Writen by: Visit Hammerfest

Welcome back, dear members, and welcome to The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society to everyone who visits Hammerfest!

Did you know that the The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society is the world's second largest club, in terms of number of members? At this moment, the club has 278,870 registered members (November 2022)!

The popular club has been on the move from its old location at the harbour. You will find us in the main street, directly across the road from the Arctic Cultural Centre. The address is Strandgata 29, 9600 Hammerfest.


When visiting you can become a member of the society if you haven't already done so. Here you can also look at our exhibition where you can learn more about our history, particularly related to Arctic sea fishing and risky expeditions. It's free entry! Right next to the club we have a tourist information office, as well as the Visit Hammerfest showroom, where we sell locally produced goods and provide information for all our visistors.


Opening hours

Click here to see our opening hours.


We look forward to seeing you!


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