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Polaria

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Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, Tromso 9007, Norway
+47 77 75 01 00
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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average30%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“seal feeding” (183 reviews)
“sea life” (77 reviews)
“small aquarium” (63 reviews)
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Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, Tromso 9007, Norway
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+47 77 75 01 00
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"seal feeding"
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"sea life"
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"small aquarium"
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"seal pool"
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"the main attraction"
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"northern lights"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepared for 2 hours to visit but too short for my kid, other than seal show & lot of theme, there is a small indoor playground perfect for my 5yr old kid. It’s highly recommended for family with kids that can spend 3~4 hrs. Cafe...More

Thank alex c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very quirky building houses a small indigenous animal observation facility. Watching seals swim from underneath was good. The panoramic cinema presentations were excellent if you were a first time visitor to the area. It is not a place you would go back to but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here in March whilst we were in port on a ship. An interesting centre when you arrive, with the building constructed to give the effect of pack ice crunching together. Excellent multi media movies....one on the Northern Lights which was just outstanding and...More

Thank Russell F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a small aquarium with few fishes, amazing seals and a small panoromic theater. If you plan to go to Polaria, plan your visit according to the feeding times and be there much earlier so that u get a good spot to have closer look....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium itself was mildly interesting, however, I was shocked and very upset to see the tiny enclosure where three unfortunate seals are destined to spend their lives without even being able to see the sky, or fresh air! The feeding is laughingly called an...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about an hour here one snowy day and people were lovely, but there wasn’t much exceptional to the museum itself. The sea lion feeding/training was vaguely interesting, but the 2 panoramic films weren’t overly educational. Kept me occupied on a day that I didn’t...More

Thank Member000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for a look. Plenty of info on the Northern Lights . Abit of an aquarium and the highlight is watching seals being fed.

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium was ok but my kids are already teens or maybe we have already seen a number of big aquariums that is why this small one seemed a little bit boring. Small children will still be thrilled to watch the seals

Thank abibay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Polaria is just a basic aquarium that also houses Bearded and Habour seals. I did not find this place very interesting and there isn't a huge amount of interesting information. Personally, I wouldn't bother with this one as it is a little over hyped!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The aquarium is small but entertaining in a small town. Grab a spot for the sea lion feeding early- this is very popular.

Thank kv52
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Response from Danuta S | Reviewed this property |
On the main street of Tromsø you will find a lots of restaurants and pubs. I have been to a few but i dont remember names. BUT as far as i know all of them are cool. Just remember that food is kinda pricy but really tasty... More
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