Korkeasaari Zoo is one of the few zoos in the world located on an...read more
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 coniferous forests to the tropical rainforest. It is the perfect place to visit due to its natural environment, animals and history. Korkeasaari Zoo is home to 150 animals and 1,000 plant species showcasing the diversity of nature. Korkeasaari Zoo was established already in 1889 and this makes it one of the oldest zoos in the world. Despite the long history and historic surroundings, Korkeasaari Zoo is a modern zoo with a mission to conserve biodiversity. Korkeasaari Zoo breeds endangered species and participates in programs that aim to reintroduce animals to their natural habitats. Free map at the entrance. At least one restaurant open around the year, more services during summer. Outdoor and indoor picnic areas, hut with fireplace.