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Food & Drinks

A Sea of Treats

At our eateries, we serve a sea of interesting dishes and you can choose between fish dishes and other types of good food; we cater for all taste buds. We take pride in preparing our dishes from delicious local ingredients and we get fresh fish delivered directly from the port of Hirtshals.

Local ingredients

The Café

At the café on the upper floor next to the grand Oceanarium tank, they serve various dishes prepared from local fishes from nearby Hirtshals and the fresh ingredients of the season - at family-friendly prices!

While you eat, you can enjoy the bright and nice surroundings and the view of the port of Hirtshals and the Skagerrak sea.

In the summer, the outdoor terrace is open and you are invited to enjoy your meal in open air and with a view of the playful seals.

All dishes can be made gluten-free and/or lactose-free!

The warm kitchen is open from 11.00 and until one hour before the Nordsøen Oceanarium closes.

Peak Season


The menu at our outdoor restaurant, Seafood, includes a wide variety of dishes.

And while you eat, you will have a clear view of the Sealarium.

The Seafood restaurant is open during the high season only, viz. from June to mid August.

The restaurant may be closed on quiet days and if the weather is bad but if so, you could try the café instead.

The Ice Cream Shop

At the outdoor Ishuset ice cream shop, they serve delicious soft ice and good old-fashioned Danish style ice-cream cones.

Its location is right next to the Limfjorden Seal Colony, so find yourself a nice bench and eat your ice cream in the company of cute seals.

The Ishuset ice cream shop is open during the high season only, viz. from June to mid August.


The Shark Shop

Visit the Sharkshop at the center of the exhibition by the exit to the seals for a great coffee experience.

The Café Noir Coffee Kitchen is your guarantee for a luxurious taste sensation when you buy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa.

All the beverages are UTZ certified and are served in biodegradable cups to avoid polluting the environment with plastic waste.

The Sharkshop is open when the Nordsøen Oceanarium is open and the concept is self-service.

Picnic Areas

You are also welcome to enjoy your own food in the designated areas.

You will find several roofed terraces by the Limfjorden Seal Colony.

You are also welcome to enjoy your own food in the Sea Floor Room (Havbundsrummet); simply descend the stairs by the Oceanarium tank.

In case of many visitors, we will refer you to sites where you can eat.

Fresh ingredients - Straight from The Port of Hirtshals!
Responsible Aquarium

Did you know, that..

  • We regularly weigh our food waste to gain insight into our resource usage?
  • We primarily use local ingredients and freshly caught fish from the nearby port of Hirtshals?
  • We waste sort everything - including in the kitchen and the areas of serving?
  • Our coffees and teas are UTZ certified and are served in biodegradable cups?