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“See the seals”
Review of Polaria

Polaria
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$58.07*
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Electric Bike Rental in Tromso - 1 to 8 Day Rental
Ranked #18 of 85 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.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“See the seals”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

A visit to Polaria is worth taking just to see the seals being fed and doing tricks, but there's also a lot more to see.

Visited March 2013
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“A ' sea life centre ' with an artic twist”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Feeding the seals and the tanks with sih in them were similar to aquaria anywhere , feeding the seals came with some interesting stories . The films on Spitzbergen and the Northern Lights were interesting .. overall OK but not earthshattering

Visited March 2013
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England
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“An insight into Arctic life”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a fun museum and great for kids. The seal show was really good as were the two movies. This is an interesting insight into Arctic life.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Worth it for the film!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We visited Polaria as an excursion from MS Finnmarken (Hurtigruten) which included sightseeing in Tromso. Found it extremely interesting, and loved the seals - especially the ones with unfeasible whiskers :-) The film, showed in 190 degrees about the Arctic Wildlife was worth the visit alone. Wish we could have had a little more time there.

If any Hurtigruten passengers are thinking of taking this excursion, we would recommend it. Our tour guide was excellent.

Visited March 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Equatic experience”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Interesting sealife centre with seals and marine displays. film and souvenier shop . Worth visiting for a couple of hours. easy walking distance from the harbour ( Hurtigruten docking)

Visited March 2013
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