Nordsøen Oceanarium

Nordsøen Oceanarium

Photo: Nordsøen Oceanarium

Explore one of the biggest attractions in North Jutland, the Nordsøen Oceanarium in Hirtshals. Meet the sunfish in the biggest aquarium of Northern Europe where you can find fun and a lot of different activities for the whole family.

At the North Sea Oceanarium, you can experience Northern Europe’s single largest aquarium tank. Embark on an amazing adventure beneath the surface of the ocean and explore more than 7,000 fish and other sea creatures, divided into 75 aquariums. You are guaranteed an entire day’s worth of fun by inspecting the 10,000 square meter aquarium and exploring the 5,000 square meters of outdoor area. The 4.5 million litre seawater aquarium tank is an unique experience in itself as thousands of fish and sea creatures swim by you. Here, a diver jumps into the water several times a day and feeds the fish by hand, while a speaker guides you through the experience and tells you about the aquarium and its habitants.

Explore life beneath the waves

The oceanarium offers several fun and educational experiences - indoors as well as outdoors. Let your kids run around the outdoor area with two unique, challenging playgrounds, one of them being Denmark’s largest whale-inspired playground, giving the kids the opportunity to climb, slide and soar. You can also join the Amber Hunt, catch crabs with your bare hands or experience the forces of nature at “Ship o’Hoy”.

The new exhibition

Explore the new exhibition about the hunters of the North Sea which will take you on a journey through the food chain of the North Sea where you can meet everything, from the smallest plankton to the biggest predators. Here you can experience the beauty of jellyfish and understand their significant place in the food chain. Furthermore, it is possible to observe the marvelous dance of the mackerel and big predators. The unique design of the big aquarium, because it is built on two floors, will give you a magical experience.

See the playful seals

In the big outdoor are you can meet the biggest predator Denmarks, grey seals and their smaller relatives the harbor seals. You can follow their elegant movements in the twelve metre long underwater tunnel while you will be charmed by their adorable looks. On the outside you can follow the feeding which happens two times a day.

Whale researcher cottage

The Whale Researcher’s Hut will give you insights about the exciting work of a whale researcher. You will learn how they work with these animals and get insights into their equipment which they use for locating and learning more about these large, but gentle, creatures. Furthemore, you have the possibility to see skeletons from different whale species and amongst others from the giant skeleton of the fin whale from Blokhus. The skeleton can be experienced in Blokhus until the 27th of October 2019.