Akvariet Or Bergen AquariumCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Nordnesbakken 4, 5005 Bergen, Norway
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +47-40102420
- Ticket Price: 250 NOK
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Educational Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium - Review
The Bergen Aquarium is known for housing the largest number of fish and invertebrates in all of Europe. Located at the end of the Nordnes Peninsula, the Bergen Aquarium takes pride in its 60 tanks and two massive outdoor pools that are home to seals and penguins. Indoors, the tanks are resplendent with all kinds of fish, especially Norwegian salmon and eels.
If you’re traveling with children, the Bergen Aquarium is one place that you can all enjoy as a family. Don’t miss out on the display of alligators where you can see one from each part of the world. The other highlight of the Aquarium is The Aquarium: Bergen and the Local Coastline, a video directed by Norway’s best innovator as well as the 3D film, SOS Planet.
Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium Ticket Prices
- For children aged between 3 and 13, the ticket is priced at NOK 150.
- If you’re a family consisting of two adults and two children, you can avail of a combined family ticket priced at NOK 700.
How To reach Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium by Public Transport
- Bus:Take Bus 11 from Bergen city centre.
Restaurants Near Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium
- Kafe Kippers
- USF Verftet
- Da Stefano
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Things to Know Before Visiting Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium
57.56% of people who visit Bergen include Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
64.06% of people start their Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium
93.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium
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Akvariet Or Bergen Aquarium, Bergen Reviews
Before you read my review you should be aware that I'm a professional zoologist. So, if you are happy to see seals, otters and penguins kept in very small pools and trained to perform for public shows then ignore my comments. The best parts of the aquarium is definitely the Rotunda which features marine environments around Norway. However the absence of fish names (and dare I ask for scientific names as well?) is regrettable. There are other very good fish displays with amazing invertebrates in their tanks. I would have preferred not to have reptiles as well but must confess to being amazed at some geckos and frogs. Norway is such a progressive humane-thinking country and Bergen is such a vibrant place that it is sad to see such and anachronistic aquarium here. I would recommend a huge redevelopment of the aquarium or close it down!
The penguins that they have are the fastest in the entire world. The experience is truly amazing. I almost feel connected to nature. It seems small at first but once you enter the building it gets big. It's great for both adults and kids.
Lovely place to bring your kids! I love the little monkeys too. So there is a lot of things to look at here, not just fish and penguins :)
Four stars because of vets and animators. They talk about penguins and their everyday life while feeding them. The best show is with sea lions at 12.00 and 15.00. The acquarium is quite small in comparison with similar places in Europe.
An awesome aquarium that, on first impression doesn't seem very big or interesting. Go into the main building though and you're in for a treat! They have hands on displays of fish, plastic pollution in the ocean, and tons of sea life displays that show everything from sea lions to lobster. Definitely worth the trip, even if you don't have kids with you.