This day trip starts from Helsinki and takes us to Porkkalanniemi; a scenic peninsula which reaches out into the midst of one of the world’s largest archipelagos. Our walk begins on a forest trail leading to an open-rock area which is the first display of the many diverse areas Porkkala has to offer. This open-rock area will give us the opportunity to see what effects coastal weather has on the near-by forest. Pine trees that are used to standing tall and true are forced to grow into short disfigured trees which reach for the forest inland. In the spring, summer, and fall we will pass through Finland’s iconic forests to see ruins from of the Nordic bronze age; an ancient burial cairn or stone grave which has since collapsed. Shortly after we will find ourselves with a picturesque coastal view. There will be picnic tables to have a break and enjoy a picnic style lunch with coffee/tea. During the winter time, we will take a different path to a wilderness shelter where we will build a fire to warm up and prepare our lunch. There will be plenty of time to find a quite area and relax on your own or sit by the fire and chat. The last area of our walk is a highly regarded bird watching area with magnificent views of the archipelago. It provides a great getaway from the city for a few hours leaving you with your fill of nature
I am founder of nature travel company Taiga Times and a professional wilderness guide. I have been hiking and camping for many years and truly love to spend my time outdoors with people, sharing what makes me the most happy. I spent the past year studying in one of Finlands top wilderness guide programs which has taught me everything there is to know about the wilderness in this beautiful country. Growing up in Canada has played a major role in my love for the outdoors and I have realized living in Finland now that our "backyards" are one and the same. I have spent many years backpacking all over the world but my favorite place to be is in the taiga forest which speads across the northern hemisphere (Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia etc..) I want to share my love of the outdoors and help show how truly beautiful Finland is!
March - November - Delicious sandwiches made with fresh Finnish ingredients and a small dessert accompanied by tea/coffee De…
We have our very own mini bus which can accomodate upto 8 guests. - Full heating & A/C - Wi-Fi included
We have Rukka rain jackets incase there is rain on the way.
We will be driving out of Helsinki and into one of the worlds largest archipelagos. On our way we will pass through rural Finland and out to Porkkalaniemi: a large peninsula which reaches out into the Baltic sea. This nature reserve is a hidden gem of southern Finland and our favorite quick getaway from the city.
Finnish Archipelago Excursion