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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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  • Nordsøen Oceanarium was an amazing experience for the whole family. There is entertainment for hours upon hours. In order to maintain the children's attention, they have created a small book to them as they need to stamp their way through while visiting the 7 areas. Really well thought out. Afterwards, the book is used as a opgavebog. We were at Oceanariummet in approximately 3 ½ hour, which unfortunately was the shortest, but we had to reach a ferry from Aarhus back to Sealand, so we couldn't stretch it longer. We could easily have spent the entire opening hours (from 10-17). You need a break from underwater entertainment, there is a giant playground. The jumped over today, but we tried, however, the ship where you can experience what it is like to be in a hurricane. Quite amusing found on. We saw the lump of fish being fed-so it is really a weird fish! Can understand it is selected as the Museum's logo. We ate lunch in the Café – delicious fish cakes, fish'n'chips and fish fillet. All think the food was good, also our children at 0, 5 and 7 years. Prices in the cafeteria was absolutely reasonable and the portions in order without being great. You can also easily bring packed lunches – there is plenty of room both inside and out to eat it. Our visit fell on a Sunday in March, i.e. There were not very many other visitors. It did that there was plenty of room and, in fact, no waiting for it you would like to view and try-URf.eks. touch pool. We got all aet a starfish and a plaice:-) Stop has a huge selection of books, puzzles, posters, clothing, etc.-and about a billion shells! The children had been allowed to use 20 us each on one thing, and has managed both to find something they would have back home. Fortunately, not all things animal, there is also a very fine selection for a little money. Nice! We had a very good visit and again, when we very much like to come at some point again at the northernmost edges of Denmark.
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  • Many interesting fish to look at and good activities. We were away with 3 children ages 2, 9 and 7 years + grandparents. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The food in the canteen was also really good.
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  • Finally, the site was visited was called the North Sea Centre. But it's definitely been better, we can highly recommend the place. As well as their cafeteria is good
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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.