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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ranua Zoo by using our Syote planner .
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  • Lots of birds and animals. Lots of space. Animals seemed happy. Ice bar near the end of the park exit in winter. €9 or €10 for a rum hot chocolate but very nice. Visited a couple of times, once at nig...  more »
  • It was snowing when we visited. The layout of fhe zoo is very user-friendly and pleasant but given the few animals we managed to see the visit was a disappointment. We did manage to see polar bears, s...  more »
  • Enjoyed my visits but due to the layout you really need to spend around 2 hours there as difficult to only do part. Foot paths can be slippery so be careful . Great to see polar bears and staff very k...  more »
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  • Very enjoyable zoo experience. Kids will love Ranua zoo. Somewhat expensive lunch (15€). They also served burgers. Burger meal was tasty and good sized.
  • Excellent. Take some insect repellent with you, though. Sometimes the animals are hard to see. Other than that, fantastic. Well worth the visit.
  • All the enclosures were large, clean, and had good enrichment options. The animals were so active and playful. The polar bears were the most active I have ever seen. We went in winter (March) and I was very pleased. Also did the dog sledding right there. The dogs also looked very well cared for and healthy. Great experience.
  • It was a good experience. We were lucky to see most of the animals. We loved the birds because they are hard to see in wild.
  • The zoo hosts some rare species of animals, for people like us that comes from Tropical country. It is amazing to see Wolverine, Arctic White Fox, Polar Bears etc. The place is well design and animals are kept almost to its original wilderness as possible. We were there when it was cover in snow, they even had a Ice Bar. An enjoyable visiting.
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