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Housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic, you will discover Polaria, just five minutes walk from the centre of Tromsø. Polaria has an Arctic aquarium...more
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Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, Tromso 9296, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

perfect place to be for having an introduction to the challenges the arctic region is facing. good that they are also renovating the building

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cris336
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fairly unassuming aquarium. can spend an hour or two here if the weather is bad outside (as it is frequently).

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Murali S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a panoramic cinema with some interesting footage - but if you have watched Blue Planet little new. The aquarium was a disappointment and although the keeper goes to some length to reassure us that the seal training is more scientific than performance -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed April 15, 2019

I've worked in shop stockrooms that were bigger than this place. You can walk around the entire space and see all the animals in five minutes. It's only worth the entrance fee if you time your arrival for the bearded seal feeding and training sessions...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Munchaussen
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Here you can see and experience trained bearded seal at close range. Aquariums and panoramic cinema will enrich your knowledge. A place the whole family can enjoy. No doubt here you can get an understanding of Arctic life.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mubarak09
Reviewed April 14, 2019

A smaller space than expected, takes 1 hour to complete the visit. the show in the theatre is a good intro to the trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

It's good if you have children and it's raining. In any other case, not a must see in Tromso. They should do something much more modern and high tech on the subject.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Benoit J
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

I loved seal feedings (I think its at 12:30 and 17:30, so time your visit accordingly). Get to the seal area early as it fills up quickly. VERY nice gift shop, too! They have a great cafe above the gift shop, too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark R
Reviewed April 2, 2019

A small aquarium, but the seal feeding time is worth the visit, then standing in the glass tunnels to watch them swim over. Well kept. The cinema was also good to tell us about the Northern Lights, as we were never lucky enough to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iow66
Reviewed March 31, 2019

We were just doing a walk around town and decided to stop in to see what this was. We happened to get there right before the seal feeding, so went in. For a small aquarium, it was pretty well done and we enjoyed the visit....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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September 22, 2018|
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Response from 947anettej | Property representative |
Hi Gareth! Polaria is suitable for wheelchairs :)
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