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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.

Sipoonkorpi National Park Half-Day Hike: Trolls’ Trail

3. Sipoonkorpi National Park Half-Day Hike: Trolls’ Trail

Escape the hustle and bustle of Helsinki on a half-day hike of the Sipoonkorpi National Park, and learn more about Finnish nature from a biologist guide. Transfer from Helsinki to Sipoonkorpi (just 25 kilometers from the city center) by public transport. On arrival, hike in wild coniferous forest, following a professional biologist guide who will tell you about Finnish nature and take you to curious geological formations hidden in the depth of the forest. Established to protect endangered animal and plant species of the taiga forest, Sipoonkorpi National Park also features traditional farmlands from the 13th century, numerous forest types, mires, bogs, and several small lakes. Hike the rugged terrain for approximately 3-3.5 hours as your guide explains how it was formed by the Ice Age thaw. In primeval times, the area was covered by sea and glaciers that ground the rocky shores to form unusual rock formations, now completely hidden in the wild forest. Hear about - and see - the “Trolls” or “Giants' Kettles.” Go to some of the park’s picturesque lakes, and more.

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4.8 / 5

based on 129 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 ❤️

Absolutely fantastic hike around the forest..informative guide and very easy to do...worth getting out into nature and seeing

Very nice guide and a great route + no time pressure