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Explore the nature in Nuuksio

From: 580,00 €

Duration

4 days (3 nights)

Starting

Airport PM

From

580 €

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Nature is never far away in Finland. Nuuksio National Park, located just 30 minutes from the Helsinki international airport, is an extensive area of unspoilt forests with rich local flora and fauna. The varied landscapes of Nuuksio include ice age formed valleys and gorges as well as rugged rocky hills that overlook woodlands, shady spruce forests and over fifty small lakes and ponds. Enjoy the silence and relax in a typically Finnish, calming environment. Finish your stopover in Helsinki seeing the sights and enjoying the capital’s ambience.

Included in the program:

  • Transfer from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Hotel Nuuksio
  • Two nights in Hotel Nuuksio in a standard guest room
  • Two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners and two snacks in Hotel Nuuksio
  • Entrance to Hotel Nuuksio gym and SPA-sauna
  • Visit to Haltia Nature Center (closed on Mondays)
  • Nuuksio National Park activities with a guide
  • Transfer from Hotel Nuuksio to your Helsinki hotel
  • One night in a first class Helsinki hotel in a standard guest room, breakfast buffet
  • Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour by bus
  • A cinnamon bun and a cup of coffee or tea at Café Esplanad
  • Private transfer from your hotel to Helsinki-Vantaa airport

Book latest:

35 days before arrival

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Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival to Helsinki, transfer to Nuuksio

Arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in the afternoon. After immigration you will find your driver with a sign, transportation to hotel Nuuksio in Espoo.

Check-in to a hotel and welcome introduction

Boasting fantastic scenery in natural surroundings, just next to the amazing Siikajärvi lake, simple but comfortable Hotel Nuuksio is situated at the gateway to one of Finland’s finest national parks. With 25 hectares of land on site and leading on to another 53 square kilometres of natural forest, lakes and wildlife, this hotel is perfectly located for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy peace and quiet close to the Helsinki capital area. After checking in to the hotel, there will be a welcome introduction with a lakeside walk and tour of the hotel grounds.

Dinner 17.00 – 18.30

Dinner is served at the hotel’s restaurant.

OPTIONAL: Outdoor activities and sauna. After dinner you will have the possibility to try different activities, during the summer you can fish from the pier or maybe even take one of the row boats for a spin on the lake. In the winter you can try typical Finnish winter sports: cross country skiing and ice skating. Or you can just enjoy sauna and a swim in the lake. Evening snack is served at the hotel bar.

DAY 2

Breakfast 8.00-10.00

Breakfast is served at the hotel’s restaurant.

Visit Nature Center Haltia 10.00 (closed on Mondays)

Visit to the Finnish Nature Center Haltia, bringing all of Finland’s nature under one roof. The main exhibition will fascinate the visitor with its enthralling visualization of the Finnish nature.  The Haltia building was designed by the architect Rainer Mahlamäki, who was inspired by the tales of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The design of the unique wooden building enables man and nature to come together peacefully and harmoniously. In Haltia, you are surrounded by the spectacular views of Nuuksio and Pitkäjärvi lake. Please note Haltia Nature Center is closed on Mondays.

Lunch 11.30 – 13.00

Lunch is served in the hotel restaurant.

Guided visit to Nuuksio National Park 13.00-15.00

After lunch, you will get to know the Nuuksio National Park closer with a guide. First the guide will brief you on what to wear for the two hour excursion. Afterwards you will hike together in the beautiful forests, enjoy the peace and quiet and have plenty of opportunities to take unforgettable photos.

OPTIONAL: Spa treatments in Hotel Nuuksio. You can enjoy some wellness care: massages, body or facial treatments (for an extra cost, payable on spot).

Dinner 17.00 – 18.30

Dinner is served at the hotel’s restaurant.

OPTIONAL: Outdoor activities and Sauna. Have a refreshing walk outside or enjoy again the wonderful Finnish combination: sauna and a swim in the lake. You can also loan bikes in the summer and snowshoes in the winter from the hotel.

Evening snack 20.00

Evening snack is served at the hotel bar or sausage cooking on the open fire or kota, a traditional Finnish tipi-like hut.

DAY 3

Breakfast at the hotel 08.00

Breakfast is served at the hotel’s restaurant, check out.

Transfer to Helsinki City Centre 09.00

Transport to your Helsinki downtown hotel. Your room will be ready after 15.00 but you can store your luggage at the front desk before that. We suggest you take a refreshing walking tour in surrounding downtown area.

Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour 11.00-12.45

An audio guided (several languages including English, Chinese and Japanese) Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing city tour starts from Fabianinkatu street tourist bus stop in the middle of the Esplanade Park in downtown Helsinki.  Please arrive to the tourist bus stop 15 minutes before the tour departure. During the approximately 1,5 hour city tour you will drive past the main sights of Helsinki and hear interesting stories behind them. There will be a short stop at the famous Temppeliaukio Church, graved in rock, and the Sibelius Monument before the tour ends at the Esplanade Park. The comfortable double decker tour bus is air conditioned and heated in winter and has a free wifi. Please note, that the entrance fee to Temppeliaukio church is not included  (3 euros/ person, to be paid on the spot).

Coffee break at Café Esplanad

After the tour, we suggest taking a little break and enjoying something very typically Finnish: a “Korvapuusti” cinnamon bun with a cup of coffee or tea at traditional coffee shop Café Esplanad (Address: Pohjois-Esplanadi 37).

Check in to your hotel 15.00

Rest of the day free time to do some shopping or just walk around the city, people watch and stop in the cafes along your way.

Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 4

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport

Full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Check out and private transfer from your hotel to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. There is a good choice of shops and restaurants in the departure area.

Have a good flight and welcome back to Finland!

Included in the program:

  • Transfer from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Hotel Nuuksio
  • Two nights in Hotel Nuuksio in a standard guest room (See our hotel partners, click here)
  • Two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners and two snacks in Hotel Nuuksio
  • Entrance to Hotel Nuuksio gym and SPA-sauna
  • Visit to Haltia Nature Center (closed on Mondays)
  • Nuuksio National Park activities with a guide
  • Transfer from Hotel Nuuksio to your Helsinki hotel
  • One night at a first class Helsinki hotel in a standard guest room, breakfast buffet (See our hotel partners, click here)
  • Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing tour by bus
  • A cinnamon bun and a cup of coffee or tea at Café Esplanad
  • Private transfer from your hotel to Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

 

Quick Facts

Destination(s)

Helsinki, Nuuksio

Program starts

Daily (except 20.12.2016-2.1.2017)

Season

Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter

Bookable latest

30 days before arrival

Price per person

From 580 €

Single supplement

From 180 €

Duration

4 – 6 Days

Month

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December