Be captivated by a world where nature's wonders unfold, with an extraordinary opportunity to witness majestic, bearded seals up close.
As one of Europe's rare gems, Polaria proudly stands as one of only two locations where this encounter is possible. Here, you will be able to immerse yourself in the chilly ambiance as you witness aquatic life and learn about the profound connections that sustain life in this remote corner of the world.
Discover a wealth of knowledge through our captivating exhibits, interactive displays, and informative presentations, meticulously crafted to transport you to the heart of the Arctic. Our team believes that unravelling the secrets of the Arctic is essential for fostering a deeper appreciation of our planet's delicate ecosystems.
Prepare to be mesmerized as you embark on a multi-sensory expedition, where every moment invites you to see, feel, experience, and truly understand the delicate interdependence of life in the sea and on land.
Seal Basin and Aquarium
We have four playful seals living in our seal pool, which train several times a day. In the aquarium section you will find most of the animals, fish species and shellfish in our polar regions, along with specimens of Arctic underwater flora. We invite you to join in on daily training sessions and feeding of the seals.
Our unique Panoramic cinema shows films of some of the most spectacular phenomena in the wild north. Before and after the cinema visit, you can learn more about the Arctic in our exhibitions.
Polaria is a showcase for polar research from the FRAM centre next door. Through our exhibitions you will get insight into what kind of man-made challenges our region is facing and why changes in the climate and emissions of contaminants in the wild have such significant consequences for animal and plant life.
Visit our gift shop with merchandise of good craftsmanship and high quality from the North.
OPEN EVERY DAY
September 1st - May 31st
10:00 - 16:00
June 1st - August 31st
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 14:00
Norwegian Travel is a premium brand aiming to offer high-quality experience-based tourism in selected unique destinations in Norway. From the fjords to the mountains. From the sandy beaches to the rough cliffs. From urban buzz to the massive stillness of the old mountains. We wish to inspire people to explore the treasures to be found in Norway. At our destinations you can explore amazing nature, good food and exciting activities all year round.