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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

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Address: Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09/169-5969
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Second time we've visited. Zoo is lovely to walk around, a bit hilly, so bare this in mind when choosing footwear. Good range of animals, with decent sized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Second time we've visited. Zoo is lovely to walk around, a bit hilly, so bare this in mind when choosing footwear. Good range of animals, with decent sized enclosures. Restaurant is good value, no more expensive than high street restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The zoo is located a short bus journey from the centre of Helsinki and was well worth the trip. The facilities were modern and clean with lots of space in the coffee shops and the routes were clear and easy to follow. The animals all seemed to have large enclosures and such a vast array on show outside! Most impressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Went to Korkeasaari zoo on 15th of march 2015. Took bus no.16 from Helsinki city center for d zoo. The bus is very easy to locate because of wild cats, birds drawn on it. Took half an hour to reach. As you reach ,take tickets cross a beautiful bridge and you r there. Excellent location. Zoo itself is on an... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Buffet: The meat was really like jerky, the chicken was dead dry. The rest was directly taken from a plastic package. Two kids and one adult almost 40€. That is one beer, three buffets and water to drink. Do not go to this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you visit during the summer months you can catch a ferry from Market Square to Korkeasaari island where the zoo is located. It is a pleasant ride, passing large Baltic cruise ships and takes about 20 minutes. The zoo is open until 8pm in the height of Summer. Entry is €18 by ferry or €12 by metro or bus.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Helsinki zoo is a relatively small zoo. We walked there and back from the centre of Helsinki which took about an hour and fifteen minutes and was generally pleasant along purpose built pathways. The zoo had some interesting exhibits and free face painting when we went which was great. I would recommend two hours or so to go round. Great... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

With just about everything else closed on Easter Sunday we decided on a visit to the zoo. Despite the chill we enjoyed the experience, although I was disappointed to find that senior concessions are only granted to Finnish seniors. Foreign pensioners, whether from another EU country or further afield, are expected to pay the full price. The zoo itself is... More 

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Parramatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was amazing! Have never visited a zoo in the northern hemisphere before this one, and I was pleased to see so many animals, even in the cold weather. Bonus that there wasn't very many people. Only downside was the primate cages were closed for renovation.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went during April to the zoo, and it was empty nothing to see. They have to warn visitors, or to close it during winter. Its is very disappointing to treat tourists and visitor this way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited the zoo in summer and so took the ferry which is great in itself. It was a beautiful sunny day so we enjoyed the sun by walking around all the zoo with an ice cream whilst enjoying seeing the sea, it was beautiful. Many large cats to be seen but they were all hiding and snoozing in the... More 

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