Polaria

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9296 Tromso, Norway, 9296
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +47-77750100
  • Fax: +1-77750101
  • Ticket Price: 120 NOK
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Water Body, Entertainment, Theatre, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

Polaria - Review

Polaria is situated in the Northern Norway and is the world’s most northerly museum. This is a multipurpose aquarium that was opened in 1988 and focuses mostly on children’s interests. The building is inspired from the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsdalen.

The main attractions you might look for out here are:

  • The displays that focus on the northerly islands of Svalbard.
  • The 5 screen panoramic cinema- In this theatre movies are shown regularly. For example films focusing on Arctic wilderness and Northern Lights in Arctic Norway.
  • The Arctic Walkaway- This area consists of polar exploration features, stuffed animals and many local marine species.
  • The display tanks show rock shore animals, baby fishes and other child friendly animals.
  • The main attraction is the center pool that contains a group of bearded seals.
  • Regular exhibitions such as Priceless, Talking Clams and Our Synthetic World are put up.

Polaria Information

  • The cafe serves light snacks such as sandwiches, hotdogs, etc.
  • The tickets of the seal hunting ships of the museum can be bought from here.
  • This place can also be booked for other parties and events.

Polaria Ticket Prices

  • Children: NOK 60
  • Seniors: NOK 85
  • Students: NOK 70
  • Family: NOK 280

Polaria Opening and Closing Hours

Seal Feeding & Training:

  • 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm during winters.
  • 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm during summers.

The cafe is opened everyday from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

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TripHobo Highlights for Polaria

  • Polaria Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9296 Tromso, Norway, 9296
  • Polaria Contact Number: +47-77750100
  • Polaria Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Polaria Price: 120 NOK
  • Best time to visit Polaria(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Polaria: 04:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://www.polaria.no/
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Things to Know Before Visiting Polaria

  • 95% of people who visit Tromso include Polaria in their plan

  • 87.61% of people start their Polaria visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Polaria

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

55.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Polaria

People normally club together Tromso Fjords and Arctic Guide Service Day Tours while planning their visit to Polaria.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Amazing Arctic aquarium!! Turned up just in time to see the seals being fed and trained / played with! The host was very informative through the show and stayed after with us for lots of questions and answers about the seals we were watching. The seals themselves were beautiful and intelligent, the host explained that their routine changes every day so that they are always experiencing something new, this was great to hear and the seals seemed happy, I hope they were. The rest of the aquarium has quite a lot to see in a seemingly small building! Cool crabs, starfish and all manner of interesting Arctic fish!

  • This is a great place to bring your kids or just go for a couple of hours as a tourist to gain knowledge about the Arctic. Short Educational movies are shown about the Arctic and Northern lights. The aquarium is filled with a variety of local specimens. It is great to see the kind of marina life from the Arctic and that lives under ice layers. They also have a seal feeding and training show that is interesting and entertaining to watch. They have a great souvenir and gift shop.

  • Really nice people. We watched 2 shorts film and saw the seals playing with the trainers. Nice and interesting. Got discounts with our students card.....actually all the places have students discounts and are very accessible.

  • This aquarium is designed more with children in mind. Very kid friendly/kid accessable. Perhaps not worth it if you are visiting as an adult. However, the seal exhibit was very cool. They are beautiful animals and it was fun to see the staff feed and train them

  • Beautiful place and seals are fun to watch. There are also very good quality short movies which you can watch about Arctic beauties. However I find it overpriced for what they offer. I hope it goes for seal food and some research purposes. Overall worth to spend some time there.

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