Hike in the Nuuksio National Park, paddle a canoe on a lake and eat by the fire like the locals do.
We say hiking, but it could be rambling, or just sitting by one of many lakes admiring the extreme wilderness beauty that is the Nuuksio National Park – or simply watching the wildlife in its natural setting. So close to the city, yet quite literally a world of its own, this is where the locals escape to unwind, and reconnect with the wild – and themselves.
Just a short drive from the city center, the Nuuksio National Park is like a microcosm of everything you’d expect of a Nordic wilderness, from ancient oak and pine forest and stunning lakes of all sizes, to rugged granite rockfaces, swamplands and a unique wildlife. Descend into valleys and gorges carved by glaciers of the Ice Age, hear the song of the Wood Lark and the Nightjar, and catch sight of the Siberian Flying Squirrel in its protected habitat.
After exploring through the purest forests, take a canoe onto the lake Kaitlampi in the National Park and navigate the still waters with only the ducks, gulls and geese for company before returning to shore for a well-deserved barbecue of Finnish delights. A real chance to enjoy the health benefits of nature – and just a short drive away from the bustling city center!
Note: We take safety seriously. Swimming skill is required for you to participate in canoeing. Please speak to our customer support agent before purchase if you can’t swim.
Hiking on the Trail
Trail Sign in National Park
Hiking through Clean Forest
Canoeing on the Purest Lake
Canoeing on Lake Kaitlampi
Canoeing past a Cottage
Our Wilderness Guide Daniel
Interacting with the Nature
Mushroom Foraging in Nuuksio National Park
Berry Picking in the Wilderness
Being in the Nature
Ourdoor BBQ Finnish Style
- Transfer from and to Helsinki center
- 1 hour guided hiking experience
- 1 hour guided canoeing experience
- Open fire BBQ
We recommend checking the weather in the morning. It is always good to be prepared for a warm day as well as for some rain. We recommend you to bring wind and waterproof jacket, suitable shoes for hiking and sunglasses.
09.00 Hilton Helsinki Strand
09.10 Hotel Kämp
09.20 Radisson Blu Royal
09.30 Radisson Blu Seaside
15.00 Radisson Blu Seaside
15.10 Radisson Blu Royal
15.20 Hotel Kämp
15.30 Hilton Helsinki Strand
"The trip is a great opportunity to get to literally taste the clean Finnish nature and to relax outside of the city."