Welcome to Nordens Ark!
At Nordens Ark you’ll meet endangered animals in a magnificent setting alongside Åby fiord in Bohuslän. We have some 80 species that thrive in our climate, for example snow leopards, Amur tigers, Amur leopards, wolves, lynxes and old native breeds. You’ll also see endangered birds and amphibians.
Nordens Ark is a non-profit foundation working to give threatened species a future. We also conduct breeding, research and education. Some animals are released into their natural habitats. We also participate in international conservation projects. By visiting the park, you are supporting efforts to save endangered animals.
Programme in the park
July 16 - august 17
10.00 - 18.30 Meet our sheep, goats and rabbits at the Farm
13.00 - 17.00 Pony riding
10.30 - 11.30 Small & Large - guided tour from European ground squirrel to amur tiger
11.00 - 12.00 Meet our wild cats - guided tour
11.00 Feeding tour at the Farm
12.30 Carnivore feeding
13.00 About Nordens Ark - in english after the carnivore feeding
13.00 - 14.00 Sculls and horns from our animals
14.30 Feeding tour at the house in the Wetlands
14.30 - 15.30 What's for dinner?
14.30 - 15.30 Welcome to the nordic wolf forest - guided tour
15.30 Feeding the peregrine falcons
16.00 - 17.00 Guided tour at the Ekoparken
16.30 Feeding tour at the Farm
17.00 Feeding the otters
17.30 What's for dinner?
Welcome to our restaurant!
The Nordens Ark restaurant by the main entrance offers fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, as well as sandwiches, coffee and sweets, daily between 10am and 7pm. Hot food is served from 11.30 am to 5 pm.
Things are going on at the zoo all year. You can meet our keepers and help feed the animals or peek into the kitchen and learn more about what the animals eat and how we activate them. There are also things for kids to do. The programme varies with the time of year. Nordens Ark is at Åby Manor that dates back to the 1300s. On the 383-hectare estate there are also hiking trails and one of Bohuslän’s largest rock carvings. Read more about the activities here.
Hotel Nordens Ark
Stay a little longer and get a good night’s rest at our hotel. We have the best of everything – cosy beds, a good breakfast, a beautiful environment and of course the chance to see all the animals. The room price includes a buffet breakfast and admission to the park and animals on both arrival and departure days. The Soteleden path passes Nordens Ark and offers fine walking trails alongside both the Åbyfjord and Ecopark. Read more about the hotel here.
If you book in advance we can arrange anything from kids’ camps to conferences and activities for large groups. You might like to eat dinner with the wolves or join the keepers behind the scenes with the big cats.
Nordens Ark is open every day year round from 10 a.m. We close at different times according to season.