How to find us & parking

Nordens Ark Wildlife park is situated 20 km from Smögen and Kungshamn on route 171, and about 120 km north of Gothenburg and 200 km south of Oslo.    

GPS coordinates

Lat: N58° 26´33.65"
Long: E11° 26´10.68"    

By bus 

The bus stop is located right at the entrance to Nordens Ark and services are run by Västtrafik. Bus 860 stops at Nordens Ark every hour at weekdays and every other hour on weekends.

Gothenburg central - 2 h 13 min
Uddevalla central - 1 h
Trollhättan station - 1,5 h
Strömstad station - 1,5 h 

By car 

From Gothenburg: Take E6 towards Oslo. After Munkedal, Nordens Ark is signposted from the E6.

From Oslo: Take E6 towards Gothenburg and follow the signs to Nordens Ark (Smögen and Kungshamn).  


It’s free to park at Nordens Ark, but you are welcome to leave a donation via the Friends of Nordens Ark Swish number 123 480 39 95 .There are disabled parking spaces near the entrance. Dogs and other pets are unfortunately not allowed inside Nordens Ark. We recommend you leave your dog at home when you visit Nordens Ark and not in the car.   

Parking permits are available for overnight parking for our hotel and cabin guests. Parking permits can be collected from reception.

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

Charge your car 

In our car park, you can charge your electric car via the Waybler app.
We have a total of 30 charging posts with destination charging that are partially financed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The posts have a 11 kW max effect

By boat 

Nordens Ark lies at the head of the stunning Åby fjord, and there is a guest jetty for those arriving by boat. Water depth at the jetty is 2 – 3 metres and the fjord provides a good anchorage.  

If you’re visiting Nordens Ark, you are welcome to stay one night at the jetty free of charge. However, please bear in mind that it is not a marina and there are no facilities such as rubbish containers, showers or toilets. Information about marinas near Nordens Ark can be found in the Marina Guide.

Nordens Ark is a certified Infopoint. We provide maps, visitor guides and personal service for tourists.