Wolf Lodge at Polar Park, Northern Norway
Wolf Lodge, located in the heart of Norwegian Lapland, boasts an experience unlike any other. Situated within Norway’s Polar Park, Wolf Lodge allows visitors to interact up close and personal with some of their resident gray wolves. The wolves of Polar Park are not completely wild, but do have the freedom to roam in an extremely large enclosure in their native habitat. Sadly, wild wolves are scarce in Norway these days. This sanctuary offers an opportunity for visitors from all over the world to learn about wolves and experience their curious nature. The wolves are allowed to come and go at their leisure within the enclosure.
Polar Park’s primary purpose is to educate locals and foreigners alike on the native species of the artic region, from wolves to reindeer and everything in between. The park opened in 1994, but Wolf Lodge opened in early 2016. The accommodation is built right in the middle of the wolf enclosure with windows all around for maximum viewing. Wolf Lodge is only available a few days each month, so it is imperative to reserve well in advance. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable. Guests enter through a tunnel from the outside of the enclosure, as to make as little impact as possible on the wolves. The lodge is small accommodating only a handful of guests at a time, and is recommended for a one night stay. Polar Park, however, is open year-round, with midnight sun during the summer months and is a spectacular winter wonderland despite the short days, in the winter. We encourage guests who are staying at other properties in the area or passing through enroute to their next destination to stop by to view some of Arctic Europe’s spectacular wildlife in an intimate setting.
Wolf Lodge is also positioned perfectly for Northern Lights viewing, in and of itself. With minimal light pollution from the surrounding grounds of Polar Park, the lodge offers a very clear chance of viewing this magnificent natural phenomenon. Alternatively, guests can take a short gondola ride to the top of Narvikfjellet (the Narvik mountain) for an unobstructed view of the aurora borealis. The top of the mountain has both an outdoor viewing platform and an indoor space for viewing.