Nuuksio is a popular nature destination right outside the metropolitan area of Helsinki. It is based around the Nuuksio national park that offers the possibility to experience Finnish wilderness right by the biggest city of the country. The landscape is forged by the Ice Age, creating deep valleys with many lakes and rocky hills. The national park has a rich wildlife population, including one of Finland’s largest populations of endangered flying squirrel.
Nuuksio has been a popular trekking destination for ages. It’s easy to reach and therefor ideal for shorter trips. This makes it interesting for foreign travelers who are interested in Finnish nature. There are many different services for visitors ranging from well marked footpaths to guided trips and activities. Accommodation alternatives are also plenty, from hotels to luxurious chalets and cabins.