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 of Nuuksio.

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. We just got over 15 new snow to Nuuksio and there is ca. 30 cm snow,  so there are ideal conditions for snowshoeing  on the lake ice and forests. Check weather forecast and current weather in Nuuksio.
Updated Feb 23rd 2017


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.

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 85 € / person. The price includes:

  • Guidance and guide’s services
  • Rent of walking poles and snowshoes (depending snow conditions)
  • Rent of waterproof rubber boots (wet/slushy conditions)
  • Rent of headlamp (night trips)
  • Return transportation from Helsinki
  • 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.
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 2018 are January 2nd, January 31st, March 2nd and March 31st. See pictures from a full moon trip on Jussi Hellsten’s blog.

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.

Due to the weather conditions and other circumstances minor changes to the program are

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January 2018
Sat, 6 Jan 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:00 (85 €)
February 2018
Sat, 3 Feb 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00 (85 €)
March 2018
Sat, 3 Mar 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:00 (85 €)
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 10:00 (85 €)

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