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Ranua Zoo, Ranua
(4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This zoo is definitely my new favourite. It has long winding paths and wooden bridges that can take hours to complete but it feels like an adventure finding your way from the start to the finish. Ther...  more »
  • The 30 mins ride from Rovaniemi was worth it as we were guided from 1 enclosure to another with the guide explaining to us each of the animals from polar bears to arctic foxes. It was a challenge to w...  more »
  • We expectd little, got tons! We went there right when it opened in the morning. Had the zoo all to ourselves. It was amazing. Seeing animals in their natural habitat is great. The park is huge and the...  more »