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Ranua Zoo, Ranua

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Visit Ranua Zoo to see Finland's only polar bears in captivity near the Arctic Circle. The zoo is small because few species can live comfortably in the harsh environment. About 200 arctic animals call the zoo home, including lynx and wolves, and watching them play in the snow is a unique experience. The attraction is open year-round, even when the sun only appears for a couple of hours each day, and in the winter you can take a night safari through the habitats. Book a Ranua Wildlife Safari tour with a local guide to walk you through the habitats and to give you a chance to witness the animals feeding. Water-resistant winter clothing, lunch, a snowmobile ride, and transport to and from your hotel are all included in the safari package. To visit Ranua Zoo on your holiday in Ranua, and find out what else Ranua has to offer, use our Ranua vacation planner.
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  • We have spent about 4 hours at this Zoo. Collection for this zoo are different from other zoo because all animal was only can find in Arctic i.e Polar bear, Arctic owl, Arctic fox and many more. Is wo...  more »
  • Fantastic tour (5 hours) more polar zoo! About 80 km southeast of Rovaniemi is located this charming Zoo nestled in the snow. Birds, Lynx, Wolverines, wolves, foxes, wild boars and eventually the polar bear. Attraction to visit!
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  • We reached the Park comfortably with a coach trip (journey time approximately 1 hour from Rovaniemi). The scenery was beautiful already en route, but see a zoo at that altitude is even more spectacular. Inside there are lots of animals: foxes, stoats, birds of prey, moose, wolves and bears. Pleasant to spend a day, if well equipped with clothing.
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  • Awesome animals. Just beautiful
  • Beautiful and suggestive if you visit in winter with snow
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  • It just has such a high place.
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