Nature Photos from Nuuksio National Park, a Day Trip from Helsinki

Spring – April & May

Summer – June, July, August & mid-September

Fall – mid-September, October & November

Winter – December, January, February & March

Spring – April & May

Nuuksio National Park at the end of winter and beginning of spring. Temperatures are rising and snow and ice are melting making the air foggy in April. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park at the end of winter and beginning of spring. Temperatures are rising and snow and ice are melting making the air foggy in April.
Nuuksio National Park in spring in April. End of winter and beginning of spring. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snow has melted, but the lakes are still covered in ice.
Nuuksio National Park in spring, in April. Enjoying Finnish Easter delicacy mämmi at a lake. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Spring is in full swing by Easter, when you can have a Finnish delicacy, the mämmi.
Nuuksio National Park in spring in April. Misty morning after a cold night in April. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Misty morning after a cold night in April.
Nuuksio National Park in spring. One of the first flowers to bloom in April, the sinivuokko is a much anticipated sign of nature waking up to another summer. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
One of the first flowers to bloom in April, the common hepatica or sinivuokko in Finnish, is a much anticipated sign of nature waking up to another summer.
Nuuksio National Park in spring in May. Common hepatica, first wildflowers blooming in the forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Common hepaticas in Nuuksio National Park.
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 quiet side of the national park, the trails are hidden deep in the woods.
Nuuksio National Park in spring in May. Rare pink hepatica wildflowers blooming in the forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Pink hepaticas are rarer than the blueish violet ones.
Nuuksio National Park in spring, in May. The best time of spring at the national parks lakes. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Peaceful time by the lakes. There are no mosquitoes in the spring, but the weather is like in summer.
Nuuksio National Park in spring in May. Rare white common hepatica wildflowers blooming in the forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
White hepaticas can be found, if you know where to look.
Nuuksio National Park in spring, in May. Walk right next to the lakes on quiet trails. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Walk right next to the lakes on quiet trails.
Nuuksio National Park in spring. Long days in May and the beauty of calm lakes, after everything being frozen in winter. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Long days in May and the beauty of calm lakes, after everything being frozen in winter.
Nuuksio National Park in spring, in May. Mother's Day wildflower in Finland, valkovuokko. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Wildflowers are blooming, these are Finnish Mother’s Day flowers, wood anemones, valkovuokko in Finnish.
Nuuksio National Park in spring in May. Amazing weather and quiet trails in May. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Warm days with no mosquitoes in the forest, this is a bliss.
Nuuksio National Park in spring, in May. Beautiful new leaves at the lakes. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Beautiful green colors of the new leaves.
Nuuksio National Park in spring, in May. Trail through the forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Trail through blueberry bushes. Weekdays in spring and there’s nobody else on the trails.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in June. Relaxing by the lakes. Finland's nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Enjoying Finland’s nature together, in every weather, in Nuuksio National Park.
Nuuksio National Park in spring. Beautiful spring evening at a calm lake. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Spring is turning into summer at the end of May or beginning of June.
Nuuksio National Park in spring. A blueberry blooming in May, these will become the berries. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
A blueberry blooming in May, these will become the berries.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in June. Take your children with you to the forest. Finland's nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Take your children with you to the forest in Nuuksio National Park.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. Calm midsummer evening. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Calm evening at the lakes, the trees are full of birds singing.
Nuuksio National Park in spring in May. Best trails where you can be alone. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Everything is full of life as spring turns into summer.

Summer – June, July, August & mid-September

Nuuksio National Park in summer in June. Summer in Finland is clear lakes and forests. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Peace and quiet on a summer morning in Nuuksio National Park.
Nuuksio National Park in summer in June. Very warm day for hiking and swimming in the lakes. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Warm afternoon in June. One of the best things about early summer: good weather and very little mosquitoes.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. The sweetness of the beginning of summer in Finland, as everything comes back to life and the lakes sparkle in sunlight. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
The sweetness of the beginning of summer in Finland, as everything comes back to life and the lakes sparkle in sunlight.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in June. Berries in Finland, this is lingonberry blooming Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Lingonberry is blooming, the berries will be ripe in late summer or fall.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. A beautiful and really warm early summer's day in June. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Beautiful and really warm early summer’s day in June. Trails in Nuuksio National Park often follow the lakes’ shorelines, which makes hiking super nice.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. Picking mushrooms in the forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
First common edible mushroom pop up in June or July, but their growth depends a lot on the weather. They need rain and warmth.
Nuuksio National Park in summer in July. Blue lakes, white clouds and the forest, this is Finland. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Blue lakes, white clouds and the forest, this is Finland.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in July. Standing in a crystal clear lake when the waters are warm. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
This is what the summers are made of: being in a clear lake when the waters are warm.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in July. Wild blueberries, sweet and fresh. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Wild blueberries (actually bilberries, Vaccinium myrtillus) ripen in early July. Best season for picking them is usually from mid-July to mid-August.
Nuuksio National Park in summer in July. Handful of wild blueberries, or actually bilberries. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Handful of blueberries, open your mouth and throw them in. Everybody can pick berries in Finland thanks to our Everyman’s rights.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. A small stream finding it's way on the forest floor in July. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. A small stream finding it’s way on the forest floor in July.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in July. Something special here, cloudberry, the treasure of Lapland. So good. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
If you know where to look, you might find the treasure of Lapland here in Nuuksio as well. The cloudberry. So good.
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, this is The Moment of summer.
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, the european perch, ahven in Finnish.
Nuuksio National Park in summer in July. Peaceful sunset with beautiful clouds. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Peaceful sunset when the nights don’t get dark at all, and the dusk just hangs around till morning. Moody times.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. A gentle wind moving reeds on a summer evening in July. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
A gentle wind moving reeds on a summer evening in July.
Nuuksio National Park in summer, in August. Typical Finnish landscape with lake in a forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nights are getting darker again, that means gorgeous sunsets at the lakes.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. Yellow water-lilies floating on a lake's surface in August. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Yellow water-lilies floating on a lake’s surface in August.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. Mist rises from a lake as the sun rises after a cool night in August. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Mist rises from a lake in Nuuksio National Park as the sun rises after a cool night in August.
Nuuksio National Park in summer in August. Picking mushrooms at the end of summer, these are horns of plenty, very tasty. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
The closer we get to fall, the more mushrooms there will be. These really tasty ones are horns of plenty.
Nuuksio National Park in summer in September. Aerial photo of forest and lakes. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
So many lakes and so much forest to hike in, and this is only half an hour away from Helsinki.
Nuuksio National Park in summer. Summer's end in August, when the nights start to get dark again. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Summer’s end in August, when the nights start to get dark again.

Fall – mid-September, October & November

Nuuksio National Park in fall. We get spectacular fall colours here in Southern Finland as well! Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. We get spectacular fall colours here in Southern Finland as well!
Nuuksio National Park in fall in September. Aerial photo of lakes and forest. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Beginning of fall, the trees are slowly changing colors and the lakes get colder.
Nuuksio National Park in fall in September. Foraging horn of plenty mushrooms in fall. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Absolutely massive horns of plenty (black trumpets, black chanterelles). We can pick mushrooms and cook them in the forest.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. A spiderweb covered in dewdrops on a foggy fall morning in September. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Spiderweb covered in dewdrops on a foggy fall morning in September.
Nuuksio National Park in fall in September. Aerial photo of an island. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Leaves turning yellow at the end of September. Best fall colors are usually in mid-October.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Handful of wild cranberries straight from nature. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Handful of wild cranberries straight from nature.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Sun rising over the national park on a foggy morning in October. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Sun rising over Nuuksio National Park on a foggy morning in October.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Chanterelle, summer delicacies, popping up late in the fall. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
The chanterelle, summer delicacy, popping up late in the fall.
Nuuksio National Park in fall, in October. Calm, clear lake after sunset. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Fall’s blue moment in October. It’s a magical moment when the world is completely still after sunset. Wait a bit longer and you’ll see the stars.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Finnish forest on quiet autumn days in November. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Trails are quiet on weekdays in November.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Find the mushrooms beneath all the fallen leaves. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Find the mushrooms beneath all the fallen leaves.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Plenty of mushrooms (funnel chanterelle) for everyone! Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Best mushroom of the fall, the funnel chanterelle, or yellowfoot. Find a place where these grow and you’ll usually find a lot of them.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Having my morning coffee by a beautiful lake. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Having my morning coffee by a beautiful lake.
Nuuksio National Park in fall, in October. Hiking and picking mushrooms with children. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Hiking in Nuuksio National Park with children. Kids love to be on adventures.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. The low-hanging sun of October, November and December make the landscape feel magical. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. The low-hanging sun of October, November and December make the landscape feel magical.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Peaceful November morning in Finnish nature. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Peaceful November morning in Finnish nature.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Snow has fallen on the quiet trails. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snow has fallen on the quiet trails.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. Cold nights and sunny days in November. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Cold nights and sunny days in November.
Nuuksio National Park in fall. First snow covered the trails in October. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
First snowfall can be very intense or really gentle and soft, which just barely covers the trails.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Hiking at the frozen lakes, snow clouds coming in. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
It’s a beautiful morning when the lakes have frozen for the first time.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Trees after snowfall in November with frozen lake in the background. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Pine trees after snowfall in November with frozen lake in the background.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Snow falling in a Finnish forest. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
There’s something really special about being in a forest when it snows. The world seems so quiet, yet so beautiful.

Winter – December, January, February & March

Nuuksio National Park in winter. Stunning winter view over Nuuksio National Park from a drone. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park at the beginning of winter.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. A very cold December morning with mist floating at the bottom of a valley. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
A very cold December morning with mist floating at the bottom of a valley.
Nuuksio National Park in winter in December. Snow and frost covered trees in forest. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snow and frost covered trees in the forest.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Snow-covered trees in December. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snow-covered trees in December. Weather in December can vary greatly, sometimes it’s like this and other years the fall continues through December.
Nuuksio National Park in winter, in January. Hiking in the forest and at the frozen lakes. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Hiking in the forest, at the frozen lakes, in Nuuksio National Park in winter.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Rising sun lighting the low hanging mist in December. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Rising sun lighting the low hanging mist in December.
Nuuksio National Park in winter in January. Snow and sunshine through the trees, best of winter. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snow and sunshine through the trees, best of winter.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. The amazing beauty and peacefulness of a Finnish forest in January, when all the trees are covered in snow. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. The amazing beauty and peacefulness of a Finnish forest in January, when all the trees are covered in snow.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Beauty of sunlight finding it's way to old snow-covered branches in January. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Beauty of sunlight finding it’s way to old snow-covered branches in January.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Lynx's footprints on the trail. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Lynxes like to walk on the same trails with us.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. The last light of the day shining on trees covered by snowfall. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
The last light of the day shining on trees covered by snowfall.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Whole landscape covered in snow. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nightfall in winter can be magical. The light fades slowly and you can feel the air getting colder.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Heavy snowfall in February. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Heavy snowfall in February.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Lots of snow and a silent forest in February. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Lots of snow and a silent forest in February.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Winter wonderland in January, so close to Helsinki! Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
At it’s best the winters can be absolutely stunning here in Nuuksio National Park.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Snowshoes and a quiet forest. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snowshoeing in complete peace, there’s often nobody else in the forest on weekdays.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Snowshoe trail at night with headtorch. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snowshoe trail at night with headtorches. So beautiful.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Trees covered in snow, the landscape is so beautiful. Best of winter in Finland. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Trees covered in snow, the landscape is so beautiful. Best of winter in Finland.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. So much snow, winter at it's best. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
So much snow, this is winter at it’s best.
Nuuksio National Park in winter. Hiking in the forest and having a break on a lovely Valentine's Day. Finnish nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Hiking in the forest and having a break on a lovely Valentine’s Day.
Vaelluskurssi, kolmen vuodenajan varusteet riittävät talveen asti.
My personal adventures in Nuuksio National Park, camping in the cold winter.

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