Atlanterhavsparken - Ålesund Aquarium

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 62.465770277
Longitude: 6.0956197975
Transport description

Across Hellebroa towards Skarbøvik and signs for Akvariet.

Bus number 618 from St. Olavs Place. (choose english language)

About 45 minutes walk from the city centre.

About 20 minutes bikeride from Ålesund city centre.



Activities for children, Bicycle tours, Children's show, Entertainment, Recreational facility, Walking

Disabled persons

Accessible to wheelchair users

General facilities

Aquarium, Banqueting rooms, Café/cafeteria, Children's play area, Family friendly, Food and beverage service, Free parking, Parking for motor coaches, Playground, Shop, Suitable for children, WIFI

Museums, Galleries and crafts


Nature and terrain


Room facilities

Sea view, Sea view

Type of animal

Fish, Penguin, Sea calf


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 unfiltrted shows life in sea along the Norwegian coast and in the Atlantic Ocean. This is the Norwegian Aquarium.

Through the day there are several activities, check the activityprogram. 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). And try picking up a Starfish or fish some crab in the Activityroom.

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 Waterplaypark and a gigantic Octopus sculpture, perfect for the children to play in.The newest attraction is the Sealbay with an underwater observatory that shows the seals life in a spectacular way. The Harbour Seals has the perfect home in Europe`s biggest sealpool. Almost six thousand squaremeter and fifteen million liters of fresh saltwater gives them the feeling of the real wild life, but still with free meals. Every day at 15.00 the feedingshow for the Seals takes place.

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
10:00           Aquarium opens (01.06 - 31.08)
11:00           Aquarium opens (01.09 - 31.05)
11:30-12:30 Open activity room with touch-pool and crab fishing (sat/sun
                    + summer)
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
15:30           Divers feeding show (summer)
16:00           The Aquarium closes on monday - friday winter and saturday
16:00-17:00 Open activity room with crab fishing (Sundays + summer)
18:00           Closing time for the aquarium Sunday(and summer except




Price from

Price to

01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016AdmissionChildren 3-15 years 80.00
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016AdmissionAdults 180.00
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016Free entranceChildren under 3 years 
01/06/2016 - 31/08/2016Saturday10:00-16:00Atlanterhavsparken
01/06/2016 - 31/08/2016Monday - Friday10:00-18:00Atlanterhavsparken
01/06/2016 - 31/08/2016Sunday10:00-18:00Atlanterhavsparken
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Contact details

Destinasjon Ålesund & Sunnmøre
N-6002 Ålesund
Tel.: 70 16 34 30

Destinasjon Geirangerfjord-Trollstigen
N-6216 Geiranger
Tel.: 70 26 30 99