Go to Polar Park to visit the wilderness. A quick 40 min drive away, Polar Park is worth the trip. Book today through their website.
Visit the wilderness
Polar Park, located in neighboring Bardu municipality, about 40 minutes drive from Garsnes, is the world’s northernmost animal park and home to Norway’s large predators such as bears, wolves, and lynx as well as deer, moose, reindeer and muskox.
Animal welfare is their greatest concern, and with this in mind their animals live in large enclosures with the liberty to hide in their natural surroundings. Most of them are however very social and curious, so the chance of observing them during your visit is high. If you are prepared to spend some time in the park it is more likely that you will get to see them all.
The landscape around the park is breath-taking, and provides the perfect backdrop for your arctic wildlife experience. You are welcome to walk around at your own pace or join one of their guided tours to learn more about the animals. Polar Park also have a restaurant and cafe where you can enjoy a meal created from local produce, or you can have a picnic in the park and enjoy the fresh air if the weather permits.
About Polar Park
Polar Park is the world’s northernmost animal park, and home to Norway’s large predators such as bears, wolves, and lynx as well as deer, moose, reindeer and muskox. Opened in 1994, the park is based on exhibiting animals in their natural surroundings.
Opening hours vary depending on the current season. They are, however, always closed on the 24th, 25th, and 31st of December, and the 1st of January.
Predator guiding is included in your entrance fee and takes place on weekends in the winter season and every day in the summer season. For more information about Polar Park’s activities please visit their website at polarpark.no.
Garsnes Brygge can help you with directions. Ask us for advice upon your arrival. Polar Park could be the topping on the ice for your visit. You don’t want to miss it!