Ranua Wildlife Park is home to over 50 species and 200 individual animals native to the Arctic region, animals including the polar bear, arctic fox, reindeer, otters, minxes, foxes and wolves. There are also birds including owls, buzzards and snow geese. You can tour the zoo and see the animals being fed. In summer there is also a domestic animal zoo and you can ride ponies or Finnish horses. Less animated but still interesting are the arctic rocks in the Rock Park.
The landscape around the zoo is beautiful and worth a visit in itself. The trail around the park is around 1.5 miles (2.5 km) and cold in winter, so dress appropriately.
Ranua is only 50 miles (80 km) or one hour by bus from Rovaniemi, the main town in Lapland.