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Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha), Helsinki

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Since it was established in 1889, Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha) has attracted tourists and animal lovers for more than a century. The zoo's rocky island location attracts as much awe as the animals here; in fact, the island was a national park and used for fishing in 1569 until the establishment of the zoo in the 19th century. Discover this quiet spot removed from the city center where you can view over 150 animal species and 1,000 types of plants. Walk through the site's popular cat valley and get to know the exotic creatures at one of Europe's oldest zoos. A visit to Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari Elaintarha) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Helsinki family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • In General, the Zoo is not too impressive, and yes even the weather was windy-many animals apparently, wisely hiding in the shelter. But its main chip-location on the island, it was the decisive factor, like enjoy nature, the North Sea, and these expectations have been fully met for me, the place is very beautiful, the people are not much on weekdays-weekends for sure much more.
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  • Absolutely everything is no longer the time not to see. Nor is the tourism season, restaurants, etc. But we have to be prepared, because the matter was clearly on the website. Korkeasaari are also places where you can enjoy your eväitään if it wishes to do so. The animals were active to see who each "action". Autumn coldness and the wind are felt within the island, but sufficient clothing took care of agreeable nature of the visit. Almost, I would say that I am very pleased that the last visit in the summer, cram the masses involved in the Zoo. I feel like I have received value for money.
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  • Nättinä on the Helsinki Zoo is a wonderful place for both adults and children. If the day is very hot, especially the cat animals are sleeping. Between the animals are hard to see because they are hidden, but this should be a good sign that they are not treated as objects, but the domestic one day exhibition. Many will take time, especially if you want to see properly. The food places are a little really only negativinen on the side of it. They are extremely expensive. The food is not particularly bad but not so excellent that it should cost around a lot.
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  • Lots of different animals at the zoo and they mostly have proper living areas and are well cared for. It's usually down to luck as to how many animals you see as many of the animals sleep during the day and on hot days they might go into their pens. Best and the most classic way to reach Korkeasaari Zoo is to take a boat from Kauppatori. It'll cost you around 7 euros but you'll get straight in to the zoo and get to enjoy the Helsinki archipelago. The only negative at Korkeasaari is that they're somewhat lacking in kiosks and small cafes so your're kinda stuck with just maybe a few places to get some snacks. So you might be better of taking some snacks with you from Kauppatori. Still a nice way to spend a day. Lots of info on the animals and the animals are healthy. Get your sneakers on because your gonna stack some mileage here.
  • Wonderful zoo, especially in summer, there are a lot of animals of any kind with big cages and a zone inside for when is cold. It has improved a lot since the past when they closed bears in really small cages of stone and metals, you can still see these "castles". The only trouble are the unwanted ducks that make nests on the paths and become really aggressive.
  • Helsinki Zoo is a wonderful place especially summer time. You can take your own food with you and barbeque at sea side. Only negative things are: The nearest parking place is 1 km away and you are not allowed to take bicycle with you to the zoo. Also dogs and other pets are not welcome.
  • Nice zoo with plenty of paths to walk and areas for kids to climb on rocks. Plenty of animals to see. Many okay areas for small kids. Even in the early spring it was full. Even have picnic areas with grills. Great for a visit as long as you like as there a few cafes.
  • Consider and wonder how animals can live happily. This is a wonderful showcase. Finland is a welfare state for both human beings and animals.
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