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The Lofoten Aquarium

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Address: Storvagan, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 76 07 86 65
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

At the aquarium you can learn about the Lofoten cod - or Skrei: Skrei is...

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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Great for small kids

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... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 for family pictures with beautiful Lofoten backdrop.

Thank bnwtravel4u
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 have tables and chairs. Inside there are lots of information (in several languages) about any... More 

Thank Maria F
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 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 place above was great. A good place to visit if you have small children.

Thank Teharax
Hertford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 out what I was looking at in some tanks, and there were no English notes... More 

Thank BotanicJules
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87 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 there had English signage. Much better than the history museum. There is an outdoor exhibit... More 

1 Thank Kristin M
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Asker, Norway
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5 reviews
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 aquarium containers, hosting species like pollock, cod, halibut and others appeared OK without visible signs... More 

Thank Andreas F
Andenes, Norway
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Helsinki, Finland
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

There were quite a lot of different fish in the aquarium, and I liked the idea of showing the species living in the Lofoten area. However, I would have liked to see more information about the fish in English. And I couldn't help being a bit sad that the fish were living in such limited spaces. We also saw the... More 

Thank FinnTML
Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Lofotakvariet has a good variety of different types of fish and shellfish indiginous to the area. At noon, there's a feeding of the seals and otters in the pools outside of the aquarium. When we were there, the person feeding the seals, told us briefly about the different seals and otters - however, only in Norwegian. It's a small aquarium,... More 

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