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Bergen Aquarium

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Nordnesbakken 4, Bergen 5005, Norway
+47 55 55 71 71
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"WHO WE ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE..." AN EXPERIENCE THAT GUARANTEES A DESIRE TO LEARN! Male penguins sometimes adopt eggs and become the world's best "mothers", some turtles can breathe through their backsides, the plastic we throw away every year creates a sheet in the ocean as big as some countries, and spiders use hydraulics to move: after a visit to the aquarium, you'll definitely know something you didn't beforehand. And you'll know it with your entire body - not just your head. At Bergen Aquarium, children and adults alike can see, touch, read about and follow the animals and aquarium keepers at close range. You can watch shows and feedings, and see how fish and animals act when in their element. Bergen Aquarium has been a must-see institution for visitors and residents alike since 1960. It's situated a short way from the centre of Bergen, in a fantastic parkside location with a view out over the seaward approach to Bergen from all sides. There's good food, too: Biologen Akvariet is a brasserie offering proper food made with proper ingredients. It'll give you energy for the whole visit, and then some.
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  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“shark tunnel” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Nordnesbakken 4, Bergen 5005, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent our last morning at the aquarium. It is a fair 20 minute walk away from tourist zone but worth it if you love penguins, otters (arriving late summer 2018), reptiles and loads of fish! There are sea lions, too which give performances. The actual...More

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AkvarietBergen, Guest Relations Manager at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you so much for nice stars and great feedback, we really appreciate it. Bergen Aquarium

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bergen Aquarium gives you a great experience of Northern Europe's sea life. To see the various sea creatures in their well displayed environment is a real experience. I highly recommend a visit.

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AkvarietBergen, Guest Relations Manager at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you so much for nice stars and feedback, we really appreciate it. Bergen Aquarium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place to visit, with children of course or without. You can see penguins and sea lions and small sharks as well. You will see also a tropical garden with snakes and other animal species. That have a schedule with feeding penguins or training...More

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AkvarietBergen, Guest Relations Manager at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for nice stars and feedback, we really appreciate it. Bergen Aquarium

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is easy to kill two hours there. Not very big but enough for some adventure. The interactive section is very interesting.

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AkvarietBergen, Guest Relations Manager at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for nice stars and feedback, we really appreciate it. Bergen Aquarium

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As many others before, I agree that it is too small for the price it asks. It attempts to be innovative but it is the same old same old and the space for the animals is in many cases very limited. The information flow is...More

Thank David K
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AkvarietBergen, Guest Relations Manager at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at the Aquarium. We also wish we where bigger, but we think we do the best with the space we have available. We do not have...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We visited the aquarium during a short stay onshore whilst on a Fred Olsen cruise from the UK. It can be found at the end of a gentle stroll of some 40 minutes from the dock; the route is straightforward so you would be unlucky...More

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AkvarietBergen, Guest Relations Manager at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for nice stars and a very good feedback, we really appreciate it. We depend on our visitors and your feedback is important for us! Bergen Aquarium

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

As tourists, we enjoyed looking around this aquarium. It was great to watch the sealions swimming around and a shame we couldn't stay long enough to watch their show. We also enjoyed seeing the penguins, fish crocodiles and tortoise. It would have been better if...More

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AkvarietBergen, Kundeansvarlig at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for nice feedback and rating, we really appreciate it. Bergen Aquarium

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Look, I like an aquarium. I’ve been to several around the world. This one was by far the worst. I can’t say that’s necessarily because of the exhibits (they have a really good one on the perils of water pollution). It’s because of the price....More

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AkvarietBergen, Kundeansvarlig at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Bergen Aquarium is a foundation, so we "live" by our ticket income. It cost very much to drift the Aquarium in a year in animal food, medicine, electricity and much more. So the ticket price is calculated so we...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The only nice attraction of this aquarium is the bunch of cute penguins right at the entrance on the right. Then, nothing else. It is more a reptilarium than an aquarium! Do not spend almost 30 euros to go there...

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AkvarietBergen, Kundeansvarlig at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello! Thank you for your rating and feedback. Bergen Aquarium

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to a lot of aquariums, but never one where the penguins are in an outside exhibit! This was so cool! My kids sat and watched the penguins for an hour. The trainers were very knowledgeable!

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AkvarietBergen, Kundeansvarlig at Bergen Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for nice rating and feedback, we really appreciate it. Welcome back! Bergen Aquarium

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June S
2 April 2018|
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Hi, The price of taxi from the port to the aquarium can vary depending on which side of the city you arrive from and time of day and day. But between NOK 150-200 we will estimate. The best thing is to ask the taxi driver... More
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3 December 2016|
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Hello, yes we have maps of the aquarium. Send us an email and we'll send the map to you by email. Have a nice day! Best regards Bergen Aquarium
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Hello! Opening hours in September 2016- April 2017 Mon-Wed 10.00-16.00 Friday 10.00-16.00 Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00-18.00 From the cruise port to the aquarium it proximately 20 min walking. You can also take... More
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