The Haukkalampi area is located in the eastern part of the Nuuksio National Park. The site is around the Haukkalampi Pond, where you can enjoy Kayaking or Sup boarding as the Natura Viva's rental place is nearby Café Silva. Besides that, you can find a nature cabin, a starting point for 4 different trails in the area.
Camping is allowed in 4 different sites around the lake, which are maintained and offer cooking shelters with firewood and toilets.
How to get there?
You can join the public transport and come by buses 245 and 245A from Espoo Center (Espoon Keskus). The bus stop is situated at the intersection of Haukkalampi, from where there is about a 2 km walk to the Haukkalampi pond and the nature cabin. If you decide to come by car, you will find a parking area near the Haukkalampi pond.
Local Hiking trails
Hiking lovers can enjoy here 4 trails of different lengths - Haukankierros trail, Korpinkierros trail, Nahkiaispolku trail and Punnarinnankierros trail. All of them are marked and staring from the nature cabin. After a nice hike on the park's beautiful trails, relaxing the Finnish way in the hot sauna is really nice. For an even more Finnish experience, you can also take a refreshing swim in Haukkalampi Pond right after the sauna.
The challenging circle trail is characterized by ravines and old-growth forests. Along the route, there are beautiful views over Myllypuro Valley. You will also find Natura Viva's recreational center - Hawk Nest, which is the starting and ending point with the water post and outhouse. Besides that, one of the camping sites and cooking shelters is located along the tail and Mustalampi pond. This circle trail is marked in blue color, and there is no winter maintenance.
This circle trail offers a diverse natural environment with herb-rich forests, ponds, and cliffs for hikers. There are two alternative starting points, Haukkalampi and Siikaniemi sites. When starting from Haukkalampi - Hawk Nest, the length of the trail is 7,2 km. The trail passes both Mustalampi Pond and Holma-Saarijärvi Lake, where you can find campfire sites and camping areas - great snack and break spots. If starting the trail from the Siikaniemi site, the camping (Kolmoislampi) site with reservable camping grounds will be encountered. A water post and outhouse, as well as cafeteria and gear rental services, are available at Hawk Nest in the Haukkalampi area. This is a challenging route, marked with yellow color.
The trail starts from Natura Viva´s recreational center - Hawk Nest, in the Haukkalampi area, where you find a water post and outhouse as well as cafeteria and gear rental services. No other services along the trail are available. This short circle trail is challenging for its tricky segments and hilly regions and is suitable for experienced hikers only. Along this trail, you can observe forest restoration and nature preservation and enjoy the sounds and the beauty of Finnish nature. The trail is marked with brown and white pinecone symbols, and there is no winter maintenance.
This circle trail starts from Natura Viva´s recreational center - Hawk Nest. The trail is perfect for all outdoor enthusiasts, especially for beginners. Along the trail, you can admire beautiful forest and pond scenery. The most spectacular scenery along the trail is floating turf rafts on the Mustalampi Pond. You can take a break by the Mustalampi campfire site or even stay over a night in its camping area. The trail is marked with red color, and there is no winter maintenance.
Päivättärenpolku CONNECTING TRAIL HALTIA – HAUKKALAMPI
When starting from the Finnish Nature Center Haltia area, you can reach Haukkalampi via the connecting trail Päivättärenpolku. The trail is perfect for experienced hikers who want to challenge themselves. The trail includes challenging uphills and downhills, with stairs in the steepest part. Along the trail, hikers have the possibility to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nuuksio's largest lake - Lake Pitkäjärvi. There’s a campfire and picnic site on the northern shore of Lake Pitkäjärvi where you can take a break before heading on to the forest. The route is marked with orange with black stripes and is for experienced hikers, as there are steep uphills and downhills along the way. If you start the trail from Haukkalampi, it starts from the main entrance, next to Natura Viva´s Hawk Nest, where you find a cafeteria, gear rental services, a water post, and an outhouse.
At the Finnish Nature Center Haltia, you can make visit their nature-based exhibitions, have lunch in the Restaurant Haltia, or borrow hiking gear or bikes.
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