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Sognefjord Aquarium

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Coffee and cake stop

Little cafe with lovely homemade cake. Accessed without going into Aquarium. Nice stop off whilst... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
jop534
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Tried freshly made apple crumb pie with coffee...lip smacking delicious...café has so many things... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Little cafe with lovely homemade cake. Accessed without going into Aquarium. Nice stop off whilst waiting to board the boat.

Thank jop534
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Tried freshly made apple crumb pie with coffee...lip smacking delicious...café has so many things to offer all freshly made and quite reasonable...worth trying.

Thank RinaAmin
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Aquarium is a disappointment. Very small children may find it okay but anyone else who expects to see robust aquatic life from the fjords will be underwhelmed. Inside it is cramped and not well maintained. It has the aura of an amateur operation slapped...More

Thank Aaron F
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Oddly, the aquarium had the best Café in town. Perfectly situated by the wharf, with Delicious bread and pastries baked on site, and good coffee. Don’t miss it!

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We were disappointed with this aquarium. The tanks didn't look to be in good condition, and there was minimal correspondence between the species in the tank and those listed in the English translation guidebook. It was an okay diversion, but I wouldn't bother to return.

1  Thank JinONC
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We took a quick walk through it only takes 10 minutes - it was mostly open for school groups in the shoulder season. Displays concentrate on local waters.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Small family-oriented acquarium with fish from the local fjords. On top of that, kids can fish on their own from a net outside on the pier - what a delight for kids. Service is very attentive. You can also have reasonably-priced (at least for Norway)...More

Thank Dievole66
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is one place to skip. There were very few varieties of fish and most of the ones there looked ill. The tanks looked like they hadn't been cleaned in years. Not worth the price of admission.

Thank CalgaryGirl26
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This was a bit of a 'time-filler' while waiting for our Fiord half-day tour, but recommended by our hotel receptionist for the associated restaurant. But it proved to be a very interesting and informative ecological exposition on the fiords with some well researched longitudinal studies...More

1  Thank OneMoreTrek
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This aquarium is dark and smelly, but TOTALLY worth a visit because it comes with a free hour long boat rental, and the cafe has excellent baked goods!

Thank iheartaustria
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