Polar travel and Northern Lights experts, Off the Map Travel, has announced that it is inviting travelers to Narvik, Norway to spend a night with wolves at the new Wolf Lodge and search for the Northern Lights with its “Night with the Wolves” package.
At the newly opened lodge, guests will have the opportunity to observe wolves close-up in their natural Arctic environment. The lodge is set inside a wolf enclosure at Polar Park, the world’s northernmost wildlife park. Travelers will enjoy a stay, as well as a “wolf viewing”, in the lodge by night, and experience a supervised, face-to-face “Wolf Kiss” experience with the socialized wolves by day.
Polar Park is located about 44 miles from the harbor town of Narvik, near the center of the Salangsdalen Valley, and is home to a range of native Arctic animals including wolverine, Arctic fox, bears, lynx, reindeer and wolves.
The Wolf Lodge can comfortably accommodate 10 guests, and has an open-plan area including a fully equipped kitchen with a hand-crafted dining table, and a living room which looks out into the natural environment. Five guest rooms and a shared bathroom are situated on the lower level.
Guests looking to enhance their Arctic wolf experience can participate in a hunt for the Northern Lights, either from the warmth of the Wolf Lodge, or as part of a new Lights at the Lodge gondola adventure led by a Northern Lights expert. Travelers will make their way up Narvik Mountain (Narvikfjellet), which overlooks the port of Narvik and the fjord beyond and then enjoy a gondola ride leading to a two-floor lodge at the mountain summit. Visitors can stay warm inside, while enjoying refreshments and awaiting the colors of the Aurora. Guests can also sit outdoors and experience the show from one of the lodge’s three viewing platforms.
Note: If weather prevents the gondola from running, a second lodge located half-way up the mountain is reachable by road and a short walk.
A four-day, three-night “Night with the Wolves” itinerary to Narvik with Off the Map Travel is priced from £2299 per person (approximately $3150 USD as of this writing), based on four travelers, excluding flights. The program includes all transfers, one night at the new Wolf Lodge with dinner and a guide, a Wolf Kiss to meet the wolves face-to-face, accommodation for two nights in a four-star hotel with breakfast daily, a hunt for the Northern Lights from the hotel’s sky bar, a boat trip along the fjord to search for wildlife, and the new “Lights at the Lodge” Aurora hunt up Narvik Mountain (Narvikfjellet) with a guide.