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Bring your family to Northern Norway this summer

Bardufoss offers a range of activities and attractions suited for the whole family. One can easily make it to Bardufoss by air from the capitol Oslo. Scandinavian Airlines offers 2-3 direct flights from Oslo to Bardufoss every day. Bardufoss Hotel is about a 5 minute drive from the airport.  One can furthermore fly to either Tromsø or Narvik and enjoy a 2-hour road trip to Bardufoss. You find Bardufoss along the E6. 

Here are our 6 favorite summer activities 

Visit the Worlds northernmost animal park 

The Polar Park is the home to Norway’s large predators such as bears, wolves, and lynx as well as deer, moose, reindeer and muskox. The park is about a 45 minute drive from the hotel. 

Visit a local farm and meet their Alaskan Huskies

Come and say hello to real life Alaskan huskies.  Learn more about the dogs and how dog sledding works. Often one can find the cutest puppies on the farm. The dogs are always ready for both cuddles and action. Offtrack experience offers dog sledding experiences both in winter and in summer.  Please note that the huskies are well adapted to cold climate, for this reason it is not possible to go dog sledding on warm summer days.  

Horseback riding 

How about experiencing the fabulous views of Northern Norway on a true Norwegian horse breed?  Nordlandshesten (also called lyngshesten) is a Norwegian horse breed, from the area of Lyngen in the Troms county in Northern Norway, not too far from our hotel. The national center for the Norlandshest/Lynghest offers horseback riding suited for ages and levels. 


Explore our river, Målselva in a canoe or on a fleet. Off Track Experience offers canoeing experience for the whole family, and will choose the route according to the weather conditions and wishes from the group. They will ensure that you will safe and comfortable, while you go down the river. You will be able to enjoy some spectacular nature views while on the river. 


Visit beautiful Senja

The island Senja is Norway's second largest island, and is by many called miniature Norway. The island has both dramatic mountains and idyllic white beaches. On the island you can find hills and birch forest, small villages and farms. One can also find a national park on the island.  


Fossmotunet in Bardufoss is part the museums in mid-Troms. Here you can see farm structures from the first settlements in the  Bardufoss area. The settles came from Østerdalen and Gudbrandsdalen.


Play golf 24/7 at the Midt Troms Golfklubb. Why not try playing under the midnight sun? 

Polarbadet water park 

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Øvre Dividalen National Park 

Visit Øvre Dividalen Nationalpark. A hiking trail passes through the beautiful park. 


Visit Rostadalen, with an idyllic lake, called Rostavannet. You can either go for the day or overnight and stay at the cabins in the valley. 

Walk from waterfall to waterfall

Walk from Bardufossen to Målselvfossen. By the Målselvfossen (Målselv water fall) you can watch the salmon on his way up  the river through a underwater looking glass.  

Hike up Istind

You can see our mountain Istind from our hotell. The top of the mountain is 1470 meters above sea level. What about a late hike and an opportunity to enjoy the midnight sun during the summer nights?

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