Reindeer Park in Nuuksio

Hiking Trip and Visit to a Reindeer Park in Nuuksio National Park

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Our new tour takes your group to a relaxing nature hike in peace of Finnish clean wild winter forests and see a glimpse of Lapland on our visit to a reindeer park in Nuuksio National Park, near Helsinki. The trip includes transportation and we can start the trip straight from your hotel in downtown Helsinki, port of Helsinki or Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (optional).

  • Guided  hiking trip in Nuuksio National Park (2 1/2  h)
  • Guided visit to a reindeer Park in Nuuksio (45 min)
  • Break on campfire with coffee or tea, traditional Finnish Karelian Pastry “karjalanpiirakka”, a Finnish cinnamon roll “korvapuusti”
  • Return transportation from Helsinki, Espoo or Helsinki-Vantaa airport
  • Optional visit to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia

In our guided visit to a reindeer park in Nuuksio you can see reindeers at close range, you will hear stories about them and you can feed them with lichen, which is their delicacy. You can also take photos and try on traditional “suopunki” lasso throwing to a wooden reindeer’s horns.

The hike takes you to the quiet forests. Wintertime when the snow cover in the forest is deep enough, we put on snowshoes and weather permitting,  walk on ice covered lakes. Walking with snowshoes is pretHiking in Nuuksio National Parkty simple. If you can walk, you know how to snowshoe.

Duration of activities is ca. 3 hours and whole tour including transportation about 5 hours.  Guiding language is English. We go through all the necessary safety procedures in the beginning of the activities. 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.

 

Oskari Reindeer in NuuksioWe can start and end the trip from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, downtown Helsinki or Espoo. We can for example pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport after the trip.

We can also visit the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia by Nuuksio National Park. Duration of an optional guided visit to Haltia is 1- 1 1/2 hours including entrance fees to the exhibitions. Information booklet covering the exhibition in Haltia is available in English,  Chinese, Japanese, German, French and Spanish. In Haltia restaurant you have possibility to have a meal (at extra charge) made from clean  ingredients from Finnish nature.

Presentation of the reindeers
Oscar is the oldest reindeer bull, born in spring the spring of 2010. He is the leader of the herd and trained to pull a sleigh. Another reindeer bull is called Niila, who was born in the spring of 2012. And there is three adorable female calves: Taika, Nella and Lumi. They were born in the spring of 2013.
After the long journey from Lapland to Nuuksio they are well adapted to their new home. The reindeer are fed twice a day and they are very curious and interested in people when they see them nearby.

 

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