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MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel

MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel Photo: Bård Løken MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel Photo: Bård Løken MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel Photo: Knut Hansvold
MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel Photo: Bård Løken
MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel Photo: Bård Løken
MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel Photo: Knut Hansvold
Seal hunting vessel museum - Visit this historical vessel and make some Arctic discoveries

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M/S Polstjerna (The Polar Star)

The boat, built in 1949, is by far the best perserved vessel that has taken part in seal hunting. The entire interior fittings above and below deck are original. The vessel appears extremely authentic, with the original sailing rig, the small hunting boats, tools and equipment still in place.

M/S Polstjerna sailed for 33 hunting seasons and brought home more than 97 000 seals. Its last year of sailing was 1981. The vessel was also used for Arctic exploration. Put in a protective glass house in 2003, the boat can now be admired as a monument to the important tradition of Arctic hunting in the history of Tromsø.

Visit the vessel and make some Arctic discoveries.

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  • General facilities

    • family friendly

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Hours

6/15/2014 - 8/15/2014
Mon - Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel

M/S Polstjerna (The Polar Star) The boat, built in 1949, is by far the best perserved vessel that has taken part in seal hunting. The entire interior...

MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel

Source: Visitnorway

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