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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.

From Helsinki: Porvoo Guided Day Trip with Transportation

2. From Helsinki: Porvoo Guided Day Trip with Transportation

The trip to Porvoo takes approximately 40 minutes, on the way we will tell you about the history of Finland and also the cultural aspects of the Finnish nation. Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland. The town is famed for its "Old Town", a dense medieval street pattern with wooden houses. It is the town of Johan Ludvig Runeberg and Albert Edelfelt. We also will visit the market square, King's hotel, Merchant houses, Niko Laurilla store, and Toy store. We will enjoy the slow, silent, and calm Finnish life.

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Hike and Sauna in Sipoonkorpi National Park From Helsinki

4. Hike and Sauna in Sipoonkorpi National Park From Helsinki

Explore the beautiful Finnish wilderness on a hike with a local guide through the trails of Sipoonkorpi National Park. Immerse yourself in the taiga forest, spot native wildlife, stop for a barbecue lunch, and finish with a relaxing visit to a traditional Finnish smoke sauna. Meet your guide in Helsinki's town center and enjoy van transportation to Sipoonkorpi National Park. Start your guided hike along the forested trails, pausing along the way to learn about Finnish wildlife and nature. Take a break to savor a campfire barbecue lunch prepared by your guide. Continue with the nature hike, taking in the stunning lake and forest landscapes that make up the park. After your walk, which totals 6km, you'll reach the smoke sauna area. Relax in the Finnish sauna, which is heated to 80-100 degrees celsius. Water is thrown onto the rocks producing steam called löylö. Get an authentic wellness experience by alternating between sweating in the sauna and taking a refreshing dip in the nearby freshwater lake. After this thoroughly relaxing sauna and swimming experience, you'll be transferred back to the city.

Helsinki: Archipelago RIB Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch and Sauna

5. Helsinki: Archipelago RIB Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch and Sauna

Meet our crew at Café Marina Bay, Kanavaranta 4, 00160 Helsinki. Depart after full passenger equipments and explore the vast archipelago located east of the capital. Discover some of the 170,000 islands by boat as your guide provides more information about local nature and wildlife. See the beautiful islands as we cruise and speed into the archipelago. Near the outskirts of the archipelago, reach the recreational island where you will disembark the boat and go ashore. Explore the island on a short walking tour and learn more about local flora and fauna. Overlooking the sea, hear more about how the archipelago developed after the last ice age. Then, enjoy a snack lunch outdoors if the weather allows. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the island. Visit the public sauna for a bath, swim in the sea, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings. Finally, hop back on the boat for the journey back to Helsinki. Drop-off is at the same location from where we started.

Helsinki Airport (HEL): One-Way Transfer to/from Helsinki

6. Helsinki Airport (HEL): One-Way Transfer to/from Helsinki

Skip the stress of arranging transportation before or after a long flight with a pre-booked transfer service between the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Helsinki. Avoid unnecessary stops with a private service that includes bottled spring water and wi-fi access. Find your driver with ease with a meet and greet service where your driver will hold up a sign with your name clearly written on it. Have help with your heavy bags and hop aboard a premium minivan Mercedes V class or Mercedes E-class (depending on the groups size). Be whisked away to the airport or your accommodation in the city (depending on the direction of your one-way transfer). Feel secure knowing that the driver is monitoring your flight and that there is 45 minutes of complimentary waiting time for your flight.

All-in-One Helsinki Shore Excursion for Cruise Ships

7. All-in-One Helsinki Shore Excursion for Cruise Ships

User Make the most of your time in Helsinki by enjoying a panoramic drive and a stroll through the city, as well as some free time for shopping and exploring on this highlights trip. Get picked up directly at the port and head out on an exciting adventure. Enjoy a scenic drive towards Esplanadi Street and the Grand Mannerheim Boulevard. See the Opera House, Finlandia Concert Hall, the National Museum, the Parliament Building, and the Presidential Palace. Snap some pictures at the famous Sibelius Park and visit the famous monument. Continue on to the Olympic Stadium, the exotic Rock Church, and the Uspensky Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. Tour through the city center to see the Helsinki Central train station with its famous clock tower, as well as the beloved Havis Amanda fountain. The tour ends with free time by the seaside Market square, where you can try some local delicacies. Afterward, you will return to the shuttle which takes you back to your ship. You can also choose to stay longer in the city and take a taxi back to the port.

From Helsinki: Private Day Trip to Porvoo

8. From Helsinki: Private Day Trip to Porvoo

Porvoo is Finland’s second oldest town, a beautiful city full of history. The timeless and unique atmosphere in Old Porvoo attracts travellers from all over the world. The settlement in the Porvoo region began in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the town is mentioned in documents in the early 14th century. The Old Town provides one of Porvoos most colourful sights and tourist attractions. Old Porvoo is famous for its narrow lanes and brick-coloured riverside warehouses. You will hear fascinating stories about people who have lived in and visited the town and have a chance to visit many of the attractions of this beautiful city.

From Helsinki, Explore a National Park with meal and snacks.

9. From Helsinki, Explore a National Park with meal and snacks.

Nuuksio and Sipoonkorppi National Park reflect perfectly the spectacular beauty of Finnish forest, the Taïga ! On our trip, I will share with you many informations about Finland and it wildlife and flora. Depending on the season, you will have the opportunity to pick berries or mushrooms ! In the heart of the winter, depending on the snowpack, possibility to practice snowshoes during the hike ! During the break in the Taïga, you will enjoy a delicious "Glögi" served with Finnish biscuits. I will propose you the perfect trek corresponding to your level of hiking. We will end by sharing an authentic home made Finnish soup served with a traditional bread and beverage in a Laavu, the Finnish fire camp ! I'll drive you then back in Helsinki in a convenient location in the city center.

Porvoo: Historical Tour, River Cruise, and Views of Old Town

10. Porvoo: Historical Tour, River Cruise, and Views of Old Town

Experience comfortable audio-guided non-stop boat tour in Porvoo River. Enjoy fascinating stories about Vikings, historic riverside enclosures and churches, and famous local artists. The history of Porvoo also includes Tsar Alexander I. Boat will pass by beautiful old wooden houses, Porvoo's historical cathedral from 15th century and show you nature that is surrounding the town. Make best pictures of most important sights to preserve memories from your vacation! Cafe is open for customers through the whole duration of the tour. Restroom available onboard of the boat.

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We did this excursion at the end of October ... The LIEF guide was very helpful and nice ... The rain made everything much more adventurous, we were provided with the water resistant suit, thermal gloves and goggles. .. The dinghy whizzes very fast and if you are lucky enough to find some waves then you can jump! The island where they stopped is beautiful, even the walk in the woods is very suggestive ... You get to a wooden tower, where once you get up, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Finnish sea. Then you go back to the cottage where you enter the sauna ... And if you are daring enough you can alternate the latter with regenerating dips in the cold waters of the sea ... In the meantime, the guide will prepare lunch ... Which in our case was a delicious salmon soup in the typical local tradition ... It was not possible to make the barbecue due to the difficult weather conditions ... I recommend it ...

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 ❤️

Very nice guide and a great route + no time pressure