Langedrag is a very famous nature park in Norway which has been running for more than 30 years.
Edvin Thorson was a successful businessman when he decided to sell his company and shops to make his dream come true. And his dream was to have a sanctuary for animals, birds and people.
I had the chance to meet Edvin and his wife Eva many times, as they were friends with my grandparents. I remember a very happy couple, happy with what they had achieved in their lives.
After they passed away in 2011, only a few months apart, it’s their daughter Tuva who took over.
And Tuva is an exceptional person too. She’s passionated about what she does and her enthusiasm about nature is contagious. Her mantra is to “Listen to Nature’s voice” and she tries to educate and inspire people to do the same.
Located in Nore and Udval municipality, at equal distance between Nesbyen and Rødberg (30 km), Langedrag offers a breathtaking view over Tunhovdfjord and the mountains between Hallingdal and Numedal.
They are about 22 different kinds of animals in the park and they can be classified in 2 categories: farm animals and wild animals, all of them are from Norway.
My favourite animals are the lynx, fjord horses, rabbits and new borns or babies of any kind.
This year, I had the chance to meet 2 baby mooses and 1 fawn.
But I didn’t spot the 2 lynx cubs, born on 9 Juni 2015. I was a bit disappointed because I saw the mother and was pretty sure that the new borns were under her.
14:00 is the feeding time and you can’t miss it as it’s the best opportunity to spot all the wild animals.
Tuva welcomes the visitors at the main wolves enclosure. She gives a speech in Norwegian but the main information are also available in English through
After the lynx, Tuva leads the visitors to the 2nd wolves enclosure. This is definitely the highlight of the day for me. I’m always impressed to see her talking with the wolves. She understands them and they understand her!
Finally, it’s the arctic foxes and reindeers to be fed. Children are invited to enter the enclosure and feed the animals themselves. An unforgettable experience. But he aware that arctic foxes, who are so nice in winter, are very ugly and stinky in summer!
After a tour of the park, don’t forget to take a break at the cafeteria to recuperate. I particularly recommend the waffles!
Langedrag also offers many activities for both adults and children in interaction with the animals, such as:
– visiting the wolves and the lynx
– horse rideing
– dog sledding
And if you want to spend more time in the park with less people, it’s possible to stay overnight!
Opening hours: 10.00-18.00
The farm is open to the public all year around.
Feeding time for the wolves, lynx, arctic foxes and reindeer is 14:00 saturday /sunday and every day during the summer holidays.
Langedrag Naturpark, EKT A/S
TIPS: Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the feeding time in Summer to find a good spot as it’s a very popular attraction.