Nuuksio area weekly program 1.6.–31.8.2018

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!

 

Nuuksion alueen viikko-ohjelma 2018

 

SELF-GUIDED


Finnish Nature Centre Haltia

Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre 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 of Finland’s National Parks on huge multimedia screens and listen the real sounds of Finland’s nature! Addition to the main exhibition, there's also various short-term exhibitions at Haltia. Highly acclaimed Restaurant Haltia offers delicious lunch buffet that is made of local raw materials and is as much as possible organic. You may also enjoy delicious homemade doughnuts and other bakery products, not to mention cappuccinos and other special coffees

Period: 1.5. – 30.9. every day from 10am to 6pm
Price: 13 € / 8 € / under 7 years old free of charge. Family ticket 25 € (incl. 1-2 adult/s & 1-4 child/children)
More information: http://bit.ly/haltiaopeninghours

 

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 five reindeer: Oscar, Niila, Taika, Lumi and Nella. Spend a memorable moment with the reindeer and enjoy coffee brewed on an open fire.

Period: 30.6. – 12.8. mon-sat from 1pm to 5pm & sun from 1pm to 4pm (closed on Wednesdays)
Price:
20 € / 10 € (4-12 years). Family ticket 50€ (incl. 2 adults ja 2 children) incl. reindeer feeding, coffee and bun over an open fire in the atmospheric Lappish "kota" (hut)
More information: 
http://bit.ly/nuuksiowhitereindeer

 

Hawk Nest

The pond Haukkalampi is located in the eastern part of the Nuuksio National Park. There are four trails of different length starting from the nature cabin Hawk Nest. 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.

Period: 1.5. – 30.9. every day from 10am to 6pm
More information: https://www.naturaviva.fi/en/nuuksio

 

MONDAY

Nuuksio SUP Adventure

Launch your SUP board at Nuuksio Hawk Lake and embark on a new adventure. This calm forest lake is perfect for stand up paddling. The Nuuksio Hawk Lake is sheltered from high winds and suits very well for beginners as well as experienced SUP boarders alike. Paddle your way to the other end of the lake and see the steep rocks surrounded by natural forest. Your guide will get you going and will stand by throughout the tour. We recommend sporty clothing. You will make a stop by a campfire and enjoy a snack. Relax and enjoy the natural environment of this typical Nuuksio lake.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. Every Monday. Departure at 10.30am, return at 3pm, including transports
Price: 75 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, SUP board, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information: http://bit.ly/supadventure

 

TUESDAY

Nuuksio Forest Lake Walk

Experience the Nuuksio forest and lake country characterized by rugged hills, steep gorges and deep lakes formed by the Ice Age. During the tour, you will hear more about Nuuksio National Park, this natural treasure next to the urban habitation. On the way, you will enjoy a snack. The brave ones will swim in a forest lake. Sporty clothing is recommended.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Tuesday. Departure at 10.30pm, return at 3pm, including transports
Price: 69 € incl. transports from downtown Helsinki, guide, water bottle and snack
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/forestlakewalk

 

Finnish Lakes and Forests

This guided half day bus tour from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park invites you to discover the Finnish nature with its lakes and forests. 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, lives dozens of endangered or near-threatened animals, plants and fungi species. Enjoy a guided walk in the forest of the National Park and a visit to the Nature Centre Haltia. 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.

Period: 26.6. – 30.8. Departure at 11.30am, return at 3.30pm, including transports
Price: 62 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki, guided tour in the forest and entrance to Haltia - the Finnish Nature Centre
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/lakesandforests

 

Hiking and Canoeing in National Park

Escape to unwind and experience the extreme wilderness beauty that is the Nuuksio National Park. Relax and you have a real chance to enjoy the health benefits of nature. During the guided tour, you will hear stories about the complex nature of Nuuksio National Park and the natural health effects. After exploring through the purest forests, take a canoe onto a picturesque lake and navigate the still waters before returning to shore for a well-deserved barbeque of Finnish delights.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Tuesday. Departure at 9.30am, return at 4pm, including transports
Price:
139 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki, guidance, guided hiking experience (1h), guided canoeing experience (1h) and open fire BBQ
More information and reservations
http://bit.ly/hikingcanoeing

 

WEDNESDAY

Nuuksio Canoe Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. This guided canoe trip is stunning! On the way, your guide will introduce to you the basics of this old Indian way of moving along the waterways of wild nature. You will make a stop by a campfire and enjoy a snack. Relax and enjoy the natural environment of this typical Nuuksio lake. Your paddling trip is sheltered from winds by the steep slopes around. Sporty clothing is recommended.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Wednesday. Departure at 10.30am to 3pm, including transports
Price: 75 € incl. transport to/from Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/canoeingadventure

 

Finnish Sauna in the Nature

Sauna is more than a tradition here — it is a way of life and there are more saunas in Finland than cars!
Our chosen destination is a fully facilitated traditional sauna in the inspirational Nuuksio National Park. Unique wood-heated saunas sit on the shores of the lake. Experience a typical steamy sauna or choose a traditional smoke sauna. After experiencing this ageless practice, settle down to some real Finnish food cooked on the open grill by the lake.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Wednesday. Departure at 9.30am, return at 2.30pm, including transports
Price: 99 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki center, a combination of electric and traditional smoke saunas, open fire BBQ
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/finnishsaunainthenature

 

THURSDAY

Nuuksio Fatbike Adventure

From our Hawk Nest resort in Nuuksio National Park we have access to many interesting fatbike routes.
This Fatbike ride is an adventure that you remember fondly afterwards. Our guide will introduce you to our Fatbikes and to the route characteristics. The trails are mostly wide and easy, but may include some more challenging sections. On the way, you will see typical features of the national park nature, including natural forests, lakes and rocky gorges. On the way, you will make a stop, enjoy a snack and relax in the natural environment of the Nuuksio National Park. Sporty clothing is recommended.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Thursday. Departure at 10am, return at 3pm, including transports
Price: 79 €, incl. trasport from/to Helsinki, guide, fatbike, helmet, water bottle and snack
More information and reservationshttp://bit.ly/nuuksiofatbike

 

Finnish Lakes and Forests

Nuuksio is one of the top nature attractions in Finland where you can experience the Finnish nature and the peaceful wilderness. On this guided half day bus tour from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park we invite you to discover the Finnish nature with its lakes and forests. In the National Park, live dozens of endangered or near-threatened animals, plants and fungi species. Enjoy a guided walk in the forest of the National Park and a visit to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. 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.

Period: 26.6. – 30.8. Departure at 11.30am, return at 3.30pm, including transports
Price:
62 € incl. trasport from/to Helsinki, guided walk in Nuuksio National Park and entrance to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/lakesandforests

 

Hiking and Canoeing in National Park

Escape to unwind and experience the extreme wilderness beauty that is the Nuuksio National Park. Relax and you have a real chance to enjoy the health benefits of nature. During the guided tour, you will hear stories about the complex nature of Nuuksio National Park and the natural health effects. After exploring through the purest forests, take a canoe onto a picturesque lake and navigate the still waters before returning to shore for a well-deserved barbeque of Finnish delights.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Thursday. Departure at 9.30am, return at 4pm, including transports including transports
Price: 139 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki, guidance, guided hiking experience (1h), guided canoeing experience (1h) and open fire BBQ
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/hikingcanoeing

 

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.

Period: 28.6. – 23.8. every Thursday. Departure at 10am, return at 3pm, including transports
Price: 82 €, 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 Nature – a guided tour for adults at the Finnish Nature Center Haltia

Haltia's main exhibition is a delightful experience of Finnish nature. The captivating guidance deepens the exhibition experience with new perspectives on nature and natural phenomena. Finnish nature and culture have adapted to northern conditions and seasons. Nature offers us both challenges and a wide range of well-being – taking a stroll in nature produces health for both the mind and the body. How does our interaction with nature work?

Period: 26.6. – 12.8. every Thursday at 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Price: 18 € incl. entrance to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia and a guided exhibition tour
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/haltiaguidedtour

 

FRIDAY

Nuuksio Short Walk and Campfire

Feel the beauty of Nuuksio forests and lakes during a short walk (1–2 km). Nuuksio National Park is the perfect outdoor destination near Helsinki. You will walk through natural forests and rocky gorges surrounded by water formed by the Ice Age. Your guide will tell you more about Nuuksio National Park, this natural treasure next to the urban habitation. The brave ones will swim in a forest lake. We recommend sporty clothing. You will enjoy a snack by a campfire before heading back to Helsinki.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Friday. Departure at 10.30am, departure at 3pm, including transports
Price: 69 €, incl. transports from/to Helsinki, guide, water bottle and snack
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/nuuksioshortwalk

 

Hiking and Canoeing in National Park

Escape to unwind and experience the extreme wilderness beauty that is the Nuuksio National Park. Relax and you have a real chance to enjoy the health benefits of nature. During the guided tour, you will hear stories about the complex nature of Nuuksio National Park and the natural health effects. After exploring through the purest forests, take a canoe onto a picturesque lake and navigate the still waters before returning to shore for a well-deserved barbeque of Finnish delights.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Friday. Departure at 9.30am, return at 4pm, including transports
Price: 139 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki, guidance, guided hiking experience (1h), guided canoeing experience (1h) and open fire BBQ
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/hikingcanoeing

 

SATURDAY

Nuuksio Fatbike Adventure

From our Hawk Nest resort in Nuuksio National Park we have access to many interesting fatbike routes. This Fatbike ride is an adventure that you remember fondly afterwards. Our guide will introduce you to our Fatbikes and to the route characteristics. The trails are mostly wide and easy, but may include some more challenging sections. On the way, you will see typical features of the national park nature, including natural forests, lakes and rocky gorges. On the way, you will make a stop, enjoy a snack and relax in the natural environment of the Nuuksio National Park. Sporty clothing is recommended.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Saturday. Departure at 10am, return at 3pm, including transports
Price: 79 €, incl. trasport from/to Helsinki, guide, fatbike, helmet, water bottle and snack
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/nuuksiofatbike

 

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.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Saturday (EXCLUDING 23.6.). Departure at 10am, return at 3pm, including transports
Price: 82 €, 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 Adventure

Glide silently on Nuuksio Hawk Lake waters and observe the beauty of natural forest, rocky shores and dark water. This guided canoe trip is stunning! On the way, your guide will introduce to you the basics of this old Indian way of moving along the waterways of wild nature. You will make a stop by a campfire and enjoy a snack. Relax and enjoy the natural environment of this typical Nuuksio lake. Your paddling trip is sheltered from winds by the steep slopes around. Sporty clothing is recommended.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Sunday. Departure at 10.30am to 3pm, including transports
Price: 75 € incl. transport to/from Helsinki, guide, open canoe, paddle, life jacket, water bottle and snack
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/canoeingadventure

 

Finnish Sauna in the Nature

Sauna is more than a tradition here — it is a way of life and there are more saunas in Finland than cars!
Our chosen destination is a fully facilitated traditional sauna in the inspirational Nuuksio National Park. Unique wood-heated saunas sit on the shores of the lake. Experience a typical steamy sauna or choose a traditional smoke sauna. After experiencing this ageless practice, settle down to some real Finnish food cooked on the open grill by the lake.

Period: 1.6. – 31.8. every Sunday. Departure at 9.30am, return at 2.30pm, including transports
Price: 99 € incl. transport from/to Helsinki center, a combination of electric and traditional smoke saunas, open fire BBQ
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/finnishsaunainthenature

 

Animal architecture – a guided exhibition tour for children at the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia

Functional guidance for children inspires to the world of architecture through the great architectural solutions from animals. What's hiding in the depths of an anthill? Who has arranged air conditioning in its nest?

Period: 26.6. – 12.8. every Sunday at 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Price: 10 € incl. entrance to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia and a guided exhibition tour
More information and reservations: http://bit.ly/haltiaguidedtour

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