Update from the TravelTroll: Share and like this post to win a free entrance and feed the seals at Polaria!
Oh my, the cute seals! Im not sure if they like me or see me as a potential snack, but Polaria has been worth a visit!
Housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic, just a five minutes walk ( ten minutes for my small troll feet )from the centre of Tromsø. Polaria has an Arctic aquarium, knowledge-based exhibits, a panoramic cinema, and a gift shop where they among other things sell a book about trolls just like me….
In the panoramic cinema, you can look forward to two films. In the Ivo Caprino film “Svalbard – Arctic Wilderness”, a little auk takes you on an airborne trip with you in a helicopter, along the west coast of Spitsbergen – the largest island in the group known as Svalbard. Along the way you can experience the unique animal and plant life, enjoy dramatic flights over massive icebergs and meet the King of the Arctic. In the Ole C. Salomonsen film “Northern Lights in Arctic Norway”, they show you the beauty of the northern lights in and around Tromsø.
After the films I was taken along the “Arctic Walk” where you can experience the new exhibition “Priceless” about sea ice and glacier ice melting and some other elements of Arctic nature. In the aquarium the main attraction are the bearded seals and the harbor seals. If you like and share this post, one lucky human will win a free entrance and join me in feeding the seals!
The bearded seal is an arctic species, and they, together with the harbor seals, are very popular among children and adults alike, ( and trolls! ) due to their quiet disposition and intelligent nature.
See http://www.polaria.no/ for more information