An Arctic Experience Center for the Whole Family

Open every day from 10:00 to 16:00

We are expanding!
For the next few weeks, parts of the seal pool will be closed off.
It is still possible to see the seals and Seal-feeding, but it will be a little
more crowded around the seal pool, and some noise may occur. We thank you for your
understanding and look forward to presenting the new Polaria in 2025.

Polaria is an Arctic experience center for the whole family and one of two places in Europe where you can see bearded seals up close. See, feel, experience and understand why life in the sea and life on land depend on each other.

Polaria – Arctic knowledge experiences.


Expansion and New Exhibitions

We are in the process of expanding Polaria. The aquarium will be expanded, and a brand new extension will be built at the back of the building. This is where our seals will move, into a brand new seal pool that holds 1 million liters of water - three times as much as the current seal pool. Here they will have plenty of natural daylight through large windows to both east and west, and they can even swim out onto their own balcony where they can lie down and enjoy the weather.

Easter 2024

Easter is here, and we're on Polaria has, as usual, filled the program with many exciting activities.

Winter vacation 2024

Are you in Tromsø during the winter vacation? Then you should visit Polaria! We have a lot of new and exciting things on the program from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 3 March.

What happens in December

December is finally here, and of course we have lots of extra things on the program!

The vet

The health and well-being of the seals on Polaria is incredibly important to us. We have trained the seals to be examined by the veterinarian voluntarily, including inspection of the mouth and teeth.

The Polaria Gift Shop

Don't forget to visit our amazing gift shop, filled with merchandise of good craftsmanship and high quality.