Nuuksio Now: Week 51, 2018

Here’s what Nuuksio National Park is like right now, during week 51, between 17.-23.12.2018.

Oh yes! This week brings snow and a white Christmas to us all here around Helsinki.

There will be around 10 cm of snow by the end of the week and for Christmas, and because the temperature stays cold and there’s very little wind, the snow stays on the trees. Perfect.

The forest is very peaceful now, because snow really makes the world quieter. And the sound of walking on snow, I’ve missed that. It’s not completely silent though, there are small birds saying hello to adventurers ­čÖé

So, sit down under a tree with a hot drink and let your body slow down to the rhythm of the winter.

Weather

Temperatures: Days from 0 °C to -5 °C; nights from -1 °C to -5 °C
Rain: Snow on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, maybe more later
Wind: Calm

Trail conditions: Snow with wet spots

Sunrise: 9:25 am
Sunset: 3:10 pm
Daylight: 5 hours 45 minutes

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

Nature

Season: Winter
Mood: Peaceful snowy forest
Lakes: Frozen and covered with snow, the ice is thin and very dangerous
Snow: 5 to 10 cm by the end of the week
Life: Different footprints on the snow and small birds chirping

People

Nuuksio National Park in winter. Trails, routes and paths covered with snow in December. Nature near Helsinki, Finland.
Snowy, quiet trails to enjoy the Finnish nature in peace.

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

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