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Kolmården Zoo, Kolmarden
(4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Get up close and personal with over 750 animals at , Scandinavia's largest zoo. Featuring a dolphin show and a dolphinarium complete with roller coasters, the zoo opened in 1969 and houses the only bottle-nosed dolphins in Sweden. A trip on the safari gondola sets you soaring high above the valley of African lions, while you'll find yourself under raptors at the birds of prey show. The zoo houses all kinds of creatures, from the Savannah to the Scandinavian woods, including llamas, brown bears, gorillas, tigers, elephants, and moose. There are several restaurants on site and you can rent a wagon to get around. Since many of the exhibits are completely outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather. Plan to visit Kolmården Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kolmarden attractions using our Kolmarden vacation planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We had a possibility to visit the park during a very cold and windy November day during Halloween week. We liked safari with a cable train to watch animals from other perspective. Dolphins were absolu...  more »
  • Obviously the wrong time of year to be at Kolmården when large parts of the park were turned off, and many of the exotic animals they hoped to see shone by their absence. The kids had atleast fun in bamse's world and safarilinbanan was cool, even if the only thing we saw was the bears. Certainly a gold place in summer!
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  • I visited park during my stay in Sweden Sep 2016 along with my friends. It was really good experience. Please install there APP on your Phone to get schedule & location details. Also take offline map ...  more »
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  • More than a zoo! Shows can be witnessed, featuring dolphins, seals, elephants and birds. One can look at animals being fed and listen to an educational introduction in the diet and habits of brown bears, surikats, red pandas, South American animals, desert animals, tigers and monkeys. One can also go on a safari to see bears, giraffes, zebras, mousses, deers and lions. Children and adults have the possibility to pet and befried sheep and goats. Children will never get bored here, since they can also watch shows featuring Bamse and ride the honey pots and other attractions. The bravest of visitors can try Wildfire, a huge roller coaster.
  • The new rollercoaster Wildfire is fast a s trillingar. By far the best rollercoaster in swe den and possible all of europe.
  • What a place! Great for the kids. Nice mix of amusement park activities and educational animal and wildlife activities. Highly recommended.
  • If you accept the concept of keeping animals locked up I'd say this place offers a good selection of animals from all over the world. A couple of times per day you can watch a great bird of prey show that really impresses. There's a kids park themed on the swedish cartoon character Bamse, and a couple of kid friendly roller coasters and orher rides. As of 2016 they have a new roller coaster for adults that offers quite a thrill even for experienced fans. Fast food places are the usual suspects and are OK. The park is located on a mountain and is very hilly. One in our company used a wheelchair and that worked with us pushing it around the premices. You can also get a special permit to bring a car with the wheelchair deeper into the park so that you don't have to push it al the way from the main parking lot. This park is expensive to enter, there's no way around the fact. On the other hand almost everything inside the gates (except food/beverages and a seat at the dolphin show) is included, even the rides. So you might say it's good value at the end of the day. To enter the Tropicarium with fishes, sharks and crocodiles etc that is located outside the park you have to pay an additional entrence fee. The parking fee is not cheap either.
  • Me and my children loves both the zoo and Bamses world. The hotel is very nice and the kids loves the foldable beds. The hotel also have a small but great waterpark. I really believe they treat their animals well and keeps them happy with games and challenges. They are part of a system to keep endangered species alive and healthy and as genetically diverse as possible and that is for me important to know as a visitor.