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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha)

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Address: Korkeasaari, Helsinki 00570, Finland
Phone Number: +358 3 5891695969
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Day walk in zoo

Korkeasaari is a zoo located in island. Contrary to what people think, it is open round the year! Actually changes to see animals are getting better after hotter summer days. Just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Helsinki, Finland
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Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a small boat to go to the zoo. This is good experiences to the child. The zoo is a very beautiful place, and clean. On the island there are picnic spots and the opportunity to buy on the spot (the spot more expensive). Time should reserve about 3-4 hours, you will calmly look around all the animals. Tropical... More 

Thank Kaisu77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Helsinki in November with a 14 and 8 year old. Cold outside and finding something to that burns off energy and is fun isn't always easy. Spent almost 4 hours at the zoo as they raced to be the first one to find the animal, reptile, bird in each of the exhibits. Bus 16 was easy to use to... More 

Thank TarynSh
Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the zoo because the kids wanted, but the thing is you could see how the animals didnt enjoy space enough, and how the pikku panda bear was very stressed and clearly unhappy. It does not really worth to visit zoos where the animals cant be free and have a normal life. Also, Finland is such a cold country... More 

Thank Natalia C
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Korkeasaari is a zoo located in island. Contrary to what people think, it is open round the year! Actually changes to see animals are getting better after hotter summer days. Just dress vicely and take a few hour walking trip to Korkeasaari.

Thank Tinskil
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Korkeasaari is as close as "a perfect attraction" as perfect can get! The transportation is very well planned (you can go with car, bus or ferry) and the location is just great. The trip with the bus took only about 25 minutes from the center of Helsinki city. The animals look like they're well taken care of, which is the... More 

Thank Iina V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Korkeasaari Zoo is a perfect leisure attraction with its exotic animals. The whole family enjoys the zoo. It's very easy to get to Korkeasaari Zoo from the city centre. You can take a bus, a metro or even a ferry in the summer time. Our visit was in November, but even though it was winter the weather didn't bother us.... More 

Thank Olivia L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whichever country we visit we always have a few traditional visits/trips ; if there is a zoo or farm...we are there. It was with great delight that we saw that Helsinki has a zoo situated on an island -a rather hefty stone's throw from the centre. Normally one might choose to take the boat over ; which would be a... More 

Thank Kris S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good fun for both adults and children, great day out whether you're a couple or a family. I love how close to nature the zoo is, even though it is minutes from the city. The enclosures are a very good size compared to most zoos out there, and the animals seemed to be well looked after. Look out for some... More 

Thank TheLittleEstonian
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so impressed with Helsinki zoo. I visit a lot of zoos/animal attractions and I always worry about welfare standards. Not an issue here! The enclosures are excellent and the animals are clearly well looked after and offered a lot of enrichment. It was amazing to see some species that I had not seen in real life before -... More 

Thank Cheekychinchilla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Korkeasaari is known to be the largest zoo in Northern Europe and I actually thought it would be bigger. It took about one and a half hour to walk around it. There are not many species there but their living conditions are very different from what I've seen before. Each one has incredibly large personal area to live in. Some... More 

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