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Polaria Arctic Experience Centre

In a distinctive building depicting ice blocks pushed on land by the rugged ocean in the Arctic, you will find Polaria, a unique museum and aquarium where you can learn about the Arctic, wildlife, and polar research. Your admission is included in your voyage, and you can 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

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    At guests’ discretion

  • Min. passengers

    100

  • Booking Code

    INCL-TOS1

In a distinctive building depicting ice blocks pushed on land by the rugged ocean in the Arctic, you will find Polaria, a unique museum and aquarium where you can learn about the Arctic, wildlife, and polar research. 

Located in the centre of Tromsø, Polaria was established in connection with the move of the Norwegian Polar Institute to Tromsø. This visit promises to be educational and provide excellent context for your voyage here in the north of Norway. One of the most popular attractions here is the bearded seals and harbour seals who live here. 

Your voyage includes admission to Polaria, and you can visit at your leisure during your time in Tromsø.

Practical Infromation:

  • Walking information: Transportation is not included. Polaria is located within walking distance of the port (around 1 km), through the streets of Tromsø. 
  • Remarks/requirements: This excursion includes museum admission, at your leisure. This is not a guided experience.
  • Wheelchair accessible:
  • Language: English, Norwegian, German