Guided tour

Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

Activity provider: BioGeo-Traveller

Nuuksio National Park: Half-Day Trip from Helsinki

Activity provider: BioGeo-Traveller
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From US$ 58.40 per person

Visit Nuuksio National Park, one of Finland’s top nature attractions, and enjoy a trek led by a professional biologist. You’ll see tall coniferous forest, small forest lakes, and ancient cliffs covered by mosses and lichens.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Finland's natural beauty with a biologist guide
  • Visit a unique national park featuring tall forest, numerous lakes, ancient cliffs, and rare fauna
  • Engage in environmentally friendly travel
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Visit to Nuuksio National Park
  • Guide
  • Public transport ticket (€11 for roundtrip ticket)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meeting point is at the Railway Square by the Statue of Aleksis Kivi.

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Important information

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  • This tour is environmentally responsible and prefers to move in small groups, using, as much as possible, the most environmentally friendly public transportation
  • Maximum group size: 8 persons. Children under age 16, accompanied by at least 1 adult, can join for free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 136 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Great half day trip to this specific park and also intro to Finnish National Parks in general. Mikael was a knowledgeable guide who knows a lot about the trees, plants, animals and topography of Nuuksio. We loved that we used public transportation to get there. One suggestion, especially for US travelers would be to be aware that this trip includes alot of stairs on the trail. That was fine for us, but some travelers may not be ready for it.

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June 17, 2022

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.

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March 18, 2022

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.

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February 17, 2022

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