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Polar Park

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Address: Bonesveien, 9360, Norway (Formerly Polar Zoo)
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+47 77 18 66 30
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The world's northernmost zoo, where you can experience the big predators of...

The world's northernmost zoo, where you can experience the big predators of the arctic: Brown bear, lynx, wolf and wolverine. There's also moose, red deer, reindeer, musk ox and polar fox. During the summer we also have domesticated animals and birds, and attractions like zip lines, boulder park, barbeque areas and fishing spots. There's also a cafe, kiosk and gift shop. Adapted for the disabled. Polar Zoo is open all year.

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We have had a great experience visiting this rather humble place although we did not get to see all animals (wolverine died and most of the foxes as well). But we did however get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paulus T
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Gallivare, Sweden
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Gallivare, Sweden
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a great experience visiting this rather humble place although we did not get to see all animals (wolverine died and most of the foxes as well). But we did however get to play with goats, pigs, sheep and it was a good fun. Mighty elks were neither shy of us and showed us their magnificence. Muskox, howling... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Polar Park specifically to see the wolves, and we were not disappointed! It was a wonder moment in my life, sitting on the side of a mountain in gently falling snow while patting wolves and listening to them howl. We also saw deer, moose and lynx, although our visit was cut short by an escaped moose. If you... More 

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Thank Danielle E
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We drove almost three hours down from Tromso to visit the Polar Park yesterday. It was a complete waste of time. Shortly after buying our admission tickets, we were approached and told that the park was temporarily closed and that no-one could enter - we could wait for a while and see if it opened again, if we wanted. No... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Travelled here from Tromso. It was snowing when we arrived but the lynx, wolves and bears were in good view. The wolf visit was beyond excellent; an experience of a lifetime. To hear them howl feet away from you was incredible. We had time to interact but through it all the needs of the wolves came first. This place may... More 

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Thank Mandles2014
Geneva
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I visited Polar Park from Abisko in Sweden. It was a 2 hour drive (we had a hire car) and it was well worth having the car if you are comfortable driving on snowy/icy roads in often poor conditions. We had booked the wolf visit, which I highly recommend - the park provides overalls if you do... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

You get a handy map when you arrive, unfortunately they didn't have any foxes and wolverines at the time I visited, but the bears were awake and I could see all the other animals, there is a small shop and a café onsite, entrance fee is reasonable but I thought the transfer from Narvik was quite expensive, all in all... More 

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Thank Martina1888
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get ourselves onto a last minute wolf visit, definitely recommend booking ahead of time. The visit itself was unbelievable, to interact with these predators in such a way is something that will stay with me forever. As a photographer I was able to get some fantastic shots while still having time to howl with and pet... More 

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1 Thank Chris F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We didn't actually end up going to the Polar Park because it is so difficult to get to and ridiculously expensive. The entrance fee itself isn't so bad USD$32 per person, but the transport is terrible. To get a public bus (1hr from Narvik), it would arrive at a bus stop 3km away (40min walk), or you can pre-arrange with... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Arrived on a very wet day and only one other coach party present but told several enclosures not open (later discovered this was because they had a private group visiting inside the enclosure for close up experience with animals). Park was completely unprepared for conditions as walkways were not gritted and so it was like walking on a skating rink.... More 

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Thank OmerGatherer
Sydney
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight at the wolf lodge. Stig is amazing and Heidi is the best chef hands down. I've read a few reviews here and appreciate if you don't have the experience we had that winter may not make it the best time, but for us, living in Australia, winter just made it that much better! Seeing the wolves up... More 

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