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A Polar pioneer’s tale

For adults 45 minutes

Theatre walk in the centre of Tromsø.  The town’s exciting past comes to life through the histories of the local polar pioneer Wanny Woldstad.

Walk with us, history is now!

«In the 20’s the Arctic hunt was the Klondyke of the North. Just at that time I moved to Tromsø to build my future as a housewife. But then life made a different turn … »
Welcome to a real taste of the Arctic!

When can I see the Theatre walk?

See the calendar to the right for planned theatre walks.
It is performed when there is a minimum of 4 bookings. This is confirmed the day before.
Seasons: spring and autumn. Next season start: April 2024, date to come.

The Theatre Walk may be played at other dates on request.
Telephone: +47 48 04 99 24,  Emailbooking@sadionor.com

Where can I see Theatre walk?

In Storgata, (Mainstreet), Tromsø city centre

Starting point

Main Square
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Arrivers by boat are picked up by the Amfi outside the Prostneset terminal
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Grown ups/can be seen by everybody


350 NOK per person. 200 NOK for seniors. Free for children up to 16 years old.


In the show Polar Profiles  we present a lot of different persons whom the Arctic hunt brought to Svalbard. The Tromsø lady Woldstad was one of them. In Walk with Wanny  we brought the character out to the mainstreet. Her life was a perfect frame for presenting the special time of Arctic hunt in Tromsø, when adventure and every day life walked hand in hand.
If you want to learn a litle about Tromsø, and have a great experience, this is what to do in Tromsø.

See Barents Observer’s reportage about the theatre walk here

Norwegian version

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Thanks to:

  • Our great audience, big smiles and a warming applause with woolen mittens and gloves
  • Aud Kirsti Pedersen, for her extensive dialect knowledge and for so willingly sharing her language advices with us.
  • Sigmund Sæverud, for -as always, good councel and advice.
  • Harald Johannesen og Svenn Johannesen for the informative talk about the Arctic explorers and Tromsø
  • In deveoping the theatre walk we have especially made use of the Tromsø Museum Magazine OTTAR nr 5/88, nr 5/98 and nr 3/99, the books “FRAM mot Nordpolen” (“FORWARD toward the North Pole”) by Susan Barr and “Hjalmar Johansen” by Einar Østvedt.
  • In the walk we also perform Prospero’s epilogue from “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, translated by Andre Bjerke.


We bring local knowledge to life