All Inclusive Hiking Tours to Finland’s National Parks from Helsinki

 

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Hello my friends! Welcome to Finland and to Nuuksio National Park, right next to Helsinki. My name is Mikko and you can think of me as your Finnish Friend, who loves being out in the nature. Let's go and have an adventure together!
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I’ve built my tours based on things you need to think about when visiting Nuuksio National Park or other cool nature destinations 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 other equipment needed, 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.

Transport

Transport from Helsinki to Nuuksio National Park in minibus.
I have a spacious, air conditioned minibus with all the outdoor clothing we might need.

My tours include transport from your hotel or Airbnb 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, usually between 8 and 10 A.M. for a day trip.

I can also 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.

Clothing, Shoes and Other Equipment

Nuuksio National Park in winter, in January. Hiking in the forest and at the frozen lakes. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
No matter what the weather is like, I have all outdoor clothing and hiking shoes for you.

You can borrow jackets, trousers, shoes, gloves, beanies, socks, backpacks, snowshoes, walking poles, towels and everything else we might need to be able to enjoy our day outdoors.

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

And you’ll keep your own clothes clean by borrowing mine.

Food, Snacks and Drinks

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Cooking fresh mushrooms in the forest in September. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
I serve seasonal foods like mushrooms we’ve picked on our hike in autumn.

Eat breakfast before I pick you up, I provide snacks, drinks and lunch for the whole tour, after which you can have a dinner back in the city.

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Seasonal food like Christmas pastries while hiking in forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Seasonal treats are also on the menu, like these Christmas pastries.

I serve local foods from traditional Finnish ingredients, but my menu changes throughout the seasons and depends on the weather. On cold days we’ll have something hot quickly, on warmer days we can cook for longer.

All the drinks are included as well, like warm juice when it’s cold outside, fresh water on hot days, and tea or coffee at lunch.

All the Typical Finnish Activities

Nuuksio National Park in summer in July. Handful of wild blueberries, or actually bilberries. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Picking blueberries in Nuuksio National Park. Thanks to Finland’s Everyman’s right we are free to pick edible things from nature.

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.

Relaxed Schedule

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Having my morning coffee by a beautiful lake. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
For me being in nature is supposed to be relaxing, that’s what I want you to to have as well.

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 pre-planned 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.

Privacy and Personal Experience

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Finnish forest on quiet autumn days in November. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
I know where to take you to avoid crowds, where we can be alone on quiet trails.

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.

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.
The best places and experiences are often hidden deep in the woods, behind a walk on secret trails.

I will take you on small footpaths, outside the main trails where everybody else goes. I’ve been lost many times so that you don’t have to.

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.

1-On-1

Mikko Sinisalo, Finnish Friend. Guided hiking tours in Helsinki, Finland.
This is what I look like after a day in nature.

I want to help people. What I can do for you, is help you have the best experience of nature in Finland when you are in Helsinki.

I’ve grown up near Nuuksio National Park, my grandpa was from near Repovesi National Park and our family’s summer cottage is around there. I’ve spent a lot of time photographing and hiking in national parks and other cool natural places around Helsinki. I’ve learned the best places to have my own peace around here.

I also know a thing or two about staying comfortable outdoors. I’ve done many backpacking trips in Lapland’s wildernesses, longest being 86 days and 1200 kilometres long. You can trust me to keep you safe, stay calm and always get you back home in good spirits.

You can ask me anything about Finland or talk about anything on your mind. I have a warm heart and we are friends on a hike in nature.

I want your experience to be genuine, and I want to be genuine to you.

 

Nuuksio National Park Partner

Partner of Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland

What My Customers Think of Me

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Lari
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Oli todella kiva päivä vaelluskurssilla Mikon kanssa! Hänellä ei ollut kiire mihinkään, vietimme koko päivä Nuuksiossa retkeillen ja varusteita kokeillen. Kokemattomana sain paljon tietoa ensimmäistä vaellusreissua varten. Mikon tekemä retkiruokakin oli oikein maukasta. Suosittelen, rahalle saa vastinetta!

Lina
- Facebook

Wow what an experience! Today was what my husband and I wanted and MORE! Mikko is so knowledgeable and he was so accommodating with our son who is nearly 2. He found a baby carrier for us with no additional charge. We really felt a day with no stress, all we did was just to go with Mikko. Mikko had all the clothing, food, drinks, snacks. Mikko was so thoughtful and never rushed us! It was just a wonderful adventure for our family! Definitely recommend Mikko!

Andre
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We had a great day exploring Nuuksio. He showed us some amazing spots, foraged for mushrooms with us and we got to jump into one of the lakes as well! Highly recommend Finnish Friend!!

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For More

See my tours to Nuuksio National Park and other destinations from Helsinki.

Read frequently asked questions about Nuuksio National Park.

See my photos from Nuuksio National Park.

Read my blog for things about Finland and Nuuksio National Park.

Ask Me Anything

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