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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
+47 77 75 01 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Polaria by coincidence a couple of days before our planned visit date – We were driving to catch lunch in the city, but missed a turn in the city tunnels and ended up at the traffic light opposite Polaria. Polar night, heavy snowfall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aneeth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would recommend this when in Tromsø, especially if the weather outside isn’t that great. The highlight of the aquarium has to be the seals (2 beaded seals and 2 harbour seals). Also an interesting exhibit about glacial retreat and ice cores just after the panoramic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BranesC92
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Killing time before we needed to head for the airport, the two videos were very good & enjoyable. Though the centre itself is quite small, perfect for families with children, who enjoy seeing sea lions.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Burymafia
Reviewed 6 days ago

The architecture was definitely the best part of this. It was part of a Hurtigruten Tromso city tour and was in lieu of the Arctic Museum which was closed for restoration. I definitely wouldn't have gone independently and was puzzled why anyone would go. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cornwallgurl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seadog show, the arctic video, all the fish, the little shop. I have no regrets visiting this place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kris2bald
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend visiting Polaria! Nice souvenir shop, the aquarium is really nice and the seals are lovely!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to visit for a few hours , to see the local marine life and also see the seals , there is also a very good film show

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fishfaceNorfolk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit, very engaging and the seals are great. A good walk along the sea front to the Polaria but superb scenery.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johnsmiffy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Polaria wasn't a good experience for us and we can't recommend to go there. The aquariums are looking quite old and are way too small for the animals. It's just sad to see. There are some films about the Northern Lights and Svalbard which where...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ann-Kathrin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small aquarium that also has a seal pool. the training/feeding happens a couple of times a day and is interesting and fun. The rest of the aquarium is realtively small and you can probably spend an hour to 90 minutes here.

Date of experience: January 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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Derek Y
October 9, 2016|
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