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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #23 of 147 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Zoos
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
122 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Tampere, Finland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If this zoo wasn't on the island, I would give only 2 "stars" for it, but the surroundings are great and the boat trip to Korkeasaari is nice. It was very crowded on a sunny Sathurday, so that was not so enjoyable. There were some very interesting animals (like some of the big cats) but many of the animals were... More

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Espoo
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The transfer with boat is nice and the surroundings are good for an outing. But you pay a lot for a ZOO. And in the end both the children and the adults have no recollection of animals. Apart from the geese and seagulls.,

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Helsinki
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Can go by the boat trip or w/bus different sides... Much animals and pets to see and enjoy :) I like it *****

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Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The zoo is situated in a lovely little island off Helsinki. You can get there by water-bus or across a bridge. Good maps and signs can be found around the island. Maybe some of the animals coud have had a bit more living space. The tropical house was interesting. A nice restaurant, a little cafe and a souvenier shop.

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took the local bus from Helsinki station (as recommended) which seemed to take forever as it wound it's way through suburbia. Upon arrival,purchased lunch at the café (standard overpriced sandwiches) and then headed off. Whilst it's a lovely walk,there seemed to be a large amount of empty enclosures which was disappointing.There is also no specified nocturnal area that we... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited Korkeasaari with my mother and my partner, and we had a lovely time walking around the island. We were lucky enough to see a lot of baby animals and everything seemed to be well taken care of. This is a place where you might not want to visit on a really hot weather or a rainy day, as... More

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