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#18 of 85 things to do in Tromso Features Animals
Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, Tromso 9007, Norway
+47 77 75 01 00
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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.
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Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, Tromso 9007, Norway
+47 77 75 01 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We watched the feeding/training of the seals, watched the movie about Svalbard and was inspired to go there, had a look at all the weird sea creatures and looked through the gift shop, which was nice, but surprised so many things were from Sweden and...More

Thank annelhu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't say this is a "must" but it's nice to visit on a rainy day. It is really small, it doesn't take more than 1h. It is well equipped with baby changing table and elevator.

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a higlight for our kids, they saw the sealions show and got to touch some animals in open aquariums. But it is a small and not so interesting museum for adults

Thank TeresaLF21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have a soft play area for kids that is mostly hardboard and steel corners. And an insanely fast slide. We all left a bit battered and bruised. Felt sorry for the seals. Small pool and no outdoor space. Living all your life indoors seems rough;...More

Thank ellyincambridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on our last day in Tromso since we had some spare time. It was nice and we enjoyed watching the seals being fed but there wasn't a huge amount there. The Svalbard video was interesting and we enjoyed playing in the children's...More

Thank purple0range
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This new museum is not right in the center of town, but not too long a walk to get there. The seal show was entertaining. But we thought there were insufficient exhibits to be worth the cost.

Thank LMom1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here while we had some time to fill in Tromso and there isn't much to it. We entered not long before the seal feeding / training session, which was good timing. If we had missed that, we would have been fairly disappointed...More

Thank KML1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had limited time to spend at the Polaria, but it is not a large facility, so I was able to do all the activities and view the feeding of the seals also. Its main focus is on the marine animals of the North and...More

Thank 507adventurelover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i loved the outside at first glance! it looks like piled shunts of ice on a river bank! inside, it is quite interesting also, exhibits, real seals and a show, movie theater, gifs shop very nice place

Thank hiker82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is worth spending at least two to three hours in. The two short films are rotated over an hour and both are worth while seeing. It was good to be able to see what various Arctic fish look like, such as a halibut....More

Thank Margaret H
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Derek Y
good local food or food market, restaurants
10 October 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