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The Lofoten Aquarium

Features Animals
Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
+47 76 07 86 65
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Nice and well done aquarium. Beautiful and informative. Our 2,5 year old loved it! Only downside... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Catharina P
via mobile
In case of rainy day

It is a pleasant place to discover the local fauna but very small with few species and mammals... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Munich, Germany
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At the aquarium you can learn about the Lofoten cod - or Skrei: Skrei is the name of the east Atlantic cod that migrate from the Barents Sea to Lofoten every winter to spawn. Check out the skrei aquarium room when visiting us. Within our tanks, you can also study most other species of fish, crustaceans and marine animals found in the waters around Lofoten. One of the highlights of your visit will be feeding the seals and otters, who live in outdoor pools near the Aquarium entrance. The Lofoten Aquarium additionally features photo- and art-exhibitions and films, a souvenir shop, and a cafe where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and excellent views.
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  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Nice and well done aquarium. Beautiful and informative. Our 2,5 year old loved it! Only downside was that it fler a bit sponsored by oil and fishing industries.

Thank Catharina P
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It is a pleasant place to discover the local fauna but very small with few species and mammals especially.

Thank Fredmuenchen
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Went with our two kids age 4 & 7, and we all quite enjoyed our visit. Not the larges of museums but it manages to give us a nice understanding about everyday life in our oceans. Worth a visit if you have a few hours...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice setting, great to see the sea otters and seals. Fish tanks were good for learning what the sea animals look like, boy are some ugly! It was lovely to se children getting involves with nature.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Small kids enjoyed it. Compared to other aquariums one has visited, I'd rate this as average aquarium with local fish in the aquarium. A good educational place for kids. The location of this aquarium is worth it all. The view is spectacular. A great place...More

Thank bnwtravel4u
Reviewed 27 March 2017

In your trip to Lofoten islands, don't miss their aquarium (Lofotaqvariet), in Storvagan, near Kabelvag (some 10 / 12 km away from Svolvaer). First of all, it s located in a beautiful natural environment. Preview some time to enjoy it! And take your picnic, they...More

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this place with 5 and 7 years-old girls and they really liked the place. We were lucky to come there when it was feeding time for the seals and otters. Seals were for sure the best attraction of this place. Also the sightseeing...More

Thank Teharax
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We spent an hour looking round this small aquarium, on combined ticket (with museum and art exhibition - aquarium was best value!). Interesting to see fish live that we were being presented in restaurants, as we're not fishermen. However had to work hard to work...More

1  Thank BotanicJules
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Lofoten Aquarium is part of the Skrei (COD) Experience, a three venue location also including a history and art museum. I highly recommend buying the ticket that gets you into all three. They are all great. Overall, this aquarium was really well done. Everything...More

2  Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We saw all kinds of ordinary fish like cod etc. Great fun. Some fish were beautiful and some fish amazingly ugly. Also some information on the salmongrowing industry. Go there!

1  Thank Kersti S
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