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The Lofoten Aquarium

#1 of 9 things to do in Kabelvag Features Animals
Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
+47 76 07 86 65
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Good family activity

Went with our two kids age 4 & 7, and we all quite enjoyed our visit. Not the larges of museums but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra S
via mobile
Great for kids of all ages

Nice setting, great to see the sea otters and seals. Fish tanks were good for learning what the sea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rita B
London, United Kingdom
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At the aquarium you can learn about the Lofoten cod - or Skrei: Skrei is the name of the east Atlantic cod that migrate from the Barents Sea to Lofoten every winter to spawn. Check out the skrei aquarium room when visiting us. Within our tanks, you can also study most other species of fish, crustaceans and marine animals found in the waters around Lofoten. One of the highlights of your visit will be feeding the seals and otters, who live in outdoor pools near the Aquarium entrance. The Lofoten Aquarium additionally features photo- and art-exhibitions and films, a souvenir shop, and a cafe where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and excellent views.
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  • Average31%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
+47 76 07 86 65
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with our two kids age 4 & 7, and we all quite enjoyed our visit. Not the larges of museums but it manages to give us a nice understanding about everyday life in our oceans. Worth a visit if you have a few hours...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting, great to see the sea otters and seals. Fish tanks were good for learning what the sea animals look like, boy are some ugly! It was lovely to se children getting involves with nature.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Small kids enjoyed it. Compared to other aquariums one has visited, I'd rate this as average aquarium with local fish in the aquarium. A good educational place for kids. The location of this aquarium is worth it all. The view is spectacular. A great place...More

Thank bnwtravel4u
Reviewed 27 March 2017

In your trip to Lofoten islands, don't miss their aquarium (Lofotaqvariet), in Storvagan, near Kabelvag (some 10 / 12 km away from Svolvaer). First of all, it s located in a beautiful natural environment. Preview some time to enjoy it! And take your picnic, they...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this place with 5 and 7 years-old girls and they really liked the place. We were lucky to come there when it was feeding time for the seals and otters. Seals were for sure the best attraction of this place. Also the sightseeing...More

Thank Teharax
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We spent an hour looking round this small aquarium, on combined ticket (with museum and art exhibition - aquarium was best value!). Interesting to see fish live that we were being presented in restaurants, as we're not fishermen. However had to work hard to work...More

Thank BotanicJules
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Lofoten Aquarium is part of the Skrei (COD) Experience, a three venue location also including a history and art museum. I highly recommend buying the ticket that gets you into all three. They are all great. Overall, this aquarium was really well done. Everything...More

1  Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We saw all kinds of ordinary fish like cod etc. Great fun. Some fish were beautiful and some fish amazingly ugly. Also some information on the salmongrowing industry. Go there!

Thank Kersti S
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Lofoten Aquarium displays various species, most of them with can be found in the area and the sea around the north of Norway. The various containers show varius species, and the level of diseases and scars on fish differs between the cabinets. The largest...More

2  Thank Andreas F
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It is 8 years since I was here, and was a little disappointed that there was not much changes since my last visit. It is educational for the kids, and they loved the seals. Ok attraction for the family.

Thank wanjamathilde
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