Petting Zoo Arkadia - Visit Sea Lapland

Petting Zoo Arkadia

In our animal friends there are traditional Finnish pets and farm animals and also some exotic animals. Try to get our Parrot talking!

Opening hours and prices

Petting Zoo is open on summer

15th May – 31. august every day at 10 am- 6 pm (closed on Midsummer holiday)

1. – 30. September on Sat-Sun at 10 am-5 pm

Other times on request.


Entrance fee: 12 € / person, children under 2 years free of charge
Family ticket: 50 €*
Groups, at least.15 persons: 8 € / person
Season ticket: 45 € (valid 15.5-30.9.)

* Family ticket consists of the same family members, max. 2 adults.

The animals of our zoo

At Petting Zoo Arkadia you get to see many animal species close by. There are about 70 different species of Finnish farm animals to more exotic species of animals In the courtyard, for example, a peacock, a miniature pig, a donkey and two gooses.

In addition to the animals, there’s a lot to do with the kids: trampolines, a big bouncy castle, playground and playroom in a cottage. At the farm, there’s also a café and spots for having a barbecue.

Welcome to having a memorable day at Petting Zoo Arkadia!


Here at the Petting Zoo Arkadia we also have a cafe/restaurant, where you can enjoy coffee, homemade buns, ice cream, or hamburger and fries. The house special is a tortilla burger that is worth tasting!

The cafe has the same opening hours as the petting zoo. The café also sells souvenirs.

There is plenty to do in Arkadia for the whole day!

In addition to the animals, the area has resting areas as well as a barbecue and campfire site, where you can fryi sausages, for example. There is also other fun to do in the Arkadia. There is a playground, a bouncy castle, a trampoline and a playroom.

As a novelty, we also have a traditional sauna with luxurious baths. The sauna is open by appointment, ask for a quote!

Contact information

Kotieläinpuisto Arkadia Oy

+358 40 5526 146 / Päivi Facebook

Saarenrannantie 12, 95230 Maksniemi

Corporate Code: 2688568-7

About us

Päivi and Samuli are the enterpreneurs who also live in Arkadia. Päivi is a community pedagogue who has had love for animals from a small age.
In the youth, Päivi took care of all horses in the village and  was helpful in all animal care.

Samuli is an entrepreneur in the painting industry who, from the young age, dreamed of working on the farm’s host. As a small boy, Samuli even cared for the flies and even kept funerals for them if necessary.

The dream became true with the petting zoo and reindeer herding, which are both a work and a lifestyle for Päivi and Samuli.

Päivi and Samuli have 9 children, 5-20 years old, who work extensively in the zoo. The smallest, 5 year old Amanda, works as a great guide to visitors.