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Nordsøen Oceanarium, Hirtshals

(3.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Visit the biggest aquarium in Northern Europe, Nordsøen Oceanarium, where you can see seals, cod, seabass, and schooling fish. The center tank can hold 4,500,000 litres (1,189,00 gallons) of water. It was built to imitate the open sea so that many of the species of fish could live comfortably. There are also habitat tanks that recreate habitats certain fish need to survive, and a seal pool where you can see the harbor seal and gray seal. Informational TV screens are set up throughout that give information about the specific fish--be aware, though, that presentations are in Danish. Children can draw and paint in one of the play areas. If you want to see one of the feedings, check the schedule in advance on the website. To visit Nordsøen Oceanarium and other attractions in Hirtshals, use our Hirtshals tour planner.
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  • If the weather is for indoor activity, you can visit the North Sea Museum. The tickets are in the animal in relation to the experience. The signage is deficient and some to the interactive booths does not work. It is not recommended to come in the afternoon, if we want to get to closing time, some akvariers light was off 1/2 hour before closing time?!! But it is interesting to see our eating fish in live mode, as opposed to the colorful tropical fish.
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  • Fine for a day with smaller children. Plenty to see and exciting things for everyone. It rains on the holidays this is the place!
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  • As always a very good experience. Lots to look at and good access with pram/stroller. Recommended!
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  • The oceanarium features the wide variety of life in the North Sea. It has a lot of great stuff for kids, including a huge "oceanarium" with regular shows featuring a biologist taking a dive and showing the various species from inside the tank while communicating via radio. Note: the presentations are all in Danish, however the staff speak english and are open for questions 1-on-1 after the shows/presentations.
  • Fun for young and old. A little disorienting with so much to see and everything is placed in like a maze. But very fun, and lots of fun creatures.
  • What a great place! The staff is very good at both "painting the big picture-stories" and the cool detail-stuff, and all done with the spirit that comes from knowledge of the subject-matter. The place itself lends easily to all sorts of ways to experience, see (and touch 😁) the fish. Highly recommended
  • Great aquarium, can easily spend half a day or more there
  • Very interesting visit with friendly staff, great experience. Can recommend the feedings.