Photo: Arild Solberg

Atlanterhavsparken - Ålesund Aquarium

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Meet the Norwegian sealife at the Norwegian Aquarium in Ålesund and Atlanterhavsparken. One of the most unique and interactive Aquariums in Europe.

At Atlanterhavsparken you can fish crab in the big activity room or try to pick up a lobster; watch the diver handfeed the biggest fish in the Atlantic Ocean tank, and the alfa male seal, Knut, swimming around and flirting with his female friends, all within their natural habitats. 

The Aquarium is beautifully fronting the Norwegian coast and Atlantic Ocean, just a few minutes’ drive from Ålesund, the famed Art Nouveau town in Norway’s fjord region.

Study the large landscape tanks and be fascinated by the hectic activity in the largest tank when the diver enters to hand-feed the fish every day at 13 o'clock (from June - August also at 15.30).

The otter cub Nusse was left alone by her mother and rescued last minute by staff at Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium. Now she will get her own island. The otter cub Nusse will be joined by two other cubs, Muffe and Pia. Here they will live happily in an outdoor area integrated into the natural surroundings of the Aquarium. “The Otter Island” is a natural extension of the “Seal Bay” facing the mighty ocean which opend autmn 2014.

In the spacious outdoor area there is also a separate penguin park. The penguins are being fed every day at 14.30. And there is also a popular Waterplaypark and a gigantic Octopus sculpture, perfect for the children to play in.

The Aquarium has a cosy café perfect for lunch, coffee or cake while you enjoy the exciting view. In the souvenir shop you'll find lots of items you can bring home as a memory of The Atlanterhavsparken.

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    ALL YEAR except 31/12 - 15/2

You can visit Ålesund on one of these tours

Geirangerfjord & Norway in a nutshell®

The Epic Fjord & Rail Tour

Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell®

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