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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.

Helsinki: Nuuksio Reindeer Park Tour

2. 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

3. 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

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4.9 / 5

based on 174 reviews

A very nice trip out of the city and into the Finnish countryside. Mikhail was a very knowledgeable guide, we discussed nature, history, politics, language and more. He explained many of the plant species we saw and helped me to indetify a bird I was not familiar with. I would reccomend Mikhail as your guide for this trip, he also gave us tradional Finnish snacks during our hike! Thank you Mikhail :)

We had a brilliant guided tour with Mikhail through the beautiful and picturesque Nuuksio National Park Mikhail was very knowledgeable of the area and took us to some beautiful places on our tour, the photo's we took are incredible. I would certainly recommend that anyone staying in Helsinki or nearby should visit the national parks

Very educational, wonderfully fresh, beautiful walk through autumnal Finland. Just out of town. And also got a good tip to bring the library Oodi on our last day ❤️

An absolutely great walk in the National Park with a lovely guide and amazing scenery.

Very nice guide and a great route + no time pressure