In Nuuksio it is possible to escape from the busy capital and experience captivating nature.
Nuuksio National Park forms the western part of the so-called Nuuksio lake uplands, the most extensive and ecologically important continuous backwoods area in the Uusimaa Region.
Because it is located in southern Finland and affected by broken bedrock, the park consists of an intricate mosaic of habitats, where dozens of threatened and near-threatened species live.
It is a very recommended hiking area to visit for the experience of the Finnish nature scenery. Nuuksio National Park is located only 45 min. from Helsinki by car in the summer.
With its marked trails, cooking shelters and camping sites, Nuuksio is ideal for short hiking trips lasting one or two days.
The Nahkiaispolku Nature Trail, 2 km, begins at Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut. Along the trail, you find information on habitat restoration. The interesting trail in a difficult terrain is marked with cone signs.
Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail, 2,7 km is located in the South West corner of Nuuksio National Park. The trail designed for school group use. The starting point for the trail is a parking place in Veikkola industrial area, at the end of the Soidentaantie Road.
The trail is marked with brown cone signs. Along the trail, the terrain varies from mossy spruce forests to beautiful Haaversopakko bog, and from spectacular rocky forests to an old disposal site.