Nuuksio - Wilderness in the City
Espoo's nature is an astonishing experience offering beauty and tranquillity. The unspoiled nature of Nuuksio National Park is worth exploring. Inhale fresh air and see the wilderness only few miles away from the hectic city life.
The Nuuksio National Park is far away from the hectic city life, but still next door. Choose your way of relaxation in the wilderness; riding, cycling, climbing, picking berries and mushrooms, swimming, snowshoeing, letterboxing, skiing or trekking. Stay overnight in a tent or lean-to shelter.
There are almost 30 kilometres of trekking trails close to Haukkalampi, Kattila and Siikajärvi ponds. Nuuksio is an excellent place for couple of days rambling with pitches for camping and shelter for cooking.
The Haukanpesä information cabin and Haukkalampi nature cabin are open daily throughout the summer.
Reach the wilderness by bus? In Espoo it's possible.
Bus no. 85(A) leaves from Espoo Centre, which is easily reached by train. In summer the bus route goes all the way to Kattila in Nuuksio and in the winter the terminal point is in Nuuksionpää. Bus and train timetables and maps www.hsl.fi.
Car parks are located in Haukkalampi (main information point, east), Högbacka (north) Kattila (north), Siikaniemi (south) and near Elohovi (west).
The service number for the Nuuksio National Park is +358 205 644 790.