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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!

 

I’m often asked what are the best places in Nuuksio National Park or what other nature destinations there are near Helsinki, what are the conditions like at this time of year, what kind of clothing or gear do we need, and do I have any other tips for people who are new to hiking and would like to enjoy our clean and peaceful Finnish nature.

I have been answering those questions to my friends and taking them for relaxed, peaceful and cheerful walks in the woods. Because I think it’s so great, I want to do it for more people.

Let me be your guide in the wonderful forest, as your nature-loving friend.

 

Nuuksio National Park in summer. Hiking on a cooler day. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Enjoying the Finnish nature together, in every weather.

I’ve built my service based on things that you need to think about when visiting Nuuksio National Park, to make it as easy as possible for you to just enjoy your authentic experience, in all the best places, in any weather.

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, and you don’t need to worry about taking photos of yourselves, I will do that for you.

All you need to do is walk. Let your mind and body wander in the forest.

 

A Day in Nuuksio National Park

My service in English includes:

Relaxed schedule for your stress-free experience. We can go when it suits you and stay in the national park for 6 hours or just 2.

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, socks, gloves, hat 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, snowshoes and ice spikes for shoes.

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. During the drive you can learn about the national park and its plants and animals, use free internet through Wi-Fi, charge your phone or talk about anything. 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. There are nice places along the national parks main trails, but that is also where most people go and they can get crowded. 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.

Photographing you on your adventure in the national park. You don’t need to worry about taking photos and getting everyone in them, I will take them for you.

Internet connection for the time you are with me.

 

 

Prices

These prices include 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.

1 person: 400 €
400 € total, 400 € per person

2 people: 560 €
560 € total, 280 € per person

3 people: 690 €
690 € total, 230 € per person

4 people: 800 €
800 € total, 200 € per person

Price includes tax (VAT 24%)

 

 

Nuuksio National Park in spring. Evening in May, calm lake at the sunset. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Nuuksio National Park’s quiet side in evening light. The trails are hidden deep in the woods.

Finnish people like to go to nature with friends or family, being in a small group of people they know and care about. Big crowds are not what we want. That’s why I want to take you on a private tour, do my best for you to feel like being alone in a beautiful forest, with only people you know and can share the experience with.

 

The amazing beauty and peacefulness of a Finnish forest in Nuuksio National Park, when all the trees are covered in snow. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
The amazing beauty and peacefulness of a Finnish forest in Nuuksio National Park, when all the trees are covered in snow.

Because this is your private tour walking in the forest, there is no strict schedule or plan that we need to follow. We can be free. You can let me know of your wishes or wants on the booking form, or ask me anything on WhatsApp, Line, WeChat or email.

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 walk alone for a bit, we can do that, I will give you GPS trackers and I will find you, no matter where you go. If you want to spend time alone with your loved one in the middle of a quiet forest, you can do that.

 

For More

Read about me, your guide.

See my photos from Nuuksio National Park.

Read my blog for what’s going on in Nuuksio National Park.

Watch more photos on Instagram.

Read about things to know, if you would like to go on a hiking tour with me.

Make a booking for your own adventure!

Ask Me Anything

If you have any questions, talk to me.