Bear in mind . . .

Park map

Have a look at our park map before your visit.

Download our app

Instead of buying our park map in paper form, download our GPS based app, Nordens Ark. In the app you can follow different park walks, read about our animals and get tips about where in their enclosure they might be found. 

Dogs and pets

For the safety and health of our animals and guests, we can’t let you bring pets inside the park or in our hotel facilities. This also applies to assistance dogs.

The park is designed for the animals

Nordens Ark is a wildlife park where the well-being of the animals comes first. Their enclosures are designed for their natural behaviours and needs, which means the animals aren't always visible. As a visitor, bring patience and binoculars!

Kickbikes, segways and skateboards

For safety reasons and of respect for the animals, no bikes/kickbikes, segways and skateboards are allowed in the park.

Don’t feed our animals

The animals at Nordens Ark have a diet that’s specially designed for them. Unsuitable food can make them ill. Various infections and diseases can be passed from humans to animals.

Show respect for the animals

Always remember that you’re a guest in their home. Don’t frighten them by banging on terrariums, screaming or disturbing them in other ways. 

Safety barriers

Don’t climb over or under the safety barriers, and don’t sit on them. They are there to keep you at a safe distance from the wild animals, and to avoid accidents and injury.

Accessibilty database

Nordens Ark is available at the accessibility database, TD


Barbecues are allowed only by the playground at the entrance to the animal park, and at the play area at the Farm. Bring charcoal or a disposable barbecue. In dry weather there may be a fire ban, on Sotenäs municipality's website you can get information about what applies.

Smoking in the park

Smoking at Nordens Ark is not allowed.


Carts to carry bags, jackets or other things can be hired for 40 SEK at the park entrance. You pay in our shop, entrance checkout or via Swish. Please note that the carts are not suitable for carrying children.

Wheelchairs in the park

The wildlife park is hilly in places, and there are a couple of steep slopes on the walking route. The surface is hard-packed gravel and wooden walkways. Disabled parking is available in the car park and it is possible to park even closer – enquire at the entrance. We have a couple of wheelchairs for hire. Contact us in advance at [email protected] or call 0523-795 46 and we will help you!

Camper vans and caravans

You are welcome to park your camper van or caravan when visiting us, but staying overnight is not allowed.

Fires and barbecues are not allowed in the car park.

Charge your car

You can charge your electric car at our parking lot. You need an app, InCharge, to do this. If needed you can borrow a charging card from us for the cost of 65 SEK. Cards that are not returned will be charged a fee.

Rights of way

You are very welcome to go for a walk in our Ecopark, but kindly respect rights of way. Remember to keep dogs on a lead in pastureland where animals are grazing.