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Address: Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09/169-5969
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Easy to go and lot of animals to see.

Only few minutes ferry trip from Kauppatori (Helsinki), and lot of different animals to see. Couple of cafes and restaurants, where you can buy some mid-priced snacks and drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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Lohja, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

i am from southern california where the world famous parks in san diego are, thats why this only got average. But its a great thing to do with the family and a day well spent. the amazing thing about this place is that there are clean toilets and cafes everywhere. also kids under 3 are FREE!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Korkeasaari zoo is quite large and it takes easily several hours to go through all this island has to offer.. There is lots to see: different cats, birds, tropical house with snakes, apes and insects, camels, vicents and lots more. There are many nice picknic places in the island and also restaurants and cafes. Places are well taken care and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We make a practice of visiting zoos when we travel. Our basis for comparison is Sydney's Taronga Zoo which is easily the best zoo we've ever seen. But the Helsinki zoo is also a great zoo. While it is small (why wouldn't it be, in a country of only five million people), it makes good use of its island location... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Loved it right away as we took a ferry (although reachable by bus or taxi). Reasonable price for ferry and zoo entrance fee combined. Nice way to enjoy the bay views and then you arrive at a very simple zoo but with good diversity of animals. Loved the many peacocks wandering around. They have an identifier card so you can... More 

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Only few minutes ferry trip from Kauppatori (Helsinki), and lot of different animals to see. Couple of cafes and restaurants, where you can buy some mid-priced snacks and drinks. Easy to walk around, even with trolleys and small kids. Really clean and nice rooms for taking care of children (changing diapers and such).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Enjoyed an amazing day excursion at the zoo with my girlfriend. The snowleopards were my favourite and I also loved the eagles. A place for any age really.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Just visited this zoo (4th time, after visits in 1970, 1978, 2013). This is the only major zoo in Finland, and therefore very popular with the domestic crowd. Ranks on top of Helsinki sights for young visitors, along with the Linnanmäki amusement park. Even yesterday, in cloudy, gray and drizzly weather one of the parking lots was pretty full, and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a great zoo to visit. We took the ferry from the market - only 20 minutes each way. We spent a few hours walking around - they have reindeer and other animals we don't see at the zoo where we live. Definitely worth the visit.

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Vaasa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

love this place - animals are not just for show - these people love their work.. go there and do some dancing for wolverine.. cant be serious after that

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Helsinki zoo is an average place. It is not so big compared to other countries zoos but still worth visiting it. Visiting via ferry is recommended, also there is bus service from Helsinki centre.

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Address: Korkeasaari Island, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09/169-5969
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki

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