The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society

The Polar Bear Society was founded in 1963 in Hammerfest.

The idea was to create a unique memory for guests of the World´s Northernmost Town. The polar bear is our city’s coat of arms and was therefore chosen as the society’s logo. The strength of the polar bear reflects the willpower and survival skills necessary for living in the Arctic.

The Polar Bear Society

Membership – Exhibition – Souvenier Shop



The Polar Bear Society

Tel. +47 78 41 21 85

Havnegata 3, Hammerfest

PO Box 504

N-9615 Hammerfest, Norway

Opening hours

October - May

Mon-Fri 9–16

Sat-Sun 10–13

June - 15. August

Mon-Fri 10–16

Sat-Sun 10–15

16. August - September

Mon-Fri 10–16

Sat-Sun 10–14


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