Diver feeding fish in the aquarium. Catfish is surrounding him

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Get a bird´s-eye-view of the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund from a nearby mountain before visiting the expansive saltwater Atlanterhavsparken aquarium.

  • Admire the view of Ålesund from atop Mount Aksla
  • Visit one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums
  • See a variety of marine life up close and take part in feeding them
  • Taste hot catfish cake whilst taking in views of the ocean
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Winter, Spring

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Booking code

    HR-AES2D

  • From

    $ 149

  • Notices

    Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes

Welcome to Ålesund, one of Norway’s most beautiful towns. This trip will offer you a two-fold opportunity to experience the local nature and wildlife as we venture up a mountain and explore the local aquarium.  

Start the excursion with a visit to the town’s mountain, Mount Aksla. This viewpoint offers a spectacular panorama of the town centre, the archipelago, and the Sunnmøre Alps in the distance.  

Capture some photos before we continue to Atlanterhavsparken, one of Northern Europe’s largest and most unique saltwater aquariums. An architectural gem integrated into the shoreline, the aquarium offers an authentic experience where you can enjoy close encounters with some of the marine life that resides along the Norwegian coast.  

Visit the open-air pool to see the friendly penguins, call in at the science centre, and even help to feed some of the resident animals. Savour the taste of hot catfish cake at the café overlooking the ocean.   

View from Mount Aksla, the city mountain of Ålesund, with views of the narrow streets and mountains in the distance View from Mount Aksla, the city mountain of Ålesund, with views of the narrow streets and mountains in the distance

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Ålesund
  • Embarking port: Ålesund
  • Available From: 2 November – 1 June
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals: Fish cake 
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes
  • Note: Not available:

    • 24. - 26.12
    • 31.12.23. - 01.01.24. 

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