#TravelTuesday: Get up close with arctic wolves at the Wolf Lodge
Dances with wolves
Unleash your inner David Attenborough
Arctic wolves are magnificent creatures, but spotting them in their natural habitat requires full-fledged Bear Grylls survival skills. Given the harsh, impossibly cold, and inhospitable conditions they live in, hunting down these furry guys requires you to plan ahead. However, the opening of the Wolf Lodge at the Polar Park — a wildlife park in Northern Norway — is set to change all that.
Sited within the natural habitat of the free-roaming wolves, the Wolf Lodge can accomodate up to 10 guests under its cosy roof. Designed to resemble a modern Norwegian farmhouse, this unique property exudes Scandinavian cool, but one warmed with plenty of aromatic pinewood.
A stay at the Wolf Lodge is quite surreal. Large glass panels allow you to observe the wolves as they pace the terrain. A curious furry creature or two might even break away from the pack to take a closer look at you. An expert guide accompanies you on your stay, providing insight into the ways of these majestic creatures.
Those brave enough to come face-to-face with the wolves can also opt to receive a 'wolf kiss' — where the animal greets you with a gentle lick to the face. Needless to say, this experience is only conducted with socialised wolves that have been raised with plenty of human contact.