An Arctic Experience Center for the Whole Family

Open daily from 10 to 16

Our highest priority is the safety of our guests, staff and animals. Our Covid-19 measures involve: 

  • Keep at least 1 meter distance to other guests and staff.
  • We have limited capacity at the seal feedings and in the panoramic cinema. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee all guests a ticket to the seal feeding during times with many visitors.
  • Wash your hands often! Antibac stations are set up in several places in the aquarium.
  • We have frequent cleaning and disinfection of all contact surfaces.
  • No handling of animals for the public.
  • We follow the current recommendations of Norwegian Institute of Public Health

If you have symptoms of respiratory infection, stay at home and visit another day.


Become a Tromsø expert this summer and win a dream weekend for the whole family

  Video: Vegard Stien This summer, the family can take part in a competition where the prize is a dream weekend for the whole family at a selected Thon hotel in Norway. (* applies to 2 adults, and up to 3 children). The competition is about collecting stamps with us and several other of the city's attractions, while you at […]

Film production with Prosit Productions

This week we have had a visit from Prosit Productions. Prosit is a local agency with extensive experience in film, video and TV production. They are making a new film for us that will be played in our panoramic cinema several times a day. The film is about everyday life "behind the scenes" here Polaria , and gives a unique insight into the work they […]

We have a new colleague!

On May 3, Gabriella Berglund started with us here at Polaria . She will lead our new investment in online shopping. During 2021, we will open an online store. The newly created position has been made possible by Innovation Norway, which has allocated us project funds for the creation of the online store. Gabriella has a bachelor's degree in Management, Innovation and Marketing from the University of Tromsø […]

Polaria is an Arctic experience centre for the whole family, and one of two places in Europe where you can see the bearded seal at close range. Look, feel, experience and understand why life in the sea and life on land depends entirely on each other. Polaria – Arctic knowledge experiences.

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 vet voluntarily, including the 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.