The striking architecture of Polaria is designed to reflect arctic ice floes, hinting at the regional focus of the aquarium inside.
Bearded seals are the highlight of the aquatic life on display, alongside the most common fish from the seas between Tromsø and Svalbard.
The emphasis at Polaria is on education, with a panoramic cinema showing movies about the northern lights and life in the arctic wilderness. Simulated permafrost and polar exploration equipment are also on display. Polaria is especially enjoyable for kids, but will appeal to visitors of any age.