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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
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Type: Zoos
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Athens, Greece
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice zoo, with lots of animals that look quite happy, clean and well organized space. The zoo is located on an island overlooking the city. Perfect time of visit summer or spring, especially on sunny days. Not worth of visit during winter time. Because of the cold and the snow, most of the animals are inside their homes and you... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In went to this zoo in October 2012. It is in a really beautiful part of the world and as far as zoo's go across the world, the standards in which the animals are kept are very good. What made an impression however was one of the large cats did not look at all happy (I think it was a... More

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Naples, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

the trip is nice, but is overpriced 18euros per person the zoo is on an island, everything there costs double. most of the animals were not visible..

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cozy zoo located on an island with great atmosphere and amazing views. Animals are clean and quite happy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A small zoo with few animals. In some of the exhibitions it is difficult to observe the animals. But it is still a decent way to spend a few hours in Helsinki.

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Espoo, Finland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Pretty setting, you walk over a bridge or take the ferry, the zoo is on one island right in front of Helsinki city center. Some pretty buildings on the island. Quite a lot of walking, not good for disabled. Many animals are interesting and rare. Some indoors (like the tropical species) but most outdoors (at least in summertime). Takes about... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
133 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We got the boat over which was nice on the sunny day we visited. I understand there is a bus option but takes longer. It is quite pricey at 18 euros each for both the boat ride and entrance since it's only a small zoo. The collection does represent Finnish animals as well as those from other countries so a... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Take a short boat trip from the market square and visit the Korkeasaari Zoo. It is located on an Island next to Helsinki and includes a huge variety of animals. Also Finnish fauna is present. Kids will love it!

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Western Finland, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a second time we visited this zoo. Now with the children, earlier by two of us. Most of the animals were sleeping or hiding somewhere. Children got bored and tired. Island atmosphere is quite nice. Next time we will save our money for something else.

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Hollola, Finland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited Korkeasaari last Saturday. My previous visit was more than 30 years ago and I didn't have any positive memories of it. This time I went there with my grand children hoping for at least some improvements. Needless to say that we all were disappointed. Couple of horses and birds - that's it. If you like to see wild... More

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