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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My wife and I visited polar park in December 2022. Ramona (zoo keeper) gave us a tour through the park, to meet all the animals. In Polar park they only have animals native to the land. All animals...
My wife and I visited polar park in December 2022. Ramona (zoo keeper) gave us a tour through the park, to meet all the animals. In Polar park they only have animals native to the land. All animals... more »
Beautiful park! Animal had plenty of space. Wochenende actually saw them all. Worth the visit. Cafe is fine, too. Parking good
Beautiful park! Animal had plenty of space. Wochenende actually saw them all. Worth the visit. Cafe is fine, too. Parking good 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 Bear, Lynx, Reindeer or the Wolverine. We would’ve expected the park to send a message saying that the animals aren’t gonna be available. The reception lady was nice and nevertheless we enjoyed our time there.
We visited the park in early Jan and we could see all the animals except - of course - the bears. We spent more than 2 hours watching the animals: as this is not a zoo, it takes time to see the animals who are free to move and hide. We found them all very friendly, not intimidated by the human presence. We loved this park a lot. At the end we had lunch in the warm and cozy restaurant area.
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