Nuuksio Now: Week 47, 2018

Nuuksio National Park during week 47, between 19.-25.11.2018.

Looks like the weather gets sunnier and colder, with days around 0°C and nights around -4°C. There’s also very little wind, so this means that the smaller ponds and lake shores start to freeze!

I really like to be outside at this time of year, especially when the sun shines, because it stays so low for the whole day, meaning there’s magical light all the time. And the national park is very peaceful and quiet now.

Weather

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Lakes start to freeze and there are beautiful shapes on the ice. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Lakes start to freeze and there are beautiful shapes on the ice.

Temperatures: Days around 0°C; nights around -4°C
Rain: Not likely
Wind: Mostly calm

Trail conditions: From dry to very wet to frozen

Daylight: From 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

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

People

Nuuksio National Park in fall. The trails are quiet on weekdays in November. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
The trails are quiet on weekdays in November.

On routes with signs: Some people on weekdays, the weekend will be busy
Outside main paths: Nobody on weekdays, just few over the weekend

Nature

Nuuksio National Park in fall. Handful of wild cranberries straight from nature. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Handful of wild cranberries straight from nature.

Season: Fall
Mood: Peaceful and frosty
Lakes: +4°C and getting colder, some freezing
Trees: Leaves have fallen, but the forest is green thanks to pines, spruces and junipers
Berries: Cranberries
Mushrooms: Yes, lot’s of funnel chanterelle (yellowfoot, winter mushroom)
Biting Insects: No

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