We use a combination of art, technology, and storytelling to offer insight into the world of Norwegian folklore, Norse mythology, and their beloved characters, the trolls. In the museum, you will find beautiful original models, figures and illustrations, all created respecting traditional sources. These are accompanied by traditional folktales and facts about characters, authors, and more. All of this is supplemented with AR (Augmented Reality) features which help breathe new life into the artwork!
At least 30-45 minutes, although most people stay longer. We have a room with board games and a reading room with couches, where you can seek refuge from the arctic cold so stay as long as you want!
Adult tickets start at 180 NOK per person. Students and seniors (65+) get a discounted price of 130 NOK. Tickets for children aged 5-12 are 100 NOK and children under 5 get free entrance to the museum. We also offer family tickets at 450 NOK for 2 adults + 2 children (up to 12 years old).
You can pay with cash or card. Cards issued outside of Norway are also accepted.
We only take cash payments in Norwegian krone (NOK).
We are open every day from 10 am to 6 pm (10:00 – 18:00).
Yes, the museum is open on Sundays too, from 10 am to 6 pm (10:00 – 18:00).
The address is Kaigata 3, but the entrance is from Samuel Arnesens gate. You will find us right by the ocean front, inside the big, gray building located next to Yonas Pizza and behind the Enter Amalie Hotel.
We are located within a short walking distance of all hotel accommodations, restaurants, and attractions in the city center of Tromsø, on the island of Tromsøya.
- If you are staying on the mainland (where the Arctic Cathedral is located), bus number 26 is a great way to reach the city center.
- If you are staying on Kvaløya island, buses number 40 and 42 will help you reach the city center.
- Other buses that stop near the museum are 28, 33, and 34.
No, unfortunately we do not have a parking space for visitors to the museum. However, there is paid parking in the area.
Yes, it is. Our trolls are not meant to be scary and are family friendly, making them suitable for all age groups.
This is a museum for anyone interested in trolls and fairy tales, regardless of age. With our exhibit, we try to strike a balance between fun and informative so that everyone, both children and adults, can learn something. But if you want to know more about any of the topics we cover in the museum, feel free to ask our staff for additional information or a guided tour.
Yes! The museum is run by an international team that strives to provide a good experience to all visitors, regardless of their native language. All the texts in the exhibit are displayed in both English and Norwegian. Museum guides (print/audio) are also available in multiple languages and are included in the price. Guided tours are offered in a variety of languages too (groups who want a tour in a specific language should contact the museum in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Disability companions and guides with an ID (ledsager) may follow disabled visitors for free. We allow service animals on the premises as well.
- The building has an elevator and there are multiple seating areas in the museum itself so the location is suitable for wheelchair users and other visitors with mobility issues. We do not have wheelchairs or other mobility devices available on site.
- All information in the museum is printed in English and Norwegian on the museum walls and there are printed translations into multiple languages so deaf and hard of hearing visitors can read, but unfortunately none of the staff are fluent in sign language.
- The museum relies heavily on visual art which cannot be touched and while audio guides are available, they do not include a description of the exhibit. We recommend that blind and visually impaired visitors come with guides.
- Texts in the museum and on handouts are written in simple Norwegian and English to make them suitable for school-age children so visitors with learning disabilities shouldn’t have issues with understanding the material. Museum employees are available to answer questions and provide additional explanations as well and guided tours can be booked for visitors who have difficulties reading.
We sell troll-themed mugs and magnets with AR as well as regular magnets, pins, and keyrings with motifs from Norway. You can also buy a variety of postcards and art prints with images from the museum or from Northern Norway.
No, all our prices include the Norwegian VAT.
We have a coffee machine where you can get coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Please note that drinks are only allowed in this designated area. Inside the exhibition rooms, food & drinks are not allowed.
Yes, please contact the museum at email@example.com