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Polaria, Tromso

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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2.8/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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. Put Polaria on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tromso itinerary planner.
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  • On the basis of a recommendation, we are in the Polaria. There's a cinema with 5 projectors showing a movie together, this one has almost the feeling to be in the middle. Unfortunately the Beamer was not quite matched and were different bright, which has given a shock to the whole experience. Two different films were shown. A film about the Aurora and how it is produced. Explains very well in English. The second film shows Spitsbergen from above with its animal inhabitants. Very nicely done. Then it went to the Aquarium. We were there quite early and so we could see to the feeding of the seals. It was very nice to look at, because they have trained small feats here and you got with the idiosyncrasies of each seal there. No animals to the show educated they were, the animal was them-his and her own head left. Next to this big basin, you could go through it through a tube under water, there were also many small basin with local marine animals. Next to the Aquarium there was a great playground for the small, just a pity that we were too old for this. As at many museums, the output led by a very well stocked gift shop. All in all the Museum all we liked.
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  • The Aquarium is much smaller than the others we have been on in Norway. Seals Aquarium, however, was quite large and could be seen from the side, from below and above. That was what was most worth seeing. The films they show wherein not so good and the Simulator did not work. Plus for student rates.
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  • Simple and small place. Staffs are friendly and when we are checking out the aquarium one staff came and he gave us a lecture about it. 
  • Absolutely loved this place. Don't expect an aquarium - this is as much about the panoramic films and educational videos as the live animals, though they are captivating. Spent a wonderful and memorable couple of hours here, and would return if revisiting Tromsø.
  • Good place, but comparatively small for the price, the seals are well worth it though. And the displays seem fresh and well made.
  • Great little aquarium with 3 seals who are well cared for and much loved
  • Very informative and the seals are cute. It is good that seals lives there, but not work there for shows
  • The architecture is really nice outside! It's the northern most aquarium of the world, but you know, maybe it's nice for kids
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