Langedrag is a mountain farm and animal reserve in Norway where you can get close to and experience wild animals such as reindeer, elk, wolves and lynx in their natural element. The setting of the farm is just stunning, surrounded by nothing but wilderness overlooking a vast mountain range.
The animal farm and park has been run by the Thorsen family since 1981 with the goal of connecting people and animals with their motto being “listen to the voice of nature”. From the start, it has been a frequent destination for Norwegian school children going on their traditional week-long school trip, with lots of exciting activities such as dog sleighing and horse riding.
Wild nordic animals
We always try to join the feeding tours where you can get really close to wild animals, such as moose. Children can also sign up for and get inside the enclosures to feed reindeer and arctic fox, which is of course very exciting. Also, the rabbits are freely jumping around all over the farm, which is definitely a funny element for the smaller children!
Farming at Langdrag
Despite being isolated in the mountains, you can find a great range of facilities; they offer both accommodation and a restaurant that serves traditional Norwegian homemade food. By the way, Langedrag is also a dairy farm where kids can take part in milking the goats, which we have experienced can be great fun.
We really like Langedrag because we feel it’s a good place for children to develop their respect for nature and animals. The animals have enough space to be healthy and happy and are treated well by genuinely caring people that have made it their mission for Norweigan school children (and the general public) to develop their understanding of animals and nature.
Getting to Langedrag
If you are travelling from Oslo, it’s a 3-hour drive so it probably makes sense to consider a one night stay. Langedrag offers a package that includes entry to the park and a full pension stay which comes out quite reasonable. It’s also worth considering staying in nearby towns Geilo, Gol or Al where you can also find apartments and cabins which is often more affordable and convenient if you with a larger group. The drive to Langedrag is straight forward with GPS, and the roads are generally in good condition. From October to April expect ice or snow-covered roads, so make sure to have your winter tires on and take it slow!
Address: 3544 Tunhovd, Norway