Nuuksio National Park

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Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

1. 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.

Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

2. Nuuksio National Park Full-Day Hike from Helsinki

Explore the breathtaking beauty of Nuuksio National Park on an 8-hour scenic tour and hike. Experience the Finnish wilderness at its most enchanting, and discover remote corners of the Nuuksio Lake uplands, rare fauna, tall trees, and much more. Escape the hustle and bustle of Helsinki on a full-day hike of the Nuuksio National Park, situated within the boundaries of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and one of the 10 top nature attractions of Finland. Transfer from Helsinki to Nuuksio by public transport. On arrival, discover a hilly area that contrasts with the surrounding plains. Hike through wild, evergreen forest to picturesque lakes and ancient cliffs covered in dense moss, lichens, and ferns. Follow your naturalist guide through mixed forest of tall coniferous trees and trees growing around enormous primeval rocks. Discover numerous small lakes, and take a break for a picnic and swim in clean freshwater. The 6-7 hour hike explores various corners of Nuuksio National Park, going off the well-beaten path of the major trails to areas rarely visited by tourists. Learn about the major natural features of Finland and Nuuksio as you spot forest birds and other wildlife.

Helsinki: Nuuksio Reindeer Park Tour

3. Helsinki: Nuuksio Reindeer Park Tour

Explore the National Nuuksio Reindeer Park in Helsinki of Finland where you can see and feed lovely reindeer, and learn about reindeer natural habitat. Experience Finnish campfire by grilling buns, and tasting tradition coffee or tea. Go to the woods in Nuuksio and marvel at Finnish pure nature. Get in touch with wild reindeer and rejuvenate from the bustle of life.

Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park Guided Hike

4. Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park Guided Hike

Immerse yourself in the rugged natural Finnish landscape with a hike through the Nuuksio National Park where you can see spectacular lakes, vast forests, and more. Learn why nature is such an integral part of Finnish culture from your knowledgeable guide. Visit the rocky lake upland, which is home to many species that thrive in old-growth forests, vibrant meadows, valleys, and ponds. Together with your local guide, follow a carefully designed 8-kilometer trail with moderate difficulty and see the best that Nuuksio has to offer. Start your hike from Kattila, next to Lake Kaitlampi, one of the northernmost points of the national park. Then head to Lake Ahvenisto and follow the trail around Lake Haukkalampi and Lake Mustalampi. Next, take a short break at the Recreational Centre Hawk Nest before continuing to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. End your hike with a rewarding meal at the Haltia Restaurant.

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What people are saying about Nuuksio National Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 153 reviews

We had an absolutely fantastic guided tour with Mikhail through the Nuuksio National Park. He met us outside Helsinki train station, helped us to buy the train and bus tickets and got us to the park quickly and efficiently. The walk through the snow covered park was absolutely breath taking and one we will remember for the rest of our lives. Mikhail paced the walk perfectly to our stamina levels and even brought a snack to share. He patiently waited for us to take as many photos as we wanted to, the scenery was so beautiful we couldn’t stop taking pictures. Mikhail also expertly pointed out animal tracks in the snow, provided a lot of really interesting information about the local wildlife and landscape as well as life in Finland in general. He clearly knows the area well and was able to explain for example, that we would have taken a different route, if weather conditions had been different. We would never have attempted this trip on our own, and it was excellent value.

The park was delightful, especially how we experienced it in early December with light snow, frozen lakes and scenery to die for. But, the best part was Mikhail, the guide. I left a lot richer in knowledge about the surroundings, a low more aware of animal footprints and with lovely conversation throughout the hike. Both Nuuksio and Sipoonkorpi national parks were wonderful experiences and I truly made lifelong memories walking through them.

Nuuksio National Park is a lovely wilderness area with pristine forests, lakes with visitor accommodations for parking, picnics. Mikael is an academic now guide with much to tell about locale and accomplished hiker with much knowledge of the area so he can tailor the trekking to your needs. Loved our day with Mikael in Nuuksio! Welcome break from the city.

It was an awesome trip in the nature of Finland. The guide Mikhail has detailed knowledge about Finland and it's nature. And I have to say, he's a relaxed cool guy. Really recommendable tour.

Daneliya is very knowledgeable and insightful. Overall great experience. Hiking trail can be abit challenging especially during winter times.