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Ranua Wildlife Park

Located in Ranua, Lapland. Ranua Zoo is the home of over 50 arctic animal species and 200 individual animals. The animals live in spacious enclosures in the middle of forest. The Park is open every day of the year, also in the winter. Here you can see in natural surroundings how arctic animals have adapted to changing seasons.

Ranua Wildlife Park is a versatile holiday and outdoor center, where children and adults are sure to have plenty to do. Or you can just take your vacation casually and enjoy your stay with no hurry.

Q Animals

You can see the only polar bears living in Finland, as well as 50 other arctic and northern animal species, in all and all 200 individuals, at the Ranua Wildlife Park. The animals live in spacious fencings in the midst of northern wide forests, in their as authentic natural environment as possible. Read more about animals at

Q Protection programmes

- The Ranua Wildlife Park is a member of the EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIA (EAZA).
- BEARS, LYNXES and WILD FOREST REINDEER, on the other hand, are part of the EUROPEAN STUDBOOK (ESB), containing the common pedigree of animals in the list of species of great concern, for wildlife parks.

Q Arctic Fox Igloos

Arctic Fox Igloos offer a luxurious accommodation experience in well-equipped glass igloos. The igloos are located on the naturally beautiful, peaceful shores of the lake Ranuanjärvi, far from disturbing city light pollutions. Each igloo offers an unobstructed view to the far-reaching open lake, and the northern skies, where the Northern Lights usually appear. In addition to a glass-walled bedroom, each Igloo is also equipped with a kitchenette, bathroom and even a private sauna. Book accommodation at or ask for more by calling, emailing or leaving a message using the form below.

Q Wild Arctic Restaurant

Located head to the Ranua Wildlife Park main building. The Wild Arctic Restaurant offers wild delicacies every day. Full alcohol serving license at the Restaurant. Seating at the Restaurant 200 persons, summer terrace 50 persons and seating at the Lapland hut 50 persons. Group prices, inquiries and reservations by email to

Q Wildlife Safaris

WILDLIFE SAFARIS provides interesting short treks to the Ranua Wildlife Park as well as safaris to the wilderness of Ranua, Rovaniemi, Kuusamo and Syöte every season. You can combine programs with a stay at the HOLIDAY VILLAGE GULO GULO.

Q Holiday Village Gulo Gulo

Gulo Gulo has holiday apartments in semi-detached houses. Each apartment is stylishly furnished, with a fireplace, sauna and kitchen with all modern conveniences, and of course a terrace with a forest view. The two apartments in any villa can be combined to form a single holiday accommodation that sleeps 12. In the grounds there is a lean-to where guests can sit by an open fire and listen to the sounds of animals. Guests of the Holiday Village are granted access to the Wildlife Park for a single fee for the duration of their stay. Husky rides, reindeer rides, snowshoe treks and snowmobiles are available in the Holiday Village. Book accommodation at or ask for more by calling, emailing or leaving a message using the form below.

Q Ranua Zoo Camping

The Ranua Zoo Camping (Holiday Village Gulo Gulo) provides a convenient caravan and tenting place in the immediate vicinity of the Ranua Wildlife Park. You can stay through day and night, and the sauna is warm every night. The area includes a kitchen with dining space, a barbecue grill, saunas and showers, washing machine, children’s playground, and septic disposal. The Wild Arctic Restaurant, Fazer-confectionery as well as other shops at the Wildlife Park complex complete the Ranua Zoo Camping services.

Q Lake Ranuanjärvi Camping

A great option for you who are looking for affordable and peaceful accommodation with water views! Ranuanjärvi Camping is located near the center of Ranua. It is about 2 km to the nearest supermarket and about 5 km to Ranua Zoo. The campsite has tent and caravan pitches as well as summer cottages.

For families with children, the area has a child-friendly sandy beach, and SUP boards, Fat-bikes and a rowing boat offer activities for both adults and children. There is a sauna in the area, which can be rented for the use of your own party. Please note that the minimum booking time for the sauna is 1 hour and the last sauna shift to be booked starts 1 hour before the reception closes.


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