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Polaria Arctic Experience Center

Behold Polaria, a distinctive building captures the feeling of ice blocks pushed on land by the rugged Arctic ocean. Here, you’ll find a unique museum and aquarium to learn about the Arctic, Arctic wildlife, and polar research. Admission is included with your voyage, so visit at your leisure during your time in Tromsø.

Included in your cruise
  • Explore exhibits on climate and environmental research.
  • Learn about Arctic flora and fauna.
  • Visit the aquarium’s playful seals.
  • Direction

    Expedition cruise excursions

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    At guests’ discretion

  • Min. passengers

    100

  • Booking Code

    INCL-TOS1

Behold Polaria, a distinctive building captures the feeling of ice blocks pushed on land by the rugged Arctic ocean. Here, you’ll find a unique museum and aquarium to learn about the Arctic, Arctic wildlife, and polar research.

Polaria is located in the center of Tromsø. It was established in connection with the Norwegian Polar Institute’s move to Tromsø. This visit promises to be educational and will provide excellent context for your cruise to Norway’s Far North. One of the most popular attractions here are the resident bearded seals and harbor seals.

Admission to Polaria is included with your voyage, so visit at your leisure during your time in Tromsø.

Practical Information:

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking Port: Tromsø
  • Included: Admission to the museum
  • Walking information: Transportation is not included. Polaria is located within walking distance of the port (around .06 miles), reached by the streets of Tromsø.
  • Remarks/requirements: This excursion includes admission to the museum, which you can explore at your leisure. This is not a guided experience
  • Available period: All year
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Language: English, Norwegian, and German