Why Finns are so calm? Because they go to a forest. Finnish forest relaxes you and fills you with joy. Come and walk in Noux with a professional guide and Japanese speaking second guide. Listen to the silence, relax and enjoy. We pick you up from a Hakaniemi market hall on front main door. We will buy some food from market hall together. Then we drive to Nuuksio by a minibus. We visit shortly Haltia nature center and the have a 3-4 hours hike on a slow pace. You have time to take photos, pick wild mushrooms if we find any and let forest effect us. That's why we also just sit quiet. On a way we talk about the Finnish lifestyle: How Finns combine a busy life in a city with staying a while in a forest. How do they find calmness and joy being out in a nature. We stop to cook a Finnish type meal of on an open fire. Lunch has a main and a dessert. On a fire place you can have a rest and/or take part of cooking and chopping firewood. Tour goes around four lakes: Karjalampi, Orajärvi, Urja and Kolmperä. Path passes different type of terrains from forests to marshland. Terrain is hilly and hike demands a normal physical condition.
I am a professional wilderness and nature guide with an official education. I used to be a teacher and a marketing professional. After a major life changes I moved to a countryside and started studying and working to be a wilderness guide. I find Nordic nature beautiful, safe, calming and inspiring. I know how to hike safely in a Finnish forest: last two years I have been traveling around Nordic doing hiking, ski touring, mountain biking, bike packing and kayaking. I have been on extreme conditions: sleeping outside in -20 degrees and paddling against the strong wind in a high waves. But what always touches me most is quietness of Finnish forest, archipelago and fells. That I want to share with people - the magic and sound of silence.
Finnish type meal cooked on open fire: new potatoes, flamed fish and forest mushrooms. Dessert is wild blueberry pie with…
A minibus takes you to Nuuksio.
After a drive from Helsinki, we visit Haltia nature center and continue then to Lake Kolmperä. We visit less crowded parts of Nuuksio by Lake Karjalampi. By a beautiful Lake Orajärvi all you will hear is quietness. Lake Urja offers one of loveliest fireplaces on Nuuksio. That's where we stay cooking a good meal together. Then have a short walk to a car and drive back to Helsinki.
hiking shoes, rubber boots or other waterproof shoes
Guides speak English and Japanese. You need to have a normal health and physical condition. If you know you can walk for 4 hours on a hilly terrain in a forest, this trip suits for you. You will be carrying only a light day pack with your own water bottle, snacks and clothes.
Find calmness and joy in Nuuksio forest