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2.704,1 km2

Bardu Local Directory

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Bardu township has aproximately 4.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 2.704,1 km2 in Troms County. The township administrative centre is Setermoen. The biggest employe is the Armed Forces. Bardu is a living community with it´s roots in immigration from both Østerdalen and Gudbrandsdalen. At Innset you will find a interesting kennel and in Salangsdalen the wildernes park Polar Zoo. Bardu is mountains, plateaus, lakes, rivers, forest and wilderness. Bardu have several power station along the Barduelva river. The river starts in Altevann river and runs through the whole township. Bardu is the place to be when you want scenic nature, widerness, peaceful holidays and fresh mountain air.


The Bardu River, which runs just 200 meters below the farm, flows from Altevannet, a lake in the Inner Troms. The river runs through the entire municipality and down the Bardufossen waterfall before it flows into the Målselv River. The Bardu River has good stocks of trout and char, and the river is highly regarded for fly-fishing. Trout weighing more than 2 kg and char weighing around 1 kg are not uncommon. River conditions mean that any catch is in perfect condition. The Bardu River also offers good fishing experiences over the winter months. Ice fishing in the river is exciting and popular. We can also arrange ice fishing trips to picturesque mountain char.


The world’s northernmost wildlife park with the four large predators from the Polar fauna: Brown bears, wolves, lynx and wolverines. The wolverine is in the symbol of the township. Elk (moose), deer, reindeer, Arctic fox, badgers, farm animals and birds are some of the other animals you can see and experience here. The animals have lots of room to romp about and the area is large, so you should have plenty of time to enjoy your "safari". There are also areas where you can barbecue, ride horses, play miniature golf or just relax. The park is adapted for wheelchair users.


The Armed Forces Museum is a historical museum, depicting Northern Norwegian military history, from the very first defence measures.


This open-air folk museum includes a number of medieval buildings.


Built in 1829 and is open during the summer.


This open-air folk museum includes the first settlement in the township around 1791.


Bardu´s project to "Footprints towards the North".


The Midnight Sun stays above the horizon, and it is light 24 hours a day. The sky must be clear and there must be unobstructed visibility northwards in order to see the Midnight Sun. A summer night on the fjord or in the mountains is an experience not to be missed, you can go fishing in the fjord, which contains splendid variation of fish, or you can take a walk in the wilderness surrounding.


Aurora Borealis is the Latin name for the Northern Lights – solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are only visible when the sky is dark and clear, from August to April, and they are most intense from 10 pm to midnight. The region on the 700 northern latitude is a fantastic place for experiencing the beautiful and intense play of colours given off by the Northern Lights.


The dark time, or the long, dark Polar Night, lasts from 30th November - 12th January - there is only a twilight-dusk type of light (the blue light) for a few hours during the middle of the day. This does not mean that it becomes totally dark, however. The aurora borealis trails its multicoloured banner across the sky and the moon lights the scene just like the nightlight of Our Lord. The experience of the winter with the uniqueness of the light, the northern lights and snow is fantastic. Especially beautiful is the blue light southwards, just before it becomes dark.


Steilia Alpine Skiing Centre is 1260 metres long and has a fall of almost 300 metres. The centre features t-bars lifts, ski hire and heated cafeteria open during the centre's opening hours.


Numerous fishing-lakes, and rivers. Deep sea fishing enthusiasts can take a fishing trip out on the ocean. You can fish for salmon, sea trout and Arctic trout. Be aware that there are a number of special rules in regards to fishing. Remember to purchase a fishing licence.