Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Centre – The world’s northernmost animal park and home to Norway’s large predators such as bears, wolves, wolverine and lynx as well as deer, moose, reindeer, polar fox and muskox.
Polar Park is an animal park in Bardu municipality in the county of Troms. Openedin 1994, the park is based on exhibiting animals in their natural surroundings which means that each species also gets a lot of room to romp around.
With 1100 dekar (1 dekar = 1000 square meters) in only 12 enclosures, the Polar Parkis one of the animal parks in the world with the most area per animal.
Polar Park is more than a traditional zoo. We place great emphasis on animal welfare. We give animals large areas to create a habitat as natural as possible for the animals.
Our main goal is to create a Norwegian wilderness experience with the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway’s nature as a setting for your visit to Polar Park.
In addition to walking around the park and experiencing the wild animals there are many other activities you can take advantage of in the park during peak season.
A lot of our guests choose to stay for several days, as we have a parking dedicated for campers and caravans. This would provide several days toenjoy the park, fish in the river that runs right through the park or grilling at barbecue areas that are set up.
Polar Park’s wolf visits were established to ensure better welfare for wolves incaptivity, and to offer you a unique, once in a lifetime experience. Wolves are naturally conditioned to be afraid of humans and many wolves in captivity, which are not familiar with people, are fearful, and live in stressful conditions.
The wolves at Polar Park are accustomed to human contact and enjoy our company as part of their natural environment. Available Wednesdays and Fridays - book online on our website www.polarpark.no.
Guiding every day in the summer season and in weekends the rest of the year. Guiding with an animal keeper can be booked in advance.