The Wildlife Park seasons

Ranua, located in the subarctic region boasts of four clearly different seasons: winters are long with heavy snow loads, summers brief with light nights, autumns colourful and spring-times short and intensive. The Ranua Wildlife Park offers a variety of experiences for every season: you can see how the various arctic species have adapted into the changing seasons, in their most authentic atmosphere – in the midst of wide Northern forests. Program Service Providers offer you more chances to get acquainted with the nearby wilderness also.


Only a few individuals in the Wildlife Park hibernate. Many arctic animals, as the polar bears, like winter the best of all seasons. They boast themselves in their thick winter furs, clearly visible against the white snow in the light hours of the day. The early twilight of the winter, makes the Wildlife Park visit exciting.


Spring, for many of the arctic animals, is the breeding season, and this is when they are at their wildest. Thick snow covers the ground still in March, but the animals from owls to polar bears have spring at their heart. Wolves howl, lynxes roar and foxes bark.


Summer is the time of the Midnight Sun and sweet baby animals. At the Ranua Wildlife Park you can see cubs of arctic animal species nearly every year, and at the Domestic Park you can admire calves and little pigs and other young ones of the more common farm animals.


Autumn is the time for a trip enjoying the forest glowing in autumn tints around the Wildlife Park; at the open fire stops along the trail you can take a rest and grill sausages. During this trip, the surroundings glowing in autumn tints, your nature experience is guaranteed. Dholes, lynxes, red foxes and arctic foxes shed their furs into thicker ones, and moose are handsome to look at with their huge antlers.