Our comfortable and spacious rooms are perfect for family vacations.
Our comfortable and spacious rooms are perfect for family vacations. Every room is equipped with a terrace, lake view, television, radio, phone and a bathroom with toilet and shower. Extra beds and travel cots are available for all rooms. The hotel also offers a dedicated playing area for children. All of the rooms and restaurants are no smoking areas.
The hotel is designed by the architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, who probably are most know for the Temppeliaukio church in Helsinki. Visitors at hotel Mesikämmen literally step into nature, since the hotel, in part, is built inside the bedrock.
The price includes breakfast, morning bath in the spa and entrance to Ähtäri Zoo. The Panda package includes in addition to this entry to the Panda house.
NEW PANDAHOUSE AND MANY THINGS TO DISCOVER FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Ähtäri Zoo is Finland’s first natural zoo and now the first zoo in the Nordic countries that houses a pair of giant pandas. Welcome on an adventure to the wonderful world of nature – you will experience delightful moments in a forest environment and in the midst of fantastic animals.
The giant pandas Hua Bao (nicknamed Pyry) and Jin BaoBao (Lumi) came to Ähtäri in January 2018 and have accommodated well. The panda house has fantastic areas both in and outdoors, where visitors get to see these captivating animals eating bamboo, playing at the climbing area and water pool, or just heart-warmingly resting in the sun.
Ähtäri Zoo has approximately 60 different species with the most popular ones being the bears. The park is also home to many other interesting species such as wolverines, wolves, lynxes and the endangered majestic snow leopards and cute red pandas.
The park’s unique nature path winds through beautiful forest landscapes. The path also takes you to Zoo Farm where you get to meet farm animals and experience the lifestyle of the early 1900s in an authentic farm environment.
Home to the northern pandas, the Snowpanda House has a visitors area, a souvenir shop and Deli & Café with a large summer terrace. Guests can get close to the pandas thanks to large windows, open spaces and a walking bridge that circles around the outdoor panda area.
Ähtäri Zoo nature path
You get to meet all the park’s animals on this 3 km long nature path that winds through easy terrain. Along the path there are stops where you can learn about animals and nature and also rest and even make a campfire. The path goes past Kaakkolammi café which is open in the summer.
Ähtäri Zoo Animal farm
The animal farm was opened in May 2016 and gives visitors the opportunity to meet and interact with woolly pigs, cows, sheep and goats. You get to practice taking care of these animals and try out traditional farm chores. At the barn shop you can purchase souvenirs and relax with a cup of coffee.
Next door to Ähtäri Zoo there is hotel Mesikämmen, a high-quality accommodation with their own spa. Hotel Mesikämmen is nature’s own hotel – just a stone’s throw from Ähtäri Zoo.
Ähtäri Zoo Camping is a pleasant camping site situated by a beautiful lake, right next to the zoo. The camping site sports Ilves, Karhu and Ahma cabins, and also year round Hirvi cabins, for hire. All the cabins are named after Finnish animals.
Flowpark Ähtäri Zoo is an ecological adventure park where you can test your skills on action-filled adventure paths. The elevated paths are built on living trees without harming them, and are open for children from 7 years and up.
Bear package to Ähtäri Zoo and hotel Mesikämmen
2 adults + 1 child, ferry Umeå-Vasa outward and return, 1 night at hotel Mesikämmen and entrance to the zoo
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