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“Worth a stop”
Review of Polaria

Polaria
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US$56,01*
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Ranked #17 of 44 things to do in Tromso
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic, you will discover Polaria, just five minutes walk from the centre of Tromsø. Polaria has an Arctic aquarium, interesting knowledge-based exhibits, a panoramic cinema, and a gift and souvenir shop. In our panoramic cinema, you can look forward to the Ivo Caprino film "Svalbard - Arctic Wilderness"and the Ole C. Salomonsen production "Northern Lights in Arctic Norway". SEAL FEEDING AND TRAINING 12.30 and 15.30 in Winter and 12.30 and 15.00 in Summer.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 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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Reviewed 27 June 2018

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.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 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 18 June 2018

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.

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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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