Nordsøen Oceanarium

Nordsøen Oceanarium

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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.

6 million liter water... and MUCH more

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 8.000 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 liter 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 new exhibition - The hunters of the North Sea

Explore the new exhibition "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 life in the dark depth of the North Sea is normally out of our reach and mysterious. With us you can get really close!

Go on an underwater adventure, see big whales, dangerous sharks and giant school of fish at the BIG OCEAN WINDOW, Denmarks biggest interactive screen.

Read more about the new exhibition

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Look a playful seal into the eyes

In the big outdoor area you can meet the biggest predator Denmarks, grey seals and their smaller relatives the harbor seals. You can follow their elegant movements in the 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. Furthermore, you can see the seals lying on the enclosed beach and enjoying the sun.


Denmarks best aquarium in 2020

The taste of the North Sea

We serve simple and tasty fish dishes in our restaurant, depending on seasonal fish and seafood - freshly caught, healthy and sustainable! You can of course also get your own lunch with you.

The shop of the North Sea Oceanarium "Pakhuset" sells souvenirs, gifts, books and a lot more. Take a look inside and get a memory of an amazing day with you home.

Put the turbo on the adventure

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 Whale Researcher's Hut

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.