Nuuksio Now

Weekly Update on Weather and Hiking Conditions in Nuuksio National Park

Updated on 18.8.2019

Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. Typical Finnish landscape with lake in a forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nights are getting dark again, that means gorgeous sunsets at the lakes.

The weather has been lovely lately in Nuuksio National Park, with temperatures at around +20 °C, so it’s a great time for hiking in the forest.

Blueberries/bilberries are ready for picking. Eat as many as you want! Mushrooms are popping up here and there, more so if we get some rain.

If you’re lucky, you can hear the black-throated loon, which is the sound of summer night in Finland. Flying squirrel’s babies are leaving their nests at this time, though we need to be very lucky to see them.

At lakeshores you can spot Finland’s national fish, the european perch.

There are surprisingly little mosquitoes in the forest now. A Finnish person probably doesn’t need to use protection, if that’s any indication of the situation. 😀

Weather

Weather Forecast for Nuuksio National Park
12°
Partly Cloudy
05:4920:59 EEST
WedThuFriSatSun
20/11°C
21/13°C
19/14°C
21/11°C
22/12°C

You can check more detailed weather forecast for Nuuksio National Park on Finnish Meteorological Institute’s website

Best Right Now

Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. Swimming in the clear lakes. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Swimming in the clear lakes with Finland’s national fish.

Nice weather for hiking. Eat the berries. Swimming in the lakes. Mushrooms. Clear lakes sparkling in the sunshine. Relaxing in nature.

Trail Conditions

Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. Trails are right next to the beautiful lakes. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Lovely trails right next to the lakes. This is one of the great things about Nuuksio.

Usual summer conditions on the trails, mostly dry.

People

Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. One of the best places in Nuuksio. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
One of the best places in Nuuksio National Park, and it’s pretty quiet.

It’s holiday season in Europe, so there are tourists on the main trails.

On the main routes with signs: Some people on weekdays, weekend will be very busy
Outside the main paths: Quiet on weekdays, few people on weekend

You can get a sense of the amount of people in the national park right now from webcams in parking lots.

Nature

Nuuksio National Park in summer, in July. Wild blueberries, sweet and fresh. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Wild blueberries are ready to be picked right now!
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. Picking mushrooms in the forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
There are some mushrooms, but it has been a very dry summer.

Season: Summer
Atmosphere: Lovely summer time, not hot, not cold
Lakes temperature: +19 °C
Berries: Yes, blueberries, lingonberries soon
Mushrooms: Yes, some here and there
Biting insects: Some mosquitoes, blackflies and deer keds

Animals

Can be seen: Many birds, Finland’s national fish the european perch, butterflies, viper snakes, grass snakes
Hiding during day: Flying squirrel, owl, moose, lynx, fox, deer and many others

Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. Calm lake in the forest, this is Finnish nature at it's best. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Peace of summer evenings at the lakes. This is what everybody wants.

For More

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

See my photos from Nuuksio National Park.

Go to the home page and read about my guided tours in Nuuksio National Park.

Read about me, your tour guide.

Make a booking for your own guided tour!

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