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 were a bit surprised by Polaria: past the posters explaining the environmental disaster that plastics are causing, the seal feeding circus-type show takes place in a plastic world mimicking... more »
Not very big or special, it is still a place to spend some time and to learn about the local sea life. more »
We visited this place only as a second option on a rainy day when outdoor activities must be cancelled. Not bad but we had been to several places like this before, much better ones, and there was... more »
I love that you can pay abit more cash to go out and feed the seals! Did that once.. was one of the best days in my life! 5/5 would do it again.
We simply expected more for the entrance fee. It is very small, nothing special, except for the exterior the design is not worth mentioning and in my opinion missed opportunities. The average aquarium in the zoos all over the world that we have visited provides more information, is more interactive and shows much better what they want to tell. Here they had the perfect opportunity to really draw attention to the (global warming and pollution related) problems that are caused humans and to create awareness. And they have only succeeded very poorly in my opinion.
Very small aquarium, yet the experience is made great by their employees, they made it such an interesting and educational experience. Cute seals.
Place is nice, they could give some effort to keep all aquariums up and running( 4 were out of order, for place of such size that is not small number)
Nothing too fancy, just another aquarium, yet somewhat cosy, with nice attention to environmental issues and leaning towards education than entertainment. However my 10 and 12 year olds absolutely loved it.
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