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Polaria, Tromso

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The most northerly aquarium on the planet, Polaria dedicates its exhibits to the wildlife and ecosystems of Norway's most extreme reaches. Visit the facility, housed in a building designed to resemble ice sheets, and explore its multitude of Artic display tanks. Although the city of Tromso itself is northern, the aquarium offers a special focus on the Svalbard archipelago. Wander the many exhibits dedicated to cold-water creatures, including shoreline dwellers, and stop by the open enclosure to visit its contingent of bearded seals. Afterward, take a stroll through the Arctic walkway portion of the center, which boasts a collection of heavy equipment and gear used in polar exploration. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Tromso holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Polaria and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lovingly designed and informative ... The visit was worth it! Ingrid and Heinz Maier in February 2019
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  • There was nothing particularly interesting in the small aquarium. The staff was very nice and polar bears. There was an art of the seal, but it was not at all in the aquarium of Japan.
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  • We got to watch two films here. One was explaining the origin of northern lights in a very scientific manner. Quite elaborate and provided good knowledge. Second one was even better. It had an excellent audio visual know-how of birds and animals in the Arctic region. The film was made extremely well, the screen was long and curved one, which provided 3D kind of experience. After watching these movies we entered into to the aquarium. Seal feeding and seal training was a unique experience. The way seals were Following the instructions of their tutor was amazing and quite enjoyable to watch. Later we could experience the seals moving on all sides, including on top of us. Adjacent area was having various colorful fishes, a treat to our eyes. Information about the marine life and the life of people staying in this area was quite valuable Overall a great experience.
  • Very nice museum and a great gift shop. The design of the building is absolutely amazing and you would not know it from the outside that it would seem so large in the inside. The staff is always friendly, but if you are not from Norway, the prices can seem very high especially if you are there paying for family and children.
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