawprints" to the museum are a nice touch. The Royal & Ancient Polar...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alan_from_Shropshire
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Lovely friendly people. Office and tourist centre was right by the Hurtigruten terminal, steps from the gangway. Easy to join on line then spend time in the mix of shop and tourist office.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Beverley H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Located at the tourist office this is a great little museum. There are plenty of stuffed birds if you are into birds as well as some of the mammals of the area. Info boards with the history makes this a good place to stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Polar Bear Society Museum is located inside the tourist information office at Hammerfest. Entry is free of charge and it is good to walk around and read the information and see many of the stuffed animals and birds found in the region.

Date of experience: June 2018
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13 March 2015|
Response from Chris D | Property representative |
Dear guest. Our opening hours are: August - May: Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 16:00 Sat - Sun: 10.00-14.00 June - July: Mon - Fri: 08.00-18.00 Sat - Sun: 08.00-16.00 Please do not hesitate to contact us again in case of further... More
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