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Address: Rovaniementie 29, Ranua 97700, Finland
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Ranua Zoo Half-Day Tour from Rovaniemi
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Private Ranua Zoo Half-Day Tour from Rovaniemi including Finnhorse Sleigh Ride
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Unique arctic wild life experience

Ranua wild life park gives a unique experience to view arctic animals in a natural environment. The 2.5km path that leads you through the park is a lovely experience in itself. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ranua wild life park gives a unique experience to view arctic animals in a natural environment. The 2.5km path that leads you through the park is a lovely experience in itself. We borrowed a toboggan for our 3 year-old and stopped for a hot drink half way through the walk at an igloo ice bar. The highlights of the park... More 

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several safaris and zoos all over the world but Ranua wasn't as impressive as I'd thought it would be. We visited it in the month of December and hardly spotted any animals as they were all under their shelters trying to keep themselves warm or some hibernating like the bears. The ones we did manage to spot... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo doesn't have a lot of animals - only 50 or so local species. The uniqueness is that they live in their natural habitat in very spacious enclosures. The visitors walk on a ~3km long wooden walkway that passes near or above the animals enclosures. So you really get the feeling about the Lapland nature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall our visit was great! We enjoyed it very much - a nice walk in the snowy woods, a lot of animals were realy close and somehow evrything seemed so natural - not like zoo at all. May be a morning visit would give a bit more activities from some animals, but still we had a great time. Except one... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is laid out beautifully, taking you on a walk through a winter wonderland, retaining most of the forest that was originally here. There are walkways throughout and signage is good. The mix of animals is made up of northern species, so if you are visiting in the winter you can see polar bears in snow, and so on,... More 

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East Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed at the adjoining Gulo Gulo resort, which was excellent, we also did the " meet the Polar bear" activity, which involved feeding the polar bear and Artic foxes had a great time walking the snowy park, While the sleds seem like a nice idea,they really ruin the experience for others, as they are noisy and contribute to making... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the zoo in winter. What a magical place, so many birds. Some of the larger animals are in hibernation during winter so not able to see them, but still worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I stepped out of the bus, my sight turned black and white! There were snow everywhere and the entire zoo is white. Maybe it was due to winter, the animals there were either resting or hiding somewhere. Especially the huge polar bear, it looked dirty, weary and tired. I enjoyed my trip mainly soaking in the beautiful surrounding, tranquility... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience seeing all the nordic animals in their natural environment. They all kept well and in spacious enclosures. Very special experience in such a beautiful scenery. Dress warm, it is worth the visit, we loved it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on Christmas day and it was surprisingly busy! A wonderful arctic zoo with all nordic animals. Lots of owls which we got tired of after a while and not so many larger mammals. But to be honest, you aren't really going for the animals, it is the environment. It's a single path zoo so you follow the direction... More 

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