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Review of Polaria

Polaria
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US$56,14*
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Electric Bike Rental in Tromso - 1 to 8 Day Rental
Ranked #35 of 90 things to do in Tromso
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting smallish attraction. We saw a film and the seal feeding and looked at the other exhibits. It’s probably only an hour max at this exhibit.

Thank Tjshade
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"seal feeding"
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"sea life"
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"small aquarium"
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"seal pool"
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"panoramic cinema"
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"the main attraction"
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"global warming"
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"worth a visit"
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"feeding times"
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"arctic wildlife"
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"northern lights"
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"short film"
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"rainy day"
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"couple of hours"
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"interesting museum"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw the interesting panoramic cinema about the northerly islands of Svalbard, but I didn’t see the world's most northerly aquarium. I do not like to see trained seals performances. The seals should be in the seas, where they belong.

Thank leffex
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was the part of the social program while we were in Tromso for a meeting. The building is very interesting. You can see very different arctic animals in the aquarium. I've seen a wolf fish alive first time in my life.
But I felt a little bit depressed to see seals that have to live in a closed facility. You can donate and/or adopt one though. You can also watch them doing a couple of their tricks if you are bisiting during feeding times.
When you het out of the aquarium, you face with sea animals made of used plastic materials to increase the awareness about the sea pollution.
You can also watch two short films in the panaromic theater. First one was about the animals living in the arctic region. It's rather an old one. But the second one, about the nothern lights was amazing, both images and the music.
There is also a nice souvenir shop.

Thank Serter Koray H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Polaria Museum is a short walk along the harbour front from the tourist information office in Tromso. You pay an entry fee. The building is unusual and impressive to look at and seems to represent large blocks of ice. 2 films are available to watch, one on the Arctic areas to the north and the other on the Northern lights. There is also a demonstration of seal training.

Thank PamF47
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place for adults and kids. Many informations about arctic life. Seal shows, two films on panoramic screen, a lot of news, curiosities. I recommend.

Thank Agata K
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