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Korkeasaari Zoo

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Korkeasaari Zoo is one of the few zoos in the world located on an island. A 20 minute ferry (summer) or bus ride from Helsinki city centre will take you to a zoo where you can travel from cold mountain regions to dry steppes and from northern...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mustikkamaanpolku 12, Helsinki 00570, Finland
+358 50 3525989
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely zoo and there are some amazing animals to be seen (when they're not hiding). You can get here very easily by bus from Helsinki Central Station. I liked the 'Jurassic Park' bridge over the water to get into the Zoo, as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CockneyBrum
Reviewed 11 December 2018

When it is your first time to see a tiger or bear, this is the super-perfect place. I felt extremely happy visiting the zoo, even before spotting any of the big animals, I could feel the delight and joy throbbing in my heart. I saw...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank The_Oj1
Reviewed 5 December 2018

The Island is beautiful, with upp and downs. Traslation of the Island=High Island. Camels, Tigers, lions etc. Apehouse was a dissapointment. Even if you get a map, it's abit difficult to follow the signs. Acces for wheelchairs.Because of the hills, you better have fairly good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kaisanuppu
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Love this zoo. Amazing place with great animals well cared for. Very important information and conservationist attitude. Amazing to reach kids and adults alike about conservation. Cafes and plenty of places to eat. I would recommend and visit again anytime

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrJulz
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Was visited at autumn. Beautiful, natural park. Animals looks healthy, not sad. No funny smells. Also beautiful views to bay..

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 46artems
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Walking around the island is good exercise and you can see a lot of cute animals, accompanied by an educational description which is very informative. The lion’s roar is very loud, there are tigers and other large cats, even an indoor tropical section if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DonM850
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I was amazed by the zoo. This is a whole island for God's sake! Animals look really comfortable there. I was feeling that I came not to see animals but to see the zoo itself. It really amazed me how they designed the whole thing....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dmitriy_non
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Helsinki Zoo is located on 55 acres on rocky Korkeasaari Island. Founded in 1889, and is one of the world's oldest zoos. It's connected to mainland via a bridge to Mustikkamaa In summer, you can also take the boat from the Kauppatori market place or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We did not see much of the big animals. However, since it was mating season many of the smaller animals were quite active. We saw male birds in the bird house dancing for the females, while they pretended they did not even see the males....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We had a great day which was aided by agreeable weather which meant most of the animals were clearly visible in their enclosures. We went on a week day which was also a good move as it meant less crowds. We accessed the Zoo by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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20 September 2018|
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Response from Korkeasaaren e | Property representative |
Hi Lee C, and sorry about my late reply. We have two moose or Eurasian elks, mother and daughter, but no male. They don't have antlers as only male elks have them. If you have time to travel to central Finland, there is... More
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14 April 2017|
Response from Korkeasaaren e | Property representative |
Hello, and welcome to Finland! The quickest way depends on where you should be at 1pm. Both the ferry from the Market Place and the bus no 16 from the Central Railwaystation take about 20 minutes. As the first ferry leaves... More
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31 March 2017|
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Response from Korkeasaaren e | Property representative |
I'm sorry the reply is a bit late, hope this helps someone else. The ferry from the Market Place operates from 1st of May until the end of September. Bus no 16 runs from the Central Railway Station all year round every 20... More
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