Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla


Price from $124

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



2 hours


Read practical information below

  • Admire the view of Ålesund from the top of Mount Aksla.

  • Visit one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums.

  • See a variety of marine life up close.

  • Taste a hot catfish cake while taking in ocean views.

Welcome to Ålesund, one of Norway’s most beautiful towns. This trip offers you the opportunity to experience local nature and wildlife as we venture up a mountain and explore the local aquarium.

Start the excursion with a visit to the town’s mountain, Mount Aksla. This viewpoint offers a spectacular panorama of the town center, the archipelago, and the Sunnmøre Alps in the distance.

Snap a few photos before we continue to Atlanterhavsparken, one of Northern Europe’s largest and most unique saltwater aquariums. An architectural gem integrated into the shoreline, the aquarium offers an authentic experience where you can enjoy close encounters with some of the marine life that resides along the Norwegian coast.

Visit the open-air pool to see the friendly penguins, visit the aquarium’s science center, and even help feed some of resident animals. Savor a hot catfish cake at the café overlooking the ocean.

Practical information 

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Ålesund

  • Available From: November 2–June 1, except December 24–26, 31 and January 1

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: Fish cake

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing