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Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

If you’re planning a visit to Helsinki, be sure to include a half day for a trip to Nuuksio National Park, located within the boundaries of greater Helsinki. It takes about an hour and a half by public transportation to reach the park from the city center. You’ll be met in the center of Helsinki, and travel by commuter train to Espoo center and then take a local bus to the park entrance. The park is ranked among the top 10 nature attractions in Finland and is a must-see. To get the most from your visit, it’s best to let an experienced guide and professional naturalist lead the way. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the tall coniferous or mixed forest, with trees growing around enormous primeval rocks, in an area that’s rich with mosses and ferns. You’ll come across numerous small forest lakes, and you can stop to enjoy a swim. The forest is inhabited by various animals, including such rare species as the Siberian flying squirrel, found in Europe only in Finland and Estonia. With your biologist guide you’ll trek through the tall forest, learn about the natural features of Finland, enjoy scenic views, and hopefully spot some wildlife.

From Helsinki: National Park Hiking Tour with Food & Drinks

From Helsinki: National Park Hiking Tour with Food & Drinks

Immerse yourself into the spectacular beauty of a Finnish forest, known as a Taïga, on a hiking tour to Nuuksio and Sipoonkorppi National Park. Head just outside of Helsinki and learn about Finland's abundant flora and fauna from your local guide. Head out of Helsinki to one of its nearby National Parks for a day outdoors. Depending on the season, enjoy the local art of picking berries or mushrooms. In the heart of the winter, depending on the snowpack, practice walking with snowshoes during the hike. During summer, get the chance to swim in a pristine lake ! During your hike, take a break in the Taïga, or forest, to sip on some delicious "glögi" served with Finnish biscuits. Revitalised, continue your outdoor adventure before ending with an authentic homemade Finnish soup served with traditional bread and drink in a Laavu, the Finnish fire camp. Then, head back to Helsinki in the warmth and comfort of a car.

Nuuksio National park hiking experience from Helsinki

Nuuksio National park hiking experience from Helsinki

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting Nuuksio National Park, immersing yourself in the pristine beauty of Finland's wilderness. As you begin your adventure, you'll be greeted by the tranquil ambiance of ancient woodlands, where towering pine trees and moss-covered rocks create a serene atmosphere. Your adventure hiking in Nuuksio National Park begins in Helsinki at your accommodations, where you and your group (a maximum of 6 people) will be picked up by your experienced guide. Sit back and relax in the comfortable minivan as you enjoy the scenery en route to Nuuksio National Park. Upon your arrival, you'll receive an itinerary briefing. Then, the fun starts! In the company of your guide, you'll set out into the wilderness of Nuuksio National Park, following the tree-lined trails to serene lakeshores with awe-inspiring vistas. If luck is on your side, you may even spot one of the park's animal residents, such as foxes, hares, woodpeckers, or even the friendly grass snake. In addition, your guide will share fascinating facts and insights about the region and its biodiversity. towards the end of your tour hiking in Nuuksio National Park, you'll be treated to a traditional Finnish snack with berry juice around a campfire, the perfect way to unwind in nature! At the end of the excursion, you'll return to bustling Helsinki with fond memories of hiking in Nuuksio National Park and a minimum of 10 photos from your guide as a souvenir, delivered to you within 2 days. NOTE! the hike is about 7km long and takes about 3 hours to complete in a comfortable pace, including the rest at the campfire.

Nuuksio forest tour, campfire coffee and social media photos

Nuuksio forest tour, campfire coffee and social media photos

We walk the Klassarinkierros, stopping at the Saarilampi campfire site, where the participants build a bonfire. We cook soot pot coffee and stick buns (additional food may be ordered) and take a break of about 1.5 hours by the campfire. On the trip, you get to know the beauty of nature. Listen to natures sounds and experience untouched nature. Let's look for new dimensions in nature, maybe a new nature sound, or nature's art. The hike in the Nuuksio national park ca. 4 kilometers. The tour starts from Polku Hotel, a nature hotel 30 minutes from Helsinki, yet in the middle of nowhere.

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What people are saying about Nuuksio National Park

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To kick off, our guide Szabi was outstanding throughout the entire trip. He arrived promptly at the designated location, providing us with a clean and spacious vehicle, and navigating the route flawlessly. Szabi meticulously attended to every detail of our itinerary, offering valuable insights about Nuuksio National Park's fauna and flora with a cheerful demeanor. He graciously addressed all our questions and even brought along delicious Finnish pies, known as lihapiirakka, to fuel us for the hike ahead. Additionally, having a group of five was ideal, fostering deeper connections among us. Overall, choosing this excursion is a no-brainer for those seeking a richer experience of Finland. Highly recommended!

I had an incredible experience hiking in Finland's Nuuksio National Park, guided by Szabi. He was punctual, knowledgeable, and made the trip unforgettable. Szabi led us through a 7km hike at a comfortable pace, sharing knowledge about Finland and the plants we saw along the way. His expertise enriched the journey. He also took high-quality photos for us, promptly delivering them on the same day. The highlight was the campfire activity, complete with delicious blueberry juice and pies. Overall, I highly recommend this guided hikes in Nuuksio National Park for anyone looking to explore nature, learn, and have a great time. Thanks again, Szabi! Looking forward to the next adventure!

Great tour at a good pace for the small group. Szabi made sure everyone was doing fine and took nice photos of our trip we received later on. We learned about some interesting facts about the area and had a little campfire at the lake for lunch. Would highly recommend if you look for an hiking adventure close to the city, would definitely go again!

fantastic tour, very interesting, the guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the historical and botanical level of the park. Pleasant excursion in search of unique landscapes, listening to nature in silence and listening to the wisdom of the guide.

A fantastic experience getting out of the city and into the forest of Finland. David is incredibly knowledgeable and a great guide. He pointed out the local plants and wildlife as we hiked. The pace was comfortable and the soup was delicious!