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Enjoy one of Scandinavia’s most exciting experiences! Nestled in the beautiful countryside south of Stockholm, covering 1.5 square kilometres (370 acres), Kolmården Wildlife Park is among the most popular tourist attractions in the Nordic countries.

Home to 600 animals from all over the world, Kolmården offers activities for the entire family. In the Dolphin Show “Life”, an international hit, dolphins leap from the water into the hearts of the audience. Board the Safari gondola, the only one of its kind in the world, to quietly glide close above lions and giraffes. Come face to face with big cats in Tiger World, and watch enthralled as raptors swoop overhead in the Birds of Prey Show “Wings”.

Here too you can meet Bamse – the world’s strongest bear – and his friends in a magical world of their own.

NEW: Wildfire - the world’s greatest wooden roller coaster. Opening june 2016.

There are plenty of accommodation options to suit your plans. Vildmarkshotellet is an African-themed hotel adjacent to the park, with fabulous sea views. If you really want to experience the animals close up, the Safari Camp tent village is the place to stay.

Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful theme parks!
 

Dolphin Show “Life”

The Dolphin Show “Life” has proved a tremendous hit with thousands of people worldwide. Look forward to a world-class show full of laughter, thrills, emotional tension and enthralling performances.

World of Bamse

The World of Bamse comes to life here at Kolmården. Experience the sights and sounds of this magical world over 20,000 square metres filled with rides, play areas, parkland, shops and food courts.

Safari

The Safari gondola lets you experience wild animals at incredibly close quarters in a way that’s not possible in any other wildlife park on earth. Glide weightlessly above the landscape, listing to the wind singing in the treetops, while bears, moose, giraffes and lions roam below you.

Birds of Prey Show “Wings”

The Birds of Prey Show “Wings” is an enthralling, spine-tingling performance featuring free-flying birds. You’re a guest of the birds, so sit tight and watch while an eagle owl and other raptors swoop overhead.

Tiger World

Tiger World lets you get so close to a tiger that you can practically feel it breathing. The glass in the windows of the long tunnel is the only thing separating you from the tigers.

Elephant presentations

The Colosseum is home to Kolmården’s much-loved elephants, including the cute baby, Namsai. Join the keepers for a presentation to learn more about the individual elephants and the species, plus a demonstration of how to train an elephant.

Rides

Marine World and the World of Bamse include lots of fun rides for kids. Two thrilling roller coasters, two rocking ships and cars on rails, to name a few. Our youngest visitors will enjoy Bamse’s honeypot merry-go-round. Wildfire, Sweden’s best-ever roller coaster, makes its debut in 2016.

Informative displays

As you make your way around the park, you’ll encounter keepers demonstrating how they feed and train the animals and look after their surroundings. Learn more about the great animal characters who live here, the various species and how the park works. Featured species include bears, meerkats, animals of South America and tigers.

Your admission fee covers all the attractions.

Opening hours 2016

Low season 10 am - 5 pm

29 April - 1 May 

5 May - 8 May

13 may - 22 may, Friday - Sunday

26 August - 2 October, Friday - Sunday

Mid season, 10 am - 6 pm

27 May - 3 July

8 August - 21 August

Peak season, 10 am – 8 pm

4 July -7 August

Halloween 10 am – 5 pm

2 November – 6 November

For information and reservation, please call +46 10 708 7000.

Getting here

Getting to Kolmården is easy. The park is about 170 km (105 miles) south of Stockholm – follow the signs from Highway E4. There are three airports near by. From Kolmården station, rail and bus connections serve various destinations in southern and northern Sweden.

By air

There are three airports close to Kolmården. Arlanda, Sweden’s biggest airport, is north of Stockholm. Regular train and bus services link Arlanda with Stockholm, where you can connect with another train or bus to Kolmården. From Norrköping airport, just 30 km away, you can reach Kolmården by Östgötatrafiken bus. The third airport, Skavsta, is about 50 km away and has bus and train services to Kolmården.

By bus

Daily bus services link Kolmården with local communities such as Norrköping, Krokek and Nyköping. For timetables and fares, please see the Östgötatrafiken and Swebus websites.

By rail

You can get to Kolmården by train from any station in Sweden. The nearest stations are Kolmården and Norrköping, from where buses will take you all the way to the park’s main entrance. For timetables and fares, please see the SJ (Swedish Railways) website.

By car

Kolmården is easy to find by car, whether you are coming from the north or the south. The park is located 10 km (6 miles) east of Highway E4. Just follow the signs from the highway exits.

Accommodation

Other Hotels

For information and reservation, please call +46 10 708 7000.

Frequently asked questions

Information and amenities

Where can I find a map of the park?
Printed maps are available at the main entrance and the hotel’s front desk. An animated 3D version is available online at http://www.kolmarden.com/djurpark/karta.

Where can I find today’s program?
The program for the day, including show and display times, is available at the main entrance and online at kolmarden.com.

Where can I find children’s wristbands?
Pick up wristbands for your kids just inside the main entrance, on your right.

Are there accessible washrooms and baby change tables in the park?
Changing tables are located in all areas except the Zoo School and the Colosseum. Accessible washrooms are located in all areas except the Zoo School.

Can I buy rainwear and umbrellas at the park?
All our park gift shops sell rain ponchos and umbrellas. Ponchos are also available at the ticket office.

Can I rent a wagon?
You can rent a pull-along wagon for SEK 40 just inside the main entrance.

Food and drink

How many restaurants are there in the park?
On any given day, you’ll find 3–10 restaurants open, offering a variety of menus. There are also numerous refreshment and ice cream stands. For hours of operation, please see the daily program available at the main entrance.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements, such as gluten or lactose free?
Almost all our restaurants cater for special dietary requirements, such as gluten or lactose free. We also offer multiple vegetarian options. If you have a special dietary requirement, please tell the wait staff.

Payment

Where can I purchase admission passes?
You can buy passes on arrival at Kolmården, from the ticket offices adjacent to the car park.

Can I pay in euros?
All cash registers in the park accept payment in euros, but you’ll get a better exchange rate at a bank or currency exchange. Change is given in Swedish kronor.

Are there any cash machines?
An ATM is located just outside the main entrance. You can also obtain cash back with your debit card or a cash advance with your Visa or MasterCard (up to SEK 500) at the ticket office, the Entrance Shop, the World of Bamse shop and the Seaside Store in Marine World. Cash advances are not available to American Express and Diners cardholders.

Can I pay by credit or debit card?
All our ticket offices, shops and restaurants accept credit and debit card payments. Our games accept cash only.

What does the admission pass cover?
Your admission pass covers all the attractions in the park, including the Dolphin Show “Life”, unlimited rides, unlimited trips on the Safari gondola, all shows and displays, and the World of Bamse. It does not include meals and refreshments, exclusive activities and souvenirs.

Conduct

Am I allowed to barbecue in the park?
Because of the fire risk, we do not allow visitors to barbecue or light fires anywhere in the park.

Am I allowed to bring my pets to the park?
Pets are not allowed inside the park, nor may they be left unattended in your car if there is any risk of the interior temperature exceeding 25°C (77°F). We therefore recommend leaving your pets at home or boarding them during your visit. There are several dog boarding kennels near the park, including:
Björnmossens Hundpensionat: +46 73 078 8198
Timmergata Hundpensionat: +46 73 388 5782

Am I allowed to smoke in the park?
Our goal is to have a smoke-free park, so we ask any visitors wishing to smoke to use the smoking areas located in various places around the park. Smoking areas are indicated by a white sign with a black lighter, and the same symbol is used to show their locations on the park map.

Prices

Price: Admission

Ticket type Adults Children (3-12 years)
1-day pass SEK 429 SEK 379
2-day pass SEK 549 SEK 499
Annual pass SEK 1 299 SEK 899
Inkl. moms

Admission fees include all attractions, unlimited rides on the merry-go-rounds and the Safari gondola, and all the exciting shows and informative displays. Prices include VAT.

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Period 1

Kolmården har endast öppet för specialbesök.

1/1-28/4, 2-4/5, 9-12/5, 1-19/5, 23-26/5,
22-25/8, 29/8-1/9, 5-8/9, 12-15/9, 19-22/9, 26-29/9,
3/10-1/11, 7/11-31/12

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Period 2

Kolmården har öppet för ordinarie besök (attraktioner är öppna och shower och visningar körs enligt dagsprogram).

29/4-1/5, 5-8/5, 13-15/5, 20-22/5,
27/5-21/8, 26-28/8,
2-4/9, 9-11/9, 16-18/9, 23-25/9, 30/9-2/10,
2/11-6/11

Price: Accommodation, Safari Camp

Rate per person
Adult SEK 1,599
Child (age 3–12) SEK 849
Inkl. moms

Rates are for one night and include VAT.

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Period 1

Kolmården har endast öppet för specialbesök.

1/1-28/4, 2-4/5, 9-12/5, 1-19/5, 23-26/5,
22-25/8, 29/8-1/9, 5-8/9, 12-15/9, 19-22/9, 26-29/9,
3/10-1/11, 7/11-31/12

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Period 2

Kolmården har öppet för ordinarie besök (attraktioner är öppna och shower och visningar körs enligt dagsprogram).

29/4-1/5, 5-8/5, 13-15/5, 20-22/5,
27/5-21/8, 26-28/8,
2-4/9, 9-11/9, 16-18/9, 23-25/9, 30/9-2/10,
2/11-6/11

Price: Hotel accommodation, Vildmarkshotellet

Family size Off-season Mid-season and Friday nights during off-season Peak season and all Saturday nights
2 adults and 2 children SEK 3,895 SEK 4,395 SEK 4,695
2 adults SEK 2,897 SEK 3,397 SEK 3,697
2 adults and 1 child SEK 3,396 SEK 3,896 SEK 4,196
2 adults and 3 children SEK 4,394 SEK 4,894 SEK 5,194
1 adult and 1 child SEK 2,847 SEK 3,347 SEK 3,647
1 adult and 2 children SEK 3,346 SEK 3,846 SEK 4,146
Inkl. moms

Rates are for one night’s accommodation in a family room on the park entrance/forest side and include VAT and a two-day admission pass.

Off-season: 29/4-23/6 and 26/8-2/10, rates valid Sunday–Thursday nights.
Mid-season: 24/6-3/7 and 15-21/8 rates valid Sunday–Friday nights.
Peak season: 5-8/5 and 4/7-14/8

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Period 1

Kolmården har endast öppet för specialbesök.

1/1-28/4, 2-4/5, 9-12/5, 1-19/5, 23-26/5,
22-25/8, 29/8-1/9, 5-8/9, 12-15/9, 19-22/9, 26-29/9,
3/10-1/11, 7/11-31/12

Close

Period 2

Kolmården har öppet för ordinarie besök (attraktioner är öppna och shower och visningar körs enligt dagsprogram).

29/4-1/5, 5-8/5, 13-15/5, 20-22/5,
27/5-21/8, 26-28/8,
2-4/9, 9-11/9, 16-18/9, 23-25/9, 30/9-2/10,
2/11-6/11

For information and reservation, please call +46 10 708 7000.