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The Art Museum of Northern Norway

Tromsø is the perfect place for memorable experiences in Northern Norway. If you want to see the northern lights, go on a snow mobile safari in the wilderness or live a summer brightened by the midnight sun, this is the place to be. On top of this, if you are are interested in art, history and culture, The Art Museum of Northern Norway is an attraction not to miss. Also known as Tromsø’s Kunstmuseum, this building houses temporary contemporary exhibitions mixed in with historic collections. The museum is also home to a permanent collection found on the second floor where you can find art dating back to the 1800s and up until the modern day. The pieces on display here come from a range of artists from those unknown to the famous Adelsteen Normann, Olav Christopher Jenssen and Peder Balke.

Northern Norwegian culture

The museum highlights Norwegian culture and how life was for inhabitants in the north. The many paintings depict the forces of nature, wildlife and everyday life, as well as political games that played out along the coastline. When heading to the museum be sure not to miss the thought provoking ‘Pastor Laestadius Preaching to the Sami’ and the ‘Fight with Polar Bears’ by François-Auguste Briad. These paintings are wonderful stories about life in the north and put meaning to the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’.

A visit to the building will leave you with inspiration, knowledge and an understanding of what it is like to live in the rugged and distinctive northern climate. There is no better way to discover what life really entailed in the past then viewing a well-constructed piece of art. This art museum lies in the center of the city in an architecturally beautiful building from 1917. Take the time to get an understanding of Norwegian history and culture and be sure to save time for a visit. Enjoy a room in the heart of the city close to all the best attractions at Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø.