Wild bears roamed the Vassfaret district up until 1972. The Bear Park has recreated Vassfaret, where animals and buildings can be seen in their natural element. A unique chance to see bears, elks, deer close at hand. Guided tours daily. Children can feed the animals, test themselves in our obstacle cource or playland and follow the nature trail and identify animal tracks and tracking spores. Food and beverages can be bought at Vassfarhallen and Bamsebua, but feel free to take your own lunch – the lavvo (Sámi tent) and grill are free to use. The valley is said to be between the Hallingdal and Hedalen in the traditional district of Valdres.
This park accommodates the largest bear in Norway – Rugg. There are also 8 other bears, the youngest being born in 2003, deer, reindeer and a petting zoo with various animals.
Around the yard Vassfartunet are 3 buildings. Coffee and waffles can be bought in the main house. Various traditional crafts are being practised in ‘Hang’ and one can buy a variety of products. The old barn of the farm Lie contains a collection of old tools.
Vassfaret Bear Park is a zoo displaying animals from Vassfaret in their natural habitat. The Bear Park (Bjørneparken) is located in Flå. The main attraction is the bears, but you can also see moose, deer, birds and tame animals like pigs, goats, sheep and rabbits. Children can feed the animals, solve puzzles, or follow the nature trail and follow animal tracks. There were wild bears in the mountain area of Vassfaret until 1972. The Bear Park has recreated old Vassfaret with old buildings and animals in their true element.
Not only the only the animals get to climb, jump and run in Bjørneparken. Try our fun obstacle course with swings, a suspension bridge, climbing wall, sliding poles, a balance challenge, lookout tower and a slide. Simple catering from the cafés Bertestugu and Bamsebua. You can also bring your own lunch, lavvos and grills are available.
The Bear Park is open every day from 1 May to 12 October
Low season 18 August – 21 December: 11 am – 5 pm
Besides these periods, the Bear Park are open only Saturdays and Sundays.
The valley is said to be between the Hallingdal and Hedalen in the traditional district of Valdres.
March 19 to June 17:
Daily: 12:00 – 16:00
June 18 to August 31:
Daily: 11:00 – 18:00
September 1 to October 16:
Daily: 12:00 – 16:00
Between 1 July and 5 August the park is open longer on Friday.
low season: 14:00
season. 12:00 and 16:00
www.bjorneparken.no (Sorry only in Norwegian)