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Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, Tromso 9007, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 77 75 01 00
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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An Arctic-themed experience centre with the films In the Land of the...

An Arctic-themed experience centre with the films In the Land of the Northern Lights and  Spitsbergen - Arctic Wildeness on five screens, an arctic walkway, arctic themed exhibitions and aquariums of fish and bearded seals from Spitsbergen. Open 365 days a year.

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This place isn't massive but it does give a couple of hours entertainment. Watch the films to get more infomation and defiantly see the seals being fed and trained at 12.30 and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place isn't massive but it does give a couple of hours entertainment. Watch the films to get more infomation and defiantly see the seals being fed and trained at 12.30 and 15.30 each day. Is the most Northern Aquarium on the earth.....

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Thank Wendy O
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although small in size, it is actually very informative and visually well done. Breakfast feeding the seals was interesting and fun to watch. We did not mind spending the entrance fee if it would serve the wildlife.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The seals they were extraordinary nice nearly humans. An really extraordinary experience. I really advice people visiting Tromsø to visit Polaria. The people working will give you all the help and information you need.

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Thank thord207
Nuuk, Greenland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Polaria serves best way of introducing animal in the high North Atlantic. Besides animal life, you learn about the nature and environment. Other gains are the Arctic socities that you can learn about as a guest. So Polaria is giving you a massive information about living in the high Arctic. Very convinient and informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long weekend of winter sports, it was nice to take a stroll through Polaria on Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed the two short films that were shown as well as the seal feeding.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, you could call it just another aquarium with 'performing' seals. For us the exhibits about the Arctic explorers and what they learned from the Inuit and Sami people was more important. Also, as we were not sure we would see the Northern lights from the ship, that short film was great. As it was we saw the lights as... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Startingly modern building full of clear exhibits and things to do. The bearded seals were fun, some of the science was most interesting (eg conversations with clams). Staff all very helpful

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a bad place, just another aquarium really. The highlight is taking amazing photos of the buildings exterior.

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very good introduction to the marine life of the Tromso area. The two female bearded seals in the aquarium are well worth the visit.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small aquarium whose only real attraction is the seal (there are four of them) feeding and training. This happens at 12.30pm and 3.30 pm in winter. It is huely entertaining and informative. A must for children and adults alike. Very expert, helpful staff.

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