Ranua Zoo, Finland

A stop in the wilderness followed by a sauna at Ranua Zoo
A stop in the wilderness followed by a sauna at Ranua Zoo
A fire hut and the gnarled birch tree near Ranua zoo
A fire hut and the gnarled birch tree near Ranua zoo

We found this stop almost by accident.  We had seen a flyer in the Arkitkum in Rovaniemi, but decided we probably would not be going anywhere near this route.  A closer look at the map and we found it would be a good route down to Jyvaskyla to see some old friends.  Searching the internet showed a campsite at the zoo.   It was brilliant.  On the edge of a forest with footpaths and a fire hut, great WiFi, a fire area and best of all a sauna.  It was not very busy and the enclosures at the zoo were very well done; all set within a forest on board walks above the forest floor.  The animals in the zoo were mostly indigenous to Finland and the Arctic.  It was cold but mostly dry so we were able to have two BBQs and sit out wrapped up in our Rohan ice pack jackets.  The campsite is open all year so we may be back one year to experience Finland in the winter snow.

Indigenous animals of Finland and the arctic region
Indigenous animals of Finland and the arctic region
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One thought on “Ranua Zoo, Finland

  1. Yes, it reminds of where we travelled and of the scenery, the wildlife and the colours that filled our days, no nights!

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