LOCATION AND ARRIVAL Ranua as a travel destination
Ranua is located in Southern Lapland, about an hour’s drive from Rovaniemi and 2 hours from Oulu, Kemi and Kuusamo. The nearest airport and train station are located in Rovaniemi. There are daily flight and train connections between Helsinki and Rovaniemi as well as daily bus service between Rovaniemi and Ranua.
There are pretty good transport connections to Ranua, and the wilderness is right next to us. Located in the middle of forests and marshes, at Ranua you can experience authentic nature and the village culture of Lapland. The area offers a wide range of program services and accommodation options. Ranua is known as the capital of cloudberries in Finland, as well as for our wildlife park for arctic animals.
There are also daily bus connections between Rovaniemi and Ranua. See the routes, schedules and ticket prices from the Matkahuolto website.Matkahuolto
ARRIVAL Flight connections
Finnair and Norwegian fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi several times a week. The closest scheduled flights are to Rovaniemi, Kemi or Oulu. On Finavia’s website, you can see more detailed information about flights to Rovaniemi, Oulu and Kemi.
There are also plenty of direct flights to Rovaniemi for winter 2023-2024:
Tromso starting from the 2nd of December
Edinburgh starting from the 3rd of December
London Gatwick starting from 17th ofNovember
London Luton starting from the 9th of December
Paris starting from the 9th of December
Amsterdam starting from the 14th of December
Naples starting from te 16th of December
Milan Malpensa from the 22nd of November
Bristol starting from the 17th of November
Manchester starting from the 18th of November
London Stansted starting from the 29th of October
Dublin starting from the 29th of October
Brussels Charleroi starting from the 30th of October
Liverpool starting from the 4th of November
Milan Bergamo starting from the 4th of November
Paris Charles de Gaulle starting from the 25th of November
Amsterdam starting from the 25th of November
Madrid starting from the 2nd of December
Vienna starting from the 2nd of December
Istanbul starting from the 3rd of December
Düsseldorf starting from the 3rd of December
Berlin Brandenburg starting from the 13th of January
Barcelona starting from the 2nd of December
From Friday 1 July 2022, passengers will no longer be required to present certificates of COVID-19 vaccinations or recovery or be tested for COVID-19 when entering the country.
The end of health security measures related to the coronavirus applies to both Finland’s internal and external border control. The internal border refers to the border between Finland and the rest of the EU or Schengen countries and the external border refers to the border between Finland and non-EU or non-Schengen countries.
Health guidelines for travelers
General health and safety measures regarding coronavirus in Finland include avoiding physical contact, maintaining a safe distance from other people and observing good hand and respiratory hygiene. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has lifted its general recommendation on the use of face masks in April 2022.
If you think you may have been infected with the coronavirus, take a self test. If the test is positive the traveller should avoid contact to others for at least five days.
Coronavirus testing if you have symptoms.
If you think you may have been infected with the coronavirus, take a self test. If the test is positive the traveller should avoid contact to others for at least five days. It is on travellers own responsibility to avoid contacts and to organize for example extra accomodation if needed. In problematic cases the traveller is adviced to contact their own travel insurance company. Nationwide emergency number: 112.
Frequently asked questions
Is the wildlife park open in the winter?
Yes, our wildlife park is open throughout the year, daily.
What time does the wildlife park open?
The wildlife park is open daily, during the summer from 10 am to 6 pm.
How much does an entrance ticket cost?
The price list is available here on our website.Tickets & prices
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