5-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.

I can accommodate almost every diet.

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

 

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Repovesi National Park camping
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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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Kathryn
23.05.2024
We got lucky and secured a day hike last minute. Spectacular day out, all taken care of by Mikko, even down to the perfect weather. Mikko gave us options to hike away from the more established routes and we were not disappointed. We explored about 5 (maybe 6...) stunning lakes. Lunch was delicious and prepared right by a lake, complete with hot coffee and a herbal tea. If you're still undecided, just book! We now have a Finnish Friend.
Sheena
15.04.2024
Finnish Friend Forest & Lake day hike was the highlight of our Helsinki trip. Mikko is easy to communicate with up to and on the hike. We were met outside our apartment and driven via supermarket for necessary morning coffee & pastries (we’d missed breakfast) to the forest north of the city. Mikko supplied all necessary clothing & boots, with room to change in his van. He set hike at our pace and very knowledgeable about the animal trails and woodland vegetation. It was fun sawing and chopping firewood for our bbq lunch. Snow was falling and made the hike even more magical. I couldn’t recommend a better guide and the overall experience was excellent.
Azure
02.04.2024
This day hike was the absolute highlight of my week in Finland! Nikko was so knowledgeable and friendly and we spent the whole day hiking, eating sausage and coffee by the fire, and enjoying the big and little natural delights that Nuuksio has to offer! An amazing time and I learned so much about Finnish culture, language, and the natural world. Thank you!!

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

Hiking and camping gear are included on tours
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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

Real coffee on hiking tours
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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
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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. Hiking 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.
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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. Hiking near Helsinki.
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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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Ask Me Anything

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