Polaria an Arctic Experience Centre

Outside Polaria
Prices from

220 NOK

per person

In a distinctive building depicting ice floes pushed up on land by the rugged ocean in the Arctic, you find Polaria. Polaria is a journey of discovery for the whole family.

General information

General Information.
Polaria is an Arctic aquarium and experience center located in the heart of Tromsø. If you are curious about how animals, fish, plants, and people are living together side by side, Polaria is the perfect place to experience and understand life in the Arctic. Here you will meet bearded seals and harbour seals, catfish, and tiny sharks, and you will get to know the different species that move across the ocean floor.

Seal Pool and Aquarium.
We have five playful seals living in our seal pool. In our aquarium you will find animals, fish and shellfish that live in our polar regions, along with specimens of Arctic underwater flora. We invite you to join in on our daily feeding and training sessions of the seals.

Panoramic Theatre.
In our Panoramic Theatre you can see three different films that showcase some of the spectacular phenomena we have here in the wild north. Experience the Northern Lights in the Tromsø region, fly over Svalbard’s glaciers and mountains, and join us behind the scenes here at Polaria.

Exhibitions and our mission.
Polaria’s mission is to showcase the research done in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Through knowledge-based exhibitions made in collaboration with scientists from the Fram - High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment, Polaria will mirror some of the research that takes place in the Arctic. Our brand-new interactive exhibitions allow you to learn more about and reflect over the man-made challenges our region is facing. The intention behind the exhibition is to make our guests understand how all life is connected and dependent on each other.

The Gift Shop.
In our unique gift shop, you can find a wide range of local and Nordic high-quality products. We want our gift shop to reflect Polaria's values regarding environmental consciousness. That's why we have chosen to only collaborate with
suppliers that limit their impact on the environment and deliver sustainable products.

Opening hours summer 1st June to 31st August: daily 10:00 AM (10:00) - 5:00 PM (17:00).
Opening hours from 1st September to 31st May: daily 10:00 AM (10:00) - 4:00 PM (16:00).
Seal training and feeding: 10:30 AM (10:30), 12:30 PM (12:30) & 3:30 PM (15:30).

Prices from

220 NOK per person

- Adult NOK 220

- Child 0-2 years old NOK 0

- Child 3-16 years old NOK 110

- Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children) NOK 575

- Student NOK 130

- Senior NOK 130

- Annual ticket from NOK 475


  • Summer
  • Wheelchair access
  • Suitable for children and families
  • English
  • Winter
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • Very easy
  • Norwegian
  • Easy
  • 1-2 hours
  • Child 0+
  • Child 4+
  • Child 6+
  • Child 12+
Visit Tromsø
Phone: +47 776 10 000
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://Polaria.no/en/
Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9007 Tromsø