Information for our visitors
We’re delighted to be able to welcome you and your loved ones to enjoy a day out in the fresh air in our spacious park. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and animals is our top priority, and we’ve taken a number of measures to make sure that you feel secure. On this page, you can read about what we’re doing in the park so our guests can have a safe experience.
Nordens Ark is open daily throughout the year, but on Monday, June 22 we’ll be carefully reopening the park, hotel and restaurants for the summer. The park is open every day from 10am to 6pm. Please note: last entry is two hours before the park closes, to allow time for you to walk around in peace and quiet.
Buy your ticket online to guarantee entry
So that you feel secure, we’re limiting the number of visitors in the park at any one time. You will therefore need to pre-book your ticket by buying online. Choose between a morning- or afternoon ticket. The ticket will be for a particular day, and will be valid on the date stated only. If you have a morning ticket you can arrive between 10-14 and stay in the park as long as you like. With an afternoon ticket, you can arrive at 13-16 and stay until the park closes at 18. We recommend that you book your ticket a day or two in advance. Buy your tickets here.
Members of the Friends of Nordens Ark
If you’re a member of the Friends of Nordens Ark, you do NOT need to pre-book. Bring your annual pass with you and present it at the entrance.
Guests at the hotel do NOT need to pre-book. Entry to the park is included.
To reduce the spread of infection, the entire park is cash-free. This means that when you buy food or shop in our store, you’ll need to pay by card or use one of our own gift cards, which you can buy here.
How we have adapted the park to minimise the spread of infection
The government’s ban on gatherings of more than 50 people does not apply to Nordens Ark. Our park is large and has spacious outdoor areas where visitors have plenty of room to spread out and don’t need to crowd together.
We at Nordens Ark are doing all we can to limit the spread of infection and are acting responsibly according to official directives and recommendations. We advise anyone who is sick or has the slightest symptoms to stay at home. We all have a duty to behave sensibly and to do everything possible to minimise the spread of infection. We’re monitoring developments and the government’s and authorities’ decisions and advice. Naturally, we’re prepared to act and make new decisions if circumstances change.
We encourage all visitors to maintain a safe distance from one another and from our staff. Queuing instructions on the ground at the entrance and at our restaurants will ensure the public health authority’s guidance is followed, and there will be more space between seats both inside and outside at our restaurants.
There are several toilets in the park where visitors can wash their hands regularly during the day. We are increasing the number of times these facilities are cleaned, according to a strict routine. In addition, hand sanitiser is available at many points around the park.
Programme events in the park such as animal feeding, pony rides and summer camps will not take place during the summer in order to avoid large crowds gathering.
We have relocated our shop to the large barn near the hotel so you can enjoy purchasing your souvenirs in comfort in a spacious environment.
The Wetland house is closed, but you can find serveral of the amphibians and reptiles from the Northern hemisphere just outside.
Nordens Ark Hotel
Nordens Ark Hotel is also open and has taken additional steps to make sure that you, our guests, can feel safe throughout your stay. To avoid crowding, we ask that only one family member at a time approaches reception on check-in and check-out.
The hotel breakfast is served as a buffet, and there’s ample space to enjoy it indoors or outside. Why not pack up your breakfast and take it down to the Åby fjord beach, just a stone’s-throw away, or enjoy it on a blanket on one of our large lawns? If you need help, ask one of our staff.
There will be increased cleaning in the hotel rooms and in communal areas, as well as of door handles, card machines, stair rails and door keys.
You may cancel your hotel room booking free of charge until 4pm the day before arrival. Contact us for assistance by emailing [email protected] or calling 0523-795 46 (applies to normal price codes only).
Restaurant capacity in the park is limited and adapted to the number of visitors. You might find it a good idea to bring your own picnic. There are tables placed around the park and large, green areas where you are more than welcome to spread out your picnic blanket. Read more about what our restaurants are offering here.
A big welcome from us!
We’re looking forward to making your visit a memorable experience.