Pandahouse and many things to discover for the whole family!
Original Sokos Hotel Royal Vaasa
The city centre Original Sokos Hotel Royal Vaasa is by a beautiful esplanade. Vaasa is a compact city with a big city feeling that has everything within walking distance.
The tower side of the hotel rises up to the 11th floor. A trip through the panoramic elevator serves the beautiful scenery of the seaside city well.
And, in an energetic hotel, there are many ways to spend your days. You can go to the EasyFit fitness center, enjoy the Finnish sauna experience in our pool & sauna and enjoy amazing views across the city’s rooftops.
Welcome to our lively hotel and let us energize you at Original Sokos Hotel Royal Vaasa!
Ähtäri Zoo – 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.