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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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I have always loved this Zoo. You can quite easily spot the animals, but unlike for example in Berlin- they don't seem distressed and unhappy. It's also a perfect size to look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have always loved this Zoo. You can quite easily spot the animals, but unlike for example in Berlin- they don't seem distressed and unhappy. It's also a perfect size to look through in 2-3 hours, you see everything but are not completely exhausted. I think they had just moved from summer to winter schedule (in the beginning of August)... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good value day out. Smaller than I expected but animals looked well cared for and good enclosures. Beautiful location on an Island. You can get there from Market square by ferry for 18 Euro including admission or get bus 16 and pay 12 at the game, 6 for under 18's. My visit was on a blazing hot day so much... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My son spotted the boat to the zoo on our first day in Helsinki so we bought tickets in the Market Square and took the next boat across to the zoo. We picked up a map of the zoo from the little information counter by the jetty when we arrived on the island and planned our route around the zoo.... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I like zoos with lots of space for the animals and this is mostly it. And for Helsinki, having free parking, is beyond amazing as well. There are many different animals and the whole zoo is nicely put together. We didn't take the ferry option but would like to sometime try the ferry arrival as well. My son is lover... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

nice island, pretty poor zoo, - managed to see very little as the animals were not visible through the glass viewing panels - worse Ive ever seen, and infant there were very few animals - nice to a walk and little else

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The zoo is situated on an island in Helsinki harbor, so the most enjoyable way is to take the ferry from the market place. Lots of cat animals and beats by far the Stockholm zoo. Great day trip on a sunny day.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The biggest disadvantage of Korkeasaari Zoo is its location. You can go there from Helsinki city centre with a boat (ferry), bus or your own car. The ferry is a bit expensive and slow but otherwise OK. The bus is slow and quite crowded (especially in summer time) but takes you to the main gate. Your own car is most... More 

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SouthernFinland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The zoo is rather small in size, located on a picturesque island. Easily accessible, manageable size, even for children. I was delighted by the "picnic cafe", where visitors can warm up food they bring with them. A good service for a budget-traveller.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My impression of Korkeasaari Zoo is a serious zoo that takes of its animals. They have both Finnish animals as well as more exotic animals. Signs and information in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian. Good amount of toilets, places to sit and places to eat. Clean and well-kept zoo on a beautiful island. I have gone there once by walking... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This place is great. It is on an island so you take a ferry there (you can take a city bus if you want to go the cheaper/longer way). Although it was crowded when we went (on a weekend) there were not too many people. There are multiple cafes and restaurants as well as a couple of children's play areas.... More 

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