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“Disappointing”
Review of Polaria

Polaria
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$58.44*
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Electric Bike Rental in Tromso - 1 to 8 Day Rental
Ranked #33 of 90 things to do in Tromso
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

A few miserable looking animals, plastic snow and not much else. If you have children and want to be indoors on a grim day then it could probably kill a bit of time. There are two films showing on their so-called panoramic screen, we didn't want to wait an hour for the northern lights one so just saw the the one that was nature set to music. Again, okay but not really worth the money. Didn't stay for seal feeding either as I felt a bit bad for them in their uninspired tank.

Thank SherrieTrifle
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Family ticket 350 NOK ! A cheap way to kill a few hours, but make sure you see the seals. The staff are very helpful, take the opportunity to ask questions.

Thank MonkeyDennis
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

before you go, check the website for feeding / playing times for the seals. it's not about the show, but an opportunity for the seals to play and interact with the staff, (and exercise their brains)

Thank niccoft
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Took the kids to this after a recomendation from our guide. They are still raving about it. We went on a Sunday and the kids got in free.
Our son was fortunate enough to win the lottery to feed Bella the seal and he loved it. The kids also enjoyed the film on the Northern lights as we were going chasing them that evening and they really enjoyed knowing about them.
Its not a place that you could spend hours upon hours but its a lovely way to lose a couple of hours and its walking distance to the centre of Tromso.
The actual building is very quirky and makes for a good photo.

Thank Lisaandderek
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Watch a couple of panoramic films, walk though a mock-up grotto showing life and exploration at the poles and see a few fish in tanks. Not best value for money. The high spot was the seals which were very entertaining to watch and photograph.

If you don't set your expectations high, are happy to shell out 120 NOK for an hour or so and have a little time to kill then it's almost worth a visit.

Thank Neil P
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