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Havets Hus

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9 Strandvaegen, Lysekil 453 30, Sweden
+46 523 66 81 60
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Small place but interesting!

The place is small, and maybe mostly for kids. But we still enjoyed the visit. The fishes living in... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Tina A
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Uddevalla, Sweden
via mobile
What a cool and educational place !!!!

Love, love, love the beautiful west coast of Sweden !!!!!!! -Including Lysekil and Sweden's only... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
ghm11_2
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Sweden
via mobile
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Havets Hus was founded in 1993 and is today one of the most popular destinations in the Bohuslan region. Every year, close to 80 000 visitors get acquainted with over 100 fascinating species - from the lesser spotted dogfish to dead man's finger. All of the species live in the West Coast seas. The Havets Hus aquariums offer lots of exciting experiences. The journey begins in the shore area and continues through the different habitats of the ocean, down to the seafloor at great depth. Our aquariums are continuously fed with sea water from the Gullmar fjord, collected a depth of 32 metres. The salinity is around 30 to 33 per thousand and the water quality is very good; free of contaminants and with good oxygenation. This is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of the aquarium fish and animals. The aquarium is open every weekend and daily fron February to October.
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  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fjord” (3 reviews)
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9 Strandvaegen, Lysekil 453 30, Sweden
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The place is small, and maybe mostly for kids. But we still enjoyed the visit. The fishes living in their natural environment and the water is taken directly from the ocean outside. Great visit for weekends! Be sure to walk around in the village of...More

Thank Tina A
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Love, love, love the beautiful west coast of Sweden !!!!!!! -Including Lysekil and Sweden's only real fjord, Gullmarn, (= with a shallow entrance, and a "treashhold" separating it from the ocean, which makes it a uniquely huge and very deep "aquarium" inside the fjord, for...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A small aquarium focusing on local flora and fauna of the seas. Good displays with Swedish and English notices. The kids loved the interactive area where you could touch star fish, crabs etc.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fun activity for the whole family, everybody can learn something here and there is a nice playground for kids inside. Well educated staff, they're kind and are happy to answer any questions! It's a bit of ups and downs inside so it's not the easiest...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The place was bigger than what it looked like from the outside. Very good information about the local marine life, both in Swedish and English. Lot of things to look at. There is a touch pool with e.g. starfish and sea cucumbers. The shark exhibition...More

Thank Janna78
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

On a sunny day in summer (tour is seasonal) this two hour tour is a great way to see the skerries and some seal colonies close-up. We didn't expect the little boat to come so close to the seal rocks. Quite expensive, but great experience...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We took the 1pm boat from outside Havets Hus. Very friendly advice from the guide. We were lucky to sail on a good dau however many children were looking a bit green! This little boat sails around the coastline and out to a couple of...More

Thank Les123_12
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Absolutely a place to visit if you are in the near or you are staying in the little Lysekil. A great attraction for children and also adult with a lot of fish species of north sea. Nice as well it's the safari seal, that star...More

Thank Teocelo
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great for the kids to see what creatures living in the waters of the West coast. Café and souvenir shop by the exit of the tour. Very nice café where i drank a soda with a fantastic view out over open sea. Well worth the...More

Thank Jens L
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the aquarium which was fairly small but found fish interesting as it is based on local marine life. Found the flatfish fascinating with their patterns which blend into the sea bed. Did seal safari after which was great getting out amongst the hundreds of...More

Thank fitboyscrim
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