Ålesund - The Norwegian Aquarium


Included in your cruise (free)

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



2 hours


Read the practical information below

Atlanterhavsparken alesund Norway HGR 47756 Per Eide
  • Explore Norway’s coldwater marine life and kelp forests in one of Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums.

  • Visit the Humboldt penguin breeding project, meet otters, and see Europe’s largest seal enclosure.

  • Learn about marine research and Norway’s development as a port nation in the Science Centre.

  • See an exhibition on Norwegian salmon and rainbow trout farming in the Aquaculture Visitor Centre.

Norway is known for its strong connection to the sea, and Ålesund is one of its fishing capitals. While you’re here, learn about the local sea life at the Norwegian Aquarium, or Atlanterhavsparken, one of the most unique and interactive aquariums in Europe.

Watch as catsharks chase their prey, penguins and seals are fed, and otters play in their pool. The awesome Atlantic Tank is one of Europe's largest, stocked with coldwater fish such as cod and herring. There's an interactive science centre, an aquaculture display, and a touch pool, where you can handle crabs, sea cucumbers, and more.

Practical information

  • Please note: This museum visit does not include a guide. Please present your cruise card at the entrance in order to get free entrance.

  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

  • Walking information: At guests’ discretion. There are indoor and outdoor areas of the aquarium. 

  • Language: The information texts in the aquarium are in English and Norwegian.

  • Not available Dec 31