Polar Park is an animal park in the municipality of Bardu in Troms county, Norway. The park opened on 18 June 1994, displaying animals in their natural habitat. With only 12 enclosures on 110 hectares (270 acres), the park claims to have one of the world's biggest area-per-animal ratio. It also notes that it is the world's "most northern animal park."Arrange to visit Polar Park and other attractions in Bardu Municipality using our Bardu Municipality trip planner.
The park specializes in Nordic fauna, including Norway's four largest predators: brown bear, lynx, wolf, and wolverine. There are also moose, muskox, red deer, and reindeer. In October 2015, hunters accidentally wandered into the park's area and shot two red deer. As of July 2019, the number of each species resident in the park are listed on the park's website as follows:
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Amazing experience being taken around the park by a guide. She was very knowledgeable and carried food for all the animals, who suddenly appear from nowhere when there is food about. Even the shy...
Amazing experience being taken around the park by a guide. She was very knowledgeable and carried food for all the animals, who suddenly appear from nowhere when there is food about. Even the shy... more »
The park is very nice and diverse in the animals they have. We visited in December and the weather was too bad to see anything, we couldn’t see for example the Lynx, Reindeer or the Wolverine. We...
The park is very nice and diverse in the animals they have. We visited in December and the weather was too bad to see anything, we couldn’t see for example the Lynx, Reindeer or the Wolverine. We... more »
Wonderful experience! The park was really big, with lots of walking, great views, and a good variety of animals. The animals were well taken care of and had lots of space to roam. The wolf experience was fun and adorable. Definitely worth it! Love this place!
My friends and I were there a month ago and we are happy to recommend this highlight to them. It's a real insider tip if you're in the area. The site is well developed and also has a shop and a restaurant. The entrance fee of the equivalent of 31 euros is fine. We had a wonderful day in a snowy landscape. There is really a lot to see there if you are an animal lover. The following animals can be seen in front of the enclosures: lynx, arctic fox, muskoxen, elk, howling wolves, deer and brown bears. The animals are doing well and they are spoiled. The shop also has great souvenirs. I will come back.
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