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Activities in Nuuksio

Nuuksio offers a wide range of activities in all seasons. Enjoy trekking, unforgettable moments by the campfire, some Stand Up Paddling (SUP), canoeing or snowshoeing! Pick mushrooms and berries to freeze for the winter. The forest and the shores of small ponds provide an ideal setting for meditation or stretching, trail running or some quiet time.

Forests full of possibilities

The trails in Nuuksio are perfect for trekking and trail running. You can choose one of the marked trails or explore the broad network of unmarked trails in the national park. Orienteering skills, a map and compass are recommended! In Nuuksio, you can enjoy fantastic scenery and explore many interesting settings. One way to find them is geocaching – there are a lot of caches in the area.

The forest is a perfect place for rest. Stop, take a deep breath, meditate, stretch or enjoy the positive effects of nature in other ways.

A harvest trip to the national park

In Nuuksio, you may pick berries and mushrooms. In the rocky lake upland nature, you can find bilberries, lingonberries, cranberries and even some cloudberries, and of course, the familiar favorite mushrooms, chanterelles and funnel chanterelles.

Cloudberries are ripe for picking in the height of summer, followed by bilberries, lingonberries and, last but not least, cranberries. The mushroom season may continue until December if there is no snow on the ground.

Feel free to turn to us for tips on the best locations for your chosen activity. Do you fancy picking some funnel chanterelles or cranberries? Would you like to enjoy some quiet time deep in the midst of particularly grand old forest, with no other hikers around? Or perhaps find a new place to fish or swim, which you have never tested before? We are happy to give you the best tips on you where to go at any given time!

A great selection of campfire sites

A calm moment to enjoy snacks by the open fire often crowns the outing and turns even a short hike into an adventure. There are many serviced, official campfire sites in different parts of Nuuksio National Park and throughout the lake upland area, but remember, that lighting campfires is forbidden if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect.

During your visit to Haltia, you can enjoy time by the campfire even if you are not actually going on a hike, as the hut in the lower yard is freely available for the purpose. Rent a pan for making pancakes or a coffee pot for a brew on the open fire from our equipment rental service and make it an outing to remember!

Get into paddling or SUP boarding in Nuuksio!

The many ponds and lakes in Nuuksio are ideal for trying your skills on water. You can paddle in a canoe or kayak, go SUP boarding or try a packraft, which is easy to carry out into the wild and take to water when needed! Swimming is allowed in all lakes and ponds in the park.

Cloudberries are ripe for picking in the height of summer, followed by bilberries, lingonberries and, last but not least, cranberries. The mushroom season may continue until December if there is no snow on the ground.

Guided tours and activities

Guided activities and excursions are organized in Nuuksio as well. Contact us to find out more!

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