A woman swimming in the water

Ålesund - The Norwegian Aquarium

Enjoy a guided walking tour through Ålesund and learn more about the town's colourful and beautiful architecture as well as it's strong maritime traditions. Along the way we will visit at a local brewery where we get to taste a selection of beer. We will pass the pedestrian zone and the picturesque fishing harbour Brosundet where the fishermen sell their catch directly from their boats. The town was ruined by fire one winter night in 1904, leaving 10,000 people homeless. During a period of three years, the entire town centre was rebuilt in this unique, Art Nouveau style with a myriad of turrets, spires and medieval ornaments.

Included in your cruise
  • Visit one of Europe’s most unique aquariums
  • Learn about sea life on the Norwegian Coast
  • Observe local flora and fauna
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    2 hours

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Norway is known for its strong connection to the sea, and Ålesund is one of its fishing capitals. While you’re here, familiarize yourself with the striking coastal landscape and learn about the local sea life at the Norwegian Aquarium. 

The Norwegian Aquarium, or Atlanterhavsparken, is one of the most unique and interactive aquariums in Europe. With more than 140,000 visitors each year, it’s one of the top attractions in this region. 

Here, you can observe and experience Norwegian sea life in educational and beautiful surroundings. The aquarium has a stunning location along the Atlantic Ocean, artfully built into the coastal landscape outside of Ålesund. 

Large landscape tanks filled with seawater directly from the sea give you the opportunity to observe a variety of fish, algae, and marine animals. Outdoors, you’ll have a chance to see otters, seals, and even Humboldt penguins—which aren’t native to this region, but are part of a European breeding program for endangered species.

Practical Information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes recommended.  
  • Walking information: At guests’ discretion. There are indoor and outdoor areas of the aquarium. 
  • Language:  English and Norwegian
  • Not available Dec 31