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Ranua Zoo

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Address: Rovaniementie 29, Ranua 97700, Finland
Phone Number: 358 16 355 1921
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Any arctic animal you want to see, they have it here. Terrific Boardwalk system makes it an easy walk around the zoo for everyone. It's a one way flow like going to Ikea so you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Any arctic animal you want to see, they have it here. Terrific Boardwalk system makes it an easy walk around the zoo for everyone. It's a one way flow like going to Ikea so you won't miss anything. We had teenage boys but prams and wheelchairs would be no problem I think. Clean, well maintained and an opportunity to see... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

In July this year we visited the zoo. We are a family of 5 (2 Adults and 3 children). We did the midnight tour of the zoo. The guide was brilliant and very informative! We all had a great time. Only downside was the Mosquitos!! But that in itself was an experience! I would thoroughly recommend a visit here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Was on internship at Artic Borealis, so I visited this place often, few times in summer and one time in winter. Compared to western europian countries, the animals have much more living space here and more natural surrounding. I like the fact that they build the path above the ground, gives a nice effect. One tip: presentation when giving the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There is lots to like about this place. The elevated walkways guide you through and above the animal displays and the presentation of the various indemic animals and birds sit well with the natural geology. Very clean zoo and reasonably eating options. Plenty of information boards scattered throughout as well. Much better than many other city zoos I have visited.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

we hired a car from Rovanieme to the zoo, it must have taken about hour and three quarter to get there with the roads being very snowy ! it was great experience driving there. The Zoo layout is very natural and you don't feel you are in a zoo. The weather was freezing with being snowing on and off. we... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Ranua Zoo has absolutely a great selection of local / regional species - information are provided in English as well as German. Watch out on the way from Rovaniemi to Ranua and back reindeers frequently cross the street ...

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Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wisited the Zoo for the first time at June 2015. The animals were amazing and you could actyally see them. The staff was polite and helpfull. The facilities could be a lot better. Toilets at the zoo area it self were really messy and porely maintained. At the coffee shop (zoo area) there was a young boy working alone and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Usually when tourist visit a country and wish to visit the zoo they would surely go to the zoo in capital city..But Helsinki zoo is not as great as this one in Ranua. This might be smaller than the Helsinki zoo but it has all the facilities of an international tourist attraction...Zoo is very clean and no bad smell...all the... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The animals were active and playful and the zoo is a perfect place to visit even for babies. the animal cages are better in Ranua zoo than in Korkeasaari Zoo in Helsinki and the animals seem to be well taken care of.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

i was pleasently surprised by the size of the zoo, it was a nice walk. Having a very individual playground there made our super happy, and to then be able to ride horses or donkeys as well was fantastic. My son loved driving little motor cars on a track and the campsite was clean, tidy and overall very good. Also,... More 

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