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The head of a wold in Polar Park. Green leaves behind.
A boy and a girl in green and pink jackets sits by a deer in a green forest.
A moose in front of a wooden fence and birch forest.
A woman with pony tail smiles  as a wolf licks her face.
Two brown bears in Polarr Park looks into the camera. The behind of a third bear.

Polar Park

Visit the Polar Park, the world’s northernmost animal park, where you can meet many of the wild Norwegian animals, including all the large predators such as bear, wolves, and lynx. Walk around on your own and look for moose, deer, and reindeer, or join the included guided tour of predators. Close encounters with the beautiful creatures will be an unforgettable experience!

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The head of a moose with horns in Polar Park in summer.

Visit the Polar Park

The Polar Park is not a traditional zoo, and there is a great emphasis on animal welfare where animals are given large areas to create a habitat as natural as possible. Actually, the Polar Park is one of the parks with the most area per animal in the world.

When visiting, you will get a proper Norwegian wilderness experience with the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway’s arctic nature. The animals are divided into 12 enclosures where you find moose, deer, lynx, wolves, arctic foxes, bear, wolverine, musk oxen, and reindeer.

The Polar Park is open almost every day all year round, and it is just as interesting to visit in winter as in summer. Just remember that bears hibernate in winter!

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Best time to go

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Dec

Open year round, except:

  • 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January.

Predator guiding:

  • Summer season: At 13:00 every day. Join the feeding at 18:00.
  • Rest of the year: At 13:00 on Saturdays and Sundays

Address: Bonesveien 319, 9360 Bardu

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From NOK 290,-
A boy throwing lasso on a visit to the Polar Park.

A family friendly experience

You are allowed to walk around the park on your own and look at the animals in their natural surroundings. There are various family friendly activities to join, as well as guided tours.

For something to eat and drink, visit the restaurant by the entrance.

Two wolves in Polar Park standing in deep snow.

Search for predators

Everyday throughout the summer season and on weekends the rest of the year, you can join predator guiding at 13:00. The tour lasts approx. 1 hour, and the skilful guide will share their knowledge about the animals and the park.

The guides also bring treats for the animals, making good chances of seeing lynx, wolverine, bear, wolf, and arctic fox.

A woman in black jacket hugs a wolf at Polar Park in Northern Norway
Three brown bears in Polar Park in summer.

Practical information

Opening hours:

  • 1 Jan – 18 Jun 2021: Wed – Sun 10:00 – 15:00
  • 19 Jun – 22 Aug 2021: Daily 10:00 – 21:00
  • 23 Aug – 1 Nov 2021: Daily 10:00 – 16:00
  • 1 Nov – 17 Jun 2022: Daily 10:00 – 15:00
  • 26 – 30 Dec 2021: Daily 12:00 – 16:00

Closed:

  • 24th, 25th, 31st Dec and 1st Jan.

Guiding

Predator guiding:

  • Summer season: Daily at 13:00. Join the feeding at 18:00.
  • Rest of the year: Sat and Sun at 13:00

Audio guide available on Voice of Norway app.

Get there

Address: Bonesveien 319, 9360 Bardu

Approx. 1 hour drive north from Narvik.

The park is located 3 km from the E6.

Parking is available by the park.

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