Lofoten Aquarium

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The Lofoten Aquarium, Storvågan in Kabelvåg. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
At the Lofoten Aquarium you can learn about the Lofoten cod, also known as skrei: The east Atlantic cod which every winter migrate from the Barents Sea to Lofoten  to spawn. Skrei is the foundation for the Lofoten fishery and has for centuries been one of the most important fishes in Europe. Check out our skrei aquarium, as well as aquariums containing most other species of fish, crustaceans and marine animals found in the waters around Lofoten. Some examples of the species on view can be seen on the page Animals at the Lofoten Aquarium.

You may also enjoy the exhibition “The Art of Co-existence”, with information on fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas activities in Norway. The Lofoten Aquarium is an information centre for Norwegian aquaculture and there are separate display cages with salmon in the sea, where the fish can be observed up close.

One of the highlights of your visit will be the feeding time for the seals and otters in their outdoor pools, and the Lofoten Aquarium additionally features photo exhibitions and films, a souvenir shop, and a cafe where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and excellent views.

The Lofoten Aquarium is a part of the SKREI Experience Center and lies within close walking distance from the Lofoten Museum and the Gallery Espolin.

Hours of Operation

Dec 1–Jan 31 Closed
Feb 1–Apr 30 Sun–Fri 11–15
May 1–May 31 Daily 11–15
June 1–Aug 31 Daily 10–18
Sept 1–Nov 30 Sun–Fri 11–15

Closed May 17

At other times by appointment

Daily programme

01.12-31.01: Closed for maintenance
01.02-31.05: Winter season
01.06-31.08: Summer season
01.09-30.11: Winter season

Prices

Adult 130 NOK
Senior/student 100 NOK
Child (age 3–15) 70 NOK
Group per person 100 NOK (min 20 ppl)
Family ticket 340 NOK (2ad/3ch)

Joint ticket to visit the Aquarium, Gallery Espolin and Lofoten Museum:
Adults NOK 220, Children (3-15) NOK 110

Seals at the Lofoten Aquarium. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
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From the exhibition at the Aquarium. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

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