Guided Day Hike in Nuuksio National Park from Helsinki
Nuuksio National Park is the best place near Helsinki to experience Finland’s nature, the forest and the lakes you’ve seen in many photos, the landscape you see in your mind when you think about Finland.
For that reason it’s also the most popular destination for nature-loving locals and tourists, but almost all of them go to the same main trails. I want my own peace and quiet so I know where to go to have that, and I can take you with me. On weekdays there’s usually nobody else at my favorite places.
Compared to going to Repovesi National Park, in Nuuksio we have a lot more time to be in nature, and there are more hidden, quiet trails. Compared to a hike on the Baltic Sea coast, there’s more space to find your own peace in Nuuksio.
This hiking tour is all-inclusive. Just step into my minibus, I take care of everything else.
Top tip: let’s go on a weekday if possible, locals crowd places at weekends.
Partner of Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland
Destination: Nuuksio National Park, Espoo & Vihti, Finland
Availability: every day, all year
Duration: one day (up to 12 hours)
Group size: private, one to four plus guide
Family friendly: yes
Transport: pickup from your accommodation, anywhere in Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Start time: whenever you want
Food and drinks: everything’s included
Outdoor clothing: everything’s included for every weather
❤ Who’s This Tour For
- You want it easy. No planning, preparation, maps and routes or timetables.
- You want to see the best secret places.
- You want peace and quiet, away from the crowds.
- You want the best possible experience of Finland’s nature when you’re in Helsinki.
★ What’s Included
My service in English includes:
All the typical activities Finnish people go to nature for, like picking berries, foraging mushrooms, hiking, swimming and snowshoeing. You don’t need to book them separately.
Relaxed schedule for your stress-free experience. We can go when it suits you and stay in the national park for a long time. In 2019 my average time from picking up customers to taking them back was 11 hours.
Privacy and personal experience for you or your small group, outside the main routes. I only do private tours for 1 to 4 people.
Clothing, shoes and other equipment you need in any weather, any time of year. You will only need clothing you’re comfortable to be in your home or hotel. All the outdoor clothing, shoes and equipment according to the weather are included. You can change your clothing inside, in a warm place.
Items you can borrow are:
- Waterproof rain jacket, trousers, shoes, gloves and a hat to keep your whole body dry.
- Warm jacket, shirt, trousers, shoes with ice spikes, socks, gloves, beanie and scarf for cold weather and winter.
- Waterproof backpack for your personal items.
- Summer hat, socks, headlamp, small towel, sit mat and insect protection.
- Walking poles and snowshoes
Food and drinks for the day from traditional Finnish ingredients that tell the story of what people have eaten in this land. While walking we have snacks and cold or hot to drink depending on the weather, then we have a lunch and tea or coffee, in a shelter if needed, after which we have snacks for the rest of the day.
Transport from your hotel or Airbnb to the national park and back. You will see the landscape change from city center to suburbs and to forest. Drinking water and small snacks are available all the time.
Guiding on footpaths with no signs that take us to really beautiful places, only some locals use these trails. By going into the wild we can have the forest all to ourselves, have the peace and quiet that Finnish forest is all about. Guide’s services also include telling you about Finnish nature and helping you in every way possible.
1-on-1 with me, a friendly, open and caring Finnish person. Ask about anything, talk about anything.
Internet connection for the time you are with me.
You can read more details about my service and hiking in Finland on my Things to Know page.
✔ What You Get
- Real experience of Finnish forest on quiet, small trails by the lakes.
- Easiest way to get to the national park and see the best of it.
- Food for the whole day!
- Everybody else goes to the main trails, you get to be alone away from the crowds.
- Seasonal activities: pick blueberries, swim, eat mushrooms, snowshoe.
- You get to experience the nature like I want to show it to my friends.
✘ What You Don’t Get
- Special programs or shows only for tourists. I want to be real, we do things us locals do.
- See a lot of animals. They are scared and want to hide in the woods.
Ask Me Anything
If there’s anything you want to know more about, just send me a message from the form below or on WhatsApp. I will use your phone number or email only for answering, not for anything else, so you don’t need to worry about getting spammed if you contact me.
Send a message from this form, I will reply to your email address.
This price includes everything you need during your day out in whatever the weather might be. All you need are clothes you’re comfortable to be in your home or hotel and any personal medication or hygiene products.
My prices are for adults, your under 18 year old children can come with you for free on day hikes!
120 € / person
In case you want to go to the national park today or tomorrow, please contact me.
There is no booking fee, you only pay after the tour. You trust me with taking you deep in to the forest with a labyrinth of trails and no signs, I trust you to respect your booking, or at least cancel well in advance.
Cancel or Change Your Booking at Any Time
You can cancel your booking at any time, no questions asked, or change any of the information on the booking form, including the date of your tour, by contacting me through email or WhatsApp.
You can only pay after the tour, so you know what you are paying for. You can pay with cash or with any of the following payment cards:
- American Express
- Visa Electron
- Diners Club
- China Union Pay
- Apple Pay
- Android Pay