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Polaria, Tromso

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#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Northern Norway
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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  • The most northerly aquarium, small but with some difference from other aquariums because of the presence of seals, marine biologist explaining things to the children etc. Good educational experience f...  more »
  • Upon arrival at the aquariam, we were met by a Marine Biologist who personally showed us her favorite exhibits while we waited for the Northern Lights movie to start. This is not part of every admissi...  more »
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