Korkeasaari Zoo for Groups

For Groups: The Paddle-Wheel Ship Ride and Korkeasaari Zoo´s Endangered Animals

For groups we offer a special package including the ship ride and guided tour at the zoo! 

Markhors at Korkeasaari Zoo
Photo: Korkeasaari Zoo / Annika Sorjonen

Take a charming trip on an authentic paddle-wheel ship to Korkeasaari Zoo – the island of animals. Meet the Amur tigers and snow leopards, Finnish bears and wolverines, and many more!

Korkeasaari is a unique zoo located on an island, a 15-minute ferry journey away from Helsinki Market Square. It was founded in 1889 and is one of the world’s oldest zoos. On the way to the island, you get to experience the wonderful archipelago of Helsinki, with a few sights on the way, such as the Finnish fleet of icebreakers.

At Korkeasaari Zoo you can learn more about all the animals with the help of a zoo guide. The zoo is home to 150 animal species and the zoo’s mission is to conserve biodiversity. Korkeasaari keeps and breeds endangered animals together with other zoos to secure a future for the species.

After visiting the zoo, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or juice from ship´s onboard cafeteria on the way back to the city center.

Both the zoo and the vessel are easily baby carriage and wheelchair accessible, for additional details >>

Available: Daily 27.5.-31.8.2023
On Saturdays and Sundays 6.-26.5.2022 and 2.-24.9.2023

Departure time: at 10:00 (or on demand)

Duration: 3 hours

Example price: from 124 € per group + 30 € per adult
(discounted fares for children / students / senior citizens are available)
Incl. the ship ride (return tickets valid for the regular departures), entrance tickets to the zoo, guided tour at the zoo and coffee, tea or juice serving onboard on the way back

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The paddle-wheel vessel on her way to Korkeasaari Zoo
Kuva: Korkeasaari Zoo / Annika Sorjonen

A wolverine at Korkeasaari Zoo
Kuva: Korkeasaari Zoo / Annika Sorjonen

Cafe Hedvig at Korkeasaari Zoo
Kuva: Korkeasaari Zoo / Annika Sorjonen

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Kuva: Helsinki Partners / Mari Lehmonen

A ferry to Korkeasaari Zoo
Kuva: Korkeasaari Zoo / Annika Sorjonen

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Kuva: Helsinki Partners / Mari Lehmonen


Preserving the unique nature of our archipelago is important to us, and all our vessels are solely fuelled with Neste’s renewable MY fuel oil. As pioneers we want to take part in developing low-emission solutions. By using Neste’s MY renewable fuel oil we reduce our carbon footprint on the route in question by up to 90% compared to fossil fuels.

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