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.

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.

Visit a real fish farm!
The Lofoten Aquarium is a visiting center for Norwegian Aquaculture, with small display fish cages where you can learn about Norwegian fish farming up close. The aquarium also cooperate with a local fish farming company to offer exciting boat trips out to a real fish farm at sea, where you get a unique insight into a top modern, high tech industry – one of the most important industries in Lofoten.

We offer boat trips by appointment
Boat ride by RIB-boat to a fish farm in Lofoten:
Duration: 2 hours
Number of people: Maximum 12
Price: NOK 1190,- per person, including floating suits and a guided tour of the fish farm
Starting point: The Lofoten Aquarium in Kabelvåg
Booking and more information: (NB! Weather dependent)

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 11.00.–15.00*
May 1–May 31: Every day 11.00–15.00*
June 1–Aug 31: Every day 10.00–18.00
Sept 1–Nov 30: Sun–Fri 11.00–15.00
* The Aquarium is closed April 18 and 19, and 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


Adult 130 NOK
Senior/student 100 NOK
Child (age 3–15) 70 NOK
Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) 360 NOK

SKREI ticket

Adult 250 NOK
Child (age 3–15) 120 NOK

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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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