Atlanterhavsparken

The Ålesund Aquarium

Atlanterhavsparken Photo: Walderhaug

The Atlanterhavsparken (Atlantic Park Aquarium) is one of the most popular attractions in Ålesund , and among the largest salt water aquariums in Northern Europe.

Just a few minutes by car from the city centre, and easy accessable by bus, you will find this modern, amazing centre of marine exhibitions, and with the 4 million litre saltwater tank as the main attraction.


Atlanterhavsparken Big Event

Atlantic Park Ålesund

Every day in early afternoon, at 13.00 hour, something spectacular takes place.

At a real closeup distance, through the thick, glass windows of the aquarium, you can witness divers go into the tank to feed the fishes!

Believe me! This is the main event, and it's very popular.

With exception of a few days during Christmas- and the New-Year celebrations, and of course on Constitution Day, the aquarium is open all year. 360 days a year.


Tickets are to be bought at the entrance, and costs NOK 140 for adults and NOK 65 for children.

More information about prices and opening hours.


History

Atlanterhavsparken Ålesund

The first aquarium in Ålesund was established in 1951, and from 1967 it was located in the ground floor of Fiskernes Hus (The Fishermens House) in the city centre.

In the mid 1970's the work on planning a new aquarium was started, and after 20 years, in 1998, the aquarium was officially opened.

The opening ceremony was performed by the King and Queen of Norway, during the celebration of the Ålesund City's 125. Anniversary.

It very soon became very popular, both by the citizens of Ålesund, people from the surrounding region, and of course by the thousands of tourists visiting the town every year.


Finally:

Let's quote from the Ålesund aquarium's own Website

"Here at Tueneset you will find an architectural gem, integrated into the coastal nature between ocean and land, officially opened by the Norwegian King and Queen in 1998.

Atlanterhavsparken is situated in the midst of a scenic area with hiking paths, monuments, fishing grounds, and a beach where you can go swimming or scubadiving.

The area also has a wonderful view of the surrounding islands and vast ocean!

Welcome to Atlanterhavsparken!"



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