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Address: Rovaniementie 29, Ranua 97700, Finland
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+358 16 3551921
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Ranua Zoo Half-Day Tour from Rovaniemi
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Ranua Zoo was on my bucket list for a while, as an interesting place to meet the wildlife in Arctic. When I found out that the new bear cub had been born, I just could not wait... read more

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Ana L
Boliden, Sweden
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Boliden, Sweden
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1,005 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Ranua Zoo was on my bucket list for a while, as an interesting place to meet the wildlife in Arctic. When I found out that the new bear cub had been born, I just could not wait any longer. So much cuteness! Besides the bears, there are lots of other animals (muskoxes, reindeers, moose, eagles, owls, beavers...). In comparison with... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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193 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this on a private trip from Rovaniemi. They picked me up and we drove the 100 Kms or so to Ranua and its zoo. A very extensive zoo with lots of Arctic animals, birds etc. not a great fan of zoos, but this one has mostly big enclosures (not short of otherwise useless land in this area) and... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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72 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great zoo with plenty of animals, we visited in winter so as expected some animals were not keen to be out and about. There were enough animals to be seen though, and there were peek-holes into some of the dens so you could spy on some of the animals. The family of baby beavers were just fabulous. The icy walkways... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in the winter and all the animals were nowhere to be seen. Very hard to get to, the public transport was unreliable and all of the kiosks and toilets inside were closed.

Thank Yochi23
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267 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not certain why this wonderful place is called a ZOO....apart from the fact that it IS "an establishment which maintains a collection of wild animals for display to the public"....to me that image falls WAY short of what you will find at Wildlife Park in Ranua! Finland has SPACE....lots of space....and this is given to all the many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is one of the best i have ever seen. We can see the animals that are happy and healthy. The enclosures are not small like in some other zoo. We spend some time with the animals keeper wich was a great expérience and we learned a lot about every animal. You should really come and see this wonderful... More 

Thank Alysson T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Rovaniemi and heard this was a great place to visit nearby. It is about a 1 hr 15 min bus ride from the central bus station. It was a cold and snowy day in mid-Feb when we visited. None of the paths were shoveled and numerous times we almost slipped and a couple of times we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Zoo will take about 2-2.5 hours to get through. With every turn though, we had something exciting to see. While the polar bear was the big hit for my kids, we were also entranced by the owls and other birds, the foxes, wolves, etc. The staff who works there was great too, giving us information about the animals and... More 

Thank Akhly
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a really big park but it will take app. 2-2.5 hours to see everything. We visited it on our first day, during a really snowy day, so even though it was really cold the kids had their experience with the sleighs. The animals are not that special (we have them in our Rotterdam zoo as well) but... More 

Thank Lies K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here after renting a car from Eurocars for the day. Was about 80km drive else you have to take the local bus which we checked only runs twice a day. But this zoo is worth the visit, especially if you are from the other side of the hemisphere without winter season. The zoo has a lot of winter animals,... More 

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