Nuuksio area weekly program 1.6.–30.9.2019

Happiness is fresh air, nature and silence. Nuuksio National Park offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits or taking a moment to quietly relax. There is a possibility to participate different guided tours during summer or just enjoy self-guided summer excursions. Book your place for excursions in advance and experience the national heritage of the metropolitan area!

 

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SELF-GUIDED

Plan Your Outdoor Day in Nuuksio National Park  with the journey planner service nuuksioon.fi

Enjoy a summer day in the nature of Nuuksio National Park and its surroundings. Find the route of your own to the best places and hikes on nuuksioon.fi. This service combines trails in the national park and public transportation in the metropolitan area. The Nuuksioon.fi service gives you plenty of ideas for the different kinds of trails and local services in the area! Traveling by public transportation is ecological and affordable. Don’t forget to include a visit to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia in your nature day!

More information: https://nuuksioon.fi/en


Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre

The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is a popular exhibition and event center situated by Nuuksio National Park. Both kids and adults love the place! You can experience the whole Finland’s nature from southern archipelago till snowy fells of Lapland and all diverse 40 national parks. You can see and hear, even touch the wildlife too! You can see live video from Finland’s National Parks on huge multimedia screens and listen to the real sounds of Finland’s nature. Addition to the main exhibition, there's also various short-term exhibitions at Haltia like the new Wild and crazy - worlds’ funniest wildlife animals! Restaurant Haltia with a nice view to Lake Nuuksio Pitkäjärvi offers delicious lunch buffet that is made of local raw materials and is as much as possible organic. You may also enjoy delicious homemade bakery products and special coffees at the restaurants’ terrace.

Availability: 1.5. – 30.9. every day at 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Price: 13€ / 8€ / under 7 year olds and Helsinki Card users free of charge. Family ticket 25€ (incl. 1-2 adults & 1-4 children). The price includes audio guide in English or Chinese.
Buy your ticket onlinehttps://bit.ly/2Kere4D
More information: https://www.haltia.com/en/

 

Nuuksio Reindeer Park

Experience a touch of the Lappish exotic with reindeer in Nuuksio Reindeer Park which is the southernmost place in Finland where you can see and feed reindeer. Tame reindeer will eat lichen straight form your hand. There are seven reindeer: Oscar, Niila, Taika, Lumi, Nella, Tähti and her son Usva. Spend a memorable moment with the reindeer and enjoy coffee brewed on an open fire and stick bun grilling. Small souvenir shop is open.

Period: Open for public on separate mentioned days from 1.00 PM to 4.00 PM. Private visits are possible at all other times, please ask availability: info@NuuksioReindeerPark.fi
Price: 25€/10€ (4-11 years) or 60 € (2 adults + 2 children) incl. reindeer feeding, coffee and bun over an open fire in the atmospheric Lappish hut and services of the staff.
More information and opening hours: http://bit.ly/nuuksiowhitereindeer

 

Hawk Nest

The Haukkalampi pond is located in the eastern part of the Nuuksio National Park. There are three trails of different lengths starting from the cafeteria Cafe Silva. For self-guided paddling trips Natura Viva’s recreational center Hawk Nest rents canoes, SUP boards and rowing boats. There are also Fatbikes for rent. Take a coffee break in Cafe Silva and observe the beauty of nature.

Period: 1.5. – 30.9. every day from 10.00 AM  to 6.00 PM
More information: https://www.naturaviva.fi/en/nuuksio

 

MONDAY

Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is stunning! The Nuuksio Canoe & Hike Adventure starts with a canoeing session on the peaceful Hawk Lake. The tour continues with a forest walk following the marked trails and you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural environment on an easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by the lakeside.

Availability: 1.6. – 31.8. every Monday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.00 PM, including transports
Price: 78 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and bookings: https://bit.ly/2W3897N

 

TUESDAY

Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is stunning! The Nuuksio Canoe & Hike Adventure starts with a canoeing session on the peaceful Hawk Lake. The tour continues with a forest walk following the marked trails and you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural environment on an easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by the lakeside.

Availability: 1.6. – 31.8. every Tuesday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.00 PM, including transports
Price: 78 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and bookings: https://bit.ly/2W3897N

 

Finnish Lakes and Forests

On this guided half day bus tour from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo we invite you to discover the Finnish nature with its lakes and forests! The tour includes a guided walk in the forest of the National Park with an English-speaking guide. Nuuksio is one of the top nature attractions in Finland where you can experience the Finnish nature and the peaceful wilderness. In the National Park live dozens of endangered or near-threatened animals, plants and fungi species. In Nuuksio, you can also visit Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (extra charge, free entrance with Helsinki Card). The exhibitions in Haltia let you explore all of Finland’s unique nature under one roof. In Haltia you also find a restaurant and café.

Availability: 11.6. – 31.8. every Tuesday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.30 PM, including transports
Price: 62 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki, guided tour in the forest.
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/lakesandforests 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is stunning! The Nuuksio Canoe & Hike Adventure starts with a canoeing session on the peaceful Hawk Lake. The tour continues with a forest walk following the marked trails and you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural environment on an easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by the lakeside.

Availability: 1.6. – 31.8. every Wednesday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.00 PM, including transports
Price: 78 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and bookings:  https://bit.ly/2W3897N

 

Berry Picking and Mushroom Hunting in Nuuksio National Park 

Forests in Finland are a real treasure if you like foraging berries or mushrooms. Picking berries and mushrooms in tranquil forests is relaxing and fun. Northern clean nature and summer with long sunny days and white nights give an incredibly delicious taste to berries and fungi.  This guided nature hike takes you to the best foraging places in Nuuksio National Park. We hike 3-5 km in varying terrain, small forest paths and off-track. The guide tells about foraging and what it is allowed and safe to pick. After picking berries and mushrooms in the forest it’s time to taste them on a break with fresh coffee or tea and snack by the campfire.

Availability: 17.7. – 21.8. every Wednesday. Departure at 10.00 AM, return at 3.00 PM, incl. transports
Price: 85 €, incl. transport from/to Helsinki or Espoo, professional guiding and guide’s services, coffee/tea, juice, Karelian pastry and cinnamon roll on the break and rent of waterproof rubber boots and rain ponchos when needed
More information and reservations:  https://bit.ly/2YV4JGb

 

THURSDAY

Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is stunning! The Nuuksio Canoe & Hike Adventure starts with a canoeing session on the peaceful Hawk Lake. The tour continues with a forest walk following the marked trails and you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural environment on an easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by the lakeside.

Availability: 1.6. – 31.8. every Thursday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.00 PM, including transports
Price: 78 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and bookings:  https://bit.ly/2W3897N

 

Wilderness Canoeing Adventure in Nuuksio National Park

This relaxed wilderness canoeing trip takes you to the scenic wilderness lakes Kattilajärvi and Vääräjärvi and the peaceful forests in Nuuksio. Before we start our canoe trip our experienced guide briefs canoeing safety and basic paddling technique. We launch the canoes and paddle on wilderness lakes of Nuuksio National Park. In the middle of our excursion, we’ll have a coffee and snack break by the lake. You can also dip into the clean water forest lake on the break.

Availability: 27.6. – 29.8. every Thursday. Departure at 10.00 AM, return at 3.00 PM, incl. transports
Price: 85 €, incl. transport from/to Helsinki or Espoo, professional guiding and guide’s services, all required canoeing equipment and coffee/tea, juice, Karelian pastry and cinnamon roll on the break
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/wildernesscanoeing

 

Finnish Lakes and Forests

On this guided half day bus tour from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo we invite you to discover the Finnish nature with its lakes and forests! The tour includes a guided walk in the forest of the National Park with an English-speaking guide. Nuuksio is one of the top nature attractions in Finland where you can experience the Finnish nature and the peaceful wilderness. In the National Park live dozens of endangered or near-threatened animals, plants and fungi species. In Nuuksio, you can also visit Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (extra charge, free entrance with Helsinki Card). The exhibitions in Haltia let you explore all of Finland’s unique nature under one roof. In Haltia you also find a restaurant and café.

Availability: 11.6. – 31.8. every Thursday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.30 PM, including transports
Price: 62 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki, guided tour in the forest.
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/lakesandforests 

 

Wine in the Woods

Wine in the Woods is a two-hour experience for all senses, with a grande finale as a ground-breaking outdoor wine tasting in the middle of an authentic Finnish woodland. Participants will first be guided on an easy path to tone their senses for the surrounding nature. Participants can listen to the silence, learn about the development of human senses and how they are beneficial especially outdoors. Everyone senses the world in their own way.

After the walk the group will be led to the wine bar amidst the woods. A wilderness-sommelier will host the wine tasting where the objective is to broaden the general tasting experience by linking the sense of taste to nature – seasons, environments and weather. The whole wine selection is sustainably produced.

In addition to the calibrative sparkling wine starter further five red wines will be served. After the conversational tasting the group will be led a short way back to the starting point of the journey.

Availability: 1.7. – 31.8.2019 every Thursday at 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Location: Nuuksio’s Northern Gate, Salmentie 100, Vihti
Price: 118€ incl. guided tour and wine tasting. NOTICE! Adults only. Alcohol cannot be served for minors.
More information and reservations: https://bit.ly/2YUjsks

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is stunning! The Nuuksio Canoe & Hike Adventure starts with a canoeing session on the peaceful Hawk Lake. The tour continues with a forest walk following the marked trails and you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural environment on an easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by the lakeside.

Availability: 1.6. – 31.8. every Friday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.00 PM, including transports
Price: 78 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and bookings:  https://bit.ly/2W3897N

 

Berry Picking and Mushroom Hunting in Nuuksio National Park 

Forests in Finland are a real treasure if you like foraging berries or mushrooms. Picking berries and mushrooms in tranquil forests is relaxing and fun. Northern clean nature and summer with long sunny days and white nights give an incredibly delicious taste to berries and fungi.  This guided nature hike takes you to the best foraging places in Nuuksio National Park. We hike 3-5 km in varying terrain, small forest paths and off-track. The guide tells about foraging and what it is allowed and safe to pick. After picking berries and mushrooms in the forest it’s time to taste them on a break with fresh coffee or tea and snack by the campfire.

Availability: 12.7. – 27.9. every Friday. Departure at 10.00 AM , return at 3.00 PM, incl. transports
Price: 85 €, incl. transport from/to Helsinki or Espoo, professional guiding and guide’s services, coffee/tea, juice, Karelian pastry and cinnamon roll on the break and rent of waterproof rubber boots and rain ponchos when needed.
More information and reservations:  https://bit.ly/2YV4JGb

 

Wine in the Woods

Wine in the Woods is a two-hour experience for all senses, with a grande finale as a ground-breaking outdoor wine tasting in the middle of an authentic Finnish woodland. Participants will first be guided on an easy path to tone their senses for the surrounding nature. Participants can listen to the silence, learn about the development of human senses and how they are beneficial especially outdoors. Everyone senses the world in their own way.

After the walk the group will be led to the wine bar amidst the woods. A wilderness-sommelier will host the wine tasting where the objective is to broaden the general tasting experience by linking the sense of taste to nature – seasons, environments and weather. The whole wine selection is sustainably produced. In addition to the calibrative sparkling wine starter further five red wines will be served. After the conversational tasting the group will be led a short way back to the starting point of the journey.

Availability: 1.7. – 31.8.2019 every Friday at 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Location: Nuuksio’s Northern Gate, Salmentie 100, Vihti
Price: 118€ incl. guided tour and wine tasting. NOTICE! Adults only. Alcohol cannot be served for minors.
More information and reservations: https://bit.ly/2YUjsks

 

SATURDAY

Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is stunning! The Nuuksio Canoe & Hike Adventure starts with a canoeing session on the peaceful Hawk Lake. The tour continues with a forest walk following the marked trails and you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural environment on an easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by the lakeside.

Availability: 1.6. – 31.8. every Saturday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.00 PM, including transports
Price: 78 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and bookings:  https://bit.ly/2W3897N

 

Wilderness Canoeing Adventure in Nuuksio National Park

This relaxed wilderness canoeing trip takes you to scenic wilderness lakes Kattilajärvi and Vääräjärvi and peaceful forests in Nuuksio. Before we start our canoe trip our experienced guide briefs canoeing safety and basic paddling technique. We launch the canoes and paddle on wilderness lakes of Nuuksio National Park. In the middle of our excursion, we’ll have a coffee and snack break by the lake. You can also dip into the clean water forest lake on the break.

Availability: 1.6. – 30.9. every Saturday. Departure at 10.00 AM, return at 3.00 PM, incl. transports
Price: 85 €, incl. transport from/to Helsinki or Espoo, professional guiding and guide’s services, all required canoeing equipment and coffee/tea, juice, Karelian pastry and cinnamon roll on the break
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/wildernesscanoeing

 

 

SUNDAY

Nuuksio Canoe and Hike Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a guided hike following the marked trails of Nuuksio National Park. This guided trip is stunning! The Nuuksio Canoe & Hike Adventure starts with a canoeing session on the peaceful Hawk Lake. The tour continues with a forest walk following the marked trails and you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful natural environment on an easy pace. On half way of the tour a delicious sandwich and a hot drink are waiting for you by the lakeside.

Availability: 1.6. – 31.8. every Sunday. Departure at 10.30 AM, return at 3.00 PM, including transports
Price: 78 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and bookings:  https://bit.ly/2W3897N

 

Public Finnish Sauna Experience in Nuuksio National Park

Sauna is a distinct part of the Finnish culture. For a genuine Finnish experience, one of course must attend a sauna. You simply cannot leave the country without it! Come and experience the tranquility of Nuuksio National Park while enjoying a traditional wood fired sauna by a lake. Public sauna takes place every Sunday from 11.00, ending at 15:30. Hawk Nest public sauna will operate in three shifts as follows:

11:00-12:30 Women
12:30-14:00 Mixed (swimsuit is obligatory)
14:00-15:30 Men

Availability: 1.6. – 30.9. every Sunday.
Location: Nuuksio Hawk Nest, Haukkalammentie 32, 02820 Espoo
Price: 8€ incl. entrance fee to sauna
More information and reservations: https://www.naturaviva.fi/en/nuuksio/saunanuuksio

 

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