Five Star Guided Hiking Tours in Finland

 

My name is Mikko and you can think of me as your Finnish Friend who loves being out in nature.
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  Reasons to Go With Me

My hikes are private for you, you don’t have to go with a big group of unknown people.

Freedom of hiking distances and schedules, and your own peace and quiet thanks to the small group size.

You can borrow all hiking and camping gear needed, they’re included in the prices.

You don’t want a heavy backpack to ruin all the joys of being in nature, we use ultralight gear on my trips.

I can adapt the tours to your wishes and needs, for example if you want pickup from your hotel and drop off at the airport, or to come with children or a dog, or if you have physical disabilities.

There are no booking fees or payments in advance, you only pay after the tour.

 

Popular Hikes

Nuuksio National Park day hike
Nuuksio National Park
Day hike
Starts at 100 €
Snowshoeing in Nuuksio National Park in winter
Snowshoe in Nuuksio
Day hike
Starts at 100 €

Hot tent winter camping in Nuuksio National Park
Hot Tent Winter Camping
Camping – 2 days
Starts at 290 €
Archipelago in Helsinki, Finland.
Archipelago by Helsinki
Day hike
Starts at 100 €

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I’ve built my tours based on things you need to think about when visiting national parks around Helsinki, to make it as easy as possible for you to just enjoy your authentic experience, in all the best places, at any time of year.

Everything has been taken care of for you. You don’t need to worry about transport, weather and clothing or camping gear, food or drinks, finding your way or finding peace.

All you need to do is walk in nature. Let your mind and body wander in the forest.

We hike responsibly and respect nature. We leave only footprints behind.

What My Customers Think of Me

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Jerome
29.01.2024
An unbelievable experience doing winter camping. I would highly recommend Mikko as a guide, even knowing about Finland and its nature it was fantastic to be able to enjoy his knowledge and expertise. Superb organisation, everything is made easy and without stress. 10/10 would hike again!
romain
24.01.2024
I am in Finland for work a couple of times a year. During a weekend stay-over I considered exploring the country a bit more than just the cities. As I am currently not very sporty, am not a camping person (while im Dutch...), and wouldn't know my way around the forest myself, Mikko was a true Finnish friend that gave me the confidence I could manage. Mikko prepares all the gear, you give your input, and off you go. The snow was melting in Helsinki but the Repovesi national park could still offer a bit of winter experience. We hiked as far as I wanted to that day, through snow, ice, rocks. Mikko explained what we saw and was open for any questions. But if you don't want to talk all the time, Mikko gives you all the space to walk in quiteness. We made camp in an open shelter, ate hotdogs fresh campfire, enjoyed a great soup and a drink. The morning after we started to hike back to the car. Even though we had rain and snow, I enjoyed every little bit of it. No matter your experience, condition, or confidence, Mikko will be the perfect guide you need for your hike.
Louis
08.01.2024
Our snowshoeing experience with Mikko was absolutely incredible. Even in minus 25 conditions, he swapped to another car to ensure the day went ahead. We were quite well prepared for the cold, but he took every precaution to help us, with four hot flasks of drink (at least), food for cooking on the campfire, down jackets and mittens. The snowshoeing itself was amazing, one of the most incredible experiences hiking for us. Nuuksio in winter is absolutely amazing and the conditions were just perfect. Cannot recommend Mikko highly enough. Knowledgeable and brilliant. Thank you Mikko!

Transport

Transport from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park in minibus.
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My tours include transport from your hotel, Airbnb or the airport to our destination and back. There’s plenty of space in my car to change your clothes and stretch your legs.

I’ll pick you up when you want to go.

I can pick you up from the airport if you want to go to nature straight away, or if you’re just on a stopover or layover in Helsinki, or pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport after our trip. You can leave your luggage in my car.

Hiking and camping gear, clothing, shoes and other equipment

Vaellusvarusteet vaellusmatkoilla. Sisältää teltat, makuupussit ja -alustat, tyynyt, rinkat ja kaiken muun tarvittavan.
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You can borrow a backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad, pillow, jackets, trousers, shoes, gloves, beanies and caps, socks, snowshoes, walking poles, towel and everything else you might need on a camping trip or a day hike.

You’ll stay dry, you’ll stay warm. Unless you go swimming.

And you can keep your own clothes clean by borrowing mine.

Food, Snacks and Drinks

Kahvia kuksasta Porkkalanniemessä.
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All meals you need during the trips are included from the moment you step in to my minibus.

Eat breakfast before I pick you up. On day hikes I provide snacks, drinks and a lunch in Finnish style. On longer camping trips all the snacks, drinks and meals are included. That means you get breakfasts, snacks while walking, lunch and dinner after we set camp. Warm drinks like coffee or tea you can get whenever you want.

Let me know about your diets or allergies on the booking form, I’ll accommodate everyone.

Guiding

Nuuksio National Park in spring in May. Quiet side of the national park, the trails are hidden deep in the woods. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
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You don’t need to know anything about hiking to go on my tours. I’ll take care of you.

Often on day hikes you don’t even need to carry a backpack, on overnight hiking and camping trips you’ll carry a very light pack. Otherwise you can choose how much you’ll participate in the work like setting up tents and packing up, or cooking.

Because we’ll hike in a small group without a predetermined plan and schedule I can change our route in the middle of the hike to accommodate your wishes or the conditions.

I want to show you the best places, but the most important thing on every hike is always safety, and that we’ll return to the car by walking on our own feet. As your guide I’ll make sure that happens.

Being your guide also means telling you about Finnish nature and helping you in every way possible. Let me know of your wishes and I’ll do my best to fulfil them.

Relaxed Schedule

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Having my morning coffee by a beautiful lake. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
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I want you to have a stress-free experience, we can go when it suits you and stay in the destination for long. There’s no schedule for preplanned route or programs to follow, we are free to go and do as we please.

If you decide you just want to sit down in peace and sense the world around you, we can do that. If you want to pick berries or mushrooms, we can do that. If you want to see as many lakes as possible and walk a long distance, we can do that. If you want to spend time alone with your loved one in the middle of a quiet forest, you can do that.

All the Typical Finnish Activities

Nuuksio National Park in summer in July. Handful of wild blueberries, or actually bilberries. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
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We can do all the things Finnish people do when walking in nature, like pick berries, forage mushrooms, swim in the lakes, snowshoe, or just relax in the peace and quiet.

You don’t need to book different activities, they’re all included according to season and weather.

Privacy and Personal Experience

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Finnish forest on quiet autumn days in November. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
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My tours are private for you or your small group, and I want to take you to places where you can have the peace Finland’s nature is all about.

By being alone we can have much purer, personal experience of the natural world around us. We’ll experience small moments in time that we are the only witnesses to.

 

Nuuksio National Park Partner Repovesi National Park Partner
Partner of Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland

Availability

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Something More

Read all the good things about my tours.

See my hiking tours to Finland’s national parks from Helsinki.

See my hiking and camping course for beginners.

 

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