Do you want to see arctic animals in their natural habitat in the picturesque forests of Lapland? Join us for a guided tour of Ranua Zoo - the northernmost zoo in the world.
✔️ Arctic Animals
✔️ Spending a day with Arctic animals
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ Lappish countryside
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
✔️ The tour is family friendly
~ 5 hours
Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to witness the mesmerizing beauty of Arctic wildlife? Join us on a guided tour of Ranua Wildlife Park - the northernmost zoo in the world!
Imagine stepping into a winter wonderland where snowflakes gently fall from the sky and the crisp air fills your lungs. You are surrounded by the serene beauty of Lapland, where forests of tall trees and frozen lakes stretch as far as the eye can see. And in the midst of this peaceful landscape lies the Ranua Wildlife Park, home to some of the most majestic creatures on the planet.
As we pick you up from your hotel, get ready to embark on a journey through the picturesque forests of Lapland. Our comfortable minivans or small buses will take you to the park, where you will have the opportunity to witness over 50+ different animal species, each living in their natural habitat.
From majestic polar bears to playful gray wolves, owls, geese, foxes, lynxes, minks, and brown bears, you will get to experience firsthand the magic of Lapland's wildlife. With our expert guides leading the way, you'll see these magnificent creatures in their natural environments, doing what they do best - whether it's eating, grooming or simply lounging around.
As you explore the park, your knowledgeable guide shares fascinating insights into the animals' behavior and habitats. You'll learn about how they adapt to the harsh arctic climate and how they coexist with other species in this unique ecosystem.
After the guided zoo tour, you will be treated to a scrumptious buffet lunch, where you can savor traditional Lappish lunch and take in the stunning scenery around you. And that's not all - if there is time left, we will also take you to visit the official Fazer sweets shop and souvenir shops, where you can indulge in some shopping for souvenirs to remember this experience.
We specialize in small private tours, but if you're coming with a big group, we are more than happy to accommodate you all.
The Ranua Wildlife Park is nestled in an Arctic forest, an hour's drive from the town of Rovaniemi. In the summer, the forest comes alive with the sounds of nature, providing the perfect backdrop for this unforgettable adventure.
We understand that some of our clients may prefer to experience the silence and solitude of Lapland's forests on their own. If you are one of them, rest assured that we have got you covered! Our guided tours are designed to cater to everyone's preferences. If you prefer to explore the zoo at your own pace, you are welcome to do so. All the aviaries and exhibits are clearly marked, and you can read about each animal species in detail on your own. This way, you can take your time to admire the beauty of the animals and the surroundings, without feeling rushed or distracted.
So what are you waiting for? Join us on this magical tour to witness the wonders of the Arctic wilderness, and take home memories that will last a lifetime!
✔️ Buffet lunch in the restaurant
✔️ Non-alcohol beverages
✔️ Entrance tickets
✔️ Professional English speaking guide
✔️ Air-conditioned minivan
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing
⚡ Camera and drinking water
Please let us know your diet before or after booking your adventure. We will take into account your wishes and prepare the food suitable for you.
A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.
You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. You will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip. You will always get a voucher by email: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.
If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call or email our office directly, the phone number is +358 40 744 2567. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.
This is a nice question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated in the voucher. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide. Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
1. Start with thermal underwear and warm socks.
2. If it’s really cold, –20 or below, wear an additional fleece layer on top of your thermals. Another pair of socks, preferably woolly or thermal, will keep your feet warm.
3. Wear pants with thermal lining. Don’t underestimate the importance of a neck warmer or a scarf. Slip into your winter boots and do them up well.
4. Almost done! Throw on your winter jacket, put on a warm hat and thermal gloves. Don’t forget to tuck your gloves into your sleeves and zip your jacket ALL the way up
Nordic Adventures is happy to tell you where you can rent costumes if there is such a need!
Most of our tours (please see specifications under each tour) include transfers from accommodation in Rovaniemi city area. It is included in the adventure price.
The pick up is usually 5-20 min before the start of the safari (time in your voucher). Transportation back is immediately after the end of the safari.
We try to provide exact pickup time one day before the start of the tour by email or text message/whats-app, which is why it is important that you provide your valid email and phone number when booking a tour.
We won't overburden your schedule, we will just make sure that you see the best Rovaniemi has to offer. See the rare arctic animals in the wonderful Ranua Zoo, spend some time shopping, and finish the evening in a relaxing Finnish sauna followed by an open fire Dinner!
Meet the magnificent Arctic animals on our sweet combo tour. Ride a reindeer sleigh and take a husky sleigh ride through winter landscapes.
Get ready for a full-day adventure tour that includes only the best Lappish experiences you can imagine! Visit Ranua Zoo, try floating in a private lake, go to a traditional Lappish wood-burning sauna, jump into a refreshing arctic lake and enjoy the beauty of arctic nature!
If you go with the expectation that you are going to a Zoo, you will be fine. In the description they use the words reserve and wildlife park leading me to believe anyway that it was more like a safari encountering the wildlife in the forest. We had a great guide, Tanya, who was knowledgeable about the animals and gave a great walking tour through the zoo.
We visited the wildlife park were we got picked up at rovaniemi and drove for one hour. During our drive the guide named Tanya told us a lot of interesting facts about Finland and the park where we were going to, so we got really excited about where we were going! In the park she told us a lot of facts about the animals and it was really nice to hear another perspective on these animals and where they have been to and been through aswell. During the entire tour she kept us entertained and we really enjoyed this tour, we would even say that this tour was the highlight of our trip to Rovaniemi! At the end I forgot my sunglasses in the car so I quickly called the bureau and within 10 minutes she came back to give them to me. The service was impeccable and I will definitely make use of Northic Adventures when I come back!
I visited the zoo on a warm (-4°C), sunny monday and was lucky to see most of the Arctic animals. The zoo is an animal sanctuary too, so they are very well taken care of. Special thanks to Pedro, our very friendly guide and good driver! Good selection at the buffet! There's also a Karl Fazer chocolate and candy shop with good prices.
I had a good time with my friends. There was a wonderful experience. A big zoo with a lot of different animals and beautiful snow scene. The guide was nice and helped us to spot the animals.
We were collected from our hotel (Nova Skyland) and were the only people on the tour so had effectively a private minibus and tour with our very pleasant and helpful guide, who spoke excellent English. The zoo is large but the walking is fairly easy and the enclosures are well designed. Lunch was a hot buffet selection from an on-site cafe and was very tasty with a good selection. We really enjoyed the tour and the only negative was some of the animals were not visible as they were staying in their indoor enclosures, but that's certainly not the fault of the tour guide. We still did see soem fabulous animals in a a beautiful snowy setting - very unique!