RoadTrip #6.2: Visiting Norway’s first marine science center – the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center in Ålesund

Before completely saying Farewell to the fishing capital of Norway – Ålesund – we decided to drop by the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center (Akvarium og Vitensenter). It is nicely situated in Tueneset, in the western coast of the city, on the island of Hessa. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibitions – featuring sea life that thrives in Norwegian seas and the Atlantic Ocean.

Random family walking towards the aquarium
Let’s go!

According to visitnorway.no, the aquarium was granted the status as the first marine science center in Norway in 2019, although the Sea Park was first opened in 1998. It is one of Scnadinavia’s biggest saltwater aquariums. When we got there in early September, they provided as with facemasks. The floors had arrows, so you won’t miss any of the marine animals they have in display. Here are some of them:

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Atlanterhavsparken – best photo?
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Hmmm 😛 Shrimps..
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As an aquarium and science center combined, there were also activities like quizzes and other interactive displays.

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Hubby playing..
Atlanterhavsparken science center

Outside, you’ll find the penguins and the otters, and big pools for the seals.

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Atlanterhavsparken – penguin
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I bought some postcards, and we left the aquarium around 12:30 pm.

A trail nearby

After Ålesund, our next destination was planned to be Geiranger! We hoped to get there before it got dark. More about that leg of the road trip on the next entry. To read more about the Atlanterhavsparken’s activities, opening hours, tickets, etc., pls visit their website: https://www.atlanterhavsparken.no/. #spreadlove

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