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Nordens Ark

Discover Nordens Ark

Nordens Ark is a private non-profit foundation that works to ensure endangered animals have a future. We are engaged in breeding, rearing, research and training, as well as doing what we can to increase public awareness of biological diversity. Much of our work is done in the field, both in Sweden and overseas.

We strive to strengthen populations of at-risk species by releasing individuals into the wild, and by improving the habitats in which they live. In Sweden, Nordens Ark has national responsibility for breeding and releasing, among others, the peregrine falcon, white-backed woodpecker, lesser white-fronted goose, green toad and several beetle species.

The zoological park is open every day of the year from 10am. Closing time varies with the season. By visiting us, you are supporting our work to save endangered animals.

Contact information

Stiftelsen Nordens Ark
Åby Säteri
456 93 Hunnebostrand
Phone: +46 523 79590
Booking: +46 523 79546



Hunnebostrand, Åby

Opening hours

Opening hours The zoological park is open every day of the year from 10am.




  • 230 SEK for adults

  • 90 SEK for age 5-17 

  • 0 SEK for age 0-4


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

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

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).

By bus
The bus stop is located right at the entrance to Nordens Ark and services are run by Västtrafik.

It’s free to park at Nordens Ark.




Outdoor seating





Conference facilities


Fully-licensed restaurant

Suitable for disabled persons

Outdoor area


Breakfast served

Hiking trail

Online booking


Children’s menu



Gratis WiFi


Conference Nordens Ark Hotel and conference centre is situated on the beautiful Åby manor. Here you have an opportunity to combine conference work with a stay in a scenic and stimulating setting.

Nordens Ark offers conference facilities for groups both large and small. Our office rooms are located in new premises as well as in listed buildings of historical interest.

We are able to offer your company full-day or half-day conference facilities, or even several days if you so wish. Overnight stays can be arranged in our hotel, which has 29 rooms with a total of 89 beds.

Combine work with pleasure and let your conference be one that lingers in the memory. We can offer guided tours in the park and other exciting experiences. How about rounding off the evening with a supper where wolves or tigers are prowling the other side of the window? We have a number of bookable tours and activities on which you will learn more about Nordens Ark’s conservation efforts and our animals.


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