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Ranua Zoo, Ranua

(4.3/5 based on 360 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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  • Came in the winter and all the animals were nowhere to be seen. Very hard to get to, the public transport was unreliable and all of the kiosks and toilets inside were closed.  more »
  • I am not certain why this wonderful place is called a ZOO....apart from the fact that it IS "an establishment which maintains a collection of wild animals for display to the public"....to me that imag...  more »
  • This zoo is one of the best i have ever seen. We can see the animals that are happy and healthy. The enclosures are not small like in some other zoo. We spend some time with the animals keeper wich wa...  more »