The most northerly aquarium on the planet, Polaria dedicates its exhibits to the wildlife and ecosystems of Norway's most extreme reaches. Visit the facility, housed in a building designed to resemble ice sheets, and explore its multitude of Artic display tanks. Although the city of Tromso itself is northern, the aquarium offers a special focus on the Svalbard archipelago. Wander the many exhibits dedicated to cold-water creatures, including shoreline dwellers, and stop by the open enclosure to visit its contingent of bearded seals. Afterward, take a stroll through the Arctic walkway portion of the center, which boasts a collection of heavy equipment and gear used in polar exploration. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Tromso holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Polaria and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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We visited the Polaria with a 4yr old and 1yr old and it was a lovely place to spend a couple of hours. Not somewhere you’d spend more than 2-3 hours but was definitely worth a trip with the...
We visited the Polaria with a 4yr old and 1yr old and it was a lovely place to spend a couple of hours. Not somewhere you’d spend more than 2-3 hours but was definitely worth a trip with the... more »
Definitely time your trip with the seal feeding and training - the seals were very cute (especially Bella) and their keeper gave a great explanation and answered a lot of questions. The various...
Definitely time your trip with the seal feeding and training - the seals were very cute (especially Bella) and their keeper gave a great explanation and answered a lot of questions. The various... more »
Interesting place to visit and learn about Polar habitats. There is a 15 minute 180 degree movie presentation. Small cafe and shop.
The reason that I am not 5 stars is that the experience and the price of it does not reflect what you get out of it. The best time and the time it is worth the price is when they train the seals. It is small and only has a few animals to look at. Other than that it is good.
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