Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, Helsinki

3.9
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Since it was established in 1889, Korkeasaaren 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. PutKorkeasaaren Elaintarha into our Helsinki trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited the zoo today and found 3 options as to how to get there. You can either take the car and park in the zoo car park, go by metro to Kalasatama and then take a bus number 16 or you can take.....  more »
  • Some of you may have reservations about Zoos. So do I. But I did like my visit to this zoo and stayed all day. It is on an Island in the Harbour and in the summer can be accessed via a ferry. I got.....  more »
  • Perfect place to visit with family. Located on an island and frequented by bus service from main city and railway station.  more »
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  • Nice place to spend the day! Looks like animals feel themselves well there and happy! There are also free parking available 👍
  • A beautiful garden can spend a full day in it, there are many animals, and beautiful views of the lake, wandering around the garden is fun. It has good restaurants. The park is on an island. You can go to it by ship from the Market Square.
  • Awesome Zoo. Beautiful and peaceful place to spend time with family or just by yourself. It is a very beautiful island, with gorgeous nature around. You can find there lots of restaurants and food places. Also you can find huge variety of animals. But try not to visit Zoo if outside temperature is higher than 23 °C because very many animals just lay in the ground waiting for cooler day. And If you want to see active Lions, and other big cats check the eating schedule. Although at the current moment, summer 2020, lots of inside places as tropical plants room and so on are close because of covid. Highly recommend to visit this place!
  • Local Helsinki Zoo, always love to see animals even bigger cats hide often. Place is little old fashioned by buildings but everything work.
  • Lovely Zoo with a clear setup and interesting array of animals. Very nice surroundings for a summer day's visit.

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