Time of year
Jokkis wrote a review Oct 2020
Oulu, Finland38 contributions8 helpful votes
We visited mid of week. Day was sunny about 20C. Because it was out of top season, zoo was not too crowdy. Bears were very active. Pandas were sleeping so not so much to see. Some of the animals were hard to find. Area is quite big and for small childrens it is heavy job to walk all routes. But absolutely worth of visit!…
Date of experience: August 2020
l5antti wrote a review Aug 2020
Helsinki, Finland778 contributions70 helpful votes
We visited park on Tuesday and it was fully packed with families. It was even bit distressing with all the kids and carts people pulled along. Full route is 3 km and people distribute evenly along it. Route circulates through the Finnish forest and animals are scattered sparsely along the route. View are very nice and they offer relaxing feeling. Facilities along the path are very good. Kiosks, picnic tables with fireplaces and toilets are everywhere. Animals were disappointment. Most of then was sleeping hidden or far away from from sight. This is of course undertandably in the summertime and sunny day. All houses hosting animals were closed which even more restricted watching. New panda house was big and very well built. Two pandas were greatly visible but they were mostly sleeping though. By the entrance there is also decent domestic animal farm where you can see cows, sheep, goats, horses and you can play. Food service is catered by may kiosks offering snacks and two restaurants serving real food. Food (pasta, wok) quality was poor in the main entrance cafe with 12 eur price. Meals were also smallish. Own snacks are recommended and consider eating somewhere else outside the area. In the main entrance there is also gift shop and activity park which has own entrance fee. Parking is free in the P2 and P3 about 500 m away from entrance. P1 is paid located just between entrance and hotel. Online ticket is recommended, you save few euros and avoid the queue which was about 20 m long when we arrived in the noon. Overall ticket price is far too high compared to what we saw. Pandas are great but almost all other animals were hidden. This is best for foreigners who want to see Finnish forest and its animals. The park itself is great but animals and price were disappointment. Be aware of family rush.…
Date of experience: August 2020
mer20172017 wrote a review Jun 2020
Helsinki, Finland23 contributions2 helpful votes
Came here on a sunny day, place was not crowded at all. We barely saw any animals, small amount of animals were just laying on the ground (hot weather) and rest of the places were closed. Not worth the money, ended up paying for empty cages. Price for tickets are way too high!
Date of experience: June 2020
Response from Milla_Zoo, Palvelupäällikkö at Ahtari Zoo
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Hi, thank you for the review. Because of the coronavirus situation, we have our small indoor areas closed.
Frédéric S wrote a review Mar 2020
Charolles, France41 contributions1 helpful vote
If you want to discover local animals like wolves, wolverines, owls etc..., it’s the good place to do it. There is a nice restaurant with friendly staff.
Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Milla_Zoo, Customer service at Ahtari Zoo
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you for the nice review! :)
Seppo K wrote a review Oct 2019
Helsinki, Finland26 contributions7 helpful votes
A great place to visit for tourists of all ages. The Pandas have a huge place built for them and you will not feel bad about being part of keeping these sympathetic bears in captivity.
Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Milla_Zoo, Asiakaspalveluvastaava at Ahtari Zoo
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for the nice review!