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A wolf’s head in the Polar Park. Green leaves in the background.
A boy and a girl in green and pink jackets sit by a deer in a green forest.
A moose in front of a wooden fence and birch forest.
A woman with a pony tail smiles as a wolf licks her face.
Two brown bears in the Polar Park look into the camera. The rear of a third bear.

Polar Park

Visit 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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A moose head with antlers in the Polar Park in the summer.

Visit the Polar Park

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

You will enjoy a proper Norwegian wilderness experience in beautiful surroundings featuring Northern Norway’s Arctic nature. The animals are divided into 12 enclosures that include moose, deer, lynx, wolves, arctic foxes, bears, wolverines, muskoxen and reindeer.

The Polar Park is open on virtually every day of the year and is just as interesting to visit in the winter as in summer. Just remember: bears hibernate in the winter!

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Best time to go

Jan
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Aug
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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 315,-
A boy throwing a lasso on a visit to the Polar Park.

A family-friendly experience

You can walk around the park on your own and look at the animals in their natural surroundings. The park offers several family-friendly activities, as well as guided tours.

If you’d like something to eat or drink, visit the restaurant by the entrance.

Two wolves in the Polar Park standing in deep snow.

Search for predators

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

The guides will also bring treats for the animals, meaning there’s a good chance you will see lynx, wolverine, bears, wolves and arctic foxes.

A woman in a black jacket hugs a wolf in the Polar Park in Northern Norway
Three brown bears in the 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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