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Located in the Norden Peninsula, Bergen Aquarium is a public aquarium and one of the popular attractions in Norway. This aquarium was opened on 27 August 1960 and it was counted as the largest and most modern aquarium in Northern Europe. Bergen Aquarium displays over 300 species. The complex holds more than 60 tanks of fish, marine invertebrates, as well as three outdoor ponds with seals, penguins and cyprinids and a tropical branch with reptiles and monkeys.
Bergen Aquarium Tours
Children and adult can get closer to the sea animals at Bergen Aquarium. They see, touch, read about and follow the animals in the aquarium. Training and feeding sessions can be watched there. Also, children and adult can see how fish and the other sea animals act when in their environment.
Plastbyen exhibition at Bergen Aquarium focuses on the environment problems. It consists of children and adult contribution in Bergen to save the environment. This exhibition is made by considering the plastics waste which are throw into the ocean. This is the best thing to do at Bergen Aquarium.
Bergen Aquarium always plays different movie every day. The movies are related to the ocean's life such as Hunting for facts: Fisheries Fiskeri, The kingdom of the Killer Whales, and The kingdom of the Killer Whales. The movie will play at 11 am until 5 pm.
You will find penguins and sea lion at the outdoor activity. Outside the aquarium, you can watch the sea lions being trained and he penguins being fed. During summer, these two animals will move inside the aquarium. During the day, you can see the performance of the sea lions.
Since the restaurant is at Bergen Aquarium, the Biologen Akrivet focuses on fish and shellfish as it main cuisine. You are lucky if you are visiting this restaurant because it has access to the best ingredients from all over the world. This is the best thing to taste seafood.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online or in the ticket outlet at the entrance. Tickets which bought at entrance will get an extra cost. The prices of daily tickets and weekdays tickets are different. Tickets can be cancelled 7 days before visiting and non-refundable. The date of the tickets can be changed according to the visitor's schedule. There are three tickets categories offered by Bergen Aquarium: Adult tickets, children tickets and family tickets (2 adult and 2 children).
How To Get Around?
You can take a stroll around the aquarium while enjoying the view of ocean environment.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear clothes depend on the weather condition when you are visiting Bergen Aquarium. In summer you can wear: denim, t-shirt, trousers, cool clothes with comfortable footwear or flip-flop. Sunglasses and sunscreen are important things to bring in summer. While in winter: long coat, sweater, jacket with boots can be the good option. Do not forget to bring gloves, wooly hat and scarf to make your look fashionable in winter.
Best Time to Visit
July and August have high temperature. May is the month with the least precipitation. In May, there are many events hosted in Bergen, it can the best time to visit. However, June, July and August are also the best summer month to visit Bergen.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Moreover, Bergen Aquarium is only 15-20 minutes walking from the city of Bergen and it is only 11 km from the airport. You can explore this place by your own.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Bergen by using airplane; you can use bus, taxi or the City Light Trail from Bergen Airport Flesland If you are in the city center, you can take a stroll since it is only 1 km from the Bergen city center. By buss, you can take the City Sightseeing Bergen from the Tourist Information or buss number 11 from the city center during the summer. If you are using car, there is a small parking garage near the Aquarium. It is also can be reached by boat or ferry. Beffen is leaving from Bryggen to Nykirken. Vågen goes from the Fish Market to Tollbodkaien near the Bergen Aquarium during the summer from 10.00 - 18.00.
There are some facilities such as meeting or conference room, café, Wi-Fi, elevator and parking place.