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Updated 23.4.2021

OPEN SERVICES DURING SPRING 2021 IN ESPOO AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Two persons biking in Nuuksio forest

 

OPEN SERVICES IN ESPOO AND SURROUNDING AREAS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC

We want to inform you about open services that can be experienced safely during COVID-19 pandemic. Remember to follow the current guidelines. 

The priority is safety for all of us and we want everyone can experience, explore and enjoy services safely. All the service providers here are committed to follow the guidelines and the instructions given by the Finnish Government and the Finnish health authorities. Further information for visitors will be found here and companies´ safety actions will be found on their websites. Sustainability and responsibility are key factors on which the city and its players have been working for years. The city of Espoo has been nominated as one of the most sustainable cities in Europe several times in the past years. Read more on sustainable stories and tips here. 

Espoo is like Finland in miniature. The beautiful and versatile nature is surrounding our city; in the south you can get touch with unspoiled coastal and archipelago area and when heading to the north you can experience the true Finnish wilderness in Nuuksio National Park. Nature sites can be visited following the basic rules and guidance from the health authorities. 

We have listed below the wide selection of services which are open during spring and summer 2021:

ACCOMMODATION

Most of the accommodation possibilities are located in the middle of the nature either by forests, lakes or by the sea. In these properties you don’t need to worry about the crowds. Guidelines regarding cleaning and other safety issues are in use in every accommodation. Read more on companies´ websites.

HOTELS

Hanaholmen - Hotel is open but restaurant Plats is currently closed. 

Hotel Matts - New hotel in Matinkylä. Apartments are open, hotel rooms are planned to open in May 10th.

GLO Hotel Sello - Closed between 1.4.-5.5.2021.

Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden  -  situated in the heart of the growing Tapiola district

Hotel Korpilampi – Located in the middle of the forest by Lake Korpilampi 30 min from Helsinki city centre.

Spa and Wellness Hotel Långvik – Spa and conference hotel situated in a tranquil seaside setting, just half an hour drive from Helsinki city centre. Open from Thursday until Sunday.

Hotel Nuuksio - located by Nuuksio National Park and in the beautiful surroundings by Lake Siikajärvi.

Forenom - providing hostel, aparthotel and apartment accommodation all around Espoo

Hotelli Lepolampi - located nearby Nuuksio National Park by a lovely forest pond.

Scandic Espoo - comfortable hotel with good connections

VILLA & COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION

Hawkhill – exclusive lakaside villas, cottages and nature activities by Nuuksio National Park

Nuuksion Taika / Villa Paradise – a lakeside villa up to 14 persons deep in the forest next to Nuuksio National Park. Guided nature activities available.

Lilla Solvalla – a cottage for max 12 persons by Lake Pitkäjärvi, next to the Finnish Nature Center Haltia and Sports Institute Solvalla.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION

Iglu hut – two handcrafted huts made of shingles in Nuuksio Reindeer Park. Sleep with reindeer in the national park.

Log cabins in Nuuksio – two authentic lodges in the middle of forests of Nuuksio National Park.

 

EAT AND DRINK

Restaurants and cafés are allowed to be open again! Many restaurants in Espoo and the surrounding area still offer also tasty take-away dishes.

List of restaurants that offers take away services!

 

MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

According to Finnish Government's policy, public services such as museums are currenty closed. You can experience cultural experiences virtually or by booking a private visit.

The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia – Book a private Visit to Haltia!

The International Theatre of Finland - Oh My God! Digital screening

Tapiola Sinfonietta´s virtual concerts.

FUN ACTIVITIES

Tree Top Adventure Park & Adventure Golf HUIPPU – Season 2021 begins in April 24th!

Nuuksio Reindeer Park – Finland's southernmost place where you can meet and feed reindeer. Open on Saturdays and Sundays during in March and April. 

Pikseli Arcade - Virtual reality amusement park.

Espoo´s nature trails - Enjoy fresh air!

Espoo´s disc golf courses

Fitness training parks - There are several places for training outdoors in Espoo.

Skateboarding and cycling areas in Espoo

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Nature activities are possible to experience by renting equipment for self-use.

BIKES

City bikes – the same city bikes are in use both Espoo and Helsinki. Check out tips for cycling in Espoo.
                   
FatBike rentals available at Natura Viva´s  Basecamp in Nuuksio and at Hotel Korpilampi. Private tours available.

Biking.fi  rent fat bikes nearby the Finnish Nature Cente Haltia and Nuuksio Northern Gate.

 

CANOES AND KAYAKS

Natura Viva´s Basecamp in Haukkalampi, Nuuksio National Park

Solvalla Sports Centre by Lake Pitkäjärvi, Nuuksio National Park