Diver feeding fish at the Atlanterhavsparken aquarium with catfish surrounding him, Ålesund, Norway

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Get a bird’s-eye view of the art nouveau town of Ålesund from a nearby mountain before visiting the expansive Atlanterhavsparken aquarium.

  • 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 and even take part in feeding them.
  • Taste a hot catfish cake while taking in ocean views.
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Booking Code

    HR-AES2D

  • From

    $ 132

  • Notices

    Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes

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.

View from Mount Aksla, the city mountain of Ålesund, Norway, with views of the narrow streets and mountains in the distance View from Mount Aksla, the city mountain of Ålesund, Norway, with views of the narrow streets and mountains in the distance

Practical information 

  • Disembarking port: ÅÅlesund
  • Embarking Port: ÅÅlesund
  • Available From: November 2 – June 1
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals: Fish cake
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes
  • Hurtigruten.com Not available:

    • 12/24 –12/26
    • 12/31/23 –01/01/24

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