Weekly update on weather and hiking conditions in Nuuksio National Park
Updated on 21.4.2019
Please notice: don’t guess the conditions in the national park based on what it’s like in downtown Helsinki. There can be a big difference between the two.
On the top photo: Finnish Easter delicacy called mämmi.
Coming days seem to be complete bliss. Sunshine with very warm days for this time of year. The lakes are slowly melting in the national park, so we get the first glimpses of the clear waters.
Now is a good time to try to spot the first blooming flowers, sinivuokko in Finnish. This flower brings the promise of summer.
Other thing to keep an out for are cranes flying over, you can’t miss their sounds.
Best right now
Sunshine. Warmth with no mosquitoes. First flowers waking up. Birds chirping cheerfully. Song thrushes and blackbirds singing after sunset, that’s magical.
You can check more detailed weather forecast for Nuuksio National Park on Finnish Meteorological Institute’s website
Mostly summer conditions, but there’s still snow in some places. Swamps and trails at lake shores can be very wet.
On the main routes with signs: Weekdays are quiet, weekend will be busy
Outside the main paths: Nobody on weekdays, maybe few people on weekend
Mood: Absolutely amazing sunshine after cold and dark winter
Lakes: Frozen, but very dangerous, do not go on the ice
Snow: Only in few places
Can be seen: Birds, including Finnish national bird whooper swans flying over the national park, crows, song thrushes, blackbirds, woodpeckers and some tits
Hiding during day: Flying squirrel, owl, moose, lynx, fox, deer, otter and many others