Only a few minutes by car from the center of Ålesund, you can find Atlanterhavsparken, one of the largest saltwater-aquariums in northern Europe.
The Atlanterhavsparken is one of the most particular aquariums in Europe. The Aquarium is built into the coastal landscape at Tueneset, the coastline west in Ålesund. Study the large landscape tanks that show life in sea along the Norwegian coast and in the Atlantic Ocean and remember this is the same sealife as outside of here.
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 Aquarium has a spectacular outdoor area with a view directly to the Atlantic Ocean. In the spacious outdoor area there is a separate penguin park. The penguins is fed every day at 14.30. There is also a popular big Waterplaypark and a gigantic Octopus sculpture, perfect for the children to play in. New for 2015 is the Sealbay with an underwater observatory that shows the seals life in a spectacular way. The Harbour Seals has the perfect home in Eourope`s biggest sealpool. Almost 6000 squaremeter and 15 million liters of fresh saltwater gives them the feeling og a wild life, but still with free food. Every day at 15.00 they will be served dinner. This is real experiences in real environments!
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.
Activity schedule (for summerprogram, follow openning hours here!)
11:30-12:30 Open activity room with touch-pool and crab fishing (sat + sun)
13:00 Divers feeding show
13:30-14:30 Open activity room with touch-pool and crab fishing
14:30 Feeding at the outdoor penguin park
15:00 Feeding of the Harbour Seals in the Sealbay
16:00 The Aquarium closes on monday - saturday
16:00-17:00 Open activity room with crab fishing (Sundays)
18:00 Closing time for the aquarium Sunday