Winter and Snowshoe Hikes in Nuuksio National Park

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On our winter hiking tour you can experience magical Finnish winter nature in Nuuksio National Parks close to Helsinki. The winter safari takes you to the snow covered forests and also safely to ice covered lakes.

When the snow cover in the forest is deep enough, we put on snowshoes. Using snowshoes is simple. If you can walk, you know how to snowshoe. If there is not that much snow for snowshoes, we can hike in the forest and typically also on the frozen lakes.

Walking  on snowy terrain  is an excellent opportunity to explore animal tracks on snow. In the middle of our trip we’ll have a break with a nice warm drink and snack by campfire. Sitting by the fire after hike in the nature can be relaxing, even meditative, experience.

Latest from Nuuksio

Cold wave came to Finland and we got also beautiful snow cover to Southern Finland. Lakes in Nuuksio have strong ice cover so we can safely walk on the frozen lakes. On the lakes there enough snow for snowhoeing but in the forest it still easier to walk without snowshoes. Check weather forecast and current weather in Nuuksio.
Updated Jan 4th 2017

Arctic but sunny winter hiking weather in Nuuksio #feelthenaturefi #visithelsinki #stopoverfinland #visitespoo #hiking #Nuuksio

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Program

Scheduled trips start with transportation from Helsinki City Centre. From there our guide takes you with a minibus to the National Park. You can also step on the bus en route from Espoo. Read more about route and pickup points. In Nuuksio we start with a short briefing to snowshoeing and to the route. Private trips include pickup from your hotel. Winter hiking on frozen lakes in Nuuksio National Park

Our route goes through the snowy terrain in the National Park. We cross lakes and swamps, walk through the forest and enjoy the magical winter forest. Our guide leads the groups in a right pace, so that everybody can enjoy. Now and then we will stop and look around and listen to the sounds of the nature. We will also have warm drink and some snack to eat during the break by campfire.

The winter hike with a break  takes about 3 hours, with transportation and arrangements 5 hours . On scheduled trip you should be able to walk 6 km in varying terrain. On private trip we will adjust route and distance according to your wishes. After the tour we will take you back to the Helsinki city center.

Gear and safety

Please, wear warm outdoor clothing and have an extra piece of warm clothing, for example pullover, for the break. Use footwear, such as hiking shoes or winter boots, that cover your ankles from snow.  We go through all the necessary safety procedures in the beginning of the walk. Please, get acquainted to safety and general instructions for day tours.

You can also rent winter clothes for your trip directly from us. Read more about renting winter wear.

Snowshoeing on lake ice in Nuuksio National Park

Guiding languages: English, Finnish
Program duration: ca. 5 hours
Group size: 1-8 persons

Method of payment: Prepayment with a credit card or a Finnish net bank service.

Price of the program is 75 € / person. The price includes:

  • Guidance and guide’s services
  • Rent of walking poles and snowshoes (depending snow conditions)
  • Rent of headlamp (night trips)
  • Return transportation from Helsinki downtown
  • Fresh coffee/tea, traditional Karelian pie “karjalanpiirakka”, cinnamon roll “korvapuusti” on the break. The snack contains no meat, fish or lactose. Gluten free or vegan options available on request.

Due to the weather conditions and other circumstances minor changes to the program are By the campfire on moonlight walkpossible.

What is a Full Moon Trip – We start our hike after sunset and use headlamps. The snow reflects light from moon so that we can walk on open places, like ice covered lakes, with no extra light. If the sky is clear we see the moon and stars. Full moon dates on winter 2016 are January 24th, February 22nd and March 23th. See pictures from a full moon trip on Jussi Hellsten’s blog.


Book a scheduled trip

Next departures:

  • Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 4 Feb 2017 10:00 (4 free) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:00 (1 free) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:00 (5 free) - Book now! (85 €, Full Moon Winter Hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 4 Mar 2017 10:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (85 €, Full Moon Winter Hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)
  • Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:00 (6+ places) - Book now! (75 €, Winter hike in Nuuksio)

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