Would you like to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a while to connect with nature and yourself but still keep the comfort of modern life? Then welcome to the world of glamorous camping = glamping, and unique places to stay in Espoo, just a 30-minute drive from Helsinki Airport. In this article, you will find 4 special accommodations that couldn't be any closer to wonderful Finnish nature but will still keep you surrounded by modern life's comfort, joy, and fun.
Haltia Lake Lodge
The glamping nest paradise and the most sustainable boutique hotel in Europe (2022) – that is Haltia Lake Lodge. This place is all about nature, local ingredients, sustainability, and good living. You can enjoy one of their 6 glamping nests with a toilet and comfortable beds or stay in one of their hotel rooms. Both accommodation options are available all year round, and you will be exposed to beautiful Finnish nature and plenty of unique activities offered in both cases.
tentsile tree tent Experience by Finland Naturally
It is a perfect spending-the-night-out experience for any adventure enthusiast and a unique way of camping. These Tentsile tree tents, located on the border of Nuuksio National Park and Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, will take you a step closer to connecting with local nature and may even help you find your inner Finn. On top of the 'floating' tents between the trees, you will enjoy a 'nature on a plate' breakfast and entry to the Finnish nature exhibitions (including the artificial northern lights) in the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. The Tentsile tree tent accommodation is available between June and September, and the hot shower and indoor toilets are included.
Igluhuts in Reindeer Park
Have you ever woken up while reindeer were knocking on your window? Finland's southernmost reindeer park offers such an experience when you choose to stay in their Igluhuts. On top of the tiny igluhut with its own bathroom and the possibility to stay all year round, you also get to feed reindeers their favorite snack from the igluhut window or have a private visit to meet the reindeer with local guide!
Nolla Cabins at Tvijälp island
Have you ever dreamt of staying on the island by yourself and still having the comfort of your own bed? In Espoo, you can! The Tviljälp island, located just about 20 minutes boat ride from Espoo's Keilaniemi area, is a perfect getaway destination for anybody wanting to leave the hectic city life. You can choose from 7 A-frame Nolla Cabins that will help you to slow down, reconnect with nature and relax. The accommodation is available from spring to autumn and offers the ultimate island experience with no services, personnel, or running water (remember to bring your snack and drinking water with you) in exchange for staying in the nature and calm, and plenty of activities to try.
Hero Image: Inka Jäntti